AN ACT RELATIVE TO APPOINTIVE POWERS OF THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN IN THE TOWN OF SAUGUS.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Chapter 17 of the acts of 1947 is hereby amended by
striking out section 3 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Appointive Powers of Selectmen.
- The selectmen shall
and may remove, members of the board of appeals, the board of library trustees,
cemetery commissioners, election officers, and the registrars of voters, except
the town clerk.
Said chapter 17 is hereby further amended by striking out
section 19 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Appointment of Board of Cemetery Commissioners.
board of selectmen shall appoint a board of cemetery commissioners to
consist of 5 suitably qualified persons. One of the persons shall be
appointed for a term of 1 year, 2 for a term of 2 years, and 2 for a term of
3 years; and annually thereafter there shall be appointed by the board of
selectmen, a member for a term of 3 years in the place of the member whose
term is to expire. The members shall serve until their successors are
appointed and qualified. The current serving cemetery commission members shall
complete their appointed terms. If for any reason a vacancy occurs in the
membership of the board of cemetery commissioners, the vacancy shall be filled
forthwith by the board of selectmen for the unexpired term. Upon the
and qualification of the members of the board of cemetery commissioners as
provided in this section, the members of the then existing board of cemetery
commissioners appointed hereunder shall organize for the proper conduct of
their duties and shall possess all the powers and rights and be subject to all
the duties and liabilities conferred or imposed by law upon boards of cemetery
commissioners of towns, but in the performance of their duties they shall be
subject to the general supervision and direction of the board of selectmen.
They shall be sworn to the faithful performance of their duties by the chairman
of the board
of selectmen or by a justice of the peace.