AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE FILLING OF VACANCIES ON BOARDS IN THE TOWN OF PROVINCETOWN.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Chapter 3 of article 1 of the charter of the town of
Provincetown, 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 section 3-1-2 and inserting in place thereof
the following section:-
3-1-2. The chairman of any town board shall notify the appointing authority
in writing when a vacancy occurs on the town board. The appointing authority
shall fill the vacancy within 60 days of the receipt of the notice of vacancy.
In the event of the
failure of the appointing authority to fill the vacancy within the allowed
time, the moderator shall then be charged with filling the vacancy within
60 days. In the event of the failure of the moderator to fill the vacancy
within the allowed time, the town board shall fill the vacancy. In the event
of the failure of the town board to fill the vacancy within 60 days for the
sole reason that the board lacks a quorum to act, the appointing authority
shall thereafter fill the vacancy and the appointment process set forth in this
section shall be repeated until such time as the vacancy is filled.
This act shall take effect upon its passage.