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 1 of chapter 41 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the offices of the board of assessors, the office of collector and the office of treasurer in the town of Orange shall be appointed by the board of selectmen for terms not to exceed 3 years. A vacancy in such office shall be filled in a like manner for the unexpired portion of the term.
SECTION 2. Notwithstanding section 1, an incumbent in the offices of board of assessors, office of collector and office of treasurer on the effective date of this act shall continue to hold his office and to perform the duties of the office until the appointment of a board of assessors, town collector or town treasurer, as the case may be, to perform the duties pursuant to this act.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved December 16 , 2008