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. Section 12 of chapter 27 of the acts of 1996 is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-
The department of public works, the department of health and the parks and recreation department shall continue to operate under the board of public works, the board of health, and the parks and recreation commission, respectively, until a town manager has been appointed at which time said departments shall operate under the supervision of the town manager.
SECTION 2. Section 1 shall take effect as of February 23, 1996.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.