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. Notwithstanding section 1 of chapter 41 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the offices of treasurer and collector in the town of Charlton shall not be elected but shall be appointed by the town administrator, or, if the position of town administrator is vacant when such appointment is to be made, then by the board of selectmen. In either case, each appointment shall be for a term not to exceed 3 years. A vacancy in either office shall be filled in a like manner for the unexpired portion of the term.
SECTION 2. Notwithstanding section 1, any incumbents in the office of treasurer or collector upon the effective date of this act shall continue to hold the office and to perform the duties of the office until the appointment of a treasurer or collector to perform the duties pursuant to this act.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.