City of Melrose, MA
Middlesex County
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The following is a list of the general laws of the commonwealth specifically adopted or accepted by the City of Melrose and special acts which specifically affect the City of Melrose:
Alcoholic Beverages Generally
Sale of alcoholic beverages by on-premises licensees on Sundays and certain legal holidays; sales between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon. MGL c. 138, § 33B. (Accepted by Aldermen September 19, 2011, Order No. 12-12.)
Alcoholic Beverages for Certain Clubs
Sale of alcoholic beverages at certain restaurants. Chapter 465, Acts of 1977. (Accepted by voters November 8, 1977.)
Sale of alcoholic beverages at certain clubs in City of Melrose, granting of licenses for. Chapter 641, Acts of 1973. (Accepted by voters November 6, 1973.)
Issuance to Melrose Post 90 American Legion of license to sell. Chapter 164, Acts of 1975.
Aldermen, Board of
Membership of, reducing. Amendment to City Charter. Chapter 407, Acts of 1924. (Accepted by voters November 4, 1924.)
Salaries, authorizing payment to members of. Chapter 130, Acts of 1930. (Defeated by voters at municipal election 1930.)
Term of, increased to two years. Amendment to City Charter. Chapter 431, Section 2, Acts of 1922. (Accepted by voters November 7, 1922.)
Vacancies in, filling. Amendment to City Charter. Chapter 235, Acts of 1902.
Vacancies in, filling, Amendment to City Charter. Chapter 431, Section 4, Acts of 1922. (Accepted by voters November 7, 1922.)
Vacancies in, an act making temporary provision for filling. Chapter 85, Acts of 1939.
Ambulances
Authorizing city to charge persons for transportation. Chapter 211, Acts of 1979. (Accepted by Aldermen 1979, Order No. 20336.)
Establish enterprise fund for ambulance service. MGL c. 44, § 53F 1/2. (Accepted by Aldermen April 19, 2011, Order No. 11-130, effective fiscal year 2012.)
Appeal, Board of
Relative to use of real estate, establishment of. Chapter 22, Acts of 1924. (Accepted by Aldermen March 3, 1924.)
Abolishing establishment of, under Chapter 22, Acts of 1924, and establishing new Board of Appeals under provisions of general laws. Chapter 598, Acts of 1971.
Armory
Allowance for. Chapter 23, Resolves of 1875.
Allowance for. Chapter 54, Resolves of 1877.
Erection of, in Melrose:
Investigation by Armory Commissioners relative to. Chapter 5, Resolves of 1932.
Investigation by Armory Commissioners relative to. Chapter 34, Resolves of 1937.
Investigation, further, by Armory Commissioners relative to. Chapter 31, Resolves of 1938.
Investigation, further, by Armory Commissioners relative to. Chapter 4, Resolves of 1941.
Investigation by Armory Commission relative to. Chapter 31, Resolves of 1946.
Investigation by Armory Commission relative to. Chapter 49, Resolves of 1947.
Land for, authorizing City of Melrose to acquire and convey to commonwealth certain land in said city. Chapter 382, Acts of 1936.
Assessors
Relating to qualifications. Chapter 797, Acts of 1979. (Accepted by Aldermen 1981, Order No. 21111.)
Bills, Certain Unpaid
Authorizing City of Melrose to appropriate money for payment of and to pay. Chapter 406, Acts of 1964.
Authorizing City of Melrose to appropriate money for certain students' fees. Chapter 472, Acts of 1976. (Accepted by Aldermen 1976, Order No. 19321A.)
Boards, Commissions and Committees, Municipal
Regulating meetings of municipal boards. Chapter 79, Acts of 2006. (Accepted by Aldermen August 21, 2006, Order No. 06-251.)
Bond Issues
Authorizing city to expend certain funds previously raised. Chapter 481, Acts of 1977.
Referendum on. Amendment to City Charter, Section 48. Chapter 75, Acts of 1925. (Defeated by Aldermen May 4, 1926.)
Referendum on petition of 10% of voters. Amendment to City Charter. Chapter 294, Section 3, Acts of 1929. (Accepted by Aldermen June 18, 1929.)
Referendum on. Chapter 355, Acts of 1977.
Bonds, Notes, etc.
Facsimile countersignatures upon, permitting use of in certain cities. MGL c. 44, § 16A. (Accepted by Aldermen March 16, 1964, Order No. 14696.)
Boundary Lines
Stoneham and Melrose, defining line between. Chapter 182, Acts of 1895.
Wakefield and Melrose, changing. Chapter 376, Acts of 1906.
Boxing Commission, State
Establishing. Chapter 619, Acts of 1920. (Accepted by voters December 14, 1920.)
Budget
State budget. Chapter 194, Section 288 of the Acts of 1998 (FY99 State Budget). (Accepted by Aldermen May 3, 1999, Order No. 99-189.)
State budget. Chapter 127, Section 51 of the Acts of 1999 (FY00 State Budget), allowing the Retirement Board to pay an annual cost (COLA) increase to retirees and beneficiaries. (Accepted by Aldermen December 20, 1999, Order No. 00-138.)
Buildings
Consolidation of maintenance functions; transfer of maintenance responsibilities for School Department buildings to Department of Public Works. MGL c. 71, § 37M. (Accepted by Aldermen May 21, 2012, Order No. 2012-175.)
Building laws. Chapter 104, Revised Laws, and acts in amendment thereof and in addition thereto (see Chapters 655 and 786, Acts of 1913). (Accepted by Aldermen June 16, 1913.)
Building lines, establishment of. Chapter 48, Section 103, Revised Laws, as amended by Chapter 572, Acts of 1913. (Accepted by Aldermen December 18, 1916.)
Burnt or dangerous and other nuisances, providing for condemnation of. Chapter 101, Sections 1 to 5, Revised Laws. (Accepted by Aldermen November 6, 1911.)
Burnt or dangerous, disposal of. MGL c. 139, §§ 1, 2 and 3. (Accepted by Aldermen October 2, 1933.)
School buildings, reports of sanitary conditions and safety. Amendment to Charter. Chapter 142, Acts of 1954. (Accepted by Aldermen March 19, 1954.)
Buses (see Motor Vehicles)
Cemeteries
Removal of remains of dead from old burying ground, authorizing. Chapter 95, Acts of 1896.
Charter, City
Chapter 162, Acts of 1899. (Accepted by voters May 8, 1899.)
Amendments:
Aldermen, Board of, reducing membership of. Chapter 407, Acts of 1924. (Accepted by voters November 4, 1924.)
Aldermen, Board of, authorizing payment of salaries to members of. Chapter 130, Acts of 1930. (Defeated by voters at municipal election 1930.)
Aldermen, term of, increased to two years. Chapter 431, Section 2, Acts of 1922. (Accepted by voters November 7, 1922.)
Aldermen, Board of, filling vacancies in. Chapter 235, Acts of 1902.
Aldermen, Board of, filling vacancies in. Chapter 431, Section 4, Acts of 1922. (Accepted by voters November 7, 1922.)
Bond issues, referendum on. Chapter 75, Acts of 1926. (Defeated by Aldermen May 4, 1926.)
Bond issues, referendum on petition of 10% of voters. Chapter 294, Section 3, Acts of 1929. (Accepted by Aldermen June 18, 1929.)
Elections, biennial, in even-numbered years. Chapter 431, Section 1, Acts of 1922. (Accepted by voters November 7, 1922.)
Elections, biennial, in odd-numbered years. Chapter 266, Acts of 1937. (Accepted by voters November 8, 1937.)
Elections, biennial, changing time for holding, Chapter 5, Acts of 1947, (Approved January 29, 1947.)
Executive departments, making certain changes in section relating to. Chapter 294, Section 2, Acts of 1929. (Accepted by Aldermen June 18, 1929.)
Executive officers, appointment of, Chapter 409, Acts of 2004. (Accepted by Aldermen April 7, 2004, Order No. 04-182.)
Financial year, changing, Chapter 155, Acts of 1906.
Mayor, term of, increased to two years. Chapter 431, Section 2, Acts of 1922. (Accepted by voters November 7, 1922.)
Mayor, vacancy in office of, filling, Chapter 431, Section 4, Acts of 1922. (Accepted by voters November 7, 1922.)
Memorial Building, Department of, established. Chapter 144, Acts of 1920. (Accepted by voters December 14, 1920.)
Memorial building, under Board of Trustees instead of Advisory Board. Chapter 78, Acts of 1926. (Accepted by Aldermen April 5, 1926.)
Particular account, repealing requirement for publishing. Chapter 184, Acts of 1933.
Police Department, under Captain instead of Chief. Chapter 78, Acts of 1926. (Accepted by Aldermen April 5, 1926.)
Police Department, under Chief instead of Captain. Chapter 39, Acts of 1962. (Accepted by Aldermen February 19, 1962, Order No. 13957.)
School buildings, reports of sanitary conditions and safety. Chapter 142, Acts of 1954. (Accepted by Aldermen March 15, 1954.)
School Committee, term of, increased to four years. Chapter 431, Section 3, Acts of 1922. (Accepted by voters November 7, 1922.)
School Committee, vacancies in, election to fill unexpired term when. Chapter 294, Section 1, Acts of 1929. (Accepted by Aldermen June 18, 1929.)
Circumferential Highway
Authorizing Metropolitan District Commission to lay out and construct certain section of route of. Chapter 394, Acts of 1926.
Investigation by Department of Public Works of cost and expediency of construction of certain sections of. Chapter 311, Acts of 1927.
Laying out and construction of certain sections of proposed. Chapter 334, Acts of 1929.
City Auditor
Three-year term. Chapter 373, Acts of 1905. (Accepted by voters at municipal election 1905.)
City Clerk
Three-year term. Chapter 332, Acts of 1901. (Accepted by voters at municipal election 1901.)
Compensation, additional, for service as Clerk of the Board of Aldermen. MGL c. 41, § 19F, inserted by Chapter 386, Acts of 1962. (Accepted by Aldermen February 4, 1963, Order No. 14172-A.)
Compensation, increasing, for serving as Clerk of the Board of Aldermen. MGL c. 41, § 19F. (Accepted by Aldermen January 5, 1998, Order No. 98-156.)
Fee schedule. MGL c. 262, § 34. (Accepted by Aldermen 1981, Order No. 20718.)
City Hall
Authorizing indebtedness not to exceed $300,000 for purpose of erecting, as memorial to soldiers and sailors of World War. Chapter 422, Acts of 1922. (Defeated by voters at municipal election 1922.)
Civil Service
Labor service, pertinent provisions of MGL c. 31. (Accepted by Aldermen June 17, 1968, Order No. 16118.)
Coffee Room and Tearoom
MGL c. 140, § 47. (Accepted by Aldermen June 16, 1930.)
Compensation
Increasing for administration. MGL c. 32, § 20C 1/2. (Accepted by Aldermen 1981, Order No. 21020.)
Conservation Commission
Establishing, etc. MGL c. 40, § 8C. (Accepted by Aldermen December 6, 1965, Order No. 15290.)
Constable
Appointment and removal. MGL c. 41, § 91. (Accepted by Aldermen March 5, 2007, Order No. 07-134)
Contracts
Entered into on behalf of City of Melrose. Chapter 20, Acts of 1956. (Accepted by Aldermen December 15, 1969, Order No. 16764.)
Contributions
To community chests or united funds by city employees, authorizing payroll deductions on account of. MGL c. 180, § 17B, inserted by Chapter 489, Acts of 1956. (Accepted by Aldermen July 29, 1957, Order No. 12352.)
Disability, Commission on
MGL c. 40, § 8J, allowing for the establishment of a commission on disability, to serve in an advisory capacity on disability issues so as to allow for the full integration and participation of people with disabilities in Melrose. (Accepted by Aldermen April 2, 2018, Order No. 2018-138.)
Dogs
City to withdraw from Middlesex County relative to the regulation of dogs, effective September 15, 1991. MGL c. 140, § 147A. (Accepted by Aldermen July 15, 1991, Order No. 92-14.)
Elderly and Disabled Tax Relief Fund for Low Income
MGL c. 60, § 3D. (Accepted by Aldermen February 5, 2018, Order No. 2018-42.)
Election Commission
Board of Election Commissioners, establishing, etc. MGL c. 51, § 16A. (Accepted by Aldermen August 18, 1969, Order No. 16639.)
Rescinding of Order No. 16639 establishing an Election Commission. MGL c. 51, § 16A. (Action of Board of Aldermen 1981, Order No. 20907.)
Election Officers
Deputy, abolishing, Chapter 835, Section 226, Acts of 1913. (Accepted by Aldermen December 15, 1913.)
Vacancies in number of, at opening of polls, authorizing City Clerk to fill. MGL c. 54, § 16A, inserted by Chapter 411, Section 6, Acts of 1943. (Accepted by Aldermen August 9, 1943.)
Elections, Municipal
Absentee voting at regular. MGL c. 54, § 103A. (Accepted by Aldermen June 2, 1941.)
Biennial, in even numbered years. Amendment to City Charter. Chapter 431, Section 1, Acts of 1922. (Accepted by voters November 7, 1922.)
Biennial, in odd-numbered years, and establishing date of said election. Chapter 266, Acts of 1937. (Accepted by voters November 8, 1938.)
Biennial, changing time for holding, Chapter 5, Acts of 1947. (Approved January 29, 1947.)
Names of candidates placed on ballot. Chapter 177, Acts of 1977.
Nomination papers for use in city or town primaries, regulating issuance of and limiting number obtainable, MGL c. 53, § 9A, inserted by Chapter 249, Acts of 1962. (Accepted by Aldermen December 17, 1962. Order No. 14208.)
Town election, March 1865, legalized, Chapter 178. Acts of 1865.
Ell Pond
An act relative to control of. Chapter 259, Acts of 1937.
Pollution of:
Investigation by Department of Public Health relative to. Chapter 118. Resolves of 1965.
Investigation by Department of Public Health relative to, Chapter 16. Resolves of 1972.
Investigation, continuation, by Department of Public Health, extended, Chapter 17, Resolves of 1966.
Prohibiting fishing, letting of boats or cutting of ice in, except on license of Park Commissioners. Chapter 82. Acts of 1920.
Shores of and land adjacent to, an act to authorize City of Melrose to borrow money for the purpose of protecting (including athletic field development). Chapter 425, Acts of 1941.
Ell Pond Brook (see Surface Drainage)
Employee Leave
Leave of absence to serve as organ donor. MGL c. 149, § 33E. (Accepted by Aldermen December 5, 2011, Order No. 12-58.)
Enhanced 911 Service
Chapter 291 of the Acts of 1990. (Accepted by Aldermen October 7, 1991, Order No. 92-36.)
Executive Departments
Making certain changes in Section 36 of City Charter relating to. Chapter 294. Section 2, Acts of 1929. (Accepted by Aldermen June 18, 1929.)
Finance
Appropriations offset by estimated receipts from fees. MGL c. 44. § 53F. (Accepted by Aldermen August 21, 1991, Order No. 91-199.)
Chapter 57, Acts of 2013. An Act Authorizing Increased Fees for Special Details Performed by Public Employees in the City of Melrose.
Financial Year
Changing. Amendment to City Charter, Chapter 155, Acts of 1906.
Fire Department
Call men in, promotion of, Chapter 487, Acts of 1913. (Accepted by voters December 9, 1913.)
Chief, tenure of office of. Chapter 291, Acts of 1916, as amended by Chapter 140. Acts of 1917. (Accepted by voters December 11, 1917.)
Days off, one in five, Chapter 546, Acts of 1912. (Accepted by voters December 10, 1912.)
Department established. Chapter 12, Acts of 1851.
Forty-eight-hour week. MGL c. 48, § 58B. (Accepted by voters at state election November 6, 1962.)
Forty-two-hour week. MGL c. 48, § 58D. (Accepted by voters at city election November 7, 1967.)
Funeral and burial expenses, providing for payment of, to fire fighters under certain additional conditions. MGL c. 41. § 100G. (Accepted by Aldermen April 16, 1974. Order No. 18360.)
Funeral and burial expenses, providing for payment of an amount not exceeding $5,000, to fire fighters killed in performance of duties and under certain additional conditions. MGL c. 41, § 100G1/4. (Accepted by Aldermen November 8, 2007, Order No. 08-068)
Reserve forces in fire departments of cities, providing for establishment of. MGL c. 48. § 59B. (Accepted by Aldermen December 2, 1963, Order No. 14323-B.)
Reserve forces in fire departments of cities, providing for establishment of. MGL c. 48, §§ 59B, 59C, 59D and 59E. (Accepted by Aldermen June 21, 1965, Order No. 15154.)
Residence, fire fighters and applicants to live within 10 miles of city limits. MGL c. 48, § 58E. (Accepted by Aldermen September 24, 1973, Order No. 18161.)
Seventy-hour week. MGL c. 48, § 58A. (Accepted by Aldermen March 17, 1947.)
Two-platoon system. MGL c. 48, § 59. (Accepted by voters November 4, 1924.)
Vacations, making law providing for vacations for members of police and fire forces in towns applicable to cities. MGL c. 41, § 111A, as amended by Chapter 107, Acts of 1934. (Accepted by Aldermen October 4, 1937.)
Fire Marshal, State
Delegation of power regarding garage licenses to Board of Aldermen. (Accepted by Aldermen July 27, 1923.)
Fire Prevention
Uniform system of, in place of MGL c. 148. Chapter 399, Acts of 1930. (Accepted by Aldermen June 16, 1930.)
MGL c. 148. §§ 26 to 261, (Accepted by Aldermen December 18, 1995.)
Fitch Home, Inc.
Incorporation of. Chapter 107, Acts of 1920.
Historical Commission
Historical commissions, establishing, etc. MGL c. 40, § 8D, as amended by Chapter 517, Acts of 1971. (Accepted by Aldermen April 17, 1973, Order No. 17809.)
Hours of Labor
Eight-hour day, establishing for city laborers, etc. Chapter 514, Section 42, Acts of 1909, as affected by Chapter 494, Acts of 1911. (Accepted by voters December 9, 1913.)
Public employees and persons employed on public works. Chapter 240, Section 1, Acts of 1916. (Accepted by Aldermen November 7, 1921.)
Indemnification of Employees for Damages, etc.
Generally. MGL c. 258. § 13. (Accepted by Aldermen 1984, Order No. 648.)
While driving publicly owned motor vehicles, authorizing. MGL c. 41, § 100A. (Accepted by Aldermen November 16, 1936.)
Insurance
Group or blanket, contributory, for persons in service of counties, cities, towns and districts, and their dependents, providing for, MGL c. 32B. (Accepted by Aldermen September 6, 1960, to take effect February 1, 1961, Order No. 13250.)
Group health policy. MGL c. 32B, § 16. (Accepted by Aldermen 1983, Order No. 280.)
Group hospital, surgical and medical, contributory, extending to elderly persons retired from the service of the city and to their dependents. MGL c. 32B, § 11A. (Accepted by Aldermen September 10, 1962, Order No. 14102.)
Health insurance, certain premiums, city pays half cost, for surviving spouse of insured active or retired employees. MGL c. 32B, § 9D. (Accepted by Aldermen April 1, 1968, Order No. 16081.)
Group life for public employees. MGL c. 705. (Accepted by Aldermen November 30, 1987, Order No. 1837.)
Group life, increased amounts for persons in service of counties, cities, towns and districts on optional basis without premium contributions by political subdivisions of commonwealth. (Accepted by Aldermen October 2, 1961, Order No. 13801.)
Retired employees, authorizing city to contribute 1/2 of cost of premiums. MGL c. 32B, § 9A. (Accepted by Aldermen September 10, 1962, Order No. 14102.)
Group life insurance benefits, increasing of to retired city employees. MGL c. 32B, § 9F, as inserted by Chapter 763, Acts of 1972. (Accepted by Aldermen January 2, 1973, Order No. 17830.)
Group insurance, contribution and withholding for premiums; subsidiary or additional rate; payment in lieu of withholding; acceptance of section. MGL c. 32B, § 7A. (Accepted by Aldermen June 29, 1992, Order No. 92-370.)
Acceptance of MGL c. 32B, § 19, in accordance with and subject to the terms and conditions of an agreement reached with the City's unions concerning health insurance. Section 19 of Chapter 32B will only take effect if special legislation concerning retiree benefits is approved by the Board of Aldermen and the General Court, within the time frame stated in the agreement, and if and when the agreement is approved by the legally required percentage of unions. (Accepted by Aldermen November 15, 2004, Order No. 05-086; March 7, 2005, Order No. 05-86A.)
Health insurance of active and retired employees of the City of Melrose. Chapter 46 of the Acts of 2005.
Licenses and Permits
Denial, revocation or suspension for failure to pay municipal taxes or charges. MGL c. 40, § 57. (Accepted by Aldermen November 7, 1996, Order No. 97-88.)
Lord's Day Licenses
Authorizing sale of certain articles on the Lord's Day. MGL c. 136, § 7. (Accepted by Aldermen January 17, 1944.)
Malden
250th anniversary of, authorizing appropriation of money for celebrating. Chapter 294, Acts of 1899.
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Establishing, etc. Chapter 563, Acts of 1964.
Mayor
Term of office increased to two years. Amendment to City Charter. Chapter 431, Section 2, Acts of 1922. (Accepted by voters November 7, 1922.)
Vacancy in, filling. Amendment to City Charter. Chapter 431, Section 4, Acts of 1922. (Accepted by voters November 7, 1922.)
Vacancy in, an act making temporary provision for filling. Chapter 85, Acts of 1939.
Melrose
City, incorporated as. Chapter 162, Acts of 1899.
Town, incorporated as, Chapter 309, Acts of 1850.
Melrose Hospital
Confirming acts in appropriating money in support of, Chapter 432, Acts of 1899.
Memorial Building
Department established. Amendment to City Charter. Chapter 144, Acts of 1920. (Accepted by voters December 14, 1920.)
Trustees, Board of, to be under, instead of Advisory Board. Chapter 78, Acts of 1926. (Accepted by Aldermen April 5, 1926.)
Motor Vehicles
Carrying passengers for hire, authorizing licensing of. Chapter 293, Acts of 1916. (See Chapter 371, Acts of 1917; Chapter 266, Acts of 1918; and MGL c. 159, §§ 45 to 49.) (Accepted by Aldermen December 30, 1918.)
Exemption of excise tax for former prisoners of war. Chapter 597, Acts of 1982. (Accepted by Aldermen 1983, Order No. 465.)
Municipal Charges
Payment and deferral of. Chapter 42, Acts of 1988, and MGL c. 40, § 42J (for water charges). (Accepted by Aldermen March 1, 1993, Order No. 93-245.)
Payment and deferral of. Chapter 42, Acts of 1988, and MGL c. 83, § 16G (for sewer charges). (Accepted by Aldermen March 1, 1991. Order No. 93-245-A.)
Municipal Relief
MGL c. 59, § 5, clauses 56 and 57, as amended by § 42 of Chapter 188 of the Acts of 2010. (Extension of acceptance passed by Aldermen December 3, 2012, Order No. 11-65A.)
Parking Spaces
Open air, licensing of. MGL c. 148, § 56. (Accepted by Aldermen October 16, 1950.)
Parks and Playgrounds
Athletic field, enclosed, authorizing Park Commissioners to set apart park lands for. Chapter 687, Acts of 1912. (Accepted by voters December 10, 1912.)
Athletic field at junction of Lynn Fells Parkway and Tremont Street, an act relative to the holding, management and control of. Chapter 222, Acts of 1939. (Accepted by Aldermen June 5, 1939; approved by Mayor June 7, 1939; accepted by Park Commission June 7, 1939.)
Athletic field, development of, protecting shores of Ell Pond and land adjacent thereto, an act authorizing City of Melrose to borrow money for the purpose of. Chapter 425, Acts of 1941.
Land, authorizing sale by city to Smyly Buick, Inc. Chapter 613, Acts of 1981.
Land, authorizing transfer to School Department for recreation, certain areas on Lynn Fells Parkway. Chapter 670, Acts of 1972.
Land, authorizing sale by city to Robert M. and Beverly A. Druyetis. Chapter 574, Acts of 1980.
Land, authorizing use of for school purposes. Chapter 334, Acts of 1931.
Land, authorizing sale of Lloyd Memorial Pool to the city. Chapter 484, Acts of 1985.
Land located on Lynn Fells Parkway and Tremont Street, authorizing city to improve and adapt certain. Chapter 264, Acts of 1923. (Accepted by Aldermen July 27, 1923.)
Land, authorizing sale of to American Red Cross, Chapter 361, Acts of 1953.
Mt. Hood Memorial Park and Golf Course, establishing municipal golf course and recreation center at, and providing for disposition of fees in conjunction therewith. Chapter 124, Acts of 1936. (Accepted by Aldermen April 6, 1936.)
Mt. Hood Memorial, skating rink or arena, authorizing construction of. Chapter 693, Acts of 1973.
Mt. Hood Memorial, authorizing city to lease certain park land. Chapter 150, Acts of 1984.
Park Commission, establishing. Chapter 28, Sections 1 to 14. Revised Laws. (Accepted by voters December 14, 1909.)
Parks, public, authorizing cities and towns to lay out within their limits. Chapter 154. Acts of 1882.
Pine Banks Park, incorporation of, and authorizing appropriations for maintenance thereof. Chapter 393, Acts of 1905.
Pine Banks Park, authorizing appropriations for maintenance of. Chapter 162, Acts of 1906.
Pine Banks Park, memorial groves in Cities of Malden and Melrose, authorizing. Chapter 450, Acts of 1922.
Playground, public, requiring. Chapter 513, Acts of 1908. (Accepted by voters December 8, 1908.)
Self-supporting funds. MGL c. 44, § 53D. (Accepted by Aldermen 1979, Order No. 20199.)
Enterprise Fund 6200 for Mount Hood Memorial Park and Golf Course. MGL c. 44, § 53F 1/2. (Accepted by Aldermen June 26, 2002, Order No. 02-360)
Particular Account
Repealing requirement for publishing. Amendment to City Charter. Chapter 184, Acts of 1933.
Pay Raises, Retroactive.
Pay raises, retroactive, to certain city employees, except members of the Fire Department and police force and School Department, authorizing City of Melrose to grant. Chapter 119, Acts of 1972.
Pay raises, retroactive, to certain city employees, authorizing City of Melrose to grant. Chapter 217, Acts of 1973.
Payroll Deductions for Union Dues, etc.
Payroll deductions on account of union dues, etc. MGL c. 180, § 17A. (Accepted by Aldermen November 17, 1969, Order No. 16732.)
Pedestrian Regulations
Rules regulating use of ways by, permitting certain cities; noncriminal disposition of violations. MGL c. 90, § 18A. (Accepted by Aldermen December 4, 1967, Order No. 15866.)
Pensions
Annuity Savings Fund. MGL c. 32. § 22(1)(b 1/2). (Accepted by Aldermen December 27, 1990, to take effect January 1, 1992, Order No. 2411.)
Contributory retirement system for municipal employees. Chapter 318, Acts of 1936. (Accepted by voters November 3, 1936.)
Cost of living adjustment for noncontributory retirees and their beneficiaries. Chapter 456, Section 3, Acts of 1998, which adds MGL c. 32, § 103, paragraph (h). (Accepted by Aldermen June 7, 1999, Order No. 99-283.)
Cost of living increase. Chapter 17, Acts of 1997. (Accepted by Aldermen June 15, 1998, Order No. 98-358.)
Firemen, providing for. Chapter 32, Sections 81 and 82, Revised Laws. (Accepted by voters December 12, 1911.)
Firemen killed in action, dependent fathers and mothers of, compensation for. MGL c. 32. § 89. (Accepted by Aldermen March 17, 1930.)
Firemen, noncontributory, increasing amounts of and lowering retirement age of those subject to. MGL c. 32, §§ 81A and 81B, inserted by Chapter 576, Section 2, Acts of 1946. (Accepted by Aldermen May 5, 1947.)
Foremen, mechanics, inspectors, etc. MGL c. 32, § 77, Subsection (c), inserted by Chapter 290, Section 2, Acts of 1936. (Accepted by Aldermen December 17, 1945.)
Increases in amounts of pensions and retirement allowances payable to certain former public employees who have been retired. Chapter 559, Acts of 1946. (Accepted by Aldermen November 4, 1946.)
Increases in amounts of, further, payable to certain former city employees who have been retired, and to beneficiaries of such employees. Chapter 615, Acts of 1947. (Accepted by Aldermen October 20, 1947.)
Increases in amounts of, further, payable to certain former public employees who have been retired and to beneficiaries of certain retired public employees. Chapter 588, Acts of 1948. (Accepted by Aldermen November 1, 1948.)
Increases in amounts of, further, payable to certain former city employees who have been retired and to beneficiaries of certain retired city employees. Chapter 820, Acts of 1950. (Accepted by Aldermen January 2, 1951.)
Increases in amounts of pensions and retirement allowances payable to certain former city employees who have been retired. Chapter 781, Acts of 1951. (Accepted by Aldermen February 18, 1952.)
Increases in amounts of pensions and retirement allowances payable to certain former city employees who have been retired. Chapter 624, Acts of 1952. (Accepted by Aldermen October 20, 1952, effective November 1, 1952.)
Increases in amounts of pensions, and retirement allowances and annuities payable to certain former employees. Chapter 670, Acts of 1955. (Accepted by Aldermen March 19, 1956.)
Increases in amounts of pensions and retirement allowances payable to certain former city employees who have been retired. Chapter 647, Acts of 1960. (Accepted by Aldermen March 20, 1961, Order No. 13639.)
Increases in amounts of pensions and retirement allowances payable to certain former city employees who have been retired. Chapter 478, Acts of 1963. (Accepted by Aldermen November 18, 1963, Order No. 14547.)
Increases in amounts of pensions and retirement allowances payable to certain former public employees. Chapter 486, Acts of 1964. (Accepted by Aldermen May 17, 1965, Order No. 15114.)
Individual:
Dragan, John, authorizing payment to. Chapter 3, Acts of 1921. (Accepted by Aldermen April 4, 1921.)
Edwards, Joseph, authorizing payment to. Chapter 415, Acts of 1922. (Accepted by Aldermen June 29, 1922.)
Hawkes, Thomas J., widow of, authorizing payment of annuity to. Chapter 273, Acts of 1914.
Lavender, William R., authorizing payment to. Chapter 4, Acts of 1925. (Accepted by Aldermen March 21, 1925.)
McCullough, John J., authorizing payment to. Chapter 205, Acts of 1925. (Accepted by Aldermen.)
Merrill, Charles E., authorizing payment to. Chapter 36, Acts of 1919. (Accepted by Aldermen March 3, 1919.)
Murray, James W., authorizing payment to. Chapter 284, Acts of 1922. (Accepted by Aldermen May 15, 1922.)
Wing, Charles J., authorizing payment to. Chapter 270, Acts of 1924. (Accepted by Aldermen May 19, 1924.)
Worthen, Carrie M., authorizing payment to. Chapter 2. Acts of 1921. (Accepted by Aldermen April 4, 1921.)
Young, Fred A., Plumbing Inspector, authorizing City of Melrose to retire and pension. Chapter 754, Acts of 1951. (Accepted by Aldermen November 19, 1951.)
Janitors, school. MGL c. 32, §§ 44 and 45. (Accepted by Aldermen April 12, 1923.)
Janitors, school, increased retirement allowances for certain. MGL c. 32, § 45A, inserted by Chapter 708, Section 1, Acts of 1945. (Accepted by Aldermen December 3, 1945, and approved by Mayor December 5, 1945, Order No. 6641.)
Laborers, providing for. Chapter 503, Acts of 1912. (Accepted by voters November 5, 1912.)
Laborers, increasing noncontributory pensions of certain. MGL c. 32, § 77B, inserted by Chapter 239. Section 2, Acts of 1960. (Accepted by Aldermen April 3, 1961, Order No. 13379.)
Police, providing for. Chapter 188, Acts of 1909. (Accepted by Aldermen April 20, 1909.)
Police killed in action, dependent fathers and mothers of, compensation for. MGL c. 32, § 89. (Accepted by Aldermen March 17, 1930.)
Police, noncontributory, increasing amount of and lowering retirement age of those subject to. MGL c. 32. § 83A, as appearing in Chapter 576, Section 3, Acts of 1946. (Accepted by Aldermen May 5, 1947, and approved by Mayor May 10, 1947, Order No. 7438.)
Policemen and fire fighters, noncontributory, widows of, providing pensions for. MGL c. 32, § 85J, inserted by Chapter 374, Acts of 1956. (Accepted by Aldermen May 18, 1959, Order No. 12852.)
School janitors, noncontributory, granting pension equal to 72% of annual rate of compensation, etc. MGL c. 32, § 44A, inserted by Chapter 330, Section 1, Acts of 1967. (Accepted by Aldermen February 18, 1969, Order No. 16225.)
School janitors, granting payment options on pensions for certain widows, etc. MGL c. 32, § 44B, inserted by Chapter 227, Acts of 1967. (Accepted by Aldermen November 10, 1969, Order No. 16225-A.)
School janitors, increasing noncontributory pensions of certain. MGL c. 32, § 45C, inserted by Chapter 239, Section 1, Acts of 1960. (Accepted by Aldermen January 16, 1961, and approved by Mayor January 8, 1961, Order No. 13380.)
Veterans of Spanish War and World War I, retirement of certain city employees who are. MGL c. 32.
Sections 56 to 59, General Laws. (Accepted by Mayor March 19, 1945.)
Widows of deceased members of retirement systems and of certain employees killed in performance of duties, establishing minimum benefits for. Chapter 552, Acts of 1961. (Accepted by Aldermen March 19, 1962. Order No. 13950.)
Widows or children of employees retired under any noncontributory retirement laws, annuities for. MGL c. 32, § 95A. (Accepted by Aldermen February 4, 1963; reconsidered and accepted notwithstanding objections of Mayor, November 4, 1963, Order No. 14227.)
Planning Board
Establishment of. Chapter 494, Acts of 1913. (Accepted by Aldermen January 19, 1914.)
Police Department
Captain, instead of Chief, to be under. Amendment to City Charter. Chapter 78, Acts of 1926. (Accepted by Aldermen April 5, 1926.)
Career incentive pay program, MGL c. 41, § 1081., (Accepted by Aldermen June 26, 1972, Order No. 17714.)
Chief of. Superintendent and City Marshal, placing under civil service. Chapter 468, Acts of 1911. (Accepted by voters November 7, 1911.)
Chief, instead of Captain, to be under. Amendment to City Charter. Chapter 39, Acts of 1962. (Accepted by Aldermen February 19, 1962, Order No. 13957.)
Days off, one in 15. Chapter 210, Acts of 1911. (Accepted by Aldermen July 1, 1912.)
Days off, one in eight. Chapter 166, Acts of 1920. (Accepted by voters November 2, 1920.)
Days off, one in seven. Chapter 85, Acts of 1937. (Accepted by Aldermen December 20, 1937.)
Days off, one in six. MGL c. 147, § 16B, inserted by Chapter 426, Acts of 1938. (Accepted by Aldermen May 19, 1941.)
Fund, revolving, for payment of police officers for off-duty work details. MGL c. 44, § 53C, as inserted by Chapter 344, Section 1, Acts of 1970. (Accepted by Aldermen November 13, 1972, Order No. 17790.)
Funeral and burial expenses, providing for payment of, to police officers under certain additional conditions. MGL c. 41, § 100G. (Accepted by Aldermen April 16, 1974. Order No. 18360.)
Funeral and burial expenses, providing for payment of an amount not exceeding $5,000, to police officers killed in performance of duties and under certain additional conditions. MGL c. 41, § 100G1/4. (Accepted by Aldermen November 8, 2007, Order No. 08-068)
Mutual police aid programs. MGL c. 40. § 8G. (Accepted by Aldermen April 22, 2003, Order No. 03-159.)
Overtime pay for police officers. MGL c. 41, § 111H. (Accepted by Aldermen October 19, 1970. Order No. 17069.)
Pay raises, retroactive, to Chief of Police, authorizing City of Melrose to grant. Chapter 198, Acts of 1971.
Pay raises, retroactive, to certain members, authorizing City of Melrose to grant. Chapter 7, Acts of 1971.
Reserve police forces in cities, authorizing by acceptance of Chapter 233, Acts of 1973. City of Melrose to revoke its acceptance of provisions of Chapter 108. Sections 26 to 28, inclusive, Revised Laws of 1902. (Accepted by Aldermen December 3, 1973, Order No. 17901-A.)
Retired Melrose police officers, appointment as special police officers. Chapter 459, Acts of 2004. (Accepted by Aldermen May 17, 2004. Order No. 04-234.)
Special police officers, additional administrative fee. MGL c. 44, § 53C. (Accepted by Aldermen 1981, Order No. 21020.)
Vacations, making law providing for vacations for members of police and fire forces in towns applicable to cities. MGL c. 41, § 111A, as amended by Chapter 107, Acts of 1934. (Accepted by Aldermen October 4, 1937.)
Private Ways
Repairs, temporary, on certain, authorizing City of Melrose to make without obtaining indemnification agreements. Chapter 104, Acts of 1959.
Resurfacing, temporary, on certain ways open to public use, authorizing cities and towns to provide upon payment of 1/2 the cost by certain abutting owners. MGL c. 40. § 6G. inserted by Chapter 195. Acts of 1958. (Accepted by Aldermen April 21, 1959, Order No. 12703.)
Public Welfare, Board of
Change to, from Board of Overseers of Poor. MGL c. 41. § 34A. (Accepted by Aldermen July 21, 1924.)
Rent Control
Federal, extension of, from December 31, 1950, to June 30. 1951. Chapter 752, Acts of 1950. (Approved by voters November 7, 1950.)
Federal, extension of, from September 30, 1952, to April 30, 1953. Chapter 620. Acts of 1952. (Approved by voters September 16, 1952.)
Retirement
MGL c. 32. § 90G 3/4, Employees age 70 or over; continuation of retirement benefits; retirement system board and local legislative body approval. (Accepted by Aldermen July 20, 1992, Order No. 92 349A.)
MGL c. 32, § 90J, Employees age 70 or over; payment of annual physical and mental examination costs; retirement system board and local legislative body approval. (Accepted by Aldermen July 20, 1992, Order No. 92-349B.)
Retirement Board members, compensation of. MGL c. 32. § 20(6). (Accepted by Aldermen December 21, 1998, Order No. 99-080.)
MGL c. 32. § 90C, for the sole purpose of allowing the Board of Aldermen to review and accept an annual increase in the retirement allowance, under the provisions of said law, for former city employee the Honorable James E. Milano. (Accepted by Aldermen April 3, 2000, Order No. 00-131.)
An act providing for local government workforce reduction through an early retirement incentive program for certain employees. Chapter 116, Acts of 2002. Parameters: The number of employees allowed to avail themselves of the early retirement package will be limited to 40; notice of the intent to retire under this program must be received by the city no later than June 17, 2002; the actual retirement must occur on or before September 15, 2002. (Accepted by Aldermen June 17, 2002, Order No. 02-338; parameters established by Order No. 02-338A, adopted June 17, 2002.)
Early retirement incentive for City of Melrose (Chapter 46 of the Acts of 2003, § 116), with the following amendments: limit the total number of employees eligible for retirement to 12; delete acceptance of "Chapter 116 of the Acts of 2003," and insert in place thereof "Section 116 of Chapter 46 of the Acts of 2003"; delete the date "September 15, 2003" to submit his/her application for retirement benefits to the Melrose Contributory Retirement System, and insert in place thereof "September 30, 2003." (Accepted by Aldermen September 15, 2003, Order No. 04-022)
Disability retirement benefits for veterans. Chapter 157, §§ 1 and 2, Acts of 2005. (Accepted by Aldermen August 21, 2006, Order No. 07-009.)
Increasing accidental death benefit payable to surviving children. Chapter 55, § 3, Acts of 2006; Chapter 64, Acts of 2006. (Accepted by Aldermen October 16, 2006, Order No. 07-025.)
Rubbish
Disposal of. MGL c. 270, § 16. (Accepted by Aldermen 1984, Order No. 785.)
Schools
Agriculture and horticulture, schools of, authorizing cities to maintain. Chapter 185, Acts of 1916. (Accepted by voters November 7, 1916.)
Buildings, loan $200,000, authorizing. Chapter 362, Acts of 1921.
Buildings, loan $200,000, authorizing. Chapter 157, Acts of 1925.
Buildings, loan $600,000, authorizing. Chapter 202, Acts of 1926. (Defeated by voters May 10, 1927.)
Buildings, loan $200,000, authorizing. Chapter 270, Acts of 1928. (Accepted by Aldermen May 21, 1928.)
Buildings, loan $650,000, authorizing. Chapter 282, Acts of 1929. (Accepted by voters September 28, 1931.)
Buildings, bonds or notes for school construction purposes, act relative to issuance of by City of Melrose. Chapter 85, Acts of 1964.
Buildings, reports of sanitary conditions and safety. Amendment to Charter. Chapter 142, Acts of 1954. (Accepted by Aldermen March 15, 1954.)
Continuation, and courses of instruction for employed minors, authorizing establishment and maintenance of. Chapter 311, Acts of 1919. (Accepted by voters November 4, 1919.)
Funds expended for the upkeep and maintenance of any facility under the control of the School Department. Chapter 151, Section 28, Acts of 1993, which amends MGL c. 40, § 3. (Accepted by Aldermen June 6, 1994, Order No. 94-282.)
Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational School District, establishing. Chapter 703, Acts of 1962, as amended by Chapter 682, Acts of 1963, and as affected by Chapter 605, Acts of 1964. (Accepted by voters November 3, 1964.)
Park land, authorizing use of certain, for school purposes. Chapter 334, Acts of 1931.
Professional development grant program. Chapter 188, Sections 13 and 17. (Accepted by Aldermen 1986, Order Nos. 1259 and 1259-A.)
School Committee:
Term of, decreased to two years. Chapter 363, Acts of 1977. (Accepted by voters November 8, 1977.)
Term of, increased to four years. Amendment to City Charter. Chapter 431, Section 3, Acts of 1922. (Accepted by voters November 7, 1922.)
Vacancies in, election to fill unexpired term when. Amendment to City Charter. Chapter 294, Section 1, Acts of 1929. (Accepted by Aldermen June 18, 1929.)
Expenditures for adult education. MGL c. 71, § 71E. (Accepted by Aldermen 1985, Order No. 951.)
School halls, use of for other than school purposes. Chapter 320, Acts of 1912. (Accepted by Aldermen December 2, 1912.)
Teachers, men and women, equal pay for, MGL c. 71, § 40, as amended by Chapter 727, Acts of 1945. (Accepted by voters November 4, 1947.)
Teachers' pay in accordance with Section 228-231 of the State Budget Act, amending MGL c. 71, § 40. (Accepted by Aldermen August 21, 1991, Order No. 92-19.)
Sewers
Assessments. Chapter 445, Acts of 1898.
Assessments, apportionment of. Chapter 49, Section 15, Revised Laws. (Accepted by Aldermen July 6, 1915.)
Easterly section of Melrose, construction of certain main and particular sewers in. Chapter 226, Acts of 1939. (Accepted by Aldermen July 10, 1939.)
Easterly section of Melrose, construction of certain main and particular sewers in. Chapter 471, Acts of 1945. (Accepted by Aldermen November 5, 1945.)
Easterly section of Melrose, construction of certain main and particular sewers in. Chapter 535, Acts of 1947. (Accepted by Aldermen June 17, 1947.)
Loan, authorizing. Chapter 323, Acts of 1894.
Loan, authorizing. Chapter 274, Acts of 1895.
Loan, authorizing, additional. Chapter 103, Acts of 1896.
Loan, authorizing. Chapter 127, Acts of 1897.
Loan, authorizing, to construct system of sewerage. Chapter 174, Acts of 1905.
Loan $100,000, authorizing. Chapter 84, Acts of 1924. (Accepted by Aldermen.)
Liens for nonpayment of sewer bills. MGL c. 83, §§ 16A to 16F. (Accepted by Aldermen September 26, 1994, Order No. 95-22.)
Northeast section of Melrose, construction of certain main and particular sewers in. Chapter 522, Acts of 1950. (Accepted by Aldermen June 12, 1950.)
Sewer enterprise fund. MGL c. 44, § 53F 1/2. (Accepted by Aldermen February 22, 1994, Order No. 94-125, effective fiscal year 1995.)
Southeasterly section of Melrose, construction of certain main and particular sewers in. Chapter 58, Acts of 1937. (Accepted by Aldermen April 5, 1937.)
Southeast section of Melrose, construction of certain main and particular sewers in. Chapter 522, Acts of 1968.
Smoke
Chapter 710, Acts of 1975.
Smoke Detectors
Required in residential buildings. MGL c. 148, § 20A 1/2. (Accepted by Aldermen 1980, Order No. 20576.)
Smoke Emission
Enlarging district to which certain laws relative to emission of smoke shall apply. Chapter 301, Acts of 1928.
Smoke or Heat Detectors, Automatic
Requiring installation in hotels, boardinghouses or lodging houses or family hotels. MGL c. 148, § 26C. (Accepted by Aldermen February 2, 1976, Order No. 19063; Chapter 710, Acts of 1975.)
Snow and Ice
Removal of, from certain private ways open to public use, an act providing that cities and towns may appropriate money for. MGL c. 40, § 6C, inserted by Chapter 225, Acts of 1943. (Accepted by voters November 9, 1943.)
Soldiers and Sailors
Public employees serving in the Armed Forces of the United States. Chapter 137 of the Acts of 2003, amended by Section 131 of Chapter 68 of the Acts of 2011. (Accepted by Aldermen December 5, 2011, Order No. 12-48.)
Creditable retirement service time for certain public employees for active service in the armed forces. Chapter 71 of the Acts of 1996. (Accepted by Aldermen October 21, 1996, Order No. 96-367.)
Military and municipal compensation, authorizing payment to city employees of difference between. Chapter 254, Acts of 1917. (Accepted by Aldermen September 24, 1921.)
Military and municipal compensation, authorizing payment to World War veterans of difference between. Chapter 235, Acts of 1920. (Accepted by Aldermen October 18, 1920.)
Veterans of Civil War, authorizing payments to certain, in town. Chapter 117, Acts of 1896.
Spot Pond Brook (see Surface Drainage)
Stoneham
Part of annexed to Melrose. Chapter 45, Acts of 1853.
Surface Drainage
Cranberry Brook, in Town of Saugus and City of Melrose, resolve providing for investigation and study of cause of flooding. Chapter 75, Resolves of 1955.
Chapter 618, Acts of 1974.
Chapter 293, Acts of 1975.
Drainage and flood-control facilities in Stoneham, Wakefield, Melrose, Malden, Everett, Revere and Saugus, providing for construction of Chapter 595, Acts of 1963.
Drainage and flood-control facilities in Melrose, Malden, Everett, Revere, Saugus, Stoneham and Wakefield, providing for construction of Chapter 293, Acts of 1975.
Ell Pond Brook. An act relative to drainage in Towns of Malden and Melrose. Chapter 378, Acts of 1869.
Ell Pond Brook. An act in addition to an act relative to drainage in Towns of Malden and Melrose. Chapter 228, Acts of 1870.
Flood-control facilities in Melrose, Malden, Everett, Revere, Saugus, Stoneham and Wakefield, providing for construction of. Chapter 671, Acts of 1970.
Flood-control facilities in Melrose, Malden, Everett, Revere, Saugus, Stoneham and Wakefield, providing for construction of and increasing amount to be expended. Chapter 648, Acts of 1972.
Loan, authorizing. Chapter 445, Acts of 1902.
Loan, authorizing additional. Chapter 338, Acts of 1909. (Accepted by Aldermen November 29, 1909.)
Spot Pond Brook. An act relative to drainage in Towns of Malden and Melrose. Chapter 378, Acts of 1869.
Spot Pond Brook. An act in addition to an act relative to drainage in Towns of Malden and Melrose. Chapter 228, Acts of 1870.
Spot Pond Brook, providing for improvement of, and apportioning expense thereof. Chapter 406, Acts of 1904.
Spot Pond Brook, creating commission for investigation of. Chapter 10, Resolves of 1912.
Spot Pond Brook, creating commission for investigation of condition of. Chapter 100, Resolves of 1913.
Spot Pond Brook, in Town of Stoneham and Cities of Malden and Melrose, providing for investigation relative to. Chapter 15, Resolves of 1933.
Spot Pond Brook. An act authorizing the construction of certain drainage and flood-control facilities in Stoneham, Wakefield, Melrose, Malden, Everett and Revere. Chapter 574, Acts of 1955.
Spot Pond Brook. An act further providing for the construction of certain drainage and flood-control facilities in Stoneham, Wakefield, Melrose, Malden, Everett, Revere and Saugus. Chapter 519, Acts of 1961.
Spot Pond Brook. An act directing the Metropolitan District Commission to convey certain parcels of land in the Cities of Malden and Melrose to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and to grant permanent easements for drainage purposes and a temporary easement for construction purposes in said cities. Chapter 618, Acts of 1974.
Survey, Board of
Authorizing cities to establish. Chapter 190, Acts of 1916. (Accepted by Aldermen November 5, 1917.)
Swimming Pool
Swimming pool, construction of, by Metropolitan District Commission, authorizing transfer of certain park land for. Chapter 1016, Acts of 1971.
Swimming pool, named for former Mayor Lawrence W. Lloyd, on Tremont Street operated by Metropolitan District Commission. Chapter 902, Acts of 1973.
Taxation
Allocation of tax levy among the different property class. Chapter 797. (Accepted by Aldermen 1982, Order No. 225-A.)
Buildings and other things erected on or affixed to land during the period beginning on January 2 and ending on June 30 of the fiscal year preceding that to which the tax relates to be deemed part of such real property as of January 1. MGL c. 59, § 2A, third sentence. (Accepted by Aldermen May 15, 2006, Order No. 06-210)
Certificate of liens; fee schedule. MGL c. 60, § 23B. (Accepted by Aldermen June 20, 1994, Order No. 94-312.)
Compliance of property tax classification. Chapter 369, Acts of 1982. (Accepted by Aldermen in 1984, 1985 and 1986, Order Nos. 838, 1110 and 1461.)
Local room occupancy excise tax from hotels, motels or lodging houses within the city. MGL c. 64G, § 3A, at the rate of 6%. (Accepted by Aldermen March 17, 1997, Order No. 97-217; August 17, 2009, Order No. 10-002.)
Local meals excise. MGL c. 64L, § 2(a) (Accepted by Alderman August 17, 2009, Order No. 10-003.)
Property tax exemption for older citizens. MGL c. 59, § 5, cl. 41C. (Accepted by Aldermen March 15, 1993, Order No. 93-269; accepted with adjusted eligibility factors December 1, 2003, Order No. 04-050.)
Real estate exemptions, general qualifications for. MGL c. 59, § 5, cl. 17D. (Accepted by Aldermen January 17, 1995, Order No. 93-344.)
Quarterly real estate property tax bills. MGL c. 59, § 57C. (Accepted by Aldermen December 3, 1990, Order No. 90-241.)
Quarterly taxes. An act of the Legislature relative to MGL c. 59, § 57C, Preliminary tax for real estate and personal property; notice; installment payments. (Accepted by Aldermen November 18, 1991, Order No. 92-93.)
Property tax liability reduced in exchange for volunteer services; persons over age 60. MGL c. 59, § 5K. (Accepted by Aldermen September 25, 2000, Order No. 01-029.)
Senior citizen tax deferral. MGL c. 59, § 5, cl. 41A, with maximum income limit of up to $40,000; interest on deferral reduced from 8% to 4.5% (simple interest). (Accepted by Aldermen December 1, 2003, Order No. 04-051; February 2, 2009, Order No. 09-110.)
Military enhanced relief individual tax (merit) plan —
Deferral of taxes while on active duty outside commonwealth. MGL c. 59, § 5L. (Accepted by Aldermen November 13, 2006, Order No. 07-062.)
Deferral of excise tax on registered motor vehicles for Massachusetts National Guard members or reservists while on active duty outside commonwealth. MGL c. 60A, as amended by § 17 of Chapter 182, Acts of 2008. (Accepted by Aldermen October 20, 2008, Order No. 09-042.)
Excise tax on registered motor vehicles. MGL c. 60A, § 1, as amended by §§ 16 and 117 of Chapter 182, Acts of 2008, as amended by § 17 of Chapter 182, Acts of 2008. (Accepted by Aldermen October 20, 2008, Order No. 09-043.)
Grant of real and personal property tax abatement by Board of Assessors to Massachusetts National Guard members and reservists on active duty in foreign countries. MGL c. 59, § 5, cl. 56 and cl. 57, as amended by Chapter 188, Section 42, of the Acts of 2010. (Accepted by Aldermen December 6, 2010, Order No. 11-065.)
Veterans volunteer work tax abatement program. MGL c. 59, § 5N, as amended by § 8A of Chapter 108 of the Acts of 2012. (Accepted by Aldermen November 1, 2012, Order No. 2013-54.)
Tax title collection revolving fund. MGL c. 60, § 15B, as amended by Chapter 390 of the Acts of 2014. (Accepted by Aldermen June 20, 2016, Order No. 2016-176.)
To place on the property tax bills or motor vehicle excise tax bills a checkoff for taxpayers to donate to a veterans assistance fund. MGL c. 60, § 3F. (Accepted by Aldermen November 14, 2016, Order No. 2017-32.)
Teachers
Men and women, equal pay for. MGL c. 71, § 40, as amended by Chapter 727, Acts of 1945. (Accepted by voters November 4, 1947.)
Teachers' pay in accordance with Section 228-231 of the State Budget Act, amending MGL c. 71, § 40. (Accepted by Aldermen August 21, 1991, Order No. 92-19.)
Town Hall
Bonds, authorizing refund of portion of. Chapter 219, Acts of 1892.
Town Meetings
Records of meeting held March 27, 1865, authority to make. Chapter 260, Acts of 1865.
Proceedings of annual legalizing. Chapter 295, Acts of 1897.
Traffic Commission
Act establishing. Chapter 76, Acts of 1998. (Accepted by Aldermen June 15, 1998, Order No. 97-30A.)
Establish traffic safety zones. MGL c. 85, § 2. (Accepted by Traffic Commission January 20, 2010, Order No. TC 10-004.)
To reduce prima facie speed limit in Melrose to 25 miles per hour. MGL c. 90, § 17C, as amended by Chapter 218 of the Acts of 2016. (Accepted by Aldermen November 14, 2016, Order No. 2017-31)
Trust Funds
Refunding. Chapter 634, Acts of 1913.
MGL c. 32B, § 20, to establish Other Post Employment Benefits (OPEB) Liability Trust Fund. (Accepted by Aldermen December 2, 2013, Order No. 2014-46)
Vacations
City laborers. Chapter 217, Acts of 1914, as affected by Chapter 60, Acts of 1915, and Chapter 16, Acts of 1917. (Accepted by voters November 6, 1917.)
Employees returning to service of certain counties, cities and towns after serving in the Armed Forces of the United States during World War II. Chapter 447, Acts of 1945. (Accepted by Aldermen August 20, 1945.)
Vacation pay, advances of, to officers and employees of certain cities and towns. MGL c. 44, § 65, as amended by Chapter 635, Section 3, Acts of 1945. (Accepted by Aldermen November 19, 1945.)
MGL c. 33, § 59, Effect of military service on salary or vacation allowance of public employees. (Accepted by Aldermen April 18, 2000, Order No. 00-309.)
Visible Tag System.
So-called visible tag system. MGL c. 90, § 20C. (Accepted by Aldermen May 4, 1970, Order No. 16806-A.)
Wards
New division of city into. An act relative to use of certain election districts in City of Melrose. Chapter 87, Acts of 1938.
Redivision of wards and precincts. Chapter 10, Acts of 1975. (Accepted by Aldermen 1985, Order Nos. 948-A and 948-B)
Water and Water Supply
Assessments, special, authorizing levy of, to meet cost of laying water pipes in public and private ways. MGL c. 40, §§ 42G, 42H and 42I, inserted by Chapter 332, Acts of 1955. (Accepted by Aldermen December 15, 1958, Order No. 12677.)
Loan, authority to issue additional water bonds. Chapter 238, Acts of 1872.
Loan, sinking fund. Chapter 57, Acts of 1878.
Loan, authorizing additional. Chapter 336, Acts of 1885.
Loan, authorizing additional. Chapter 126, Acts of 1887.
Loan, authorizing additional. Chapter 417, Acts of 1891.
Loan, authorizing refund of portion of water bonds. Chapter 225, Acts of 1892.
Loan, authorizing additional. Chapter 433, Acts of 1893.
Loan, authorizing additional. Chapter 331, Acts of 1895.
Loan, authorizing additional. Chapter 415, Acts of 1902.
Loan, amending Act of 1902. Chapter 171, Acts of 1907.
Loan, authorizing additional. Chapter 150, Acts of 1909. (Accepted by Aldermen March 15, 1909.)
Loan, $100,000. Chapter 102, Acts of 1915.
Metropolitan Water Board (including authority to take lands and property belonging to Town of Melrose and used for water supply.) Chapter 488, Acts of 1895.
Rates to be lien on real estate. MGL c. 40, §§ 42A to 42F, inclusive. (Accepted by Aldermen December 21, 1931.)
Saugus, authorizing City of Melrose to supply water to. Chapter 304, Acts of 1926. (Accepted by Aldermen May 4, 1926.)
Spot Pond Water Company, Incorporated. Chapter 208, Acts of 1867.
Supply of, acts legalized. Chapter 160, Acts of 1870.
Supply, purity of, act to preserve. Chapter 278, Acts of 1892.
Supply, additional, authorizing. Chapter 309, Acts of 1893.
Water enterprise fund. MGL c. 44, § 53F 1/2. (Accepted by Aldermen February 22, 1994, Order No. 94-124, effective fiscal year 1995.)
Workers' Compensation
Providing for compensation to laborers, workmen and mechanics injured in course of city employment. Chapter 807, Acts of 1913. (Accepted by voters December 9, 1913.)
Insurance funds, to pay, authorizing cities and towns to establish. MGL c. 40, § 13A. (Accepted by Aldermen April 3, 1961, Order No. 13649.)
Workers' Compensation Claims Reserve Fund. MGL c. 40, § 13C. (Accepted by Aldermen June 6, 1994, Order No. 94-291.)
Youth Commission
Youth Commission, establishing, etc. MGL c. 40, § 8E, inserted by Chapter 391, Acts of 1969. (Accepted by Aldermen February 2, 1970, Order No. 16801.)
Zoning Ordinance
Authorizing enactment of. MGL c. 40, § 25. (Accepted by Aldermen March 10, 1924.)
The following is a list of portions of the Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR) specifically adopted or accepted by the City of Melrose:
Energy Efficiency
Massachusetts Stretch Energy Code, 780 CMR Appendix 120AA (effective July 1, 2010). (Accepted by Aldermen May 3, 2010, Order No. 10-122.)