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Section 4-10

Zoning Board of Appeals: Composition; Term of Office; Powers and Duties.

(A)

Composition, Term of Office - there shall be a Zoning Board of Appeals consisting of seven (7) members. Five (5) members shall be elected by the voters for three year terms such that the term of office of at least one member, but not more than two members, shall expire each year. Two (2) members shall be appointed by the town administrator for three year terms so arranged that the terms of office will not expire in the same year.

(B)

Powers and Duties - The Zoning Board of Appeals shall have all powers which are conferred on Zoning Boards of Appeal by the general laws, and such additional powers and duties as may be provided in the zoning bylaws.

Section 4-11.

Recreation Committee: Composition; Term of Office; Powers and Duties.

(A)

Composition, Term of Office - There shall be a recreation committee consisting of five members elected by the voters for three years, such that the term of office of at least one member, but not more than two members, shall expire each year.

(B)

Powers and Duties - The recreation committee shall plan, organize and implement programs in response to the recreational needs of the town.

Section 4-12

Other Elected Officers: Powers and Duties.

All other elected officers shall have all the powers and duties conferred upon their office by the general laws, Sturbridge Town Charter and the town bylaws.

Section 4-13

Recall Petition.

  • (A)

    Any holder of an elective office, as defined in Section 4-1(A), may be recalled by the voters as herein provided.

  • (B)

    Recall Petition – Any voter may file with the Town Clerk a signed and dated affidavit containing the name of the officer sought to be recalled and a statement of the grounds for the recall. The Town Clerk shall deliver to said voter making the affidavit copies of petition blanks demanding such recall, and keep printed copies of the petition blanks available. The printed petition blanks shall be issued by the Town Clerk with her signature and official seal affixed. They shall be dated, shall be addressed to the Selectmen and shall contain the name or names of all persons to whom they are issued, the name of the person whose recall is sought, the grounds of recall as stated in the affidavit and shall demand a recall election. A copy of the petition shall be entered in a record book to be kept in the office of the Town Clerk. The recall petition shall be entered in a record book to be kept in the office of the Town Clerk. The recall petition shall be returned and filed with the Town Clerk within thirty (30) days after the filing of the affidavit and shall have been signed by at least twenty (20) percent of the voters who shall add to their signatures the street and number of their residences.

The town clerk shall within twenty-four (24) hours of receipt submit the petition to the Board of Registrars of voters in the town, and the registrars shall forthwith certify the number of signatures which are names of voters.

(C)

Selectmen’s Action on Receiving Petition - If the petition shall be found and certified by the board of registrars to be sufficient they shall submit the same with their certificate to the Selectmen without delay, and the Selectmen shall forthwith give written notice of the receipt of the certificate to the officer sought to be recalled and shall, if the officer does not resign within five (5) days thereafter, order an election to be held on a date fixed by

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