Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
Section 18. Appointment of Board of Youth and Recreation Commissioners. - The town manager shall appoint a board of youth and recreation commissioners subject to the approval of the board of selectmen by majority vote, consisting of suitably qualified residents of the town of Saugus. Three persons shall be initially appointed for a term of three years, two persons for a term of two years, and two persons for a term of one year, and annually thereafter said town manager shall appoint a qualified resident of said town for a term of three years in the place of any commissioner whose term is to expire. The members of the board shall serve until their successors are qualified. If for any reason a vacancy occurs in the membership of the board, said town manager, with the approval of said board of selectmen by majority vote, shall fill the vacancy for the unexpired term.
Said board of youth and recreation commissioners is established for the purpose of carrying out programs including, but not limited to, those designed to meet the opportunities, challenges and problems of the youth of said town in conjunction with any similar or related programs of any agency of the commonwealth or any agency of the federal government.
Said board of youth and recreation commissioners may receive gifts or property, both real and personal, in the name of said town, subject to the approval of said board of selectmen. Such gifts shall be managed and controlled by said board.
Said board of youth and recreation commissioners shall organize for the proper conduct of its duties and shall possess all the powers and rights and be subject to all the duties and liabilities conferred or imposed by law upon the boards of youth and recreation commissioners of towns, but in the performance of its duties it shall be subject to the general supervision and direction of the town manager.
Commissioners shall be sworn to the faithful performance of their duties by the chairman of said board of selectmen or by a justice of the peace.