Town of Williamstown, MA
Berkshire County
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[HISTORY: Adopted as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Water supply emergencies — See Ch. 67, Art. I.
Zoning — See Ch. 70.
Sewers — See Ch. 117.
Subdivision rules and regulations — See Ch. 170.
[Adopted 2-28-1955 ATM, Art. 34]
Sewer and water lines being installed in a private way shall be inspected and approved by the Sewer and Water Departments (respectively) as to adequacy of plans and installation before these facilities may be connected to the town system.
[Adopted 5-16-1978 ATM, Art. 24]
[Amended 1-27-1981 STM, Art. 1]
Any extension of waterlines in the town which results in a special benefit to a limited or determinable area shall be paid for by betterments assessed under the provisions of Chapter 80 of the General Laws. In the case of waterline extensions, the cost shall be borne by those receiving a property benefit or advantage, with the proportionate share of any owner not to exceed the value of the benefit to his property; any excess of cost over benefits, is to be paid by the town out of water revenues. Two thirds of the cost of any extension of sewer lines in the town which is not reimbursable from federal or state grants shall be assessed upon the owners of estates within the territory served thereby by the uniform unit method provided in MGL C. 83, § 15.
This betterment assessment policy shall not apply to any new building construction begun after May 16, 1978. The cost of sewage waste disposal or water supply for that property is to be borne by the property owner.