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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT AMENDING THE TOWN MANAGER ACT OF ARLINGTON AUTHORIZING THE TOWN MANAGER TO APPOINT THE DIRECTOR OF ASSESSMENTS

      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 15 of chapter 503 of the acts of 1952, as appearing in chapter 620 of the acts of 1979, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “processing,”, the following words:- board of.
      SECTION 2.  Said subsection (a) of said section 15 of said chapter 503 is hereby further amended by adding the following 2 paragraphs:-
      While the town manager shall not supervise the board of assessors as an elected body, the town manager shall supervise and direct the administration of the assessors’ office and appoint the director of assessments in accordance with subsection (c). The director of assessments and all other assessors’ office personnel, except for the board of assessors, employed or in office when this act takes effect shall continue in their respective positions subject to chapter 31 or 150E of the General Laws, or both such chapters, if applicable, but otherwise subject to removal by the town manager as provided in this section.
      Nothing in this section shall otherwise abridge the authorities or responsibilities of the board of assessors as set forth in chapter 41 of the General Laws or any other general law.
     SECTION 3.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved, May 12, 2016.