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 1 of chapter 9 of the acts of 1948 is hereby amended by striking out, in line 3, the word “three”, and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- 5.
SECTION 2. Said section 1 of said chapter 9 is hereby further amended by striking out the second sentence and inserting in place thereof the following 4 sentences:- The 3 members serving on the board on the effective date of this act shall continue to serve until the expiration of their terms. The 2 additional members of the board shall be appointed by majority vote of the board of selectmen and the present members of the board at a joint meeting called for such purpose. The 2 additional members shall be elected as follows: 1 to serve for 2 years, and 1 to serve for 3 years. When the term of any member expires, his successor shall be elected to serve for 3 years.
SECTION 3. Said section 1 of said chapter 9 is hereby further amended by striking out the fourth sentence.
SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved April 3 , 2008