17.1. Membership. The Town shall have an Historical Commission consisting of seven residents appointed by the Selectmen. (Amended ATM 2006)
17.2. Term. The term of office shall be three years commencing on July 1.
17.3. General Duties. The Commission shall have the powers and duties of historical commissions under Chapter 40, Section 8D of the General Laws. These include the preservation, protection and development of the historic assets of the Town. It shall conduct researches for places of historic value and shall seek to coordinate the activities of unofficial bodies organized for similar purposes, and may advertise, prepare, print and distribute books, maps, charts, plans, and pamphlets which it deems necessary for its work.
17.4. Budget. The Commission shall prepare an annual budget. The budget is subject to approval by the Selectmen. The Selectmen are responsible for presenting the budget to the Advisory Committee and for presenting the motion for the budget appropriation to Town Meeting.
17.5. General Provisions. The Commission shall also be governed by Articles 2 through 7 of these bylaws and other provisions of these bylaws applicable generally to all boards, except as it is specifically directed by law or a provision of these bylaws to act otherwise.