[Amended 4-10-2018 ATM by Art. 23]
Upon the effective date of this Charter the Select Board shall appoint to the office of Town Manager, for a three-year term, a person especially qualified by education, training and experience in public or business administration. They may be removed for cause during a term of office, subject to the provisions of Section 9-7 of the Charter. They may be reappointed to successive three-year terms at the discretion of the Select Board. The Town Manager shall not have held elective office in Mansfield within two years prior to their appointment. The Town Manager may not engage in any other compensable occupation or profession unless approved in writing by a 4/5 vote of the Select Board. The Select Board shall fix the Town Manager's salary within and solely from the annual appropriation for Town Manager's salary.
Editor's Note: This article was approved at a special election held 10-16-2018.
In the event of a vacancy in the office of Town Manager, the Select Board shall immediately thereafter appoint a qualified person to be the acting Town Manager who shall exercise all the authority and responsibilities of the Town Manager. The Select Board shall endeavor to appoint a new Town Manager as soon as possible.