Town of Williamstown, MA
Berkshire County
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§ 185-1 List of acceptances.

Statutory Reference
Subject
Adoption Information
c. 11, § 339
Terms of office for Selectmen
3-25-1912 ATM, Art. 28
c. 32, § 166
Authorizes appointment of alternate Wiring Inspector
3-8-1993 Board of Selectmen
c. 32B
Contributory insurance
2-19-1958 election
c. 32B, § 16
Authorizes town to make HMO services available to certain employees
2-25-1985 Board of Selectmen
c. 32B, § 18
Medicare supplement insurance plan requirement
5-16-2000 ATM, Art. 16
c. 32B, § 20
Other Post Employment Benefits Liability Trust Fund
5-21-2013 ATM, Art. 12
c. 39, § 23
Election of town officers to take place any time within 7 days before or after ATM
2-3-1941 ATM, Art. 15
c. 40, § 6A
Appropriate money to advertise town resources and attractions
2-16-1948 ATM, Art. 28
c. 40, § 6C
Appropriate money for snow and ice removal from private ways
5-10-1988 ATM
c. 40, § 6D
Appropriate money for snow and ice removal from private ways
12-14-1987 Board of Selectmen
c. 40, § 6N
Temporary repair of private ways
12-14-1987 Board of Selectmen
c. 40, § 8C
Authority to establish Conservation Commission
2-18-1963 ATM, Art. 20
c. 40, § 8D
Establish Historical Commission of 7 members
7-16-1973 STM, Art. 3
c. 40, § 8G
Mutual aid agreement for Berkshire County Drug Task Force
5-9-1989 ATM, Art. 32
c. 40, § 8G
Authorizes Board of Selectmen to enter into mutual aid agreements with surrounding communities
5-15-2007 ATM, Art. 23
c. 40, § 13D
Authorizes establishment of former employees compensated reserve fund
5-20-2014 ATM, Art. 24
c. 40, § 22D
Authorizes Police Chief to tow illegally parked vehicles
5-21-1985 ATM, Art. 20
c. 40, § 22F
Empowers town to issue licenses, etc., and to render services and to retain entire proceeds of fee for such
5-16-2000 ATM, Art. 19
c. 40, § 39 (Ch. 275 Acts of 1985)
Laying of water pipes through another town
12-10-1985 STM, Art. 4
c. 40, § 39K
Establish Enterprise Fund for landfill service
5-12-1987 ATM, Art. 6
c. 40, § 42A through F
Collection of water rates
2-16-1942 ATM, Art. 22
c. 40, § 57
Denial of local licenses for failure to pay taxes
1-27-1998 STM, Art. 7
c. 41, § 38A
Collection of accounts by Tax Collector
5-23-1989 ATM, Art. 31
c. 41, § 41B
Direct deposit of town employee pay checks into accounts
5-12-1992 ATM, Art. 8
c. 41, § 81A
Establish Planning Board of 5 members elected at annual Town Elections and establishing the terms thereof
2-24-1959 ATM, Art. 20; amended 5-15-2007 ATM, Art. 33
c. 41, § 100G 1/4
Binding the Town to pay up to $15,000 in funeral and burial expenses for forest firefighters and police officers killed in the line of duty
5-19-2009 ATM, Art. 26
c. 41, § 108L
Career incentive pay program for full-time employees of Police Department
4-1-1974 ATM, Art. 27
c. 41, § 110A
Authorizes closing Town offices on Saturdays
2-13-1967 ATM, Art. 27
c. 44, § 53D
Revolving fund for recreation services
9-20-1988 STM, Art. 11
c. 44, § 53E
Authorizes town to have appropri- ations offset by estimated receipts from water and sewer fees
5-21-1985 ATM, Art. 7
c. 44B, §§ 3 through 7
Community Preservation Act
5-14-2002 Annual Election
c. 49, §§ 1-41
Building and care of drains
2-8-1915 ATM, Art. 21
c. 50, § 121 (Ch. 141 Acts of 1932, § 3
Town caucuses for the nomination of candidates for town officers re- quired to be voted for by official ballot at ATM
2-6-1933 ATM, Art. 19
c. 54, § 103A
Absentee voting for regular town elections
2-24-1959 ATM, Art. 19
c. 59, § 5 Cl. 17D (Sec. 1, Ch. 73 Acts of 1986)
Real estate tax exemptions for surviving spouse or minor with de- ceased parents or persons over 70
5-12-1987 ATM, Art. 15
c. 59, § 5 Cl. 37A
Allow an increase in the exemption from real property taxes from $437.50 to $500 for certain qualifying blind persons
5-18-2004 ATM, Art. 17
c. 59, § 5 Cl. 41A
Allowing an increase in gross receipts seniors may have to be eligible to defer property taxes
5-9-2000 ATM, Art. 27
C 59, § 5 Cl. 41A
Allowing a reduction in the rate of interest that accrues on property taxes deferred by eligible seniors from 8% to 5%
5-9-2006 ATM, Art. 28
c. 59, § 5 Cl. 41B
Allowing an exemption of $500 from real property taxes for certain qualifying individuals over the age of 70 years (income not exceeding $10,000 if single or $12,000 if married)
5-18-2004 ATM, Art. 19
c. 59, § 5
Allowing an exemption of $500 from real property taxes for certain qualifying individuals over the age of 70 years (income not exceeding $13,000 if single or $15,000 if married)
5-18-2004 ATM, Art. 18
c. 59, § 5 (Ch. 743 Acts of 1981)
Real estate tax exemption for surviving spouse or minor for tax- able valuation of $2,000 or $175, whichever would result in an abatement of the greater amount
5-18-1982 ATM, Art. 15
c. 59, § 5K
Senior citizen property tax work-off program
5-20-2014 ATM, Art. 23
c. 59, § 57B
Issuance of one annual bill for property taxes of $50 or less payable in 30 days
5-18-1993 ATM, Art. 4
c. 59, § 59A
Allows Board of Selectmen to establish agreement regarding abatement of back taxes and liens on Town property that has had a release of hazardous materials
11-9-1999 STM, Art. 2
c. 60, § 3C (Ch. 712 Acts of 1987, § 3)
Municipal Scholarship Fund
5-23-1989 ATM, Art. 33
c. 60A, § 1 (Ch. 597 Acts of 1982)
Exemption from motor vehicle excise tax for one vehicle owned by former prisoner of war
5-9-1989 ATM, Art. 34
c. 60A, § 1 (Ch. 182 Acts of 2008, § 16)
Exemption from motor vehicle excise tax for one vehicle owned by active and full-time military service member
5-15-2012 ATM, Art. 21
c. 64G, § 3A
Local room occupancy excise tax at rate of 2%
5-10-1988 ATM, Art. 17
c. 64G, § 3A
Local room occupancy excise tax at rate of 4%
5-22-1990 ATM, Art. 8
c. 64G, § 3A
Local room occupancy excise tax at rate of 6%
5-18-2010 ATM, Art. 6
c. 64L, § 2(a)
Local meals excise tax
5-18-2010 ATM, Art. 5
c. 71, §§ 16 - 16I
Establishment of regional school district
11-17-1958 STM, Art. 3
c. 71, § 16G 1/2
Mount Greylock Regional School District stabilization fund
5-17-2011 ATM, Art. 21
c. 71, § 71E
Revolving account for funds from various groups for use of school buildings
5-21-1985 ATM, Art. 18
c. 71, § 71F
Foster care children state reimbursement; deposit in separate accounts
5-12-1987 ATM, Art. 24
c. 83, §§ 16A - 16F
Filing of a lien for delinquent sewer charges
5-17-2011 ATM, Art. 22
c. 85, § 11A
Registration and operation of bicycles
2-25-1957 ATM, Art. 27
c. 90, § 20A1/2
Assessment and collection of parking fines
5-16-2000 ATM, Art. 17
c. 90, § 20C and 20D; c. 90, § 6A
Parking violations
6-11-1973 STM, Art. 15
c. 94, § 120
Annual fee for slaughterhouses not to exceed $100 as fixed by Selectmen
2-12-1945 ATM, Art. 23
c. 94, § 120A
Fee of $1 for each animal slaughtered except for animals slaughtered under federal inspection
2-12-1945 ATM, Art. 24
c. 102, §§ 122 to 126
Emissions of dark smoke or dense gray smoke
3-23-1914 ATM, Art. 23
c. 129, § 15
Nomination of Inspector of Animals by Board of Health
2-28-1955 ATM, Art. 13
c. 131, § 39A
Designates Conservation Commission to carry out provisions of section
9-30-1974 STM, Art. 19
c. 136, §§ 7 and 8
Sale of ice cream, confectionery, soda water or fruit on Sunday if licensed
2-16-1942 ATM, Art. 20
c. 138, § 12
Allows restaurants with wine and malt license to sell liqueurs and cordials
5-17-1994 ATM, Art. 24
c. 138, § 17A
Authorizes Selectmen to grant additional licenses for on-premises consumption
5-8-1979 ATM, Art. 28
c. 138, § 33B
Sales of alcoholic beverages by on-premises licensees on Sundays and certain legal holidays beginning at 10:00 a.m.
5-8-2006 Board of Selectmen; 5-17-2011 ATM, Art. 23
c. 139, §§ 1 to 3
Provides method for disposal of burned, dilapidated or dangerous buildings and procedure for recovery of damages
2-24-1958 ATM, Art. 26
c. 140, § 147A
Empowers Town to regulate dogs and to retain license fees and fines
5-16-2000 ATM, Art. 18
c. 166, § 14A (Ch. 291 Acts of 1990)
Enhanced 911 service
6-18-1991 ATM, Art. 31
c. 258, § 13
Indemnification of Town employees
5-7-1996 Annual Election
c. 262, § 53C
Compensatory time off to police officers
3-9-1970 ATM, Art. 12
Ch. 69 Acts of 1912, § 2
Establishes a Fire District
3-25-1912 ATM, Art. 27
Ch. 795, Acts of 1914
Provides for better prevention of fires throughout the metropolitan district
2-8-1915 ATM, Art. 23
Revoking Ch. 548 Acts of 1898, § 332
Allows appointment of Road Supervisor by Selectmen
4-25-1916 STM, Art. 3
Revoking Ch. 548 Acts of 1898, § 332
Allows appointment of Road Supervisor by Selectmen
2-5-1917 ATM, Art. 20
Ch. 639, Acts of 1950
Establishes Department of Civil Defense
2-26-1951 ATM, Art. 14
Ch. 820 Acts of 1950
Increase in annual amounts of certain pensions and other benefits
2-26-1951 ATM, Art. 31
Ch. 624 Acts of 1952
Increase in amount of retirement allowance to certain pensioners
2-24-1953 ATM, Art. 16
Ch. 180 Acts of 1969
Compensation for unused vacation time
5-12-1969 STM, Art. 1
Ch. 424 Acts of 1977
3-7-1978 STM, Art. 2
Ch. 416 Acts of 1980, § 2
Acceptance of J. Fred Walden as certified assessing personnel
9-22-1980 Board of Selectmen
Ch. 217 Acts of 1980
Reflects several changes in the enabling legislation of Northern Berkshire Industrial Development Commission
10-15-1980 STM, Art. 7
Ch. 326 Acts of 1980
To qualify for state flood reimbursement for flood damages of March 22, 1980
10-15-1980 STM, Art. 8
Ch. 55 Acts of 1984
Allows any property tax less than $25 due and payable in a single payment
5-21-1985 ATM, Art. 26
Ch. 477 Acts of 1984
Exempts municipal purchases from certain bidding laws when purchasing equipment, etc., from other governmental agencies
5-21-1985 ATM, Art. 19
Ch. 133 Acts of 1992, § 48
Early retirement incentive for municipal employees
10-27-1992 STM, Art. 3
Ch. 170 of the Acts of 1999
Allows additional compensation of a Town Clerk or Municipal Collector or Treasurer upon certification
5-20-2008 ATM, Art. 19
Ch. 116, Acts of 2002, §§ 1 and 2
Early retirement incentive for municipal employees
8-19-2002 Board of Selectmen