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Chapter 4 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF TOWNSEND.

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. Subsection (a) of section 3-1 of article 3 of the charter of the town of Townsend, 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 following words:- Tax Collector.

SECTION 2. Subsection (d) of section 3-2 of said article 3 of said charter is hereby amended by inserting before the word “, Constables” the following words:- , town collector.

SECTION 3. Said article 3 of said charter is hereby further amended by striking out section 3-5.

SECTION 4. Said article 3 of said charter is hereby further amended by striking out the figure “3-6” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- 3-5.

SECTION 5. Said article 3 of said charter is hereby further amended by striking out the figure “3-7” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- 3-6.

SECTION 6. Said article 3 of said charter is hereby further amended by striking out the figure “3-8” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- 3-7.

SECTION 7. Said article 3 of said charter is hereby further amended by striking out the figure “3-9” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- 3-8.

SECTION 8. Said article 3 of said charter is hereby further amended by striking out the figure “3-10” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- 3-9.

SECTION 9. Said article 3 of said charter is hereby further amended by striking out the figure “3-11” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- 3-10.

SECTION 10. Said article 3 of said charter is hereby further amended by striking out the figure “3-12” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- 3-11.

SECTION 11. Said article 3 of said charter is hereby further amended by striking out the figure “3-13” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- 3-12.

SECTION 12. Said article 3 of said charter is hereby further amended by striking out the figure “3-14” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- 3-13.

SECTION 13. Said article 3 of said charter is hereby further amended by striking out the figure “3-15” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- 3-14.

SECTION 14. Said article 3 of said charter is hereby further amended by striking out the figure “3-16” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- 3-15.

SECTION 15. Section 8-6 of article 8 of said charter is hereby further amended by striking out subsection (b) and inserting in place thereof the following subsection:-
(b) When a charter amendment changing a position from elected to appointed becomes effective, the elected incumbent shall continue to hold the office and perform the duties thereof until the expiration of the term for which that individual was elected or sooner vacating of such office; provided, however, that if such charter amendment is subject to approval by the voters of the town prior to taking effect, any individual elected to an office or board at the same election at which a charter amendment changing the manner of selection for said office is considered shall hold office and perform the duties thereof only until an appointment is made to that office.

SECTION 16. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved, January 16, 2014.


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