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. Chapter 250 of the acts of 1883 is hereby amended by striking out section 27 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 27. There shall be established in the city of Northampton a board of health consisting of 5 members, each of whom shall serve a term of 3 years and be appointed by the mayor, subject to the approval of the city council. The members of the board of health shall be legal voters in the city and at least 1 of whom shall be a physician. The members of the board shall serve without compensation.
SECTION 2. Nothing in this act shall affect the 3 incumbent members of the board of health on the effective date of this act and those members may serve out the remainder of their terms. Upon the conclusion of those terms, 2 members shall be appointed for terms of 2 years and 1 member for a term of 1 year. The 2 additional members of the board of health shall be appointed, in the manner provided in section 1, at the first council meeting after the effective date of this act and be appointed to serve for terms of 3 years.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved, August 22, 2012.