SECTION 10.03  TRANSFER OF POWERS.
   (a)   The powers of administration and policy previously held by city boards, commissions and authorities affected by this charter in Article III, subsection 1 shall be transferred on the effective date of this charter to the mayor and department head in admini-strative matters or to the board of mayor and aldermen for policy matters unless superseded by state or federal law, intermunicipal agreement, contract or by this charter.
      (1)   The following boards, commissions and authorities shall maintain the powers and duties granted to them by federal or state law, intermunicipal agreement, contract, or this charter. The composition of, appointment to and governance of, said boards, commissions, authorities shall be subject to the restrictions imposed by state or federal law, intermunicipal agreement, contract or this charter.
      (2)   All powers and duties not specifically granted by state or federal law, intermunicipal agreement, contract or this charter to a board, commission, authority or committee shall be retained by the mayor and department head in administrative matters and the board of mayor and aldermen in policy matters subject to the provisions of this charter.
      Board of Adjustment
      Airport Authority
      Board of Assessors
      Conservation Commission
      Board of Health
      Historic District Commission
      Housing and Redevelopment Authority
      Water Commission
      Library Trustees
      Planning Board
      Board of Recount
      Board of Registrars
      Retirement Board
      Transit Authority
      Trustees of Trust Funds
   (b)   All members of boards, commissions, authorities and committees shall continue to serve until reappointed or a successor has been appointed under the provisions of this charter.