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. Notwithstanding section 4-2(c) of the charter of the city known as the town of Watertown, or of any other general or special law or charter to the contrary, the vacancy created on February 8, 2008 in the office of board of trustees of the public library shall be filled from among the voters of the town of Watertown by a vote of the majority of the remaining members of the board and the president of the town council.
SECTION 2. The person appointed to fill the vacancy in the office of board of trustees of the public library pursuant to this act shall serve until the next regular November 2009 town election. The person elected at that town election, if not then serving as a member of the board of trustees of the public library, shall forthwith be sworn and shall serve for the last 2 months of the calendar year, in addition to the term ending December 31, 2011, for which the person was elected.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved June 12 , 2008