Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Chapter 275 of the acts of 1986 is hereby amended by inserting after section 13 the following section:-
Section 13A. The building commissioner and assistant building commissioner shall be appointed by the town manager and the removal of the building commissioner or assistant building commissioner shall be by the town manager. Each may be removed for just cause but no such removal shall occur within ninety days following any town election in which there has been a change in the composition of the board of selectmen. Such building commissioner or assistant building commissioner shall be given written notice at least fourteen days prior to the date of removal, which shall specify the reasons for such removal. Such building commissioner or assistant building commissioner shall upon written request be granted a public hearing held by the board of selectmen on the cause for such removal and after said hearing the board of selectmen shall, by a majority, vote either to confirm such removal or to reinstate the building commissioner or assistant building commissioner.
Said written request for a public hearing shall be made to the board of selectmen or through their office on or before the said date of removal. Said vote of the board of selectmen shall occur no later than seven days after the public hearing. If, after a written request for a public hearing, said hearing or said vote is not held as provided herein, the removed person shall be reinstated with full pay and benefits retroactive to the date of removal.