Board of Health Statutory Authority
Statutory Authority
TOWN MANAGER ACT. SECTION 19. Appointment of Board of Health.
The Town Manager, subject to the approval of the Board of Selectmen, shall appoint a board of health to consist of three suitably qualified persons. One of said persons shall be appointed for a term of one year, one for a term of two years, and one for a term of three years; and annually thereafter there shall be appointed by the Town Manager, subject to the approval of the Board of Selectmen, a member for a term of three years in the place of the member whose term is to expire. The members shall serve until their successors are appointed and qualified. If for any reason a vacancy occurs in the membership of the board of health, the vacancy shall be filled forthwith by the Town Manager, subject to the approval of the Board of Selectmen, for the unexpired term. Upon the appointment and qualification of the members of the board of health as provided in this section the terms of office of the members of the then existing board of health of the town shall terminate. The board of health appointed hereunder shall organize for the proper conduct of their duties and shall possess all the powers and rights and be subject to all the duties and liabilities conferred or imposed by law upon boards of health of towns, but in the performance of their duties they shall be subject to the general supervision and direction of the Town Manager. They shall be sworn to the faithful performance of their duties by the Town Clerk or by a Justice of the Peace.