Town of South Hadley, MA
Hampshire County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of South Hadley 1-11-2017 STM by Art. 14. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 5-10-2017 ATM by Art. 13]
The annual election of Town officers shall be held on the second Tuesday of April of each year. The Selectboard may adjust this schedule to accommodate religious holidays. The Selectboard must vote to make the change 90 days prior to the election and inform the Town Clerk in writing.
The location of the polls and the hours of opening and closing shall be set by order of the Selectboard.
There shall be five voting precincts containing the metes and bounds description set forth below:
A. 
Precinct A.
SOUTHERN BOUND: Connecticut River and Chicopee City line.
EASTERN BOUND: Memorial Drive, Willimansett Street, Granby Road, Lyman Street.
NORTHERN BOUND: McKinley Avenue, Newton Street, Purple Heart Drive.
WESTERN BOUND: Bardwell Street, Canal Street, Route 202 and Purple Heart Drive.
B. 
Precinct B.
SOUTHERN BOUND: Route 202-Purple Heart Drive, Canal Street.
EASTERN BOUND: Bardwell Street, Purple Heart Drive, North Main Street, Brainerd Street, College Street.
NORTHERN BOUND: Hadley Street, Ferry Street.
WESTERN BOUND: Connecticut River.
C. 
Precinct C.
SOUTHERN BOUND: North Main Street, Route 202-Purple Heart Drive, Newton Street, McKinley Avenue, Lyman Street.
EASTERN BOUND: Granby Road, Sunset Avenue, Dale Street, Lloyd Street, Richview Avenue, Belmont Avenue, Newton Street.
NORTHERN BOUND: Brainerd Street.
WESTERN BOUND: North Main Street.
D. 
Precinct D.
SOUTHERN BOUND: Ferry Street, Hadley Street, College Street, Morgan Street.
EASTERN BOUND: Granby Town line.
NORTHERN BOUND: Amherst Town line, Hadley Town line.
WESTERN BOUND: Connecticut River.
E. 
Precinct E.
SOUTHERN BOUND: Chicopee City line.
EASTERN BOUND: Granby Town line.
NORTHERN BOUND: Morgan Street.
WESTERN BOUND: College Street, Newton Street, Belmont Avenue, Richview Avenue, Lloyd Street, Dale Street, Sunset Avenue, Granby Road, Willimansett Street, Memorial Drive.
The duties of elected officials shall be those set forth in the Massachusetts General Laws, except to the extent otherwise provided in these bylaws.
A. 
The officers of the Town elected by the voters shall be:
[Amended 5-10-2017 ATM by Art. 13]
(1) 
A Moderator, elected for three years;
(2) 
Five members of the Selectboard, each elected for three years, who shall also serve as the Road Commissioners, the Sewer Commissioners and the Police Commissioners;
(3) 
Five members of the School Committee, each elected for three years;
(4) 
Three members of the Board of Health, each elected for three years;
(5) 
Three members of the Board of Assessors, each elected for three years;
(6) 
Five members, of the Planning Board, each elected for three years;
(7) 
Five members of the Municipal Light Board, each elected for three years;
(8) 
Four members of the Housing Authority (exclusive of the member selected by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts), each elected for five years;
(9) 
Nine Library Trustees, each elected for three years;
(10) 
One hundred and twenty Town Meeting members, each elected for three years, comprised of 24 from each Precinct.
B. 
In each case where three or more members are to be elected for any office, as close to 1/3 as is possible shall be elected annually.
The office of Town Auditor is abolished. (MGL c. 41, § 55)
[Amended 5-10-2017 ATM by Art. 13]
The term of office of an elected Town officer shall commence following his or her election immediately upon administration by the Town Clerk of the oath of office. The oath of office will be administered by the Town Clerk for all elected and/or appointed officials prior to their participation on a board or committee; and, furthermore, the Clerk may make additional requests prescribed by Massachusetts General Laws or these General Bylaws before the appointee may participate as a member of a board or commission.
Vacancies in any Town office shall be filled according to those requirements set forth in MGL c. 41, § 10 and § 11.