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Chapter 427 AN ACT MAKING TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO THE CHARTER OF THE CITY KNOWN AS THE TOWN OF GREENFIELD.

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. Paragraph (m) of section 1-7 of the charter of the city known as the town of Greenfield, which is on file in the office of the archivist of the commonwealth as provided in section 12 of chapter 43B of the General Laws, is hereby amended by striking out the word “bylaw” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- ordinance.

SECTION 2. Subsection (b) of section 2-2 of said charter is hereby amended by striking out the word “bylaw” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- ordinance.

SECTION 3. Subsection (b) of section 2-4 of said charter is hereby amended by striking out the word “bylaw” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- ordinance.

SECTION 4. Subsection (b) of section 2-6 of said charter is hereby amended by striking out the word “bylaw” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- ordinance.

SECTION 5. Subsection (a) of section 2-8 of said charter is hereby amended by striking out the word “bylaw”, each time it appears, and inserting in place thereof the following:- ordinance.

SECTION 6. Subsection (b) of said section 2-8 is hereby amended by striking out the word “bylaw” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- ordinance.

SECTION 7. Subsection (c) of said section 2-8 is hereby amended by striking out the word “bylaw” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- ordinance.

SECTION 8. Said charter is hereby further amended by striking out section 2-9 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-

SECTION 2-9: ORDINANCES AND OTHER MEASURES

(a) Emergency Ordinances - No ordinance shall be passed finally on the date it is introduced, except in case of emergency involving the health or safety of the people or their property.

No ordinance shall be regarded as an emergency ordinance unless the emergency is defined and declared in a preamble to the ordinance, separately voted upon and receiving the affirmative vote of at least 9 members of the town council.

An emergency ordinance shall stand repealed on the sixty-first day following its adoption unless (1) an earlier date is specified in the measure; (2) a second emergency measure adopted in conformity with this section is passed extending it; or (3) a measure passed in conformity with the procedures for measures generally has been passed extending it.

(b) Measures, In General - The town council may pass a measure through all of its stages at any 1 meeting, except proposed ordinances, appropriation orders and loan authorizations, provided that no member of the town council objects; provided, however, that if 3 members object, a vote on the measure shall be postponed to the next meeting of the town council.

On the first occasion that the question of adopting any measure is put to the town council, except an emergency measure as defined in subsection (a), if 3 members object to the taking of a vote, the vote shall be postponed until the next regular or special meeting of the town council. If when the matter is next taken up for a vote 5 members object to the taking of the vote, the matter shall be further postponed for not less than an additional 5 days. This procedure shall not be used more than once for any measure notwithstanding any amendments made to the original measure.

(c) Publication - For every proposed ordinance, appropriation order or loan authorization, except emergency ordinances as provided in subsection (a), a complete summary shall be published once in a local newspaper and in any additional manner as may be provided by ordinance, at least 5 days before its final passage. After final passage, it shall be posted on the town bulletin board and otherwise published as may be required by ordinance. The full text of all proposed ordinances, appropriations order and loan authorizations shall be available in the office of the town clerk at least 5 days prior to final vote.

SECTION 9. Subsection (d) of section 3-1 of said charter is hereby amended by striking out the word “bylaw” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- ordinance.

SECTION 10. Section 3-2 of said charter is hereby amended by striking out the caption and inserting in place thereof the following caption:- EXECUTIVE POWERS; ENFORCEMENT OF ORDINANCES.

SECTION 10A. Subsection (a) of said section 3-2 is hereby amended by striking out the word “bylaws” and inserting in place thereof, the following word:- ordinances.

SECTION 11. Subsection (b) of said section 3-2 is hereby amended by striking out the word “bylaw” and inserting in place thereof, the following word:- ordinance.

SECTION 12. Subsection (d) of said section 3-2 is hereby amended by striking out the word “bylaw” and inserting in place thereof, the following word:- ordinance.

SECTION 13. Subsection (b) of section 3-4 of said charter is hereby amended by striking out the words “Personnel Bylaw”, each time they appear, and inserting in place thereof the following words:- personnel ordinance.

SECTION 14. Section 3-5 of said charter is hereby amended by striking out the word “bylaw” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- ordinance.

SECTION 15. Section 3-7 of said charter is hereby amended by striking out the word “bylaw”, each time it appears, and inserting in place thereof the following word:- ordinance.

SECTION 16. Subsection (b) of section 4-2 of said charter is hereby amended by striking out the word “bylaw” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- ordinance.

SECTION 17. Subsection (b) of section 4-4 of said charter is hereby amended by striking out the word “bylaw” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- ordinance.

SECTION 18. Section 4-5 of said charter is hereby amended by striking out the word “bylaw” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- ordinance.

SECTION 19. Section 5-4 of said charter is hereby amended by striking out the word “bylaw” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- ordinance.

SECTION 20. Section 5-5 of said charter is hereby amended by striking out the word “bylaw” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- ordinance.

SECTION 21. Subsection (b) of section 5-7 of said charter is hereby amended by striking out the word “bylaw” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- ordinance.

SECTION 22. Subsection (c) of said section 5-7 is hereby amended by striking out the word “bylaw” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- ordinance.

SECTION 23. Subsection (a) of section 5-10 of said charter is hereby amended by striking out the word “bylaw” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- ordinance.

SECTION 24. Subsection (b) of section 6-1 of said charter is hereby amended by striking out the word “Bylaws” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- Ordinances.

SECTION 25. Said subsection (b) of section 6-1 is hereby further amended by striking out the word “bylaw” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- ordinance.

SECTION 26. Subsection (c) of said section 6-1 is hereby amended by striking out the word “bylaws”, each time it appears, and inserting in place thereof the following word:- ordinances.

SECTION 27. Said subsection (c) of said section 6-1 is hereby further amended by striking out the word “bylaw”, each time it appears, and inserting in place thereof the following word:- ordinance.

SECTION 28. Subsection (a) of section 6-3 of said charter is hereby amended by striking out the word “bylaw” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- ordinance.

SECTION 29. Said subsection (a) of said section 6-3 is hereby further amended by striking out the word “bylaws” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- ordinances.

SECTION 30. Subsection (a) of section 6-4 of said charter is hereby amended by striking out the word “bylaw” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- ordinance.

SECTION 31. Subsection (b) of said section 6-4 is hereby amended by striking out the word “bylaws” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- ordinances.

SECTION 32. Section 6-6 of said charter is hereby amended by striking out the word “bylaw” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- ordinance.

SECTION 33. Subsection (a) of section 6-8 of said charter is hereby amended by striking out the word “bylaw” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- ordinance.

SECTION 34. Subsection (b) of said section 6-8 is hereby amended by striking out the word “bylaws” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- ordinances.

SECTION 35. Subsection (e) of section 6-11 of said charter is hereby amended by striking out the word “bylaw” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- ordinance.

SECTION 36. Subsection (e) of section 6-12 of said charter is hereby amended by striking out the word “bylaw”, each time it appears, and inserting in place thereof the following word:- ordinance.

SECTION 37. Subsection (b) of section 6-13 of said charter is hereby amended by striking out the word “bylaw” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- ordinance.

SECTION 38. Subsection (b) of section 6-14 of said charter is hereby amended by striking out the word “bylaw”, each time it appears, and inserting in place thereof the following word:- ordinance.

SECTION 39. Subsection (c) of section 6-15 of said charter is hereby amended by striking out the word “bylaw” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- ordinance.

SECTION 40. Subsection (b) of section 6-17 of said charter is hereby amended by striking out the word “bylaw” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- ordinance.

SECTION 41. Subsection (c) of section 6-18 of said charter is hereby amended by striking out the word “bylaws” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- ordinances.

SECTION 42. Subsection (b) of section 6-20 of said charter is hereby amended by striking out the word “bylaw” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- ordinance.

SECTION 43. Subsection (b) of section 6-21 of said charter is hereby amended by striking out the word “bylaw” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- ordinance.

SECTION 44. Said charter is hereby further amended by striking out section 8-5 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-

SECTION 8-5: REVIEW OF BYLAWS

In each year ending in a 5 or in a 0, the town council shall provide for a review of all ordinances of the town to determine if any amendments or revisions may be necessary or desirable. The review shall be conducted under the supervision of the town attorney or, if the town council so directs, by special counsel appointed for that purpose. A report, with recommendations, shall be submitted within that year.

SECTION 45. Section 9-1 of said charter is hereby amended by striking out the word “bylaws” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- ordinances.

Approved, January 8, 2013.


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