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. The number of members of the board of selectmen of the town of Topsfield shall be increased to 5. Each selectman shall serve for a 3-year term, with no more than 2 selectmen's terms to run concurrently. Notwithstanding the preceding sentence, at the annual town election in May of 2006, 1 additional member shall be elected for a 2-year term and 1 additional member shall be elected to a 3-year term. The terms of those members currently serving as selectmen at the time of the adoption of this act shall be unchanged.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.