A N A C T
AMENDING THE CHARTER OF NORTH PROVIDENCE
It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
SECTION 1. Sections 2-1-1, 2-1-4 and 3-1-3 of Chapter 128 of the 1970 Public Laws entitled "An Act Incorporating the Town of North Providence" is hereby amended to read as follows:
2-1-1. Number -- Selection -- Term. -- The town council shall consist of seven (7) members elected from the town, two (2) from each of the three (3) districts, and one (1) member at large. Members of said council shall be elected to serve four (4) year terms, with their terms arranged in such a manner that the members elected with the most votes from each of the three (3) districts in November, 2000, shall serve a four (4) year term. The at large member and the members elected with the second most votes from each of the three (3) districts in November, 2000, shall serve a two (2) year term; their successors shall serve a term of four (4) years, commencing with the November 2002 election.
2-1-4. Compensation. -- Beginning with the term that commences in January of 2001, and each year thereafter, all members of the council shall be compensated at an annual salary of $8,000. Said $8,000 shall be paid as compensation and in lieu of any other benefits received by prior council members with the exclusion of any pension benefit which council members shall continue to receive simultaneously with the $8,000 annual salary. No council may increase its compensation during its own term of office and may only pass certain resolutions in compliance with applicable state laws.
3-1-3. Compensation. -- Beginning with the term commencing in January of 2001, a salary of $55,000 per year shall be paid to the mayor. The mayor shall be compensated for all reasonable and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of his duties provided that, within ten days after he incurs such expenses he submits to the town treasurer vouchers certifying the amount of the expenses and the reasons therefor.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.