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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts


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 3-8 of the charter of the town of Eastham, which is on file in the office of the archivist of the commonwealth as provided by section 12 of chapter 43B of the General Laws, is hereby amended by striking out subsections E and F.

SECTION 2. The introductory paragraph of section 4-4 of said charter is hereby amended by inserting after the words “fire chief” the following words:-, a town treasurer-collector.

SECTION 3. Subsection D of said section 4-4 of said charter is hereby amended by striking out the word “All” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- With the exception of the appointment of the town treasurer-collector, all.

SECTION 4. Said section 4-4 is hereby further amended by adding the following subsection:-

E. Appointment of the town treasurer-collector shall become effective no later than the fifteenth day following the day on which notice of the proposed appointment is filed with the finance committee and the board of selectmen, unless 5 members of the finance committee and 3 members of the board of selectmen shall vote to reject such an appointment within that 15-day period.

SECTION 5. The initial appointment of the town treasurer-collector shall become effective upon the expiration of the term of the elected town treasurer-collector occurring at least 1 year after the effective date of this act or upon the resignation or retirement of the elected town treasurer-collector, if earlier.

SECTION 6. Notwithstanding section 42C of chapter 54 of the General Laws or any other general or special law or town by-law to the contrary, the following question shall be placed upon the official ballot and submitted to the voters of the town of Eastham at the next annual or special town election:

“Shall an act passed by the general court in the year 2011 entitled ‘An Act Establishing an Appointed Town Treasurer-Collector Position in the Town of Eastham’ be accepted?”

If a majority of votes cast in answer to the question is in the affirmative, this act shall take effect in the town of Eastham, but not otherwise.

SECTION 7. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved, May 4 , 2011.