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. Chapter 254 of the acts of 1908 is hereby amended by striking out section 2 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 2. The 3 trustees, all of whom shall be residents of what is commonly known as Quivet Neck, in the town of Dennis, shall be elected by a vote of the residents of Quivet Neck. Each trustee shall be elected for a 3-year term. The terms of office shall be staggered so that 1 trustee's term expires each year. This system of the terms of trustee shall commence at the next annual meeting of the corporation after the effective date of this act. At that meeting, the position of the longest serving trustee shall be subject to election. Then, at the next 2 annual meetings the positions of the 2 remaining trustees shall be subject to election, in sequence, according to their length of service. In the case of a vacancy in an unexpired term, the term shall be filled by election at the next annual meeting or at a specially convened general meeting, for the number of years then remaining in that term.
The first justice of the probate and family court for Barnstable county may, after notice and a public hearing, remove any of the trustees for cause.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.