65.11. Notwithstanding any contrary provision of any general law, special act, regulation, by-law or order, no member of the council of the municipality may receive from it or from a mandatary body thereof, as remuneration or expense allowance for an office in the municipality or in a body thereof, a total annual sum greater than the amount determined under the following paragraphs:
(1) in the case of the mayor, or of a councillor who is entitled to an additional remuneration under section 65.10: the greater of $50 000 and the sum of the remunerations of the mayor and of a councillor pursuant to sections 65, 65.1 and 65.4;
(2) in the case of another councillor: one-third of the maximum amount applicable to the mayor of the municipality pursuant to paragraph 1.
Sections 65.4 and 65.5 apply, mutatismutandis, to the amount of $50 000 mentioned in the first paragraph.
If the total annual sum that a member of the council would receive from the municipality or a mandatary body thereof if the first and second paragraphs did not apply is greater than the maximum fixed therein, each component of that total sum is proportionately decreased to render the total equal to that maximum.
For the purposes of this section, “mandatary body of the municipality” means
(1) a body declared by law to be a mandatary or agent of the municipality or that is otherwise a mandatary of the municipality; or
(2) a body whose board of directors is composed in the majority of members of the council of the municipality and whose budget is adopted by the municipality.
See the note at the end of this Act.