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Voters in North Attleborough on April 2 overwhelmingly approved a charter change that will replace the representative town meeting and Board of Selectmen with a nine-member Town Council.
The form of government change for the town of 29,000 will also do away with selectmen as the town executives and create a “strong town manager” role to run the government.
All nine council members will be elected at-large, and the council presidency will go to the council member with the most votes.
The new town government will take over on July 1, meaning the town will hold another election in June for its first council.
A priority task for the new council will be hiring North Attleborough’s first town manager, who will be in charge of the day-to-day operations of the town.
The town currently has a town administrator, Michael Gallagher.
North Attleborough becomes the 11th Massachusetts community with a manager-council form of government (technically a city form), joining Barnstable, Chelsea, Franklin and Winthrop, among others.