Town of Ipswich, MA
Essex County
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§ A400-1 Votes in 1962 and 1963.

Following are actions taken at the Town Meetings of December 17, 1962, and March 4, 1963, to strengthen, clarify, or fill voids in the Town government following revocation in March 1962 of the 1954 Selectman, Executive Secretary Charter (Chapter 620, Acts of 1954).
A. 
December 17, 1962.
Article
Vote
Article 9
The Town voted that the Board of Selectmen of the Town consist of five members, one such member to be elected at the Annual Town Meeting of 1963 for one year, two such members for two years and two such members for three years, and all successor terms to be for three years; and that the School Committee of the Town consist of seven members, two such members to be elected at the Annual Town Meeting of 1963 for one year, two such members for two years, and three such members for three years, and all successor terms to be for three years; and that the Board of Public Welfare of the Town consist of three members, one such member to be elected at the Annual Town Meeting of 1963 for one year, one such member for two years, and one such member for three years, and all successor terms to be for three years; and that any prior vote of the Town be revoked to the extent that it is inconsistent with this motion; and that this motion applies to the Town government beginning with the Annual Town Meeting in 1963.
Article 10
Motion made that there shall be five Assessors in the Town; that the Town accept MGL c. 41, § 25, providing for the appointment of such Town Assessors by the Selectmen and for the removal of them at any time for cause after a hearing; that the Selectmen shall, immediately after the Annual Meeting in 1963, appoint one such Assessor for a term of one year, two such Assessors for terms of two years, and two such Assessors for terms of three years, all successor terms to be for three years; and that this motion applies to the Town government beginning with the Annual Meeting in 1963. Motion amended at meeting to call for three Assessors, one to be appointed for a term of one year, one for a term of two years and one for a term of three years, all successor terms to be for three years. So voted.
Article 11
The Town voted to authorize the Selectmen to petition the General Court for legislation shortening the time and simplifying the procedure for carrying out under the General Laws the report of the Town Government Study Committee in 1962, and for legislation to authorize the Selectmen to appoint the Treasurer and Collector of Taxes of the Town.
Article 12
The Town voted to establish a Planning Board under the authority of MGL c. 41, § 81A of Chapter 41 of the General Laws, such Planning Board to consist of five members who are to be either elected or appointed as the Town may designate at the Annual Meeting in 1963 or at such earlier time as may be permitted by the General Court, the terms of such five members to begin with the Annual Meeting in 1963 and to be one year for one such member, two years for the second such member, three years for the third such member, four years for the fourth such member and five years for the fifth, with all successor terms to be for five years.
Article 13
The Town voted to ask, under MGL c. 41, § 21, that the Selectmen act as water commissioners, sewer commissioners, municipal light commissioners or board, and board of public works.
Article 14
The Town voted to authorize and empower the Selectmen, under MGL c. 41, § 23A, to appoint an Executive Secretary for a term of one or three years and to remove said Executive Secretary at their discretion.
Article 15
The Town voted to accept the provisions of MGL c. 41, § 103 (Purchasing Department).
Article 17
The Town voted to establish a permanent Town Government Study Committee of nine members to be appointed by the Selectmen for such term as the Selectmen may designate.
Article 18
The Town voted to request the General Court to re-enact Chapter 620 of the Acts of 1954 of the General Court being entitled "An Act Establishing a Selectmen-Executive-Secretary Form of Government for the Town of Ipswich."
Article 19
The Town voted to accept the provisions of MGL c. 48, § 42 (placing Fire Department under officer to be known as Chief of Fire Department).
B. 
March 4, 1963.
Article
Vote
Article 16
The Town voted to accept the progress report of the Committee on Representative Town Meeting and to continue the Committee until the next Annual Town Meeting. The Town voted to accept the progress report of the Salt Marsh Committee which was authorized by the last Annual Town Meeting and appointed in June by the Executive Secretary with approval of the Board of Selectmen, voted to continue this Committee, voted that the Committee shall cooperate with the Conservation Commission and voted to increase the membership from five to seven members, with the Committee to make a report of its activities and recommendations at the next Annual Town Meeting.
Article 25
The Town voted that the Planning Board be appointed by the Board of Selectmen; that the Planning Board consist of five members, the terms of such five members to begin with the Annual Meeting in 1963 and to be one year for one such member, two years for the second such member, three years for the third such member, four years for the fourth such member, and five years for the fifth such member, with all successor terms to be for five years.
Article 37
The Town voted that the Recreation Committee, the Trustees of the Memorial Building and the Playground Committee be consolidated into a single committee, to be known henceforth as the "Recreation Committee," such Committee to be appointed by the Board of Selectmen and consist of five members having all the powers and duties of the foregoing committees and officials as established by prior vote of the Town, and to be considered the duly authorized committee commencing with the Annual Town Meeting.
Article 39
The Town voted to accept the report of the Town Clerk, dividing the Town into voting precincts as set forth in the report of such Clerk, and that the Board of Selectmen be empowered to assign to a precinct designated by such Selectmen, in accordance with logical principles, any voter who cannot determine from such map and list what precinct he or she belongs in; and that such adoption take effect at the end of this calendar year; and that the Board of Selectmen cause a review to be made of such precincts and reported to the Town at the Annual Town Meeting in 1967.
Article 41
The Town voted to confirm that the bylaws of the Town remain in effect notwithstanding the expiration of Chapter 620 of the Acts of 1954.
Article 44
The Town voted that the Building Code Committee be continued.
Article 61
The Town voted to authorize, to the extent permitted by law, any of the Town boards to appoint any member or members of their respective boards to any other Town office or position, and fix the compensation or salary for any such member or members who may be appointed under such authority.
C. 
March 11, 1963 Town Election.
Question
Vote
Effective Date
Question 2
Town voted to have the Selectmen act as Water and Light Commissioners
March 1964
Question 3
Town voted to have the Selectmen act as Sewer Commissioners
March 1964
Question 4
Town voted to have the Selectmen act as Board of Public Works
March 1964

§ A400-2 List of acceptances.

Date
State Law Reference
Subject Matter
September 15, 1890
Chapter 386, Acts of 1890 (MGL c. 41, § 6)
Authorizing the Town to print and distribute ballots for the Town election at its own expense
April 4, 1892
Act of Legislature of 1882
Laying out of public parks
March 3, 1892
Chapter 50 of the public statutes §§ 20-24, inclusive
Laying out of sidewalks
February 19, 1894
Chapter 313, Acts of 1890, as extended by Chapter 145 Acts of 1893
An act to supply the Town of Ipswich with water
March 19, 1894
Chapter 417, § 268, Acts of 1893
Election of a separate Board of Assessors
March 19, 1894
Chapter 417, § 268, Acts of 1893
Election of a separate Board of Overseers of the Poor
May 27, 1901
Chapter 370, § 1, Acts of 1900
The right to manufacture heat, light and power for the inhabitants of the Town of Ipswich
January 27, 1902
Chapter 482, Acts of 1901
Elect of a Town Clerk
May 14, 1902
Chapter 33, § 28, R.L.
Electing field drivers
May 14, 1902
Chapter 50, § 1-9, R.L.
Betterments in laying out streets and highways
January 23, 1907
Chapter 11, § 339, R.L.
Election of Selectmen
March 18, 1907
Chapter 502, Acts of 1906
Appointment of school physician
March 11, 1908
Chapter 186, Acts of 1907
Payment to widow of deceased fireman
March 31, 1911
Chapter 11, R.L.
Appointment of Wire Inspector
June 23, 1911
Chapter 624, Acts of 1910
The Town Accountant Act
November 5, 1912
Chapter 503, Acts of 1912
Pensioning laborers in the employ of cities and towns
November 4, 1913
Chapter 807, Acts of 1913
Workman's compensation
November 3, 1914
Chapter 688, Acts of 1914
Saturday half holiday
November 3, 1914
Chapter 790, Acts of 1914
Party enrollment at primary elections.
May 9, 1916
Chapter 59, Acts of 1916
Town meetings and election of Town officers
October 8, 1919
Chapter 293, Acts of 1916
The Jitney Act
November 4, 1919
Chapter 311, Acts of 1919
Establishing continuation schools for child laborers
March 1, 1920
Chapter 23, General Acts of 1917
Licensing coffee houses
July 19, 1923
Chapter 391, Acts of 1923
Collection of water rates
October 14, 1923
Chapter 66, Acts of 1923
Extending the Treasurer's and Collector's terms of office from one year to three years
March 10, 1924
MGL c. 41, §§ 73-81
Establishing Board of Survey for the Town
June 29, 1926
MGL c. 114, § 28
Accepting title to cemetery lots
December 22, 1927
Chapter 710, Acts of 1912, as amended by Chapter 307, Acts of 1927
Clams for bait and family use without permit
March 2, 1931
Chapter 406, Acts of 1928, amending MGL c. 136, § 2
The Sunday Sports Law
March 4, 1935
MGL c. 31, § 48
Establishing civil service for the regular police
March 4, 1935
MGL c. 31, § 49
Establishing civil service for the Chief of Police
March 2, 1936
MGL c. 31, § 48
Establishing civil service for the regular fire department
March 1, 1937
Chapter 16, Acts of 1937
Authorizing a board of trustees to manage land of the Town of Ipswich at Great Neck
September 2, 1937
Chapter 77, Acts of 1937
Absentee voting at regular Town elections
September 2, 1937
Chapter 98, Acts of 1937
Disbursements and investments of the Burley Fund
November 1, 1937
MGL c. 139, §§ 1-3, inclusive
Burned and dilapidated and dangerous buildings
January 24, 1938
MGL c. 41, §§ 81-F to 81-J, inclusive (as amended and added to by Chapter 211, Acts of 1936)
Election of a Planning Board of five members to be elected at the Annual Town Meeting
March 7, 1938
Chapter 51, Acts of 1938
Pension for Valorous H. Grant (now deceased)
March 6, 1939
Chapter 415, Acts of 1938
Further regulating liens for and the collection of water rates and charges
March 18, 1940
MGL c. 40, § 6A
Advertising the Town's resources
March 18, 1940
MGL c. 45, §§ 19-23, inclusive, and MGL c. 132, § 35
Town forests
September 4, 1941
Chapter 162, Acts of 1941
Nomination of an Inspector of Animals
March 6, 1944
MGL c. 32, § 85
Retirement of policemen and firemen totally or permanently incapacitated while in performance of duties and those of 25 years' service at the age of 65
March 11, 1946
Chapter 30, Acts of 1946
Authorizing the construction of a system of sewers in the Town of Ipswich
April 1, 1946
Chapter 690, Acts of 1945
Town bridges placed under the Department of Public Works for maintenance, repair, control (Choate Bridge)
May 6, 1946
Chapter 13, Acts of 1946
Veterans housing
June 12, 1946
Chapter 727, Acts of 1945
Increasing teachers' salaries
June 12, 1946
Chapter 598, Acts of 1941
Rules and regulations for the taking of seaworms and all shellfish
March 31, 1947
Chapter 638, § 58A, Acts of 1941 and 1942
Establishing a 70-hour work week for permanent firemen
March 31, 1947
Chapter 559, Acts of 1946
Increase of pensions of certain former Town employees
June 23, 1947
Chapter 265, Acts of 1947
Closing of Town public offices on Saturday
November 3, 1947
Chapter 633, Acts of 1947
Retirement on pension of Edward S. Cogswell (now deceased)
March 1, 1948
Chapter 574, Acts of 1946
Ipswich Housing Authority
May 2, 1949
Chapter 588, Acts of 1948
Increase of pensions of certain former Town employees
March 7, 1950 (subsequently revoked at the Annual Town Election March 8, 1954)
Chapter 247, Acts of 1949
Town Manager Act for the Town of Ipswich
March 5, 1951
Chapter 820, Acts of 1950
Increase of certain pensions for certain former Town employees
March 8, 1951
Chapter 152, § 69, Acts of 1936
Vacations for certain listed Town employees
March 3, 1952
Chapter 781, Acts of 1951
Increase of certain pensions of certain former Town employees
March 2, 1953
Chapter 624, Acts of 1952
Increase of certain pensions of former Town employees
March 1, 1954
Chapter 550, Acts of 1952, and Chapter 668, Acts of 1953
Ipswich Housing Authority
November 2, 1954 (subsequently revoked at Annual Town Election March 12, 1962)
Chapter 620, Acts of 1954
Establishing a selectman-executive secretary form of government for the Town of Ipswich
March 5, 1956
Chapter 670, Acts of 1955
Increasing the amounts of pension retirement allowances and annuities payable to certain former public employees
March 4, 1957
Chapter 401, Acts of 1956
Establishing civilian defense volunteers as classified employees of the Town, under the provisions of MGL c. 40, § 5(1), and MGL c. 41, § 100A, as amended
March 11, 1957
MGL c. 40, § 6C
Removal of snow and ice from private ways therein open to public use
March 3, 1958
Chapter 223, Acts of 1957
Authorizing cities and towns to establish conservation commissions to promote the development of natural resources
March 2, 1959
Chapter 427, Acts of 1957
Increasing the amount of pensions of certain retired police officers and fire fighters
March 7, 1960
Chapter 513, Acts of 1959
Extending to counties the power to increase certain retirement allowances, pensions and annuities
June 7, 1960
Chapter 493, Acts of 1959
Increasing certain pensions by $100
March 6, 1961
Chapter 647, Acts of 1960
Increasing amounts of pensions and retirement allowances payable to certain former public employees
March 5, 1962
Chapter 552, Acts of 1961
Increasing the minimum benefit to $1,500 per year for widows of certain deceased Town employees
December 17, 1962
Chapter 646, Acts of 1962
Increasing the amounts of certain pensions and retirement allowances
December 17, 1962
MGL c. 41, § 25
Appointment of Assessors
December 17, 1962
MGL c. 41, § 23A
Appointment of an executive secretary
December 17, 1962
MGL c. 41, § 103
Establishing a Purchasing Department
December 17, 1962
MGL c. 48, § 42
Placing the Fire Department under control of an officer to be known as Chief of the Fire Department
March 4, 1963
MGL c. 40, § 6H, as amended by Chapter 319, Acts of 1961
Authorizing cities and towns to make repairs on private ways without liability of damages
March 2, 1964
Chapter 478, Acts of 1963
Increasing amounts of pension and retirement allowances payable to certain former public employees (Art. 32)
March 2, 1964
MGL c. 40, § 8D
Authorizing the Board of Selectmen to appoint an Historic Commission for the Town (Art. 54)
March 15, 1966
MGL c. 10, § 8A
Establishing a Development and Industrial Commission (Art. 72)
March 18, 1968
Chapter 156, Acts of 1967
Establishing a regional school district and construction, maintenance, and operation of a regional vocational school by said district (Art. 20)
March 18, 1968
MGL c. 94, §§ 119, 120, and 120A
Authorizing certain fees for licensing of the operation of slaughterhouses (Art. 23)
March 2, 1970
Chapter 391, Acts of 1969 (MGL c. 40, § 8E)
Authorizing cities and towns to establish Youth Commissions (Art. 17)
March 2, 1970
MGL c. 90C
Authorizing the imposition of parking fines (Art. 19)
March 1, 1971
MGL c. 41, § 108L
Authorizing adoption of police career incentive pay program
March 5, 1973
Chapter 344, Acts of 1970 (MGL c. 44, § 53C)
Establishing a revolving fund for the payment of police officers for off-duty work details
November 17, 1975
MGL c. 164A, §§ 1-27
Authorizing Town to join the New England Power Pool (Art. 10)
November 17, 1975
Chapter 486, Acts of 1971
Beano
May 3, 1976
Chapter 775, Acts of 1975
Allowing Ipswich to join the Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company, Massachusetts Special Laws Chapter 13, Section 1-20
May 2, 1977
MGL c. 40, § 22D
Authorizing towing away of vehicles illegally parked or standing on public ways
May 2, 1977
MGL c. 40D, § 2
Authorizing creation of Industrial Development Financing Authority
May 2, 1977
MGL c. 40A
New Zoning Enabling Act, in conjunction with adoption of a new protective Zoning Bylaw
May 1, 1978
MGL c. 83, § 16A
Allowing unpaid sewer bills to be placed as liens on real estate
April 2, 1979
MGL c. 82, §§ 16A-16F, inclusive
Sewer betterments
April 2, 1979
MGL c. 40, §§ 42G-42I, inclusive
Assessment of betterments for water main extensions
April 2, 1979
Self-insurance alternative for unemployment compensation and establishing a fund in accordance with Chapter 412, Acts of 1978 (MGL c. 40, § 5E)
April 2, 1979
MGL c. 258, § 9 (Chapter 512, Acts of 1978)
Providing indemnity to Town employees arising out of claims against the Town (Art. 41); ballot referendum April 14, 1980, following prior week's Annual Town Meeting floor vote, added acceptance of MGL c. 234, § 13 (Chapter 396, Acts of 1979), on the same subject
April 2, 1979
MGL c. 151B
Joined Cape Ann Transit Authority (This vote was clarified and confirmed on July 30, 1979.)
April 2, 1979
MGL c. 80, § 13B
Deferment of betterments (Art. 32)
April 7, 1980
MGL c. 40, § 13
Establishing Municipal Buildings Insurance Fund
April 7, 1980
MGL c. 234, § 1
Exempting permanent fire fighters from jury duty
April 7, 1980
MGL c. 41, § 111
Pursuant to Chapter 151, § 14, Acts of 1979, (MGL c. 4, § 4B), rescinded its prior acceptance of MGL c. 41, § 111, to the extent that said § 111 mandates the granting of two weeks of paid vacation to any Town employee for service of 30 weeks, but less than 52 weeks
April 7, 1980
MGL c. 44, § 53D
Establishing a recreation revolving fund to make payments for the lighting of recreational facilities at Bialek Park; amended April 15, 1982, expanding the use of the fund for the conduct of self-supporting recreational services to the Town
April 6, 1981
Rescinded acceptance of MGL c. 40, § 8E
Youth Commissions (see Charter charges)
April 5, 1982
MGL c. 44, § 53E
Establishing a revolving fund for plumbing and gas inspection fees
April 5, 1982
Amended action of April 7, 1980, to expand purpose of recreation revolving fund from Bialek Park lighting to general recreation purposes
April 5, 1982
MGL c. 90, § 20A 1/2
Parking fines
April 5, 1982
MGL c. 40, § 4G
Advertising municipal contracts prior to award; and rescission of General Bylaws Chapter XI, Section 13, optional purchasing procedure
April 4, 1983
MGL c. 70, § 71E
Establishing revolving funds for adult education and school building maintenance expenses associated therewith
April 4, 1983
MGL c. 71, § 71F
Establishing separate accounts for nonresident school tuition and for reimbursements for students who are under foster care
April 4, 1983
MGL c. 148, § 26C
Requiring the installation of smoke or heat detectors in certain multifamily dwellings, hotels, lodging houses, and other institutions
April 4, 1983
MGL c. 40, § 5, Subsection 27(b)
Establishing a revolving fund for the 350th celebration
April 2, 1984
MGL c. 32B, § 11A
Allowing employees to purchase additional group life and AD&D insurance at their own expense
April 7, 1986
MGL c. 44, § 53F
Enabling compensating balance agreements for the provision of banking services
April 7, 1986
MGL c. 40, § 57
Allowing for revocation or suspension of licenses for nonpayment of taxes or assessments
April 4, 1988
MGL c. 59, § 5, Paragraph 5A
Exempting $400,000 of real estate valuation for veterans groups' property
April 14, 1988
MGL c. 59, § 5, Clause 37A
Increasing exemption from taxes to $500,000 for the legally and totally blind
April 4, 1988
MGL c. 32B, § 8A
Distributing dividends on group insurance, net of Town administrative expenses proportionately to payments made by insured employees
June 20, 1988
MGL c. 59, § 5, Paragraph 5B
Exempting $700,000 of real estate valuation for veterans groups' property
June 20, 1988
MGL c. 41, § 81U, 12th paragraph
Enabling the Town to utilize up to $25,000 in subdivision development deposits, without appropriation, to complete a subdivision
June 20, 1988
MGL c. 71, § 40
Raising the minimum teacher's salary to $20,000 per year (Note: January 6, 1986, Special Town Meeting established $18,000 as minimum teacher salary.)
April 3, 1989
MGL c. 50, § 3C
Establishing a local scholarship fund
April 3, 1989
MGL c. 59, § 5, Clause 41C
Relaxing eligibility requirements for the elderly in real estate taxes
April 3, 1989
MGL c. 40, § 21D
Noncriminal disposition of certain violations
October 22, 1990
MGL c. 90, § 22B(b) - (k), inclusive
Disposal of abandoned motor vehicles
April 1, 1991
Chapter 291, Acts of 1990
Improving emergency telecommunications ("E-911") within the Commonwealth
April 1, 1991
Chapter 516, Acts of 1958
Withdrawing from membership in Essex County Mosquito Control Project
April 1, 1991
MGL c. 148, § 26G
Automatic sprinkler systems required installation; exceptions; alternative fire suppressant systems
April 1, 1991
MGL c. 148, § 26I
Automatic sprinkler systems; new or used multiunit residential structures
April 1, 1991
MGL c. 140, § 185I
Licensing of fortune tellers
April 6, 1992
MGL c. 40, § 22F
Authorizing local officials to set fees and charges
October 17, 1992
Chapter 71, § 93 Acts of 1993, as amended
Early retirement program for teachers and school administrators who are members of the Massachusetts Teachers' Retirement System
October 17, 1992
MGL c. 148, § 26H
Automatic sprinkler systems; lodging and boarding houses, exceptions: definitive
April 4, 1994
Chapter 71, § 83, Acts of 1993, as amended
Early retirement program for members of the Massachusetts Teachers' Retirement System
April 3, 1995
MGL c. 41, § 69B
Establishing a special revenue (enterprise) fund for the Water Division
July 24, 1995
MGL c. 164, §§ 58B through 58F, inclusive
Liens upon real estate for nonpayment of electric service charges (Board of Selectmen)
October 23, 1995
MGL c. 41, § 41B
Direct deposit of employee payroll
April 9, 1996
MGL c. 32B, § 9A
Payment by the Town of 1/2 of premiums for group health insurance for retirees
October 21, 1996
MGL c. 32B, § 18
Requiring insured retirees and their spouses and/or dependents who are enrolled, or eligible to be enrolled, in Medicare A to transfer to the Town's Medicare extension plan
October 20, 1997
MGL c. 64G, § 3A
Establishing a local excise tax upon the transfer of occupancy of any room or rooms in a bed-and-breakfast establishment, hotel, lodging house or motel with the Town at a rate of 4% of the total amount of rent of each such occupancy
April 6, 1998
MGL c. 60A, § 1, 4th paragraph
Exempting former prisoners of war from the payment of certain motor vehicle excise taxes
October 19, 1998
MGL c. 44, § 55
Payment of paid vacation benefits
April 5, 1999
MGL c. 64G, § 3A
Establishing a local 4% excise tax upon the transfer of occupancy of any room in a bed-and-breakfast establishment, hotel, lodging house or motel within the Town
April 13, 1999
MGL c. 59, § 2D
Providing for taxing certain improved real property based on its value at the time an occupancy permit is issued
October 18, 1999
MGL c. 59, § 5, Clause 17D
Providing a property tax exemption to qualifying elderly persons over 70 years in age
October 18, 1999
MGL c. 140, § 147A
Enabling the Town to adopt local animal control bylaws
April 4, 2000
MGL c. 59, § 57C
Enabling the Town to issue quarterly tax bills for real estate and personal property
October 16, 2000
MGL c. 59, § 5K
Senior citizen property tax work-off abatements
October 15, 2001
MGL c. 32B, §§ 7A and 9E
Town's contributory payment of premium for employees' group life and health insurance
April 12, 2002
Chapter 88, Acts of 2002
Authorizing the appointment of certain persons as fire fighters, notwithstanding the maximum age requirement
April 12, 2002
Chapter 89, Acts of 2002
Authorizing certain persons to take a civil service examination for fire fighter, notwithstanding the maximum age requirement
October 16, 2006
MGL c. 71, § 37M
Consolidation of administrative functions within Town
October 16, 2006
MGL c. 39, § 23D
Allowing members of any municipal board, committee or commission not to be disqualified from voting in an adjudicatory hearing solely due to the absence from no more than a single session of the hearing at which testimony or other evidence is received
November 9, 2006
House Act 4983
Authorizing the sale of alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises of the Hellenic Center
April 2, 2007
Chapter 481, § 2, Acts of 1993
Permitting a common victualer who holds a license to sell liqueurs and cordials in accordance with MGL c. 138, § 12
August 29, 2007
Chapter 98, Acts of 2007
Authorizing the Town to grant one additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises
January 9, 2008
Chapter 1, Acts of 2008
Affordable Housing Trust Fund
March 27, 2008
Chapter 66, Acts of 2008
Operation of the Town sewer system
May 13, 2008
MGL c. 59, § 5(54)
Permit Assessors to establish minimum cash value for personal property accounts to be taxed
May 14, 2008
Chapter 110, Acts of 2008
An act relative to incurring indebtedness
June 1, 2009
MGL c. 33, § 59
Training days for members of the National Guard or reserves
June 1, 2009
MGL c. 182, § 77
Compensation and other benefits to employees who have been called to active military service since September 11, 2001
June 1, 2009
MGL c. 32B, § 20
Group health insurance for active and retired employees
October 26, 2010
MGL c. 138, § 33B
Authorizes Board of Selectmen, as the local liquor licensing authority, to issues licenses allowing licensees to sell alcoholic beverages starting at 10:00 a.m. on Sundays and certain legal holidays
May 10, 2011
MGL c. 59, § 5
Authorizes annual increase in amount of exemption granted to senior citizens, surviving spouses and surviving minors
May 10, 2011
MGL c. 59, § 5, cl. 17E
Authorizing annual increase in asset limit for any exemption granted to senior citizens, surviving spouses and surviving minors
May 10, 2011
MGL c. 59, § 5, cl. 41D
Authorizing annual increase in income and asset limit for any exemption granted to senior citizens
May 10, 2011
MGL c. 64L, § 2(a)
Local option meals excise
October 15, 2012
MGL c. 32B, §  20, as amended by Ch. 68, § 57, Acts of 2011
Health Care Security Trust Board of Trustees as custodian of the OPEB Liability Trust Fund
May 14, 2013
MGL c. 44, § 54F 1/2
Wastewater Enterprise Fund
October 15, 2013
MGL c. 6, § 172B 1/2
Fingerprinting
October 21, 2014
MGL c. 44, § 53F 1/2
Water Enterprise Fund
May 10, 2016
MGL c. 44, § 53F 1/2
Solid Waste and Recycling Enterprise Fund (effective 7-1-2017)