Town of Southborough, MA
Worcester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Southborough as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Property maintenance — See Ch. 136.
[Adopted 4-10-2012 ATM by Art. 22]
The Fire Chief, in his or her sole discretion, and pursuant to general authority of MGL c. 48, § 42, for public health, safety or welfare purposes may utilize Fire Department personnel, apparatus, or other resources of the Department to effectuate the removal of water from within private buildings, caused by flooding, by pumping or other means, at the written request of the property owner or tenant in public emergency situations.
The property owner or tenant may be assessed a fee for such service as rendered to any private building if, in the sole determination of the Fire Chief or his or her authorized designee, the water flooding condition could have been avoided or abated by the owner or tenant by remedial action, including the installation of sump pumps or other pumping devices.
A. 
First response: no fee assessed.
B. 
Second response: fifty-dollar fee.
C. 
Third and subsequent response: one-hundred-dollar fee.
The Fire Chief may create forms, applications and other documents to be utilized and executed prior to any Fire Department service being furnished as specified herein.
The Fire Chief shall have the full authority to pursue any civil action or judicial remedy available as to enforcement of fees assessed, but which remain unpaid.
A. 
First call: No charge.
B. 
Second call: $50.
C. 
Third and subsequent calls: $100.