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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts


     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 sections 1, 1B, 21 and 66 of chapter 41 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, there shall be in the town of Plympton an appointed highway superintendent.  The board of selectmen of the town of Plympton shall appoint and may remove at its discretion the highway superintendent or may appoint the highway superintendent for a term of not more than 3 years, and may remove the superintendent for cause after a hearing.
     SECTION 2.  The highway superintendent appointed pursuant to this act shall have all the duties and responsibilities of a highway surveyor as set forth in the General Laws, but the board of selectmen shall appoint and remove all employees under the supervision of the highway superintendent.  The highway superintendent shall have such other powers and duties and be subject to such qualifications for office as may be established by town by-law.
     SECTION 3.  Upon the expiration of the term of the elected highway surveyor holding office as of the effective date of this act, or the highway surveyor’s sooner resignation, appointment of a highway superintendent shall be made by the board of selectmen in accordance with section 1.  Following the qualification of such appointee, the office of highway surveyor shall be abolished.
     SECTION 4.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved, January 6, 2017