AN ACT RELATIVE TO PUBLIC WORKS FUNCTIONS IN THE TOWN OF BELMONT.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Notwithstanding any general or special law to the
contrary, the board of water commissioners in the town of Belmont is hereby
abolished, and the board of selectmen of the town shall assume all powers and
duties heretofore vested in the board of water commissioners.
Notwithstanding chapter 114 of the General Laws and except as provided by
by-laws of the town, the board of selectmen shall assume all powers and duties
heretofore vested in the board of cemetery commissioners.
All persons employed by and all equipment under the
supervision of the board of water commissioners and the board of cemetery
commissioners of the town shall be transferred to the supervision of the board
The board of selectmen of the town may establish a
department of public works in order to maximize the efficiency and
effectiveness of its public services.
The members of the board of cemetery commissioners shall
office, but shall not have any authority in the assignment of personnel or
equipment. No sooner than 5 years from the effective date of this act, the
board of selectmen may request the town meeting to convert the board of
cemetery commissioners to an appointive body. Upon a 2/3 vote of town
meeting, the board of selectmen shall establish and appoint a board of cemetery
commissioners, consisting of 3 members, for such term as the town by-laws
All laws, by-laws, rules and regulations in force on the
effective date of this act that are not inconsistent with
this act shall continue in full force until amended or repealed. If
this act conflicts with any law, by-law, rule or
regulation of the town, this act shall govern.
This act shall take effect upon its passage.