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  • Acts
  • 2001
  • Chapter 156 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN IN THE TOWN OF DALTON.

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. Section 4 of chapter 137 of the acts of 1995 is hereby amended by striking out the first paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The select board shall consist of 5 members elected by the voters of the town. At the next annual election following the effective date of this act, there shall be 3 select board members elected, 2 for a 3 year term and 1 for a 2 year term. At each annual election thereafter, there shall be elected 1 or 2 select board members each for a 3 year term, so as to maintain a 5 member board. The select board shall annually elect a chairperson from among its members. Select board members in office on the effective date of this act shall serve until the terms for which they have been elected have expired.

SECTION 2. The first paragraph of section 8 of said chapter 137 is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- The select board, by a majority vote, may remove the town manager.

SECTION 3. Said chapter 137 is hereby further amended by inserting after section 10 the following section:-

Section 10A. Consideration of future amendments to this chapter shall require the approval of a 2/3 majority of those voting in an annual town election.

SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved November 28, 2001.