Town of Ashland, MA
Middlesex County
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The following is a listing of General Laws and Special Acts accepted by the Town of Ashland:
Date Accepted
Statutory Reference
Subject
10-7-1887, Art. 6
Ch. 154, Acts of 1882
Public parks
3-4-1889, Art. 4
Ch. 304, Acts of 1889
Library Trustees
1-14-1891, Art. 2
Ch. 386, Acts of 1890
Printing and distributing of ballots
4-6-1891, Art. 12
Ch. 58 of Public Statutes
Inspectors of slaughterhouses
8-10-1891
Ch. 154, Acts of 1882
Public parks
4-13-1903, Art. 2
Ch. 346, § 1 Acts of 1902
Election of Moderator
4-5-1909, Art. 12
Ch. 209, Acts of 1908
Protection of forest or sprout land from fire
10-6-1910, Art. 2
Ch. 456, Acts of 1908
Water supply
11-5-1912
Ch. 503, Acts of 1912
Pensioning laborers
11-4-1913
Ch. 807, Acts of 1913
Workers' compensation
11-3-1914, state ballot
Ch. 217, Acts of 1914
Laborers' vacations
11-3-1914, state ballot
Ch. 688, Acts of 1914
Saturday half day
11-3-1914, state ballot
Ch. 790, Acts of 1914
Abolition of party enrollment
3-1-1915, ballot
Ch. 807, Acts of 1913
Workers' compensation
3-1-1915, Art. 13
Ch. 703, Acts of 1914
Swimming pool
4-11-1917, Art. 1
Ch. 130, Acts of 1910
Finance Committee
9-18-1918, Art. 1
Ch. 293, Acts of 1916
Taxicabs
11-4-1919, state ballot
Ch. 311G, Acts of 1919
Instruction for employed minors
11-4-1919, ballot
Ch. 116, Acts of 1919
Interest in savings banks
3-6-1935, Art. 14
MGL c. 40, §§ 42A to 42F
Collection of water rates
3-6-1935, Art. 15
MGL c. 40, § 12
Bathing places or public baths
3-6-1947
Ch. 86, Acts of 1946
Sewer system
11-5-1947
MGL c. 32, §§ 1-28
Contributory retirement system
11-7-1950
Ch. 579, Acts of 1950
Life tenure for Police Chief
3-4-1953, Art. 7
MGL c. 111
Board of Health
3-7-1953, Art. 11
MGL c. 40, § 6B
Police uniforms
10-20-1954, Art. 2
Ch. 297, § 1, Acts of 1954
Industrial Commission
3-4-1957, ballot
MGL c. 31, § 48
Applicability of Civil Service Law to Police Force
3-2-1959, ballot
MGL c. 32B, § 10
Provision of insurance to town employees
3-4-1959
MGL c. 85, § 11A
Registration and operation of bicycles
3-7-1960, ballot
Ch. 104, §§ 1 and 2, Acts of 1960
Appointment of patrolmen
3-9-1960, Art. 14
Ch. 493, Acts of 1959
Increase in pensions
3-9-1960
Acts of 1960
Increase in number of School Committee members
5-24-1960, Art. 4
Ch. 86, Acts of 1946
Sewer system
3-8-1961, Art. 21
MGL c. 40, § 8C
Conservation Commission
3-8-1961, Art. 24
Ch. 647, Acts of 1960
Increase in pensions
6-28-1961
MGL c. 54 § 6
Voting precincts
3-5-1962, ballot
MGL c. 32B, § 9A and 9F
Insurance
3-7-1962, Art. 10
MGL c. 40, §§ 42A - 42F
Water rates
3-3-1963, ballot
MGL c. 32B, § 11B
Health insurance
3-4-1963, ballot
MGL c. 48, §§ 42 - 44
Fire Department
3-4-1964, Art. 27
Ch. 478, Acts of 1963
Increase in pensions
3-3-1965 Art. 11
Ch. 608, Acts of 1964
Sewer system
3-9-1967
MGL c. 71, §§ 16 - 16I
Establish regional school district
3-9-1967
MGL C 41. §§ 41 and 108C
Personnel Board
11-13-1968
MGL c. 90, §§ 20C and 20D
Selectmen to establish parking penalties
3-3-1969, ballot
Ch. 303, Acts of 1967
Health insurance
3-3-1969, ballot
Ch. 402, Acts of 1967
Health insurance
3-3-1969, Art. 15
MGL c. 41, § 100A
Indemnification of town employees
3-3-1969
MGL c. 149, § 1781
Attorney to be School Committee representative
3-4-1970
MGL c. 152, § 69
Definition of laborers, workmen and mechanics
3-4-1970, Art. 23
MGL c. 40, § 6H
Making repairs to private way
3-4-1970, Art. 42
MGL c. 40, § 6J
Purchase of stormy weather workclothes
4-7-1971, Art. 40
MGL c. 41, § 97A
Chief of Police
3-6-1972, ballot
Ch. 486 of the Laws of 1971
Beano
4-4-1973, Art. 20
MGL c. 44, § 53C
Payment of police officers for off-duty work
4-4-1973, Art. 46
MGL c. 90, § 18A
Use of ways by pedestrians
4-11-1973, Art. 47
MGL c. 32, § 99
Advance payment of retirement benefits
6-13-1973, Art. 7
MGL c. 40D, § 2
Industrial Development Financing Authority
4-10-1974, Art. 26
MGL c. 40, § 15C
Designation of scenic roads
6-14-1978, Art. 5
MGL c. 71, § 71E
School Committee funds
6-14-1978, Art. 6
MGL c. 44, § 53D
Revolving fund for Recreation Committee
5-5-1980, ballot
MGL c. 258, § 13
Indemnification of employees
5-20-1980, Art. 28
MGL c. 40, § 22D
Removal of improperly parked vehicles
2-3-1982, Art. 6
MGL c. 143, § 3Y
Term of Town Inspector
2-3-1982, Art. 7
Fiscal Year 1982 Budget, § 20A-1/2
Enforcement of parking violations
5-19-1982, Art. 31
MGL c. 148, § 26E
Smoke detectors in multiple- family dwellings
5-19-1982, Art. 32
MGL c. 148, § 26C
Smoke or heat detectors in multiple-family dwellings
5-19-1982, Art. 40
Ch. 743, Acts of 1981
Real estate tax exemptions
5-11-1983, Art. 10
MGL c. 138, § 12B
Regulation of nudity
5-18-1983, Art. 18 9-28-1983, Art. 3
Ch. 545, Acts of 1982 Ch. 258, Acts of 1982
Automatic sprinkler systems Real estate tax exemptions
9-28-1983, Art. 4
Ch. 597, Acts of 1982
Motor vehicle excise tax
5-9-1984, Art. 22
Ch. 545, Acts of 1982
Automatic sprinkler systems
5-9-1984, Art. 40
Ch. 653, § 5, Acts of 1982
Real estate tax exemptions
11-20-1985, Art. 8
Ch. 295, Acts of 1985
Water and Sewer Commission
5-14-1986, Art. 1
Ch. 727, Acts of 1985
Tax exemption
12-3-1986, Art. 3
MGL c. 40, § 57
Granting or renewing of licenses and permits
12-3-1986, Art. 27
Ch. 73, § 3, Acts of 1986
Real estate tax exemption
12-3-1986, Art. 28
Ch. 73, § 1, Acts of 1986
Real estate tax exemption
5-4-1987, Art. 5
MGL c. 40, § 5D
Pension Reserve Fund
10-21-1987, Art. 10
MGL c. 148, § 26H
Automatic sprinkler systems in boarding and lodging houses
5-4-1988, Art. 32
Ch. 499, Acts of 1987
Real estate tax exemption
Date Accepted
Statutory Reference
Subject
5-4-1988, Art. 35
MGL c. 60, § 23B
Sliding scale of fees for municipal lien certificates
3-15-1989, Art. 6
MGL c. 64G, § 3A
Excise tax on transfer of occupancy of room
3-15-1989, Art. 16
MGL c. 51, § 42C
Voter education
10-4-1989, Art. 11
MGL c. 71, § 71F
Nonresident student tuition
5-7-1990, Art. 12
MGL c. 148, § 26E
Smoke detectors
5-7-1990, Art. 13
MGL c. 148, § 26I
Automatic sprinkler systems
5-15-1991, Art. 16
MGL c. 41, § 81U
Performance guaranties
5-15-1991, Art. 44
Ch. 291 of the Laws of 1990
Enhanced 911 service
5-20-1992, Art. 18 5-26-1993, Art. 8
MGL c. 258, § 13 MGL c. 40, § 21D
Acceptance of liability for municipal officers Noncriminal disposition
11-17-1993, Art. 3
MGL c. 60, § 3C
Scholarship checkoff
11-17-1993, Art. 7
Acts of 1993, c. 71, § 83
Early retirement for teachers
11-17-1993, Art. 18
MGL c. 44, § 53F-1/2
Enterprise fund for water receipts and expenditures
11-17-1993, Art. 19
MGL c. 44, § 53F-1/2
Enterprise fund for sewer receipts and expenditures
5-2-1994, ballot
MGL c. 40, § 6C
Removal of snow and ice from private ways open to public use
10-19-1994, Art. 8
MGL c. 40, § 8G
Mutual aid for the Police Department
10-16-1996, Art. 10
MGL c. 59, § 5, cl. 41A
Real estate tax deferral; limit of $30,000 beginning FY1997
10-15-1997, Art. 5
MGL c. 140, § 147A
Establishment of Town Dog Fund
10-15-1997 ATM
MGL c. 40, § 22F
Fees and charges for licenses, permits, etc.
5-19-1998, Art. 33
MGL c. 32B, § 9E
Health insurance for retirees
5-19-1998, Art. 37
MGL c. 54, § 16A
Election workers
10-21-1998, Art. 12
Ch. 181, § 1, Acts of 1995
Real estate tax exemptions
5-12-1999, ATM
MGL c. 60, § 3D
Aid to Elderly and Disabled Taxation Fund
10-20-1999, ATM
MGL c. 83, §§ 16A through 16F
Sewer charges
5-10-2000, Art. 10
MGL c. 41, § 108L
Police career incentive pay program ("Quinn Bill")
10-25-2004, Art. 12
Ch. 653, § 40, Acts of 1989
Allow new construction or other physical additions to real property occurring by June 30 to be valued and assessed for the fiscal year beginning on July 1
10-19-2005, Art. 3
Ch. 184, § 51, Acts of 2002
Reduction in age of eligibility for property tax exemp- tion for senior citizens
10-19-2005, Art. 4
Ch. 184, § 51, Acts of 2002
Increase in maximum amount of allowable assets for property tax exemption for senior citizens
5-2-2006, ballot
MGL c. 44B
Additional exemption from open space surcharge for low- income housing or low- or moderate- income senior housing
5-10-2006, Art. 9
MGL c. 59, § 5, cl. 41A
Reduction in in- terest rate for tax deferral and recovery agreements for certain qual- ified seniors
5-10-2006, Art. 19
MGL c. 40, § 58
Authorizing Town to impose liens on property for municipal waste and recycling charges or fees not paid by due date
5-2-2007, Art. 17
MGL c. 59, § 5, cl. 54
Establishing a minimum fair cash value of $5,000 for personal prop- erty accounts to be taxed, begin- ning with fiscal year starting July 1, 2007
5-15-2007, ballot
Ch. 139, § 41, Acts of 2006 (MGL c. 59, § 5, cl. 41C 1/2)
Real property tax exemption for qualified senior citizens
11-16-2009, Art. 10
MGL c. 41, § 110A
Allowing any Town office to remain closed on any or all Saturdays
7-9-2014, Board of Selectmen
MGL c. 32B, §§ 21-23
Health insurance benefits
5-3-2017, Art. 19
MGL c. 90, § 17C
Allowing Board of Selectmen to set speed limits of 25 miles per hour in areas defined by state law as "thickly settled or business districts" which are not on a state highway
11-14-2017, Art. 14
MGL c. 138, § 33B
Sale of alcoholic beverages by licensees under MGL c. 138, § 12, between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon on Sundays, the last Monday in May, and on Christmas Day or on the following day when said day occurs on Sunday
1-11-2019
Ch. 448, Acts of 2018
An Act Dissolving the Redevelopment Authority in the Town of Ashland