Town of Southwick, MA
Hampden County
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The following is a list of General Laws and Special Acts accepted by the Town of Southwick.

§ A501-1 List of acceptances.

MGL Ch.,
Sec.
Chapter/
Acts of
Adoption Date/
Art. No.
Subject
32B
3-8-1965
Contributory group general or blanket insurance for persons in the service of counties, cities, towns and districts, and their dependents
32B, § 20
479/2008
ATM 5-17-2011/18
Other Post Employment Benefits Liability Trust Fund; funding schedule
39, § 23D
79/2006
STM 12-11-2006/8
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, § 5F
STM 11-30-1999/7
Charging of fees for municipal ambulance service; schedule of fees and guidelines for abatement
40, § 6C
ATE 4-9-1991/Q1
Snow and ice removal from private ways that are open to public use
40, § 6F
ATM 3-20-1956/51
Repairs to roads that are private ways
40, § 6I
ATM 3-19-1973/4
Authorizing town to construct and repair certain private ways
40, § 8A
STM 11-8-1956/1
Establishment of Development and Industrial Commission
40, § 8C
ATM 3-20-1967/37
Establishment of Conservation Commission
40, § 8D
ATM 4-18-1978/14
Establishment of Historical Commission
40, § 8E
STM 5-26-1970/16
Establishment of Youth Commission
40, § 8G
STM 9-26-1978/5
Agreements for mutual police aid programs
40, §§ 42 A - F
ATM 3-3-1930/56
Collection of water rates and charges
40, § 53D
42/1992
STM 4-20-1993/5
Park and Recreation Services Revolving Funds
40, § 57
ATM 5-20-1997/21
License and permits of delinquent taxpayers
40A, § 20
STM 11-19-1973/4
Reconsideration of appeals
41, § 19K
STM 10-27-2008/2
Additional compensation for Town Clerk
41, § 32A
ATM 3-4-1929/54
School physician to act as Overseers of the Poor instead of Selectmen
41, § 41B
ATM 4-19-1983/18
Town Treasurer permitted to pay salaries of employees by deposit to an account of such person
41, § 69B
ATM 3-18-1974/38
Authority and duties of Board of Water Commissioners or Selectmen
41, § 97A
ATM 3-18-1952/8
Establishment of Police Department and appointment of Chief
41, § 97A
STM 3-21-1966/11
Establishment of Police Department by the Board of Selectmen
41, § 100
ATM 3-20-1972/4
Indemnification of police officers and firemen
41, § 100B
STM 12-11-2006/9
Post-retirement disability benefits for police officers, fire fighters and their next of kin
41, § 102A
ATM 3-4-1929/55
Appoint school physician to be Inspector of Health
41, § 108L
ATM 3-15-1971/24
Career incentive pay program for police officers; reimbursements for certain cities and towns
41, § 108P
STM 10-27-2008/3
Additional compensation for collectors or treasurers
44, § 53C
STM 12-13-1977/15
Deposit and expenditures of money received for off-duty work details of police
44, § 53C
STM 10-4-1990/9
Deposit and expenditure of moneys received for off-duty work of employees
44, § 53D
42/1992
ATM 6-11-1981/22 STM 4-20-1993/5
Revolving Fund for Park and Recreation Department
44, § 53E
STM 2-15-1990/10
Policies of Conservation Commission
44, 53E 1/2
ATM 4-16-1996/15
Lake Management Committee Revolving Boat Ramp Account reauthorized for fiscal year 1997
44, 53E 1/2
ATM 5-20-2008/9
Reauthorize the revolving funds entitled “Inspector's Revolving Fund”
44, 53E 1/2
ATM 5-20-2008/10
Reestablish a revolving fund entitled “Public Safety Departments Revolving Account”
44, 53E 1/2
ATM 5-20-2008/11
Reauthorize a revolving fund that may be spent by the Lake Management Committee without further appropriation during fiscal year 2009
44, § 53F 1/2
STM 6-7-1994/5
Establishment of Sewer Enterprise Fund fiscal year commencing July 1, 1994
44B, §§ 3 to 7, inclusive
ATM 5-21-2002/20; Ballot Question 11-5-2002
Massachusetts Community Preservation Act
48, § 42A
STM 2-28-2007/1
Appointment of Fire Department officers and employees
54, § 103A
STM 6-18-1956/6
Use of absentee ballots in all town elections
59, § 5, cl. 1, 17C, 37A, 41B
STM 8-30-1984/10
59, § 5, cl. 5B
STM 10-4-1990/11
Exempt real and personal estate of veterans' organizations up to $700,000
59, § 5, cl. 17C, cl., 37A, 41B and alternatives
STM 8-30-1984/10
59, § 5, cl. 17C 1/2
ATM 5-20-1997/7
Tax abatement on real estate for certain persons
59, § 5, cl. 17D
STM 11-18-1998/13
Exemption of real and personal property tax
59, § 5, cl. 17E
ATM 5-15-2001/20
Increase the whole estate limits that apply to applicants for Clause 17, 17C, 17C 1/2 and 17D exemptions by the consumer price index
59, § 5, cl. 18A
STM 3-2-2010/7
Tax exemption for persons with a change in military status
59, § 5, cl. 41C
STM 2-27-1991/14
184, § 41C/2002
ATM 5-15-2007/23
Increasing tax exemption pursuant to MGL c. 59, § 5, cl. 41C
59 § 5, cl. 41D
ATM 5-15-2001/21
Increase both the gross receipts and whole estate limits that apply to applicants for Clause 41, 41B and 41C exemptions by the consumer price index
59 § 5, cl. 54
STM 3-14-2002/11
Set minimum value of personal property subject to taxation
59 § 5, cl. 54
ATM 5-20-2008/18
Increase the minimum value of personal property subject to taxation from $5,000 to $10,000 effective Fiscal Year 2009
59, § 5
110/1993 Sec. 110
STM 6-7-1994/25
59, § 5
181/1995
ATM 4-16-1996/7
Additional real estate exemption, Clause 17C
59, § 21C
110/1993
STM 6-7-1994/4
Permit town to shift water and sewer capital costs to property tax levy outside levy limit
60A, § 1597/ 1982
STM 8-30-1984/11
Exemption from motor vehicle excise for former POWs
71, § 71E
STM 6-30-1983/3
Expenditure of moneys received from adult and continuing education programs
71, §§ 16 - 16I
STM 6-16-1988/1
Establishment of regional school district with Town of Tolland
80, § 13B
STM 6-7-1994/16
Deferral of payment of betterment assessments
82, § 25
STM 6-7-1994/15
Sewer construction in unaccepted ways
83, § 12
STM 6-7-1994/17
Repair of private drains which drain into a public or private way
83, § 16A
STM 6-7-1994/8
Tax lien for unpaid sewer charges
83, § 16B
STM 6-7-1994/9
Effective and termination dates for tax liens for unpaid sewer charges
83, § 16C
STM 6-7-1994/10
Adding unpaid sewer charges to real estate property tax
83, § 16D
STM 6-7-1994/11
Interest charges on unpaid sewer bills
83, § 16E
STM 6-7-1994/12
Abatement remedy for sewer charges
83, § 16F
STM 6-7-1994/13
Recovery by a landlord against a tenant for sewer charges
83, § 16G
STM 6-7-1994/14
Deferment of charges for tax-exempt property owners
85, § 11A
ATM 3-16-1942/46
Registration and control of bicycles
91, § 10A
STM 6-7-1994/27
Retention of $2.00 for Harbormaster permit waterways license application for 99 years
94, § 120
ATM 3-4-1929/52
Annual license fee for business of slaughtering meat cattle or swine
94, § 120
ATM 3-3-1930/54
Annual license fee for business of slaughtering meat cattle or swine
94, § 120A
ATM 3-4-1929/53
Additional fee for each animal slaughtered except animals slaughtered under federal inspection
94, § 120A
ATM 3-3-1930/55
Additional fee for each animal slaughtered except animals slaughtered under federal inspection
138, § 33B
STM 11-16-2010/2
Sales of alcoholic beverages by on-premises licensees on Sundays and certain legal holidays between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon
139, §§ 1 - 3
STM 7-22-1958/3
Authority of Selectmen to require alteration or disposal of dangerous buildings; appeal procedure
140, § 147A
ATM 4-21-1992/18
Amendment of bylaws regulating dogs
143, § 3
STM 7-23-1925/3
Construction of buildings
148, § 26C
STM 6-30-1983/4
Smoke or heat detectors for dwellings not otherwise regulated
149, § 33C
ATM 3-15-1971/6
Authorizing the town to pay for overtime at a rate of 11/2 times the regular hourly compensation
152, § 69
STM 6-29-1939/1
Coverage of town employees by liability insurance, except police and fire forces
268A, § 21A
ATM 6-6-1989/17
Conservation Commission to appoint one of its members as Secretary
374/1895
ATM 3-30-1914/31
Road Surveyor
14/1909
ATM 3-30-1914/36
8 hours to constitute workday for town employees
360/1929
STM 7-18-1929/1
Water supply
225/1943
ATM 3-20-1944/-49
Snow removal from private ways
723/1945
STM 8-28-1945/3 STM 10-30-1945/2
Veterans Service Center
820/1950
ATM 3-20-1950/54
Increase pensions of certain retirees
781/1951
ATM 3-18-1952/44
Increase in retirement allowance for certain former public employees
808/1975
STM 3-29-1977/I
Zoning changes
606/1981
ATM 6-15-1982/12
Regulating premises licensed to sell alcoholic beverages
236/1987
ATM 4-19-1988/19
Security deposits on bonds for completion of subdivision projects without necessity of an appropriation
245/1988
STM 3-14-2002/12
292/1988
STM 2-15-1990/12
Exemptions for surviving spouse or minor
653/1989
STM 2-15-1990/11
Assessment date changes for new growth
291/1990
STM 2-27-1991/19
Enhanced 911 service
133/ 1992 399/ 1992
STM 6-15-1993/1
Early retirement incentive program for municipal employees
200A, § 9A
ATM 5-20-2014/20
Authorize procedure for disposition of abandoned funds held in Town custody