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. The number of members of the board of selectmen of the town of Georgetown shall be increased to 5. Each selectman shall serve for a 3-year term, with not more than 2 selectmen’s terms to run concurrently. Notwithstanding the preceding sentence, at the annual town election following at least 64 days after acceptance of this act by the voters, 1 additional member shall be elected to a 2 year term and 1 additional member shall be elected to a 3-year term. Nothing in this act shall affect the terms of those members serving as selectmen on the effective date of this section.
SECTION 2. This act shall be submitted to the voters of the town of Georgetown at a special or annual town election in the form of the following question, which shall be placed on the official ballot to be used for the election:
“Shall an act passed by the general court in the year 2008 entitled, ‘An Act Increasing the membership of the board of selectmen in the town of Georgetown,’ be accepted?”
No summary shall appear on the ballot below this question. If a majority of the votes cast in answer to this question is in the affirmative, section 1 shall take effect, but not otherwise.
SECTION 3. Section 2 of this act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved April 10 , 2008