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. The office of treasurer-collector of the town of Westborough is hereby established. The treasurer-collector shall be appointed by the board of selectmen for a term not to exceed three years and shall have all the powers and duties vested in the office of treasurer and the office of collector. A vacancy in the office of treasurer-collector shall be filled in a like manner for the unexpired term.
SECTION 2. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 1, the incumbent in the office of treasurer upon the effective date of this act shall hold the office of treasurer until the expiration of his term or earlier vacating of office.
SECTION 3. Paragraph (a) of section 3-1 of article 3 of the charter of the town of Westborough which is on file in the office of the archivist of the commonwealth as provided in section 12 of chapter 43B of the General Laws, is hereby amended by striking out the word ", treasurer".
SECTION 4. Paragraph (d) of section 3-2 of said article 3 of said charter is hereby amended by striking out, in the first sentence, the words "tax collector" and inserting in place thereof the following words:- treasurer-collector.
SECTION 5. Said article 3 of said charter is hereby further amended by striking out section 3-8.
SECTION 6. The last paragraph of section 6-6 of article 6 of said charter is hereby amended by striking out, in the first sentence, the words "town treasurer" and inserting in place thereof the following words:- treasurer-collector.