Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
Chapter 700 of the acts of 1913 is hereby amended by striking out section 1, as appearing in chapter 192 of the acts of 1981 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 1. There shall be a Salem and Beverly Water Supply Board, which shall consist of 5 members. The city engineer of the city of Salem and the commissioner of public works in the city of Beverly shall be members of the board, ex officio. The governor shall appoint a member for a term of 3 years who shall not be a resident of either of these cities, or hold property, or have a usual place of business in either city, and who may be removed at any time by the governor. He shall be the chairman, and shall receive as compensation, so long as he shall continue to be a member of the board, a sum that the board shall determine, but in no event less than $4,500 per year nor more than $6,500 per year. The mayors of the cities of Salem and Beverly shall each appoint, subject to the approval of their respective city councils, 1 member of the board for a term of 3 years who shall be a resident of their respective cities. These appointees must be appropriately qualified to serve. If a vacancy occurs in the office of the nonresident member, it shall be filled by appointment for the unexpired part of the term by the governor. In the event of the incapacity of an ex officio member of the board, the mayor of the city represented by that member shall appoint an employee of the department in which the incapacity exists as an interim member to serve in place of the ex officio member until he is able to resume his duties as a member of the board, and the chairman shall be notified in writing of the appointment. If a vacancy occurs in the position of a member appointed by one of the mayors, it shall be filled by the respective mayor subject to the approval of that community's city council for the unexpired term. Interim members shall represent their respective city as members of the board with full power including the right to vote.