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. Section 6 of chapter 550 of the acts of 1978, as amended by chapter 194 of the acts of 1990, is hereby further amended by adding the following 2 sentences:- The city council of the city of Methuen may by ordinance provide for 2 alternate members of the community development board. The alternate members may be designated by the chairman of the community development board to sit on the board in the event of absence, inability to act, or conflict of interest on the part of any board members, or, in the event of a vacancy on the board until the vacancy is filled in accordance with the Methuen home rule charter.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.