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Town of Dover, MA
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[The following is a list of General Laws accepted by the Town of Dover and special acts relating to the Town.]
Date Accepted
Chapter/Acts of
MGL c./Sec.
Subject
6-18-1877
169, §§ 1-4/1869
80, §§ 1-5
Improving streets
2-9-1891
386/1890
41, § 6-7
Official ballots
3-9-1891
264/1890
114, § 22-26
Public cemeteries
4-6-1891
154/1882
40, § 5
Public parks
45, § 2
4-8-1893
431/1888
71, §§ 59-60
Superintendent of Schools
4-8-1893
347/1890
78, §§ 7-12
Free public libraries
3-5-1900
170/1891
82, §§ 17-20
Highway jurisdiction
3-5-1900
324/1894
82, § 34
Reservation of public ways
3-10-1902
309, §§ 1, 4/1885; 323, § 2/1885; R.L. 102, §§ 178-180
140, § 188
Picnic grounds
11-3-1903
454/1903
Political parties
3-7-1904
340/1903
Special law
Street railways
5-1-1905
346/1902
39, § 14
Moderator election
3-4-1907
R.L. 11, § 339
41, § 1
Assessors election
3-1-1909
209/1908
48, § 13
Forest lands
11-5-1912
503/1912
Pensioning laborers
11-4-1913
671/1913
Pensioning laborers
11-3-1914
688/1914
Saturday half holidays
11-3-1914
790/1914
Party enrollment
11-4-1919
311/1919
71, §§ 21-26; 149, §§ 87-91
Continuation schools
3-14-1921
240/1920
136, §§ 21-28
Sunday sports
3-9-1925
3, § 143
Building bylaws
11-6-1928
406, § 2/1928
136, §§ 21-28
Sunday sports
11-4-1930
pg. 612/1930; as amended 599/1941
131, § 73
Steel traps
3-14-1938
807/1913
152, § 69
Workmen's compensation
3-4-1946
40, § 6c
Snow and ice removal
3-4-1946
124/1945
40, § 5b
Stabilization fund
11-5-1946
166/1946
32, §§ 1-28
Contributory retirement
11-2-1959
223, § 1/1957
40, § 8c
Conservation Commission
3-7-1960
144/1960
71, §§ 15-16l
Regional school district
3-9-1964
760/1955
32B
Insurance for Town employees
3-9-1964
728/1964
Pension for Police Chief
3-16-1970
Inserted by 409/ 1962; and amended by 128/1964
90, § 18A
Use of ways by pedestrians
3-14-1973
40, § 8E
Youth Commission
3-14-1973
Inserted by 344/ 1970
44, § 53C
Disposition of moneys received by Police Department for off-duty work details
3-4-1974
40, § 6L
Rental of work clothes
5-5-1975
40, § 8D
Historical Commission
5-5-1975
220/1972
Mutual police aid program
5-15-1978
808/1979
Zoning Procedure Law
5-15-1978
40, §§ 42A-42F
Unpaid water charges
4-13-1981
258, § 13
Indemnification of elected and appointed officials
5-4-1981
40, § 4G
Solicitation of bids
5-4-1981
44, § 53D
Enterprise funds, park and recreation
5-10-1982
44, § 53E
Enterprise funds
5-2-1983
59, § 5, Clauses 17C, 37A and 41B
Tax exemptions for blind and elderly
5-2-1983
53, § 121
Town caucus
5-5-1985
44, § 65
Advance payment of vacation pay
12-3-1985
188, § 13/1985
School system professional development programs
5-5-1986
40, § 13
Establishment of insurance fund
5-5-1986
40, § 39J
Water conservation water resource management, water resource planning and comprehensive financial management
10-20-1986
59, § 5, Clause 5A
Real and personal exemption for property held for incorporated organizations of veterans
10-20-1986
59, § 5, Clauses 17D, 41C
Real estate exemptions for elderly, surviving spouses and minors whose fathers are deceased
5-4-1987
41, § 69B
Operation of Town water system
5-4-1987
40, § 39J
Town Meeting voted to petition Legislature for an act to repeal acceptance of c. 40 § 39J
5-1-1989
73, § 4
Tax exemptions
5-1-1989
59, § 5, Clause 5B
Tax exemptions for veterans
5-1-1989
71, § 71E
Expenditure of receipts received by School Committee from adult education and continuing education programs
5-7-1990
236
Expenditure of subdivision construction deposits
44, § 53F
Compensatory balance agreements (yearly)
5-6-1991
291
Enhanced 911 service
9-30-1991
59, § 57C
Quarterly tax bills
9-30-1991
653, § 40
Change in the date for the assessment of new growth
9-30-1991
41, § 41B
Payment of Town employees by direct bank credits
9-30-1991
40, § 22F
Fixing of reasonable fees and charges for licenses, permits, certificates and other services rendered by the Town
5-4-1992
60, § 106
Single billing of tax bills under $50
5-4-1992
40, § 57
Allows Town officials to revoke or suspend local licenses for nonpayment of local taxes, assessments or other municipal charges
5-4-1993
59, § 5, Clause 41A
Allows property owners 65 years or older to defer tax payments; revised 5-4-2009 ATM, Art. 19, to increase gross receipts that seniors may have in the prior calendar year to be eligible to defer taxes per amount annually established by the Commissioner of Revenue
5-4-1993
59, § 5, Clause 50
Allows property tax exemption for improvements to owner-occupied dwelling to provide housing for a person at least 60 years of age who is not an owner of the property
5-4-1993
399/1992
Provides incentives for early retirement for municipal employees
5-6-1996
32, § 85H1/2
Benefits for call fire- fighter who becomes disabled by injuries sustained through no fault of his/her own during the actual performance of duty
5-4-1998
41, 108L
Career incentive pay program for the Dover Police Department
5-7-2001
59, § 5, Clause 54
Tax exemption for small personal property accounts; amended 5-2-2005 ATM, Art. 24, to increase exemption to $5,000
5-7-2002
59, § 5 Clause 17E
Annually increases the amount of assets certain senior citizens and surviving spouses and minors may have to quality for an exemption under c. 59, § 5, Clause 17D, by applying the cost-of-living adjustment
5-7-2002
59, § 5, Clause 41D
Annually increases the amount of assets and income certain senior citizens may have to qualify for an exemption under c. 59, § 5, Clause 41C, by applying the cost-of-living adjustment
5-7-2002
40, § 3
Allows balances remaining in School Committee revolving fund at close of fiscal year to remain in said account, and/or raise and appropriate, or transfer from available funds, money for upkeep and maintenance of facilities under School Committee control
5-5-2003
73/1986; amended 126/1988
59, § 5
Allows additional real estate tax exemption of up to 100% in 2004 for those qualified for exemption under MGL c. 59, § 5, Clauses 17D, 22, 22A, 22B, 22C, 22D, 22E, 37A, 41C, 42 or 43
5-5-2003
41, § 100G 1/4
Payment of funeral and burial expenses, up to $5,000, for Fire Department members, including ambulance personnel, killed while performing duties
5-5-2003
40, § 3
Allows balances remaining in School Committee revolving fund at close of fiscal year to remain in said account
5-5-2003
184, § 51/2002
59, § 5, Clause 41C
Makes changes to eligibility age, gross receipt and whole estate limit requirements seniors must satisfy to qualify for an exemption
5-3-2004
73, § 4/1986; amended 126/1988
59, § 5
Allows additional real estate tax exemption of up to 100% in 2005 for those qualified for exemption under MGL c. 59, § 5, Clauses 17D, 22, 22A, 22B, 22C, 22D, 22E, 37A, 41C, 42 or 43
5-2-2005
73, § 4/1986; amended 126/1988
59, § 5
Allows additional real estate tax exemption of up to 100% in 2005 for those qualified for exemption under MGL c. 59, § 5, Clauses 17D, 22, 22A, 22B, 22C, 22D, 22E, 37A, 41C, 42 or 43
5-2-2005
41, § 108P
Authorize an increase in the annual compensation of the Treasurer/Tax Collector of $1,000 starting upon his certification under MGL c. 41, § 108P and raise and appropriate $1,000 for the purpose of paying this additional compensation
5-2-2005
41, § 19K
Authorize an increase in the annual compensation of the Town Clerk of $1,000 starting upon his certification under MGL c. 41, § 19K and raise and appropriate $1,000 for the purpose of paying this additional compensation
5-1-2006
59, § 21A
Additional compensation for Assistant Assessor
5-7-2007
73, § 4/1986, amended 126/1988
Additional real estate tax exemption for persons qualifying for exemption under MGL c. 59, § 5, Clauses 17D, 22, 22A, 22B, 22C, 22D, 22E, 37A or 41C
5-7-2007
39, § 23D
Allowing board, commission and committee members who have missed one session of an adjudicatory hearing to participate in the decision on that matter under certain circumstances
5-5-2008
73, § 4/1986, amended 126/1988
Additional real estate tax exemption for fiscal year 2009 for persons qualifying for exemption under MGL c. 59, § 5, Clauses 17D, 22, 22A, 22B, 22C, 22D, 22E, 37A or 41C
5-5-2008
82A
Authorizing Selectmen to designate a board or officer to issue permits to excavate trenches pursuant to MGL c. 82A and 520 CMR 14.00
5-4-2009
73, § 4/1986, amended 126/1988
Additional real estate tax exemption for fiscal year 2010 for persons qualifying for exemption under MGL c. 59, § 5, Clauses 17D, 22, 22A, 22B, 22C, 22D, 22E, 37A or 41C
5-4-2009
479/2008
32B, § 20
Establishment of Other Post-Employment Benefits Liability Trust Fund
5-4-2009
46, § 12/2003
Classification of members of call fire departments or volunteer emergency services agencies as employees for contributory group insurance purposes under MGL c. 32B
5-3-2010
73, § 4/1986, amended 126/1988
Additional real estate tax exemption for fiscal year 2011 for persons qualifying for exemption under MGL c. 59, § 5, Clauses 17D, 22, 22A, 22B, 22C, 22D, 22E, 37A or 41C
5-3-2010
32, § 4(2)(b 1/2)
Permitting service as a permanent-intermittent or call firefighter to be credited as full-time service in the Town's contributory retirement system
5-3-2010
152, § 69
Including elected officials of the Town (except the Board of Selectmen or members of the Police and Fire Departments) under the Town's workers' compensation program
5-2-2011
73, § 4/1986, amended 126/1988
Additional real estate tax exemption of up to 100% for fiscal year 2012 for persons qualifying for exemption under MGL c. 59, § 5, Clauses 17D, 22, 22A, 22B, 22C, 22D, 22E, 37A or 41C
5-2-2011
200, § 9A
Authorization of an alternative procedure for disposing of abandoned funds held in the custody of the Town
5-7-2012
73, § 4/1986, amended 126/1988
Additional real estate tax exemption of up to 100% for fiscal year 2013 for persons qualifying for exemption under MGL c. 59, § 5, Clauses 17D, 22, 22A, 22B, 22C, 22D, 22E, 37A or 41C
5-6-2013
73, § 4/1986, amended 126/1988
Additional real estate tax exemption of up to 100% for fiscal year 2014 for persons qualifying for exemption under MGL c. 59, § 5, Clauses 17D, 22, 22A, 22B, 22C, 22D, 22E, 37A or 41C
5-6-2019
59, § 57A
Payment of tax bills less than $100 (Board of Selectmen)