Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same as follows:
Chapter 592 of the acts of 1950 is hereby amended by striking out section 7 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 7. The selectmen elected as provided herein shall appoint, as soon as practicable, for a term of 3 years, a town manager who shall be a person especially fitted by education, training and previous full-time paid experience as a town or city manager or assistant manager, to perform the duties of the office. The town manager shall be appointed without regard to the town manager’s political beliefs. The town manager need not be a resident of the town or the commonwealth when appointed, and shall not, during the 12 months prior to the appointment, have held any elective office in the town of Wilmington. The town manager may be appointed for successive terms of office. Before entering upon the duties of the office, the town manager shall be sworn to the faithful and impartial performance thereof by the town clerk, or a justice of the peace. The town manager shall execute a bond in favor of the town for the faithful performance of duties in such sum and with such surety or sureties as may be fixed or approved by the selectmen.
Approved, August 26, 2011.