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,
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
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
members. Select board members in office on the effective
date of this act shall serve until the terms for which they have been elected
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.
Said chapter 137 is hereby further amended by inserting
after section 10 the following section:-
Consideration of future amendments to this chapter shall
require the approval of a 2/3 majority of those voting in an annual town
This act shall take effect upon its passage.