Town of Dalton, MA
Berkshire County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
MGL c.
Subject
Town Meeting Date
Article Number
32, §§ 95-97
Retirement allowances
2-8-1960 ATM
12
32, §§ 1-28 
Contributory retirement system
11-5-1946
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32B
Group life insurance
2-10-1958 ATE
Q1
32B, § 18
Medicare extension plans; mandatory transfer of retirees
6-26-2006 STM
3
39, § 23
Election of officers
2-19-1968 ATM
21
40, § 4G
Contracts with the Town
5-4-1981 ATM
22
40, § 6B
Purchase of weather clothes for employees
2-20-1973 ATM
18
40, § 6J
Purchase of weather clothes for employees
2-20-1973 ATM
16
40, § 6L
Purchase of weather clothes for employees
2-20-1973 ATM
17
40, § 8A
Development and Industrial Commission
5-6-2002 ATM
10
40, § 8D
Historical Commission
5-6-1974 ATM
34
40, § 8G
Mutual aid
5-4-1981 ATM
23
40, § 8G
Mutual aid
5-7-2007 ATM
5
40, § 22F
Fees and charges for licenses and permits
12-16-1991 STM
4
40, § 42J
Deferred payment of water charges
5-1-1989 ATM
19
40, § 57
List of delinquent taxpayers
5-3-1993 ATM
12
41, § 25b and c
Board of Assessors
5-2-1988 ATM
26
41, § 41B
Direct bank deposits
5-4-1987 ATM
23
41, § 108L
Career incentive pay program
5-5-1980 ATM
19
43D
Expediting permitting, as amended pursuant to Sec. 11 of c. 205 of Acts of 2006
6-25-2007 STM
1
44, § 35
Accounting system
12-18-1961 STM
6
44, § 53E
Operating costs
5-7-1984 ATM
19
59, § 2A(a)
Buildings and other things erected on or affixed to land between January 2 and June 30 of fiscal year preceding that to which the tax relates to be deemed part of real property as of January 1
10-18-2010 STM
5
59, § 5, Clause 17D
Surviving spouse exemption
5-7-1987 ATM
25
59, § 5, Clause 37A
Blind abatement
5-7-1984 ATM
23
59, § 5, Clause 41B
Elderly abatement
5-7-1984 ATM
22
59, § 5, Clause 41C
Elderly exemption
5-4-1987 ATM
26
59, § 5, Clause 41C
Elderly exemption, reduce age of eligibility
11-19-2007 STM
3
59, § 5, Clause 41C
Elderly exemption, increase gross receipts allowed
11-19-2007 STM
4
59, § 5, Clause 41C
Elderly exemption, increase whole estate allowed
11-19-2007 STM
5
59, § 5K
Property tax work-off program
6-26-2017 STM
11
59, § 17C
Surviving spouse abatement
5-7-1984 ATM
21
59, § 57A
Single installment required for certain tax bills
6-26-2017 STM
12
59, § 57B
Property taxes under $50
5-5-1997 ATM
13
59, § 57C
Quarterly payment of taxes commencing in 2011
5-3-2010 ATM
16
60, § 2
Abatement of taxes under $10
9-22-2008 STM
2
60A, § 1
Motor vehicle excise exemption for POWs
9-13-1983 STM
4
64G, § 3A
Local excise tax at a rate of 6% on the rental of rooms
5-3-2010 ATM
14
64L, § 2(a)
Local excise tax at a rate of 0.75% on the sale of restaurant meals
5-3-2010 ATM
15
64N, § 3
Local excise tax at a rate of 3% on the retail sale of marijuana
6-25-2018 STM
7
71, § 16 - 16I
Regional School District
1-14-1958 STM
1
83, § 16A - 16F
Sewer user fees
5-7-1984 ATM
27
83, § 16G
Deferred payment of sewer charges
5-1-1989 ATM
19
90, § 20C
Issuing notices for violation of motor vehicle rules
6-19-1978 STM
4
90, § 20A1/2
Parking regulations and revenue for violations
9-14-1981 STM
8
115, § 3A
Board of Public Welfare members
2-4-1946 ATM
36
131, § 39A
Watershed resources; natural scenic qualities
6-26-2006 STM
1
140, § 147A
Animal control
12-21-1993 STM
1
147, § 16B
Police Departments (one day out of six)
2-2-1948 ATM
18
148, § 26C - F
Smoke detector requirements
5-5-1980 ATM
17
258, § 13
Indemnification
5-14-1984 (ballot)
Q2
Act
Subject
Adoption Date
Article Number
723 (Acts of 1945)
Municipal departments for veterans assistance
2-4-1946 ATM
28
265 (Acts of 1947)
Closing of public offices on Saturdays
2-2-1948 ATM
36
285 (Acts of 1947)
Authorizing the City to take waters and other property for the purpose of increasing its water supply
Approved 4-25-1947
200 (Acts of 1948)
Veterans Housing Act
6-17-1948 STM
4
588 (Acts of 1948)
Pensions for former public employees
2-14-1949 ATM
48
820 (Acts of 1950)
Pensions and benefits for Town employees
2-12-1951 ATM
51
781 (Acts of 1951)
Former public employees' pensions
5-21-1952 STM
6
624 (Acts of 1952)
Pensions
2-9-1953 ATM
37
434 (Acts of 1953)
Rent control
7-24-1953 ATM
3
403 (Acts of 1936)
Workmen's compensation
5-3-1954 STM
4
468 (Acts of 1939)
Workmen's compensation
5-3-1954 STM
4
129 (Acts of 1959)
Sewer system
6-15-1959 STM
1
434 (Acts of 1966)
Civil Service rules for police
2-20-1967 ATM
14
161B (Acts of 1973)
Member of Berkshire Regional Transit Authority
6-10-1974 STM
1
236 (Acts of 1987)
Planning Board Default Fund expenditures
5-2-1988 ATM
28
291 (Acts of 1990)
Enhanced 911
5-9-1991 ATM
20
133 § 48 (Acts of 1992)
Early retirement plan
8-10-1992 STM
6
Subject
Adoption Date/Article
(Town Meeting)
Approval Date
Mobile Home Park Rent Control Board (St. 1983, c. 94)
8-8-1993 STM, Art. 1
10-12-1983
Town Manager
6-27-1995 STM, Art. 12
9-29-1995
Select Board (Town of Dalton Town Manager amendment)
6-25-2001 STM, Art. 12
11-29-2001
Appointment of members of Dalton Redevelopment Authority (Dalton Redevelopment Authority authorized 6-29-2009 STM by Art. 1)
6-29-2009 STM, Art. 2
12-22-2009