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. Chapter 258 of the acts of 1993 is hereby repealed.
SECTION 2. There shall be established in the town of West Stockbridge a board of water and sewer commissioners to consist of five members to be appointed by the board of selectmen. Such members shall initially be appointed by the board of selectmen as follows: one member for one year; one member for two years; one member for three years; one member for four years and one member for five years. Thereafter, the board of selectmen shall appoint one member annually for five years. The board of selectmen shall appoint not less than three members who shall be users of the water or sewer system. Said board of water and sewer commissioners shall have all the powers and duties of both water and sewer commissioners as set forth in sections 65 and 69B of chapter 41 of the General Laws. The board of water and sewer commissioners may, subject to the approval of the board of selectmen, annually set the charges to be assessed upon water users and sewer users and shall determine the number and compensation of all employees necessary to operate said water and sewer systems.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance by the voters of the town of West Stockbridge at an annual or duly scheduled special town meeting.