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Chapter 300 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF WALPOLE.

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. Paragraph (C) of section 2-8 of section 1 of chapter 5 of the acts of 1999 is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 2 to 3, the words “, permanent building maintenance advisory committee”.

SECTION 2. Paragraph (D) of said section 2-8 of said section 1 of said chapter 5 is hereby amended by striking out, in line 1, the words “the office of”.

SECTION 3. Paragraph (E) of section 2-9 of said section 1 of said chapter 5 is hereby amended by striking out subparagraph (4) and inserting in place thereof the following subparagraph:-

(4) Copies of ratified changes in the rules of town meeting shall be made available to all current town meeting representatives in the office of the town clerk.

SECTION 4. Subparagraph (5) of paragraph (G) of said section 2-9 of said section 1 of said chapter 5 is hereby amended by striking out, in line 8, the word “equipment” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- , equipment.

SECTION 5. Said subparagraph (5) of said paragraph (G) of said section 2-9 of said section 1 of said chapter 5 is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 8, the words “or like” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- , cemetery or pond.

SECTION 6. Paragraph (H) of said section 2-9 of said section 1 of said chapter 5 is hereby amended by striking out, in line 1, the word “Paragraph (C)(3)” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- Paragraph (D)(3).

SECTION 7. Section 2-12 of said section 1 of said chapter 5 is hereby amended by striking out the first paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

At least 7 days before the session of town meeting at which any collective bargaining agreement is presented for approval or funding, the town meeting representatives and board of selectmen shall be furnished with a written summary explaining the revisions contained in that agreement. In addition, at least 7 days before being presented for approval or funding, a copy of the entire agreement shall be placed on file with the office of town clerk for inspection by any representative town meeting member or resident and shall be posted on the town of Walpole’s website. These agreements shall remain posted on the website until at least 5 days after the town meeting is dissolved.

SECTION 8. Clause (a) of subparagraph (4) of paragraph (B) of section 3-2 of said section 1 of said chapter 5 is hereby amended by striking out, in line 3, the words “civil defense director” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- emergency management director.

SECTION 9. Clause (c) of said subparagraph (4) of said paragraph (B) of said section 3-2 of said section 1 of said chapter 5 is hereby amended by striking out, in line 5, the words “street naming committee”.

SECTION 10. Paragraph (A) of section 3-6 of said section 1 of said chapter 5 is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 4 and 5, the words “by the commissioner of community affairs of the commonwealth” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- as provided in the General Laws of the commonwealth.

SECTION 11. Subparagraph (1) of paragraph (B) of section 3-8 of said section 1 of said chapter 5 is hereby amended by striking out, in line 10, the words “department of public health” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- department of environmental protection.

SECTION 12. Subparagraph (2) of said paragraph (B) of said section 3-8 of said section 1 of said chapter 5 is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 1 and 2, the words “general responsibility for” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- exclusive charge and control of.

SECTION 13. Said subparagraph (2) of said paragraph (B) of said section 3-8 of said section 1 of said chapter 5 is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 3, the words “, and drains”.

SECTION 14. Said subparagraph (2) of said paragraph (B) of said section 3-8 of said section 1 of said chapter 5 is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “administrator”, in line 10, the following words:- or the town administrator’s designee.

SECTION 15. Subparagraph (1) of paragraph (B) of section 3-9 of said section 1 of said chapter 5 is hereby amended by inserting after the word “trustees”, in line 1, the following words:- shall appoint, or may remove consistent with the General Laws, a library director for an indefinite term and.

SECTION 16. Section 4-1 of said section 1 of said chapter 5 is hereby amended by striking out the third paragraph.

SECTION 17. The second paragraph of section 4-2 of said section 1 of said chapter 5 is hereby amended by inserting after the word “appointment”, in line 3, the following words:- unless the board of selectmen shall vote to waive this residency requirement, but any waiver shall be effective only as long as the town administrator resides in a city or town located not more than 15 miles from Walpole.

SECTION 18. The fifth paragraph of said section 4-2 of said section 1 of said chapter 5 is hereby amended by striking out, in line 2, the word “temporary” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- acting.

SECTION 19. Said fifth paragraph of said section 4-2 of said section 1 of said chapter 5 is hereby amended by striking out the last sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- The acting appointment may not exceed 6 months, but may be further extended for a 6 month period.

SECTION 20. Paragraph (A) of section 4-3 of said section 1 of said chapter 5 is hereby amended by inserting after the words “finance director”, in line 2, the following words:- , assistant town administrator.

SECTION 21. Paragraph (B) of said section 4-3 of said section 1 of said chapter 5 is hereby amended by inserting after the words “finance director”, in line 1, the following words:- , assistant town administrator.

SECTION 22. Said paragraph (B) of said section 4-3 of said section 1 of said chapter 5 is hereby further amended by striking out, in lines 3 to 5, inclusive, the words “; and the positions of plumbing inspector, wire inspector and gas inspector, appointed by the inspector of buildings with the approval of the town administrator require” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- , require.

SECTION 23. Said section 4-3 of said section 1 of said chapter 5 is hereby further amended by striking out, in lines 2 to 3 of paragraph (A), and, in line 1 of paragraph (B), the words “inspector of buildings” and inserting in place thereof, in each instance, the following words:- building commissioner.

SECTION 24. Said section 4-3 of said section 1 of said chapter 5 is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 4 of paragraph (A), and, in line 3 of paragraph (B), the words “health agent” and inserting in place thereof, in each instance, the following words:- health director.

SECTION 25. Paragraph (A) of section 4-4 of said section 1 of said chapter 5 is hereby amended by striking out, in line 1, the words “inspector of buildings” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- building commissioner.

SECTION 26. Said paragraph (A) of said section 4-4 of said section 1 of said chapter 5 is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 2, the words “and the board of selectmen”.

SECTION 27. Said section 4-4 of said section 1 of said chapter 5 is hereby further amended by striking out paragraph (B).

SECTION 28. Paragraph (C) of said section 4-4 of said section 1 of said chapter 5 is hereby amended by striking out, in line 2, the words “health agent” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- health director.

SECTION 29. Section 6-6 of said section 1 of said chapter 5 is hereby amended by striking out the title and writing in place thereof the following title:- Public Records.

SECTION 30. Subparagraphs (2) and (3) of paragraph (A) of section 7-6 of said section 1 of said chapter 5 are hereby amended by striking out, in each instance it appears, the word “grounds” and inserting in place thereof, in each instance, the following words:- specific grounds.

SECTION 31. Said subparagraph (3) of said paragraph (A) of said section 7-6 of said section 1 of said chapter 5 is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “clerk”, in line 4, the following words:- , provided, however, the recall petition must be filed with the town clerk within 60 days of the date the recall petition was initially issued by the town clerk.

SECTION 32. The second paragraph of section 7-7 of said section 1 of said chapter 5 is hereby amended by inserting after the words “fifteen days”, in line 3, the following words:- per charge.

Approved September 19, 2006.

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