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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts


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. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, there is hereby established in the town of Bourne a department of integrated solid waste management headed by an integrated solid waste management general manager.

SECTION 2. The integrated solid waste management general manager shall be appointed by the board of selectmen. The general manager shall exercise and perform, under the supervision and direction of the board of selectmen, the powers, rights and duties transferred to the department of integrated solid waste management under section 3 and all other powers, rights and duties, as may from time to time be transferred to the department. He shall keep full and complete records of the doings of his office and shall render to the board, as often as it may require, a full report of all operations under his control during the period reported upon. He shall keep the board fully advised as to the needs of the town within the scope of his duties.

The position of integrated solid waste management general manager shall be a permanent classified position under the salary administration plan by-law of the town. The general manager shall be a person otherwise especially suited by education, training and previous experience to perform the duties of the office.

SECTION 3. The department of integrated solid waste management shall assume those duties and responsibilities and perform all of the functions related to sanitary landfill, composting and recycling, including but not limited to, those which before the adoption of this act were performed by the department of public works pursuant to chapter 495 of the acts of 1990 and shall be solely responsible for the operation of the sanitary landfill areas as well as composting and recycling areas.

SECTION 4. No person employed full-time on the effective date of this act in the highway, maintenance, park or sanitation divisions of the department of public works, shall be dismissed because of the passage hereof, nor shall any employees suffer reduction in their rank or compensation or impairment of their retirement rights or their vacations, personal days, sick days, holidays, seniority and other employee rights in the positions they held on the effective date of this act.

SECTION 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved Auust 12, 1999.