Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
SECTION 1. Paragraph (iii) of subsection (C) of section 4 of chapter 34 of the acts of 1997 is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- Said town manager shall appoint the police chief, fire chief, town treasurer/collector, town accountant, department of public works superintendent, health agent, chief librarian, superintendent of wires, building inspector/zoning officer, plumbing and gas inspector, constable, harbor master, assistant assessor, director of elder affairs, recreation director and the tree, park and cemetery superintendent; and any other positions normally appointed by said board of selectmen and subordinates and employees under the direct supervision of said town manager as well as officers, subordinates and employees for whom no other method of selection is provided in this act, except employees of the school department.
SECTION 2. Clause (k) of paragraph (v) of said subsection (C) of said section 4 of said chapter 34 is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- Manage and be responsible for all town buildings, property and facilities except those under the jurisdiction of the housing authority, school committee, sewer commission or water commission unless requested by those agencies.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.