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 9 of chapter 136 of the acts of 1987 is hereby amended by striking out the first 2 sentences and inserting in place thereof the following 3 sentences:- Elections to the board of water commissioners shall be on the same date and, as far as practicable, at the same place as the Mashpee town elections. The term of each elected member of the board of water commissioners shall be 3 years beginning on the date of the election and ending on the date of the Mashpee town election held in the third year following the commissioners’ election. The date of the annual district meeting shall be fixed by the district by-laws.
SECTION 2. The terms of the members of the board of water commissioners on the effective date of this act shall be extended from the second Tuesday in April 2009 until the date of the 2009 Mashpee town election.
Approved January 10, 2009