Sunday, July 8, 2018

Templeton Town website,
meeting calendar, Board of Selectmen meeting;
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 6:30 P.M.

5b Joint Meeting w/Housing Authority RE: Appoint Candidate to Housing Authority through the May 2019 election

5b - This opening has been posted on the website for two weeks. One candidate, John Columbus, has submitted an application.

from the Templeton Town website;

The Templeton Housing Authority is part of an independent State agency that is not governed by the Town of Templeton. As a public service and resource for the residents of Templeton, the Town has included this page on our website. 

The office is located at 99 Bridge Street, Baldwinville, MA  01436.
Regular Office Telephone Number: 978-939-2374

Massachusetts General Law, chapter 41.
Section 11: Appointment to fill vacancy in town office

Section 11. As used in this section, the term ''vacancy'' includes a failure to elect. If a vacancy occurs in any town office, other than the office of selectman, town clerk, treasurer, collector of taxes or auditor, the selectmen shall in writing appoint a person to fill such vacancy. If there is a vacancy in a board consisting of two or more members, except a board whose members have been elected by proportional representation under chapter fifty-four A, the remaining members shall give written notice thereof, within one month of said vacancy, to the selectmen, who, with the remaining member or members of such board, shall, after one week's notice, fill such vacancy by roll call vote. The selectmen shall fill such vacancy if such board fails to give said notice within the time herein specified. A majority of the votes of the officers entitled to vote shall be necessary to such election. The person so appointed or elected shall be a registered voter of the town and shall perform the duties of the office until the next annual meeting or until another is qualified.

Section 20: Selectmen; duties and oath; penalty

Section 20. Selectmen shall, upon the receipt and approval of the bond of a collector of taxes or treasurer, give written notice thereof to the assessors. The selectmen shall be assessors of taxes in towns which have not authorized the election of such officers; and before acting as assessors they shall take the oath required of assessors. A person elected a selectman who enters upon the performance of his duties before taking the oath of office shall forfeit not more than one hundred dollars.

Section 21: Authorization for selectmen to act as or appoint other town officers

Section 21. By vote of a town meeting called for the purpose in any town at least sixty days before an annual meeting, or upon request by petition of ten per cent of the qualified voters of any town filed with the selectmen thereof at least sixty days before an annual town meeting, asking that the selectmen act as a water and sewer board, water commissioners, water and municipal light commissioners, municipal light board, sewer commissioners, park commissioners, board of public works, board of health, assessors, or commission of public safety, or perform the duties of such boards or officers or any of them or that cemetery commissioners, assessors, a superintendent of streets, a chief of the police and fire departments or board of health be thereafter appointed by the selectmen, the selectmen of such town shall include in the warrant for such annual meeting for submission to the voters such question or questions in the following form, to be placed on the official ballot in towns using such ballot:?
Shall the town vote to have its selectmen act as _______?
Shall the town vote to have its selectmen appoint _______?
If a town, in which the selectmen are elected for terms of one year, shall vote in accordance with this section that its selectmen shall act as or perform the duties of any of the aforesaid boards or officers, it shall, at the next annual meeting, elect one selectman for one year, one for two years and one for three years, or, if five are to be elected, one for one year, two for two years and two for three years, and thereafter in either event shall elect them for terms of three years. Upon the election and qualification of the selectmen at such next annual meeting, and upon the appointment and qualification by oath of the officers herein authorized to perform the duties of any existing town board or officer, the term of office of such existing board or officer shall thereupon terminate, and all the duties, powers and obligations of said boards and officers shall be transferred to and imposed upon their successors.