Town of Fairhaven, MA
Bristol County
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The following is a list of votes taken at Town Meeting relating to acceptance of General Laws. Consult municipal records for a more detailed description of the action.
MGL
c., Sec.
Chapter/
Acts of
Adoption Date/
Art. No.
Subject
28, 1 to 14
6-19-1908
Public parks
31,28 and 49
4-28-1937 STM/6
Civil service for Chief of Police
31[1] , 48 and 49
2-27-1937 ATM/50
Civil service
31,[2] 48
4-28-1937 STM/4
Civil service
32, 4(2)(b1/2)
12-7-1996 STM/7
Creditable service for call firefighters
32, 9D1/2
11-6-1997 STM/23
Health insurance for surviving spouse
32, 22(1)b1/2
6-22-1993 ATM/45
Salary cap
32, 22D
6-22-1993 ATM/45
Funding retirement system
32, 90G3/4
11-18-1993 STM/17
Creditable service to employees over 70
32B, 7A
5-6-1980 ATM/19
Insurance contracts
32B, 9E
9-19-1984 STM/5
Insurance for retired employees
32B, 20
5-7-2011 ATM/22
Other Post-Employment Benefits Liability Trust Fund
5-4-2019 STM/10
Other Post-Employment Benefits Liability Trust Fund
33, 59
11-23-1998 STM/18
2-6-2002 STM/12
Town employees in the Armed Forces
39, 23D
10-29-2008 STM/6
Allowing members of boards, commissions and committees who have missed a single adjudicatory hearing to participate in a decision on the matter under certain circumstances
40, 5, cl. (50) and (51)
3-16-1963 ATM/47
Conservation Commission
40, 6A
10-17-1991 STM/15
Advertising
40, 6B
8-14-1969 STM/10
Uniform allowance
40, 6F
3-19-1960 ATM/28
Repairs on private town ways
40, 8A
3-20-1965 ATM/68
Development and Industrial Commission
40, 8C
3-16-1963 ATM/47
Conservation Commission
40, 8D
4-3-1971 ATM/67
Historical Commission
40, 8G
2-9-1978 STM/7
Police mutual aid
40, 8J
5-3-1997 ATM/12
Commission on Disability
40, 13C
5-10-1995 ATM/39
Workers' compensation
40, 13E
5-6-2017 ATM/40
School district reserve fund
40, 21, cl. 10
5-6-1989 STM/7
Numbering of buildings
40, 21D
5-2-1992 ATM/14
Enforcement
40, 22F
5-6-1995 STM/17
Fees and charges
40, 39K
5-2-1987 STM/8
Enterprise fund for water service
40, 39K
5-2-1987 STM/9
Enterprise fund for sewer service
40, 39K
5-2-1987 STM/10
Enterprise fund for landfill service
40, 42A to 42F
3-4-1944 ATM/18
Water liens
40, 42G to 42I
5-4-1991 STM/11
Water supply betterment assessment
40, 44A to 44K
5-12-1977 ATM/22
Regional Refuse Disposal District
40, 57
5-6-1995 STM/12
Revoke or suspend local licenses and permits for failure to pay municipal taxes
40N, 25 (a)-(c)
5-1-2004 STM/8
Establishment of regional water commission district
41, 19K
10-18-2005 STM/1
Compensation of Town Clerk
41, 23A
9-24-1987 STM/8
Executive Secretary[3]
41, 25
9-24-1987 STM/4
Board of Assessors
41, 38A
2-27-1943 ATM/32
Tax Collector
41, 97A
5-7-1983 ATM/8
Police Department regulations
41, 108L
5-5-2001 ATM/4
2-16-2002 STM/13
Career incentive pay increases to police officers
41, 108P
10-18-2005 STM/1
Compensation of Town Collector and Town Treasurer
41, 111A
3-2-1946 ATM/17
Vacations
41, 111D
2-5-1968
Vacations
44, 35
8-16-1921
System of accounts
44, 53D
5-5-2001 STM/5
Park Department revolving fund
44, 53E 1/2
2-6-2002 STM/11
Hazardous material revolving fund
44, 53F 1/2
6-8-2002 STM/11
Enterprise fund for recreational facility
5-4-2019 STM/1
Town of Fairhaven Cable Television PEG Access Enterprise Fund
5-4-2019 STM/3
Fairhaven Public Schools Cable Television PEG Access Enterprise Fund
44B, 3 to 7
5-1-2004 STM/6
4-4-2005 ATE/12
Fairhaven Community Preservation Act
48, 42
5-6-1995 ATM/16
Fire Department
48, 58D
2-2-1970
Fire Department hours of duty
53, 9A
3-9-1968 ATM/26
Nomination papers
54, 103-A
3-17-1951 ATM/75
Absentee voting
59, 5, cl. 37A
5-10-1988 ATM/29
Property tax exemption for the blind
59, 5, cl. 17D
5-10-1988 ATM/46
Property tax exemption for surviving spouse or minor child
59, 5, cl. 41C
5-10-1988 ATM/47
Property tax exemption for the elderly
59, 5K
5-5-2007 ATM/15
Property tax liability reduced in exchange for volunteer services; persons over age 60
59, 57B
5-10-1988 ATM/48
Interest on unpaid taxes
59, 57C
11-23-2009 STM/7
Quarterly tax payment system
59, 59A
5-7-2005 STM/23
Tax abatement agreements for certain properties
60, 15
10-29-2008 STM/5
Increase in demand fees
60, 23B
5-6-2006 ATM/14
Municipal lien cerificate fees
64G, 3
5-4-1991 ATM/39
Excise tax on transfer of occupancy
64G, 3A
5-6-1995 STM/13
Excise tax on transfer of occupancy
64N
5-5-2018 ATM/39
Local sales tax on marijuana
71, 37M
5-6-2017 ATM/16
Consolidation of public school administrative functions with Town
71, 71E
1-31-1991 STM/5
Money for school purposes
75, 65 to 90
3-6-1911
Nuisances and filth
80, 13B
5-1-2004 ATM/15
Betterments -- deferral and recovery agreements
83, 16A to 16F
5-6-1980 ATM/18
Unpaid sewer charges
83, 27
3-10-1945 ATM/37
Sewer assessments
85, 11A
2-28-1942 ATM/39
Bicycle registration
90, 17C and 18B
5-5-2018 ATM/34
Speed limit, safety zones
90, 18A
4-12-1975 ATM/36
Pedestrians
90, 20A
10-1-1981 STM/4
Parking regulations
90, 20C
4-12-1975 ATM/37
Parking violations
111, 26G
5-7-2005 ATM/34
Authorization of certain Board of Health members to engage in septic tank installation in certain areas
111, 126
3-26-1921
Board of Health
130, 52
5-3-1997 ATM/9
Shellfish regulations
132, 35
2-3-1941 ATM/36
Town forest
136, 21 to 28
7-8-1924
Sports on Sunday
136, 21
406/1928
2-9-1929 ATM/48
Sports and games on Sunday
138, 12B
5-6-1995 STM/11
Nudity or partial nudity in licensed premises
138, 17B
12-5-1985 STM/5
Alcoholic beverages licenses
140, 27A
3-8-1952 ATM/55
140, 147A
5-5-1987 ATM/17
Dog regulations
143, 3Y
5-5-1987 ATM/9
Building Commissioner term of office
147, 13A
4-28-1937 STM/5
Reserve police force
148, 26C
5-10-1983 ATM/38
Smoke detectors
148, 26G
1-15-1987 STM/14
Automatic sprinklers
148, 26H
6-7-2003 STM/15
Fire prevention: lodging or boardinghouses; automatic sprinkler systems
148, 26I
6-7-2003 STM/15
Fire prevention: multiple dwelling units; new construction; automatic sprinkler systems
208, 9
3-8-1902
Forest fires
258, 13
4-5-1982
170/1891
4-8-1901
Highways and county bridges
49/1902
2-12-1916
Sidewalks
209/1908
3-6-1909
Forest or sprout lands
244/1911
6-3-1912
Forest or sprout lands
191/1907
3-7-1914
Board of Survey
377/1914
7-31-1914
Wharf
240/1916 § 1
2-5-1917
Employee hours
153/1916
2-5-1917
Slaughterhouses
293/1916
2-5-1917
Passenger motor vehicles
655/1913 §§ 1-10
2-7-1920
Building laws
43/1926
3-15-1926 STM/3
Union Wharf
350/1939
8-31-1939 STM/1
Water for Sconticut Neck
162/1941
3-10-1945 ATM/36
Inspector of Animals
317/1948
3-12-1949 ATM/83
Water Commissioners
516 and 524/1950
3-25-1967
Department of Public Works liability
28/1954
3-13-1954 STM/2; 5-3-2008 STM/19 (revocation)[4]; 5-6-2017 ATM/50 (revocation)[5]
Civil service
562/1955
8-11-1955 STM/3
Referendum procedure
409/1962
3-21-1964 ATM/57
Pedestrian regulations
478/1963
3-21-1964 ATM/55
Pension increase
401/1966
10-28-1967 STM/5
Workmen's compensation
715/1966
3-16-1968 ATM/6
Acquisition of Fairhaven Water Company/Millicent Library
1140/1973
3-9-1974
Transportation Aid Program
743/1981
5-6-1982 ATM/49
Property tax exemption
595/1982
5-8-1984 ATM/19
License plates for prisoners of war
653/1983
5-10-1983 ATM/55
Property tax exemption
640/1985
5-9-1989 ATM/40
Licenses and permits
236/1987
5-9-1989 ATM/38
Expenditure of default funds by Planning Board
499/1987
5-7-1988 STM/14
Property tax exemption for veterans' organizations
712/1987, § 3
5-9-1989
Municipal Scholarship Fund
281/1988
5-9-1989 ATM/39
Voter education and registration
653/1989, § 181
5-5-1990 STM/6
Sale of alcoholic beverages
275/1990
5-2-1992 STM/13
Revolving funds
291/1990
5-4-1991 STM/9
911 service
336/1990
5-2-1992 STM/12
Registration plates
473/1990
5-4-1991 ATM/36
Compensation of Clerks serving as Registrars of Voters
516/1990
5-5-1990
Recall of elected officials
41/1993
5-12-1993
Town Meeting members at large
17/1997
5-2-1998 ATM/34
Annual cost of living adjustment for retirees
92, § 2-4/ 1997
5-2-1998 ATM/34
Mattapoisett River Valley Water Supply Protection Fund
456/1998
5-1-1999 STM/5
Cost-of-living adjustments for noncontributory retirees
127, § 51/ 1999
5-9-2000 ATM/10
Increase in cost of living adjustment for retirees
116, § 6/ 2002
10-16-2002 STM/11
Amendment to military service credit
137/2003
5-7-2005 ATM/35
Public employees serving in the Armed Forces of the United States
157/2005
5-6-2006 ATM/42
Disability retirement benefits for veterans
55/2006
5-5-2007 STM/6
Increasing accidental death benefits payable to surviving children
[1]
Editor's Note: Voted unanimously, acting pursuant to General Laws, Chapter 4, Section 4B, revocation of the acceptance of General Laws, Chapter 31, the State Civil Service Law, was adopted 12-7-1996 STM by Art. 10, as it applies to two positions in the Highway Department: Motor Equipment Repairman and Working Foreman Motor Equipment Repairman for the Town of Fairhaven. This revocation to apply to the successors to the employee incumbent in that position.
[2]
Editor's Note: Voted unanimously, acting pursuant to General Laws, Chapter 4, Section 4B, revocation of the acceptance of General Laws, Chapter 31, the State Civil Service Law, was adopted 12-7-1996 STM by Art. 10, as it applies to two positions in the Highway Department: Motor Equipment Repairman and Working Foreman Motor Equipment Repairman for the Town of Fairhaven. This revocation to apply to the successors to the employee incumbent in that position.
[3]
Editor's Note: See now Chapter 381 of the Acts of 2014 establishing the position of Town Administrator in the Town of Fairhaven. (See Ch. A502, Special Acts.)
[4]
Editor's Note: Chapter 28 of the Acts of 1954 was revoked to the extent it applies to employee of the Town appointed by the Board of Public Works, said revocation to apply to the successors to the employees incumbent in any applicable positions.
[5]
Editor's Note: Chapter 28 of the Acts of 1954 was revoked to the extent it applies to all positions represented by the Custodial and Maintenance Union and appointed by the School Department.