SECTION 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, Francis A. Heffron, chief of the fire department of the town of Sherborn is hereby authorized to continue in said position until and including December 31, 1998; provided, however, that said Francis A. Heffron is mentally and physically capable to perform the duties of his office. Said Francis A. Heffron shall be examined at his own expense by an impartial physician designated by said town to determine such capability. No further deductions shall be made from the regular compensation of said employee under the provision of chapter 32 of the General Laws for service subsequent to December 31, 1996 and upon retirement said employee shall receive a superannuation allowance equal to that which he would have been entitled had he retired on said date.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.