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. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the office of town clerk in the town of Upton shall be appointed by the town manager. The town clerk shall have all the powers, perform the duties and be subject to the liabilities and penalties conferred and imposed by law on town clerks. The town manager may establish an employment contract with the town clerk for salary, fringe benefits and other conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, severance pay, reimbursement for expenses incurred in the performance of the duties of office, liability insurance and conditions of discipline, termination, dismissal, reappointment, performance standards and leave.
SECTION 2. Notwithstanding section 1, the position of elected town clerk shall be abolished upon the effective date of this act and the term of the elected incumbent terminated provided, however, that the elected incumbent shall then become the first appointed town clerk and shall serve in that capacity for a period of time equivalent to the remainder of the elected term or sooner resignation, retirement or removal. Thereafter, appointments to the position of town clerk shall be made by the town manager under said section 1.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
pproved, November 25, 2013.