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 2 of the charter of the town of North Reading which is on file in the office of the archivist of the commonwealth, as provided in section 12 of chapter 43B of the General Laws, is hereby amended by striking out section 2-4-1 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 2-4-1 The town meeting shall meet regularly on the first available Monday in April not in conflict with a religious or legal holiday to consider and adopt an annual operating and capital budget, and to act on other financial matters, as well as to consider and act upon such other business as may properly come before the meeting; and on the first available Monday in October not in conflict with a religious or legal holiday to consider and act on matters of planning, zoning, subdivision control, building codes, and all other matters of a by-law nature, as well as to consider and act upon such other business as may properly come before the meeting, including financial matters; said dates for the April and October town meetings shall be set by the selectmen at a public hearing held during a regularly scheduled meeting of the board annually in January.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.