AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE POSITION OF TOWN ADMINISTRATOR IN THE TOWN OF MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
The board of selectmen of the town of
Manchester-by-the-Sea shall appoint a town administrator for a term of one or
three years subject to removal by said board prior to the expiration of such
term for just cause. Said administrator shall be a person especially fitted by
education, training and experience to perform the duties of the office.
Under the policy direction of the board of selectmen, the
town administrator shall serve as the town's chief administrative officer,
shall act as the agent for the board and shall be responsible to the board
for the proper operation of town affairs for which said administrator is given
responsibility under this act. The administrator shall supervise, direct and
be responsible for the efficient administration of all departments and
employees under the jurisdiction of the board and all functions for which the
administrator is given responsibility, authority or control by this act,
by-law, town meeting vote or by vote of said board.
The town administrator shall appoint, based upon merit and
fitness, all department heads and officers, subordinates and employees under
the jurisdiction of the board of selectmen, except employees of the school
department and persons serving under officers, boards, or committees elected
directly by the voters of the town of Manchester-by-the-Sea. Appointments of
department heads by the administrator shall be subject to confirmation by the
board. All other appointments shall be made in consultation with the
appropriate department head, board, commission, or committee and shall be in
compliance with the personnel by-law and personnel rules and regulations of
Any person holding office or employment in the town of
Manchester-by-the-Sea upon the effective date of this act shall retain such
office or employment and shall continue to perform his duties under the
provisions of the personnel by-law and personnel rules and regulations of said
All laws, by-laws, votes, rules and regulations which are
inconsistent with this act so far as they refer to the town of
Manchester-by-the-Sea, are hereby suspended and such suspension shall not
revive any pre-existing enactment. Nothing contained herein shall impair
contractual rights established prior to the adoption of this act.
This act shall take effect upon its passage.