Town of Andover, MA
Essex County
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Year
Statute or Act
Subject
Town Meeting Date
1885
Acts of 1885 Chapter 309
Licensing groves for picnics and amusements
TM August 1885
1886
Acts of 1886 Chapter 51, Sections 1-9
Betterments
ATM March 1886
1887
Acts of 1887 Chapter 439
Water supply
TM December 1887
1889
Acts of 1886 Chapter 264
Voting precincts
ATM March 1889
1890
Acts of 1890 Chapter 27, Sections 64-68
Choosing of Selectmen and Assessors
ATM March 1890
1890
Acts of 1890 Chapter 50, Section 20-23
Sidewalk betterments
ATM March 1890
1895
Acts of 1895 Chapter 386
Authorizing construction of sewerage system
ATM March 1895
1896
Acts of 1882 Chapter 154 (as amended by Acts of 1890 Chapter 240)
Public parks
ATM March 1896
1896
Acts of 1895 Chapter 374
Administration of highways under Highway Surveyor
ATM March 1896
1906
Revised Laws Chapter 104 Sections 1, 2, 4-12
Building laws
ATM March 1906
1907
Acts of 1907 Chapter 260
Theological seminary
1908
Acts of 1907 Chapter 560, Section 359
Moderator
STM April 1908
1909
Acts of 1908 Chapter 209
Protection of forest or sprout lands from fire
ATM March 1909
1911
Revised Laws Chapter 104
Building permits
ATM March 1911
1912
Acts of 1912 Chapter 503
Pensioning laborers
Ballot question, November 5, 1912
1913
Acts of 1912 Chapter 345
Establishing Board of Public Works
ATM March 1913
1913
Acts of 1912 Chapter 447
Veterans retirement
ATM March 1913
1914
Acts of 1911 Chapter 494
Eight-hour day
ATM March 1914
1914
Acts of 1913 Chapter 807
Workmen's compensation
ATM March 1914
1914
Acts of 1914 Chapter 217
Laborers' vacations
Ballot question number one/election November 3, 1914
1914
Acts of 1914 Chapter 688
Saturday half holiday
Ballot question number two/election November 3, 1914
1914
Acts of 1914 Chapter 790
Primaries, party enrollment
Ballot question number three/election November 3, 1914
1916
Acts of 1913 Chapter 655
Appoint committee on building laws
ATM March 1916
1919
Acts of 1916 Chapter 294
Motor vehicles carrying passengers for hire
ATM March 1919
1919
Acts of 1909 Chapter 423
Sunday sales
ATM March 1919
1919
Acts of 1919 Chapter 132
Two-platoon system
Ballot question November 4, 1919
1919
Acts of 1919 Chapter 311
Continuation schools for employed minors
Ballot question November 4, 1919
1920
Acts of 1920 Chapter 475
Construction of bridge
STM July 1920
1921
G.L. Chapter 94 Section 120
Slaughtering license fee
ATM March 1921
1921
G.L. Chapter 39 Section 20
Voting precincts and holding Annual Town Meeting
STM November 1921
1923
Acts of 1923 Chapter 69
Construction of outfall sewer for sewage disposal
ATM March 1923
1924
G.L. Chapter 48 Sections 42-44
Fire Chief
ATM March 1924
1924
G.L. Chapter 40 Section 12
Pomps Pond public baths
ATM March 1924
1926
G.L. Chapter 41 Section 25A
Assistant Assessors Board of Survey
ATM March 1926
1926
G.L. Chapter 41 Sections 70-72
Planning Board
ATM March 1926
1928
G.L. Chapter 41 Sections 73-81
Board of Survey
ATM March 1928
1929
G.L. Chapter 44 Section 35
Accounting system
ATM March 1929
1931
G.L. Chapter 41 Section 55
Town Accountant
STM January 1931
1935
G.L. Chapter 31 Sections 48, 49
Placing Police Department and call fire members under civil service
ATM March 1935
1936
G.L. Chapter 32 Sections 26-31H
Contributory retirement pensions
Ballot question number 2/election November 3, 1936
1938
Acts of 1937 Chapter 77
Absentee voting
ATM March 1938
1939
G.L. Chapter 147 Section 13A
Establishing reserve police force
ATM March 1939
1944
G.L. Chapter 139 Sections 1, 2, 3
Burned and hazardous buildings
ATM March 1944
1945
G.L. Chapter 40 Section 6C
Snow plowing from private ways open to public
Ballot question, March 5, 1945
1945
Acts of 1945
Removal of Call Firemen from Civil Service Regulations
ATM March 1945
1946
G.L. Chapter 48, as amended by Chapter 638 of Acts of 1941
Hours of permanent firemen
ATM March 1946
1946
Acts of 1945 Chapter 131
Removal of Call Firemen from Civil Service Regulations
ATM March 1946
1947
Acts of 1947 Chapter 653
Establish Merrimack River Valley Sewerage District
Ballot question November 2, 1948; not carried (yes — 1,179; no — 4,261)
1947
Acts of 1946 Chapter 559
Increases in pensions to retired
ATM March 1947
1948
G.L. Chapter 121 Section 26K
Authorize Selectmen to appoint Housing Authority
STM May 1948
1948
Acts of 1941 Chapter 346
Removal of vehicles, snow and ice on ways
ATM March 1948
1948
Acts of 1947 Chapter 615
One-year increase in pensions to retired before January 1, 1946
ATM March 1948
1949
G.L. Chapter 48 Section 58B
Fire Department, fifty-six-hour week
ATM March 1949
1949
Acts of 1948 Chapter 588
Increase ($200) in pensions to retired
ATM March 1949
1950
G.L. Chapter 140 Section 132-136
Smoke nuisance prevention
ATM March 1950
1951
Acts of 1950 Chapter 820 (amending G.L. Chapter 32, Sections 89 and 89A)
Increase in pension benefits to certain former public employees
ATM March 1951
1951
Acts of 1950 Chapter 783 (amending G.L. Chapter 32, Section 25)
Increasing retirement allowances to retired after January 1, 1946 with minimum allowance
ATM March 1951
1952
G.L. Chapter 40 Section 6B
Uniforms for Fire Department and Police Department
ATM March 1952
1952
Acts of 1951 Chapter 781
Increasing retirement allowance for retired prior to November 1, 1949
ATM March 1952
1953
Acts of 1952 Chapter 624
Increasing retirement allowances and annuities to retired before April 1, 1951
ATM March 1953
1954
G.L. Chapter 41 Section 81A
Planning Board, adopted changes
ATM March 1954
1954
G.L. Chapter 85 Section 11A
Bicycle registration
ATM March 1954
1955
G.L. Chapter 41 Section 81D
Master Plan
STM March 1955
1955
Acts of 1947 Chapter 265
Closing of public offices on Saturdays
ATM March 1955
1956
G.L. Chapter 40 Sections 42G-42I
Special assessment for water pipes
ATM March 1956
1956
G.L. Chapter 41 Section 81Z
Establish Planning Board of Appeals
ATM March 1956
1956
G.L. Chapter 40 Section 8A (as amended by Acts of 1955 Chapter 102)
Establishing Development and Industrial Commission
ATM March 1956
1956
G.L. Chapter 136 Sections 21-25
Sunday sports
STM October 1956
1956
Acts of 1956 Chapter 489
United fund payroll deductions
STM October 1956
1958
Acts of 1956 Chapter 571
Town Manager plan established
ATM March 1958
1958
G.L. Chapter 41 Section 38A
Tax Collector under title of Town Collector to collect accounts owed town
ATM March 1958
1958
G.L. Chapter 40 Section 6F
Repairing private ways
ATM March 1958
1959
G.L. Chapter 32B
Insurance for town employees
Ballot question March 2, 1959
1959
Acts of 1958 Chapter 516
Withdraw from Essex County Mosquito Control
STM June 1959
1960
G.L. Chapter 142 Section 13
Plumbing bylaws adopted
ATM March 1960
1960
G.L. Chapter 40 Section 8C
Conservation Commission established
ATM March 1960
1960
G.L. Chapter 136 Section 4B
Licenses for bowling alleys on Lord's Day
ATM March 1960
1960
G.L. Chapter 44 Section 65
Advanced vacation pay to town employees
STM June 1960
1961
Acts of 1960 Chapter 467
Increase pensions former public employees
ATM March 1961
1962
G.L. Chapter 40 Section 22D
Towing of vehicles
ATM March 1962
1963
G.L. Chapter 40 Section 5B
Stabilization fund established
ATM March 1963
1963
Acts of 1960 Chapter 737
Inspector of Gas appointed
ATM March 1963
1963
G.L. Chapter 48 Section 58B
Forty-eight-hour week for Fire Department
Ballot question number 1, March 9, 1963
1963
Acts of 1960 Chapter 330
Regional school district established
Ballot question March 9, 1963
1964
G.L. Chapter 91 Section 29 (as amended by 5 AO 1955)
Town will assume liability for damages by public works (Rogers Brook)
ATM March 1964
1964
Acts of 1963 Chapter 478
Increase pensions retired before January 1, 1963
ATM March 1964
1964
Acts of 1964 Chapter 684
Placing officers and positions in DPW under civil service
Ballot question November 3, 1964
1966
G.L. Chapter 40 Section 5, CI. 51
Conservation Fund created
ATM March 1966
1966
G.L. Chapter 40 Sections 42A-42F
Water rates and service charges collection
ATM March 1966
1966
G.L. Chapter 40 Sections 5, CL. 49
Establish Local Council on Aging
ATM March 1966
1967
G.L. Chapter 40 Section 22D (amended)
Towing of vehicles
STM August 1967
1968
G.L. Chapter 152 Section 69
Authorize Selectmen to designate elected or appointed officers except Selectmen, firemen or policemen
STM October 1968
1968
G.L. Chapter 152 Section 69
Inclusion of all town employees except police and fire within Workmen's Compensation Act
STM October 1968
1968
Acts of 1967 Chapter 772
Industrial developmental financing authority
ATM March 1968
1969
G.L. Chapter 90 Section 18A
Pedestrian rules and regulations for use of ways by pedestrians
ATM March 1969
1969
Acts of 1966 Chapter 272
Firefighters may reside outside of town
STM October 1969
1969
Acts of 1968 Chapter 548 Section 8C
Fluoridate water supply
ATM March 1970
1970
G.L. Chapter 48 Section 57B
Members of AFD excused from duty without loss of pay while attending union conferences
STM October 1970
1970
G.L. Chapter 40 Section 8D
Established Historical Commission
ATM March 1970
1971
G.L. Chapter 44 Section 53C
Expenditure of moneys for off-duty details of police officers
ATM March 1971
1971
G.L. Chapter 40 Section 44A
Regional Refuse Disposal Planning Commission appointed
ATM March 1971
1971
G.L. Chapter 32 Section 99
Advance payments of retirement allowances to town employees authorized
ATM March 1971
1971
G.L. Chapter 41 Section 111D
Vacations for permanent police and fire forces in certain towns
ATM March 1971
1972
G.L. Chapter 48 Section 58D
Forty-two-hour workweek for permanent members of Fire Department
Ballot question number 10, November 7, 1972
1972
Act of 1971 Chapter 486
License granted for operation of beano
ATM March 1972
1972
G.L. Chapter 40A Section 20
Appeals (reconsideration of variances or special permit)
ATM March 1972
1972
G.L. Chapter 40A Section 8
Reconsideration of a proposed change in zoning
ATM March 1972
1973
G.L. Chapter 40 Section 8G
Mutual aid program APD
ATM April 1973
1973
G.L. Chapter 40 Section 13
Municipal buildings insurance fund
ATM April 1973
1974
Acts of 1973 Chapter 230
Exempting DPW Director and other DPW officers from civil service
ATM April 1974
1974
Acts of 1973 Chapter 182
Exempting Superintendents of Highways and Forestry from civil service
ATM April 1974
1974
G.L. Chapter 31 Section 47B
Janitors of school buildings placed within civil service
ATM April 1974
1974
G.L. Chapter 138 Section 33A
Sales on Sundays and holidays of alcoholic beverages by licensees regulated by local licensing authorities
ATM April 1974
1974
Ballot vote
Charter amendment, new date for annual budget
ATM April 1974
1974
Ballot vote
Charter amendment, Selectmen to be policy makers
ATM April 1974
1974
G.L. Chapter 90 Section 20C
Selectmen authorized to establish by rule or regulation a schedule of fines for offenses subject to aforesaid
STM October 1974
1974
Acts of 1974 Chapter 295
Authorizing North Reading to acquire land in Andover to protect water system
1974
Acts of 1975 Chapter 246
Board of Selectmen to appoint Andover representation to the Merrimack Valley Planning Commission
ATM April 1974
1975
Acts of 1975 Chapter 360
Exempting certain engineering positions in DPW from civil service
ATM April 1975
1975
Acts of 1974 Chapter 117
License granted for conducting of beano
Ballot question March 31, 1975
1975
G.L. Chapter 90 Section 20D
Mutilation of parking tickets
ATM April 1975
1978
G.L. Chapter 40 D Section 2
Established industrial developmental financing authority
STM April 1978
1978
G.L. Chapter 32B Section 9E
Increase coverage medical insurance held by town employees
STM April 1978
1978
G.L. Chapter 161B
Joining Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority and authorizing Selectmen to take action
ATM April 1978
1978
G.L. Chapter 83 Sections 16A, 16B, 16C, 16I, 16E, 16F
Provisions for assessing sewer liens and collection thereof
STM October 1978
1978
Acts of 1977
Exempting DPW office manager, clerks, stenographers and administrative assistants from civil service
ATM April 1978
1978
Acts of 1975 Chapter 808
Zoning amendments
ATM April 1978
1979
Acts of 1980 Chapter 72
Exempting school custodians from civil service
STM October 1979
1980
G.L. Chapter 32 Section 20 Subdiv. 4, para. c 1/2 and f 1/2
Compensation, Retirement Board
ATM April 1980
1980
Acts of 1979 Chapter 455
Exempting all positions in DPW from civil service
ATM April 1980
1981
Acts of 1980 Chapter 217
Amending bidding law
ATM June 1981
1981
G.L. Chapter 40 Section 5D
Pension funding
ATM June 1981
1981
Acts of 1981 Chapter 350
Exempting Gas and Pluming Inspectors from civil service
ATM May 1981
1982
G.L. Chapter 44 Section 53E
Allocating certain anticipated receipts
ATM April 1982
1982
Acts of 1982 Chapter 530, Section 1
Authorizing Andover to sell and convey or lease and lease back certain property for office use
ATM April 1982
1982
G.L. Chapter 33 Section 59
No loss of pay or vacation to municipal employees in armed services while on duty
ATM April 1982
1982
G.L. Chapter 90 Section 20A1/2
Parking regulations, violations, schedule of fines, etc.
ATM April 1982
1982
G.L. Chapter 59 Section 5(17c) (as amended by Acts of 1981 Chapter 743)
Real estate tax exemptions
STM November 1982
1983
G.L. Chapter 44 Section 53D
Revolving fund, Council on Aging
ATM April 1983
1983
G.L. Chapter 41 Section 108L
Police, college credits
ATM April 1983
1985
Acts of 1982 Chapter 597
Excise tax exemption for former prisoners of war
ATM April 1985
1985
Acts of 1982 Chapter 634, G.L. Chapter 59 Section 5(37A)
Real estate tax exemption for the blind
ATM April 1985
1986
G.L. Chapter 64G Section 3A
Hotel-motel local room occupancy excise tax
ATM April 1986
1986
Acts of 1984 Chapter 477
Exempting municipal purchases from public bidding laws when purchasing equipment and materials from other governmental agencies
ATM April 1986
1986
Acts of 1985 Chapter 308
Assume responsibility and liability for dog licensing, control and regulation
ATM April 1986
1986
Acts of 1985 Chapter 188 Section 13
Professional development grants for teachers
ATM April 1986
1986
Acts of 1985 Chapter 188 Section 16
Minimum teacher salary
ATM April 1986
1986
Acts of 1985 Chapter 70A
Equal educational opportunity grant
ATM April 1986
1987
G.L. Chapter 71 Section 71E
Revolving fund. Moneys derived from use of school facilities
ATM April 1987
1987
G.L. Chapter 59 Section 5 Clauses 17D and 41C
Real estate tax exemptions for surviving spouses, minors with deceased parents or certain elderly
STM July 1987
1988
G.L. Chapter 71 Section 40
Teachers' minimum wages
ATM April 1988
1988
Acts of 1987 Chapter 697 Sections 31, 33, 64, and 107
Pension reform
ATM April 1988
1988
G.L. Chapter 70A Section 1
Equal educational opportunity grants (Greater Lawrence Regional Vocational Technical High School)
ATM April 1988
1988
G.L. Chapter 40 Section 21D
Noncriminal disposition of certain violations
ATM April 1988
1988
G.L. Chapter 40 Section 22
Regulations of carriages, taxicabs, etc.
ATM April 1988
1989
G.L. Chapter 41 Section 41B
Payment of public employees by direct bank deposits
ATM April 1989
1989
Acts of 1988 Chapter 245, amending G.L. Chapter 41 Section 81U
Expenditure of default funds
ATM April 1989
1989
Acts of 1988 Chapter 126, amending Acts of 1986 Chapter 73 Section 4
Property tax exemptions for fiscal year 1990
ATM April 1989
1989
G.L. Chapter 40 Section 57
Grant or renewal of licenses as affected by nonpayment of local taxes
ATM April 1989
1990
G.L. Chapter 70A Section 1
Equal educational opportunity grants (Greater Lawrence Regional Vocational Technical High School)
STM March 1990
1990
Acts of 1989 Chapter 653 Section 41
Quarterly property tax billing
STM March 1990
1990
Acts of 1989 Chapter 653 Section 40
Change in assessment date for property tax billing
STM March 1990
1990
G.L. Chapter 70A Section 1
Equal educational opportunity grants (Greater Lawrence Regional Vocational Technical High School)
ATM June 1990
1990
Acts of 1986 Chapter 73 Section 4, as amended by Acts of 1988 Chapter 126
Property tax exemptions for fiscal year 1991
ATM June 1990
1991
G.L. Chapter 32 Section 90G 3/4
Full retirement benefits for town employees working past age 70
ATM April 1991
1991
G.L. Chapter 32 Section 90J
Paid annual physical exams for town employees working past age 70
ATM April 1991
1991
G.L. Chapter 40 Section 13C
Workers' compensation claims reserve fund
ATM April 1991
1991
G.L. Chapter 70A Section 1
Equal educational opportunity grants (Greater Lawrence Regional Vocational Technical High School)
ATM April 1991
1991
Acts of 1986 Chapter 73 Section 4, as amended by Acts of 1988 Chapter 126
Property tax exemptions for fiscal year 1992
ATM April 1991
1991
Acts of 1990 Chapter 291
Enhanced 911 service
ATM April 1991
1992
G.L. Chapter 70A Section 1
Equal educational opportunity grants (Greater Lawrence Regional Vocational Technical High School)
ATM April 1992
1992
Acts of 1986 Chapter 73 Section 4, as amended by Acts of 1988 Chapter 126
Property tax exemptions for fiscal year 1993
ATM April 1992
1992
Acts of 1991 Chapter 138 Section 126, amending G.L. Chapter 59 Section 5, Clause 41A
Maximum gross receipts level for property tax deferrals for financial hardship for eligible individuals, fiscal year beginning July 1, 1992
ATM April 1992
1992
G.L. Chapter 44 Section 53F
Authorizing Town Treasurer to enter into compensating balance agreements for banking services for maximum 3-year period beginning July 1, 1992
ATM April 1992
1992
G.L. Chapter 80 Section 13B
Deferral of betterment assessments for qualified property owners eligible for tax deferrals under G.L. Chapter 59, Section 5 Clause 41A
ATM April 1992
1992
G.L. Chapter 44 Section 53E1/2
Appropriations for agency operating costs to be offset by estimated receipts from fees
ATM April 1992
1993
G.L. Chapter 70A
Equal educational opportunity grants (Greater Lawrence Regional Vocational Technical High School)
ATM April 1993
1993
Acts of 1986 Chapter 73 Section 4, as amended by Acts of 1988 Chapter 126
Property tax exemptions for fiscal year 1994
ATM April 1993
1993
G.L. Chapter 44 Section 53E1/2
Community services revolving account
ATM April 1993
1993
G.L. Chapter 44 Section 53E1/2
Community development and planning revolving account
ATM April 1993
1993
G.L. Chapter 32 Section 22D, as amended, and Acts of 1992 Chapter 133 Section 48, as amended
Early retirement incentive program
ATM April 1993
1994
G.L. Chapter 70A
Equal Educational Opportunity Grant
ATM April 1994
1994
G.L. Chapter 73 Section 4, Acts of 1986, as amended by Chapter 126, Acts of 1988
Additional 1995 property tax exemption for persons who qualify for an exemption under G.L. Chapter 59, Section 5
ATM April 1994
1994
G.L. Chapter 44 Section 53E1/2
Establishing a community services revolving account
ATM April 1994
1994
G.L. Chapter 44 Section 55E1/2
Establishing a community development and planning revolving account
ATM April 1994
1994
G.L. Chapter 44 Section 53F1/2
Establishing an enterprise fund for the Department of Public Works Water Division operations
ATM April 1994
1994
G.L. Chapter 44 Section 53F1/2
Establishing an enterprise fund for the Department of Public Works Sewer Division operations
ATM April 1994
1994
G.L. Chapter 138 Section 33B
Allowing the Board of Selectmen to authorize licensees to sell alcoholic beverages certain days and hours
ATM April 1994
1994
G.L. Chapter 71 Section 83 of the Acts of 1993, as amended
Early retirement incentive program for teachers
ATM April 1994
1994
Chapter 408 of the Acts of 1993
Denial or suspension of licenses or permits for failure to pay taxes
ATM April 1994
1995
Acts of 1986 Chapter 73 Section 4, as amended by Acts of 1988 Chapter 126
Property tax exemptions for fiscal year 1996
ATM April 1995
1995
G.L. Chapter 44 Section 53E1/2
Establishing a community services revolving account
ATM April 1995
1995
G.L. Chapter 44 Section 53E1/2
Establishing a community development and planning revolving account
ATM April 1995
1995
G.L. Chapter 44 Section 53E1/2
Establishing a Department of Municipal Maintenance revolving account
ATM April 1995
1995
G.L. Chapter 44 Section 53E1/2
Establishing a Council on Aging revolving account
ATM April 1995
1995
G.L. Chapter 30B Section 12(b)
Authorizing Town Manager to solicit and award contracts
ATM April 1995
1995
G.L. Chapter 40 Section 8J
Establishing a Commission on Disabilities
ATM April 1995
1996
Acts of 1986 Chapter 73 Section 4, as amended by Acts of 1988 Chapter 126
Property tax exemptions for fiscal year 1997
ATM April 1996
1996
G.L. Chapter 44 Section 53E1/2
Establishing a community services revolving account
ATM April 1996
1996
G.L. Chapter 44 Section 53E1/2
Establishing a community development and planning revolving account
ATM April 1996
1996
G.L. Chapter 44 Section 53E1/2
Establishing a Department of Municipal Maintenance revolving account
ATM April 1996
1996
G.L. Chapter 44 Section 53E1/2
Establishing a Department of Municipal Maintenance revolving account
ATM April 1996
1996
G.L. Chapter 44 Section 53E1/2
Establishing a Department of Municipal Maintenance revolving account
ATM April 1996
1996
Chapter 71 of the Acts of 1996
Provide certain public employees creditable retirement service time for active service in the Armed Forces of the United States
STM October 1996
1997
Acts of 1986 Chapter 73, as amended by Acts of 1988 Chapter 126
Property tax exemptions for fiscal year 1998
ATM April 1997
1997
G.L. Chapter 44 Section 53E1/2
Establishing a community services revolving account
ATM April 1997
1997
G.L. Chapter 44 Section 53E1/2
Establishing a community development and planning revolving account
ATM April 1997
1997
G.L. Chapter 44 Section 53E1/2
Establishing a Department of Municipal Maintenance revolving account
ATM April 1997
1997
G.L. Chapter 44 Section 53E1/2
Establishing an elder services revolving account
ATM April 1997
1997
G.L. Chapter 30B Section 12(b)
Authorizing Town Manager to solicit and award contracts for terms exceeding three years
ATM April 1997
1997
G.L. Chapter 60 Section 3C
Establishing a Town of Andover Scholarship Fund and means of contribution; establishing an Andover Scholarship Committee; authorizing means of initial financing and expenditure
ATM April 1997
1998
Acts of 1986 Chapter 73, as amended by Acts of 1988 Chapter 126
Property tax exemption for fiscal year 1999
ATM April 1998
1998
G.L. Chapter 44 Section 53E1/2
Establishing a community services revolving account
ATM April 1998
1998
G.L. Chapter 44 Section 53E1/2
Establishing a community development and planning revolving account
ATM April 1998
1998
G.L. Chapter 44 Section 53E1/2
Establishing a Department of Plant and Facilities revolving account
ATM April 1998
1998
G.L. Chapter 44 Section 53E1/2
Establishing an elder services revolving account
ATM April 1998
1998
G.L. Chapter 30B Section 12(b)
Authorizing Town Manager to solicit and award contracts for terms exceeding three years
ATM April 1998
1998
G.L. Chapter 32 Section 103
Relative to cost-of-living adjustment for retirees
ATM April 1998
1999
Acts of 1986 Chapter 73 Section 4, as amended by Acts of 1988 Chapter 126 Section 5
Allowing additional property tax exemption for Fiscal Year 2000
ATM April 1999
1999
G.L. Chapter 44 Section 53E1/2
Establishing a community development and planning revolving account for legal services
ATM April 1999
1999
G.L. Chapter 44 Section 53E1/2
Establishing a community development and planning, health division, revolving account for clinical supplies
ATM April 1999
1999
G.L. Chapter 44 Section 53E1/2
Establishing a community development and planning, health division, revolving account
ATM April 1999
1999
G.L. Chapter 44 Section 53E1/2
Establishing a community services revolving account
ATM April 1999
1999
G.L. Chapter 44 Section 53E1/2
Establishing a youth services revolving account
ATM April 1999
1999
G.L. Chapter 44 Section 53E1/2
Establishing a Department of Plant and Facilities revolving account
ATM April 1999
1999
G.L. Chapter 44 Section 53E1/2
Establishing an elder services revolving account
ATM April 1999
1999
G.L. Chapter 30B Section 12(b)
Authorizing the Town Manager or Superintendent of Schools to solicit and award contracts for terms exceeding three years
ATM April 1999
1999
G.L. Chapter 32 Sections 102(g) and 103(h), as amended by Chapter 456 Sections 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the Acts of 1998
Providing for cost-of-living adjustments for noncontributory retirees, spouses or other beneficiaries
ATM May 1999
1999
Acts of 1998 Chapter 194 Section 288
Accepting provisions concerning Option C Pop-Up provision of Chapter 32
ATM May 1999
2000
Acts of 1986 Chapter 73 Section 4, as amended by Acts of 1988 Chapter 126
Allowing additional property tax exemption for Fiscal Year 2001
ATM April 2000
2000
G.L. Chapter 30B Section 12(b)
Authorizing the Town Manager or Superintendent of Schools to solicit and award contracts for terms exceeding three years
ATM April 2000
2000
G.L. Chapter 44 Section 53E1/2
Establishing various revolving funds for certain town departments
ATM April 2000
2000
Acts of 1998 Chapter 166
Voluntary contributions to establish a town aid to the elderly and disabled taxation fund
ATM April 2000
2000
G.L. Chapter 59 Section 5K
Program to allow persons over the age of 60 to volunteer to provide services to the town to reduce their real property tax obligation
ATM April 2000
2000
G.L. Chapter 32 Section 103
Authorize Andover Retirement Board to pay 3% cost-of-living allowance annually to retirees
ATM April 2000
2000
G.L. Chapter 59 Section 59A
Massachusetts Brown -fields Act, tax agreements
ATM May 2000
2001
Acts of 1986, Chapter 73, Section 4, as amended by Acts of 1988, Chapter 126
Allowing additional property tax exemption for Fiscal Year 2002
ATM April 2001
2001
G.L. Chapter 31 Section 58A
Age restrictions on eligibility requirements for applicants for the position of firefighter or police officer
ATM April 2001
2001
G.L. Chapter 30B Section 12(b)
Authorizing the Town Manager or Superintendent of Schools to solicit and award contracts for terms exceeding three years
ATM April 2001
2001
G.L. Chapter 44 Section 53E1/2
Establishing various revolving funds for certain town departments
ATM April 2001
2002
Acts of 1986, Chapter 73, Section 4, as amended by Acts of 1988, Chapter 126
Allowing additional property tax exemption for Fiscal Year 2003
ATM April 2002
2002
G.L. Chapter 40 Section 22F
Allowing municipal boards or officers to fix reasonable fees for licenses, permits or certificates issued pursuant to statutes or regulations wherein the entire proceeds of the fee remains with the Town and may fix reasonable charges to be paid for any services rendered or work performed by the Town or any department thereof. Any fees adopted under this section shall be subject to the approval of the Board of Selectmen and will supersede fees or charges in effect.
ATM April 2002
2002
G.L. Chapter 30B Section 12(b)
Authorizing the Town Manager or Superintendent of Schools to solicit and award contracts for terms exceeding three years but not to exceed five years, including any renewal, extension or option, provided in each instance the longer term is determined to be in the best interest of the Town by a vote of the Board of Selectmen or the School Committee, as appropriate
ATM April 2002
2002
G.L. Chapter 44 Section 53E1/2
Authorizing various revolving funds for the following Town departments: Community Development and Planning; Health Division; Health Clinic; Division of Community Services; Division of Youth Services; Field Maintenance; Division of Elder Services; and Public Safety
ATM April 2002
2003
Acts of 1986, Chapter 73, Section 4, as amended by Acts of 1988, Chapter 126
Allowing additional property tax exemption for Fiscal Year 2004
ATM April 2003
2003
G.L. Chapter 30B Section 12(b)
Authorizing the Town Manager or Superintendent of Schools to solicit and award contracts for terms exceeding three years but not to exceed five years, including any renewal, extension or option, provided in each instance the longer term is determined to be in the best interest of the Town by a vote of the Board of Selectmen or the School Committee, as appropriate
ATM April 2003
2003
G.L. Chapter 44 Section 53E1/2
Authorizing various revolving funds for the following Town departments: Community Development and Planning; Health Division; Health Clinic; Division of Community Services; Division of Youth Services; Field Maintenance; Division of Elder Services; and Public Safety
ATM April 2003
2003
G.L. Chapter 32B Section 9I
Payment of health insurance premiums of Town employees on military leave of absence for active service
ATM April 2003
2003
Acts of 2002, Chapter 184, Section 51, amending G.L. Chapter 59, Section 5, Clause 41C
To adjust the income and asset requirements seniors must meet to qualify for the exemption; and the amount of the exemption the Town may grant to eligible seniors; and the requisite age of eligibility, all beginning Fiscal Year 2004
ATM April 2003
2004
Acts of 1986, Chapter 73, Section 4, as amended by Acts of 1988, Chapter 126
To allow an additional property tax exemption for Fiscal Year 2005 for those persons who qualify for property tax exemptions under M.G.L. c. 59, § 5
ATM April 2004
2004
Acts of 2003, Chapter 137, Section 1
Authorization to pay an employee who has been granted a military leave of absence because that employee is a member of the Army/Air Force National Guard or a reserve component of the Armed Forces of the United States called to active service in the Armed Forces of the United States after September 11, 2001, his/her base salary less any amount received for his/her active military service. This provision expires by law on September 11, 2005
ATM April 2004
2005
Acts of 1986, Chapter 73, Section 4, as amended by Acts of 1988, Chapter 126
To allow an additional property tax exemption for Fiscal Year 2006 for those persons who qualify for property tax exemptions under M.G.L. c. 59, § 5
ATM May 2005
2005
G.L. Chapter 44 Section 55C
Establishing a municipal affordable housing trust fund
ATM May 2005
2006
Acts of 1986, Chapter 73, Section 4, as amended by Acts of 1988, Chapter 126
To allow an additional property tax exemption for Fiscal Year 2006 for those persons who qualify for property tax exemptions under M.G.L. c. 59 § 5
ATM April 2006
2006
Acts of 2005, Chapter 157, Section 1
Provision of an additional yearly benefit of $15 for each year of creditable service or fraction thereof thereof, up to a maximum yearly benefit of $300 to accidental disability retiree who is also a veteran
ATM April 2006
2006
Acts of 2005, Chapter 157, Section 2
Provision of benefit accepted in Section 1 retroactively to retiree's date of retirement
ATM April 2006
2007
Acts of 1986, Chapter 73, Section 4, as amended by Acts of 1988, Chapter 126
Allowing an additional property tax exemption for Fiscal Year 2008 for those persons who qualify under M.G.L. c. 59, § 5
ATM April 2007
2007
G.L. Chapter 39, Section 23D
Authorizing members of Town boards, commissions and committees that hold adjudicatory hearings to vote on a matter if they have missed not more than one meeting
ATM April 2007
2007
G.L. Chapter 44B, Sections 3 to 7
Community Preservation Act; approving surcharge of 1% on real property and accepting exemptions for low-income and low-and moderate-income senior housing and for $100,000 of the value of each taxable parcel of residential real property
ATM April 2007
2007
G.L. Chapter 41, Section 100B
Indemnification of police officers and fire fighters who have retired on an accidental disability and who continue to incur medical expenses on and after retirement as a result of such on-the-job injury
ATM April 2007
2007
Acts of 2006, Chapter 55(d)ii
Increase in accidental death benefit for surviving children to an amount equal to benefit provided for in M.G.L. ch. 32 § 7(2)(a)(iii) for accidental disability retirees
ATM April 2007
2008
Acts of 1986, Chapter 73, Section 4, as amended by Acts of 1988, Chapter 126
Allowing an additional property tax exemption for Fiscal Year 2009 for those persons who qualify under M.G.L. c. 59, § 5
ATM April 2008
2008
M.G.L. c. 43D, as amended pursuant to Acts of 2006, Chapter 205, Section 11
Approving the filing of application with the Interagency Permitting Board for designation of land at 1350 South Street (Map 184, Parcel 1, 35.08 acres) and 1350R South Street (Map 184, Parcel 2, 5.89 acres) as a priority development site
ATM April 2008
2009
M.G.L. c. 32B, § 18A
Authorization of Town to require all retirees, their spouses and dependents to enroll in a Medicare health benefits supplement plan offered by the Town
ATM May 2009
2009
Acts of 1986, Chapter 73, Section 4, as amended by Acts of 1988, Chapter 126
Allowing an additional property tax exemption for Fiscal Year 2010 for those persons who qualify under M.G.L. c. 59, § 5
ATM May 2009
2009
M.G.L. c. 71, § 16G1/2
Establishment of stabilization fund for Greater Lawrence Technical School
ATM May 2009
2009
M.G.L. c. 43D, as amended, pursuant to Acts of 2006, Chapter 205, Section 11
Approval of filing of application with the Interagency Permitting Board for designation of land at 1 Riverside Drive, 2 Tech Drive, 40 Shattuck Road, 300 Minuteman Road, 300 Brick Square, 160 Dascomb Road, 300 Federal Street and 800 Federal Street as priority development site
ATM May 2009
2009
M.G.L. c. 64G, § 3A
Increase local room occupancy excise tax to 6%
STM August 2009
2009
M.G.L. c. 64L, § 2(a)
Impose a local meals tax
STM October 2009
2010
Acts of 1986, Chapter 73, Section 4, as amended by Acts of 1988, Chapter 126
Allowing an additional property tax exemption for Fiscal Year 2011 for those persons who qualify under M.G.L. c. 59, § 5
ATM April 2010
2010
Acts of 2008, Chapter 479
An Act Providing for the Establishment of Other Post Employment Benefits Liability Trust Funds for Municipalities
ATM April 2010
2011
Acts of 1986, Chapter 73, Section 4, as amended by Acts of 1988, Chapter 126
Allowing an additional property tax exemption for Fiscal Year 2012 for those persons who qualify under M.G.L. c. 59, § 5
ATM April 2011
2011
Acts of 2010, Chapter 131, Sections 27 and 28
Increasing the benefit provided in M.G.L. c. 32, § 101, to $9,000 per year
ATM April 2011
2012
Acts of 1986, Chapter 73, Section 4, as amended by Acts of 1988, Chapter 126
Allowing an additional property tax exemption for Fiscal Year 2013 for those persons who qualify under M.G.L. c. 59, § 5
ATM April 2012
2012
Acts of 2011, Chapter 176, Sections 29 and 30
Amend M.G.L. c. 32, 12(2)(d) to increase benefit provided therein to $6,000 per year
ATM April 2012
2013
Acts of 1986, Chapter 73, Section 4, as amended by Acts of 1988, Chapter 126
Allowing an additional property tax exemption for Fiscal Year 2014 for those persons who qualify under M.G.L. c. 59, § 5
ATM May 2013
2014
Acts of 1986, Chapter 73, Section 4, as amended by Acts of 1988, Chapter 126
Allowing an additional property tax exemption for Fiscal Year 2015 for those persons who qualify under M.G.L. c. 59, § 5
ATM May 2014
2015
Acts of 1986, Chapter 73, Section 4, as amended by Acts of 1988, Chapter 126
Allowing an additional property tax exemption for Fiscal Year 2016 for those persons who qualify under M.G.L. c. 59, § 5
ATM May 2015
2016
Acts of 1986, Chapter 73, Section 4, as amended by Acts of 1988, Chapter 126
Allowing an additional property tax exemption for Fiscal Year 2017 for those persons who qualify under M.G.L. c. 59, § 5
ATM May 2016
2016
M.G.L. c. 71, § 71E
Allowing all moneys received by the School Department in connection with the conduct of academic summer school programs, including but not limited to continuing education and online academic programs
ATM May 2016
2017
Acts of 1986, Chapter 73, Section 4, as amended by Acts of 1988, Chapter 126
Allowing an additional property tax exemption for Fiscal Year 2018 for those persons who qualify under M.G.L. c. 59, § 5
ATM May 2017
2017
M.G.L. c. 44, § 53F3/4
Establishing the PEG Access and Cable Related Fund
ATM May 2017
2017
Acts of 2008, Chapter 479
Re-accepting An Act Providing for the Establishment of Other Post Employment Benefits Liability Trust Funds for Municipalities
ATM May 2017
2018
Acts of 1986, Chapter 73, Section 4, as amended by Acts of 1988, Chapter 126
Allowing an additional property tax exemption for Fiscal Year 2019 for those persons who qualify under M.G.L. c. 59, § 5
ATM April 2018