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The 192nd 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 any general or special law to the contrary, there shall be an appointed treasurer in the town of Hadley. The treasurer shall have all the powers, perform the duties and be subject to the liabilities and penalties conferred and imposed by law on town treasurers. The treasurer shall be appointed, and may be removed, by a majority vote of the select board of the town. The select board may establish an employment agreement with the treasurer for salary, fringe benefits and other conditions of employment, including, but not limited to: (i) severance pay; (ii) reimbursement for expenses incurred in the performance of the duties of the office; (iii) liability insurance; (iv) conditions of discipline, termination, dismissal and reappointment; (v) performance standards; and (vi) leave. A vacancy in the office of treasurer shall be filled in the same manner.

SECTION 2.  Notwithstanding section 1, the incumbent holding the office of town treasurer of the town of Hadley on the effective date of this act shall continue to hold that office and to perform the duties of that office until the expiration of the term for which the incumbent was elected, unless the incumbent sooner vacates the office. After the term of the incumbent town treasurer holding the office on the effective date of this act has expired or is sooner vacated, the select board shall appoint a treasurer in the manner set forth in section 1 of this act. In the event an incumbent town treasurer vacates that position before the expiration of the incumbent’s term of office, an interim town treasurer shall be appointed to serve.

SECTION 3.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved, January 1, 2019.