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This Day In Norwood History-January 16, 1914-Town Manager Proposed For Norwood

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Administrative Head For Proposed.

Legislature to Be Asked For Town Changes.

Fri, Jan 16, 1914 – 9 · The Boston Globe (Boston, Massachusetts) · Newspapers.com

NORWOOD. Jan 16 — At a special town last evening in , the report of the town charter committe, embodying a Synopsis of the proposed changes in , was presented by Town Counsel and accepted. A bill embodying the changes will be presented to the Legislature tomorrow.

The plan provides for an unpaid board of five Selectmen, to serve three years, alternation in being provided for; an elected unpaid of three, to serve three years, which shall make up the annual budget of the town, and a board of three assessors, to be appointed by the Selectmen.

The Selectmen shall act as and , as at present, and shall also take over the powers and duties of the , , Park and Commissioners and , and those offices shall be abolished.

The plan provides for a general town manager, who shall be the administrative head of all departments of the town and shall purchase supplies, except books for the Public and , hire and discharge assistants and employees, have charge of the Police Department, and act in an advisory capacity to the Selectmen. He shall be appointed by the Selectmen and be removed at their will.

The offices of and are combined, also the offices of and . Provision is made for of town officers. It is planned to have a taken on the acceptance of the act. if it passes the Legislature, next October, so it may go into effect in January, 1915.

At the meeting last .evening the town planning committee asked for the appointment of a committee to revise the building law’s of the town, and it was voted that a committee of five be appointed by the moderator, to report at the annual town meeting.

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