Town of Middleborough, MA
Plymouth County
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[The following sections list Special Acts of the General Court specifically applicable to the Town of Middleborough (§ A400-1) as well as General Laws accepted at Town Meeting of the Town of Middleborough (§ A400-2).]
Special Acts of the General Court specifically applicable to the Town of Middleborough are as follows:
Chapter
Acts
Description
Article
Meeting Date
395
1921
Appoint assistant treasurer
1
STM 8-23-1921
391
1923
Collection of water rates
16
ATM 2-18-1929
406
1928
Permit for certain games and sports on the Lord's Day
20
ATM 2-12-1934
403
1936
Include additional employees in workers compensation - excluding fire and police
4
STM 9-5-1939
710
1941
Registration and operation of certain bicycles
9
ATM 2-24-1942
723
1945
Establish, maintain and furnish information and assistance to veterans
19
ATM 2-11-1946
265
1946
Public offices in cities and towns allowed to close Saturdays
A4
STM 6-2-1947
820
1950
$100 in cert. pensions for Town employees separated from service by retirement
2
STM 8-4-1952
409 (4)
1952
Provide for certain changes in the Town Manager form of government
2
STM 8-4-1952
624
1952
Increase in certain pensions of $100 per year
18
ATM 3-8-54
670
1955
Certain increases in retirement allowances
22
ATM 1-16-1956
332
1955
Assess betterments for water extensions
18
ATM 1-16-1956
493
1959
Increase of $100 in certain pensions
12
ATM 3-14-1960
751
1965
Establish regional school district
1
STM 11-27-1967
835
1970
Career incentive for full-time police
15
ATM 3-8-1971
889
1971
Additional compensation for Assessors and Assistant Assessors who complete certain courses
2
STM 10-2-1972
571
1973
New England power pool
10
ATM 3-11-1974
743
1981
Exemption from real estate tax for over 70 or a minor
18
ATM 6-7-1982
43
1982
Separate accounts for nonresident student tuition in certain cities and towns
6
STM 11-29-1982
640
1985
Deny renewal of licenses if taxes are due
16
ATM 4-28-1986
188
1985
Professional development grant - B-P to supplement teacher compensation
2
STM 3-10-1986
194
1986
Donate to scholarship fund on tax bills
38
ATM 4-28-1987
236
1987
Expenditure of default funds by Planning Boards to complete projects
19
ATM 6-19-1991
240
1988
Establish a special account "Council on Aging Trust Fund"
5
STM 11-16-1987
245
1988
Proceeds of bonds to be made available to complete work specified in approved plans
19
ATM 6-19-1991
291
1990
Enhanced 911 service
14
STM 10-21-1991
235
1994
Fire and police reinstated after 3 years to be credited with active service with respect to seniority
1
ATM 06-13-95
235
1994
Police and fire reinstated within 3 years to be credited with active service seniority, exams, promotions, etc.
1
ATM 6-12-1995
25
2003
An act authorizing Town to grant an additional license for sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on premises
46
2003
Establish a early retirement for certain employees (Section 116 of the Chapter)
20
STM 9-29-2003
155
2005
An act authorizing Town to grant an additional license for sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on premises
174
2009
An act establishing a land acquisition fund in the Town
425
2010
An act amending the Town Charter
14
2012
An act requiring authorization by a Town meeting vote of certain contracts made by the Town of Middleborough or the sale by the Town of Middleborough Water or Wastewater Treatment Services
11
ATM 5-17-2010
122
2012
An act authorizing the Board of Selectmen to impose fees for the employment of outside consultants
21
ATM 5-17-2010
189
2016
An act authorizing Town to exchange parcels of conservation land
296
2016
An act authorizing Town to grant an additional license for sale of wines and malt beverages not to be drunk on premises
General Laws accepted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Middleborough are as follows:
Chapter
Section
Subject Matter
Article
Meeting Date
31
48
Plumbing Inspector exempt from civil service
12
STM 11-14-1983
31
58A
Civil service appointment of police officers to age of 32
15
STM 10-3-2011
32B
9D
Pay 50% of health insurance for surviving spouse
17
STM 10-18-1999
32B
20
Establish an other post-employment benefits liability trust fund
11
STM 10-3-2011
33
59
No loss of pay for duty in armed forces
28
ATM 3-9-1964
39
20
Precinct voting
6
STM 11-9-1936
39
23D
Selectmen/Planning absent from single session can still vote
20
STM 10-30-2006
40
4G
Bid process for $4,000 or more
7
STM 3-10-1986
40
6B
Purchase uniforms for police and fire
5
STM 11-26-1973
40
8A
Establish Business and Industrial Commission
15
ATM 1-20-1958
40
8C
Establish Conservation Commission
25
STM March 1962
40
8D
Establish Historical Commission
1
STM 11-26-1973
40
8E
Establish Town Youth Commission
9
STM 11-14-1983
40
8G
Mutual aid program for Police Department
35
ATM 5-9-1977
40
8J
Establish Handicapped Commission
3
STM 3-10-1986
40
8J
Establish Commission on Disability
28
STM 6-14-1993
40
13
Municipal building insurance fund
3
STM 11-16-1987 (revoked 10-27-2005 STM by Art. 17)
40
13A
Workmen's compensation fund
4
STM 11-16-1987
40
21
Handicapped and disabled parking area
4
STM 10-22-1984
40
22D
Towing of vehicles impeding snow removal
2
STM 5-20-1968
40
22F
Any board or officer may fix reasonable fees for services
42
ATM 5-14-2001
40
39K
Establish enterprise fund
4
STM 4-24-1989
40
57
Bylaw to not renew a license due to failure to pay any local fees and licenses
6
STM 4-25-1994
40A
8L
Establish Agricultural Commission
34
ATM 4-24-2017
40A
20
Add Section vii(c)(4)(d) to Zoning Bylaw
4
STM 5-5-1975
40D
2
Establish industrial development financing authority
9
ATM 3-10-1975
41
41B
Authorize Town Treasurer to pay employees by direct deposit
9
STM 11-9-1992
41
55
Board of Selectmen to appoint a Town Accountant
7
STM 7-7-1930
41
81A-81GG
Establish a Planning Board
10
ATM 3-15-1965
41
100A[1]
Indemnify employees with certain limitations
14
ATM 3-9-1959
43D
Expedited permitting - Middleborough Park @ 495
12
ATM 5-26-2009
44
53
Revolving fund for Planning Board
8
STM 10-21-1985
44
53D
Revolving fund for Park Department
4
STM 6-23-1986
44
53E
Planning Board may charge users of services a fee
39
ATM 4-28-1986
44
53F
Rubbish/Trash collection enterprise fund
6
STM 5-17-2010
44
65
Earned vacation to be paid in advance
36
STM 10-30-2006
44B
3-7
Community Preservation Act
9
ATM 6-3-2002 (failed at the November 2002 election)
44B
3-7
Community Preservation Act
24
ATM 5-17-2010 (passed at the November 2010 election)
48
58A
70 hour work week for permanent firefighters
25
ATM 2-9-1948
54
103A
Absentee ballot for Town elections
13
ATM 2-12-1945
59
5K
Senior work tax credit act
19
ATM 6-6-2005
59
5, Cl. 56
Real estate exemption for MA National Guard or military reservists who are on active duty (extended)
24
32
ATM 4-22-2013
ATM 4-27-2015
ATM 4-24-2017
59
5, Cl. 5L
Any taxes due by a member or dependent of a member of MA National Guard or reservist shall be deferred for 180 days
23
STM 10-7-2013
59
5, Cl. 17D
Real estate exemption for surviving spouse over 70 or a minor without parents
9
STM 11-16-1987
59
5, Cl. 41C
Real estate exemption for persons over 70
8
STM 11-16-1987
64G
3A
Room occupancy tax
35
ATM 4-28-1986
64G
3A
Room occupancy tax (increase)
11
STM 9-21-2009
64L
2(a)
Local sales tax on restaurant meals
8
STM 10-4-2010
71
83
Early retirement incentive program for members of MA Teach retirees
17
STM 4-25-1994
90
18A
Pedestrian control law
10
STM 05-28-1970
90
20A 1/2
Parking Clerk
14
STM 10-26-1981
90
20C
Motor vehicle regulations - treat multiple parking violations as criminal
32
ATM 3-10-1975
130
94
Control of alewife fishery in Nemasket River
9
ATM 3-13-1972
136
2
Sunday bowling
2
STM 11-18-1946
138
17A
Issuance of more liquor licenses than allowed by MGL c. 138, § 17
15
ATM 4-27-1981
138
33A
Authorize Board of Selectmen to authorize licensees to sell alcohol between 1:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. on Sundays, the last Monday in May and Christmas Day or on the day following when said day occurs on Sunday
26
ATM 6-11-2012
138
33B
Authorize Board of Selectmen to authorize licensees to sell alcohol between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon on Sundays, the last Monday in May and on Christmas Day or on the day following when said day occurs on Sunday
27
ATM 6-11-2012
139
1-3
Authorize Board of Selectmen to adjudge burned buildings
16
ATM 3-10-1958
140
147A
Empower Town to enact ordinances and regulations relative to dogs
10
ATM 5-15-1999
147
17A
Additional day off for police who work a holiday
29
ATM 3-9-1964
147
32-47
Permitting of licensed boxing matches
32
ATM 2-14-1938
148
6
Removal of combustible material
20
ATM January 1926
148
26C
Smoke or heat detectors in 6-unit apartment buildings
23
ATM 4-29-1980
148
26G
Installation of sprinklers
8
STM 11-14-1983
258
13
Hold harmless municipal officers elected or appointed
Ques. 2
ATE 4-5-1980
262
53C
Police to receive pay for court duty
19
ATM 3-20-1967
270
25
Crimes and punishment against public health - ice cream truck vending; permit requirements
Effective 5-4-2012
[1]
Editor's Note: MGL c. 41, § 100A was repealed in 1978.