Town of Sunderland, MA
Franklin County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
The following is a listing of General Laws and Special Acts accepted by the Town of Sunderland:
Date
Accepted
Statutory
Reference
Subject
1946, Art. 26
Ch. 124, Acts of 1945
Establishment of Stabilization Fund
1954, Art. 1
MGL c. 71, §§ 16 to 161
Frontier regional school district
1956, Art. 21
MGL c. 32B
Insurance for employees
2-8-1958, Art. 27
MGL c. 41, § 81A
Establishment of Planning Board
1961
MGL c. 85, § 11A
Registration of bicycles
1961
MGL c. 40 § 5B
Stabilization Fund
1962
MGL c. 83, § 16
Assessment for use of sewers
1964, Art. 2
MGL c. 48, §§ 42 to 44
Establish Fire Department
2-15-1964, Art. 25
MGL c. 143, § 30
Appointment of Gas Inspector
2-11-1965, Art. 15
MGL c. 40, § 8C
Establishment of Conservation Committee (membership changed 8-4-1982 STM, Art. 2)
1969, Art. 10
MGL c. 149, § 178l
Attorney for school negotiations
1971, Art. 13
MGL c. 41, § 97A
Establish Police Department
1971, Art. 14
MGL c. 41, § 98
Defining duties of police officers
1971, Art. 15
MGL c. 41, § 99
Allowing police officers to serve in other places
2-26-1972, Art. 17
MGL c. 71, § 11
Establishment of Regional School District Planning Committee
2-26-1972, Art. 18
MGL c. 41, § 91A
Constables
1972, Ballot
MGL c. 32B
Health insurance
1972, Art 1
MGL c. 71, §§ 16 to 161
Regional vocational school
1973, Art. 3
MGL c. 44, § 53C
Depository for paying off-duty police officers
1973, Art. 3
MGL c. 91, § 29
Damages by Department of Public Works
1974, Art. 15
MGL c. 101
Town bylaw transient vendor process
1975, Art. 4
MGL c. 41, § 21
Tree Warden
2-23-1975, Art. 19
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Housing Authority
1976, Ballot
Acts of 1975
Appointment of police officers
1978, Art. 14
Ch. 586, Acts of 1977
Sewer bills
1978, Art. 4
MGL c. 40, § 8B
Establish Council on Aging
4-28-1978, Art. 24
MGL c. 41, § 1
Establishment of Board of Health
4-28-1978, Art. 19
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Establishment of Energy Conservation Committee
1979, Art. 12
MGL c. 138, § 33A
Sale of liquor
1981, Art. 12
MGL c. 40, § 8G
Police mutual aid
1981, Art. 15
MGL c. 40, § 4A
Nursing
1981, Art. 7
MGL c. 44, § 53D
Recreation revolving fund
1982, Art. 13
MGL c. 262, § 34
Town Clerk's fees
1982, Art. 13
MGL c. 140, § 202
Town Clerk's fees
1982, Ballot
MGL c. 32B, § 8A
Health insurance for employees
1983, Art. 8
MGL c. 40, § 8G
Police mutual aid
1983, Art. 22
MGL c. 33A, § 138
Sale of alcoholic beverages
1984, Art. 4
Ch. 233, Acts of 1962
Bonding of town employees
1984, Art. 16
MGL c. 41
Senior citizens tax exemption
4-26-1985, Art. 23
MGL c. 269, § 12B
Weapons
10-30-1985, Art. 15
MGL c. 90, § 20A
Appoint parking clerk
12-16-1986, Art. 5
MGL c. 71, § 40
Teachers salaries
4-29-1988, Art. 9
MGL c. 41, § 97A
Right of police officers to public hearing prior to dismissal
9-19-1988, Art. 5
MGL c. 148, § 26E
Smoke detectors
9-19-1988, Art. 7
MGL c. 148, §§ 26B and 26C
Smoke detectors
4-28-1989, Art. 11
MGL c. 40, §§ 44A to 44L
Establishment of Franklin County Solid Waste Management District
4-27-1990, Art. 25
MGL c. 83, §§ 16A to 16F
Late sewer charges to become lien on property
4-27-1990, Art. 26
Ch. 402, Acts of 1987
Collection of property tax not in excess of $50
4-27-1990, Art. 27
Ch. 250, Acts of 1987
Schedule of fees for municipal lien certificates
4-27-1990, Art. 28
MGL c. 59, § 57B
Interest billed on unpaid tax
4-26-1991, Art. 34
Ch. 291, Acts of 1990
Enhanced 911 service
4-26-1991, Art. 40
MGL c. 60, § 2
Abate tax bills less than $10
9-12-1991, Art. 11
MGL c. 40, § 22F
Local determination of fees for certain licenses, permits or certificates
9-12-1991 Art. 12
MGL c. 40, § 57
Revocation or suspension of licenses for failure to pay local taxes
10-16-1991, Art. 2
MGL c. 71, § 37A
Accept grants for educational purposes
4-24-1992, Art. 37
MGL c. 40, § 8D
Establishment of Historical Commission
4-24-1992, Art. 38
MGL c. 40, § 8J
Establishment of Commission on Disability
12-16-1992, Art. 12
MGL c. 166, § 32A
Assistant Wiring Inspector
10-21-1993, Art. 31
MGL c. 40, § 5F
Ambulance receipts
1994, Art. 28
MGL c. 140, § 147A
Amend Ch. 130, Dog Control, of Town bylaws
1995, Art. 16
Ch. 214, Acts of 1989
Abandoned vehicles
1997, Art. 9
MGL c. 59, § 5, Clause 41C
Real estate tax exemption
1997, Art. 10
Ch. 567, Acts of 1996
Charter established for F.R.C.O.G.
1997, Art. 28
MGL c. 111, 127B and/or c. 29
Financing water pollution abatement facility project
1999, Art. 25
MGL c. 40
2/3 vote declared by Moderator
1999, Ballot
MGL c. 32B, § 9A
Insurance for retired employees
4-30-1999, Art. 15
MGL c. 41, § 23A
Town Administrator
2001, Art. 12
MGL c. 41, § 108L
Quinn bill
2003, Art. 15
MGL c. 41, § 19K
Certified Mass. Town Clerk
2003, Art. 16
MGL c. 41, § 108P
Certified Mass. Treasurer
4-30-2004, Art. 20
MGL c 90, § 20A
Parking regulation violation; noncriminal disposition; notice; appearance; Schedule of Fines; and establish office of Parking Clerk
4-30-2004, Art. 21
MGL c. 40, § 22D
Towing of vehicles illegally parked or standing on public ways
2006, Ballot
MGL c. 258, § 13
Indemnification of municipal officers from personal financial loss and expense
4-28-2006, Art. 26
MGL c. 59, § 5, Clause 54
Establishment of a minimum fair cash value of $1,500.00 for personal property accounts to be taxed
4-27-2007, Art. 21
MGL c. 39, § 23D
Participation of board, committee and commission members in adjudicatory hearings following an absence from one session of such hearing
9-30-2008, Art. 11
MGL c. 82A, § 2
Designating the Board of Selectmen as the appointing authority for the board or officer responsible for the issuance of trench excavation permits
4-24-2009, Art. 4
MGL c.59, § 5, Clause 41C
Increase exemption allowed by 100% from $500 to $1,000 for qualified senior citizens
4-24-2009, Art. 5
MGL c. 59, § 5, Clause 41C
Increase gross receipt limits to $20,000 for single and $30,000 for married to determine eligibility requirements for seniors
4-24-2009, Art. 6
MGL c. 59, § 5, Clause 41C
Increase whole estate limit to $40,000 for single and $55,000 for married to determine eligibility requirements for seniors
4-24-2009, Art. 7
MGL c. 59, § 5, Clause 41C
Reduce eligibility age from 70 years to 65 years for senior citizen exemptions
4-24-2009, Art. 8
MGL c. 59, § 5, Clause 41A
Increase gross receipts that seniors may have in the prior calendar year to be eligible to defer property taxes from $20,000 to $40,000
4-24-2009, Art. 13
MGL c. 44B, §§ 3 to 7
Approving an annual property tax surcharge of 3% to fund community preservation and the acquisition of open space; surcharge exemptions
4-24-2009, Art. 18
MGL c. 60, § 15
Authorize Town Treasurer to charge a fee of $10 for each written demand issued by the Collector
8-17-2009, Art. 3
MGL c. 64L, § 2(a)
Authorizing the imposition of a local excise in the statutory amount of .75% on the sale of restaurant meals originating within the Town
8-17-2009, Art. 4
MGL c. 64G, § 3A
Authorizing the imposition of a local excise (6%) of a rate on the rental of rooms in hotels, motels, lodging houses and bed-and-breakfast establishments within the Town
8-17-2009, Art. 5
MGL c. 59, § 5K
Establishing a Senior Citizen Property Tax Work-Off Abatement Program
11-2-2010, Ballot
MGL c. 44B, §§ 3 to 7
Community Preservation Act
11-12-2010, Art. 5
MGL c. 138, § 33B
Allowing the authorization of sales of alcoholic beverages by on-premises licensees on Sundays between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon
4-29-2011, Art. 4
MGL c. 59, § 57C
Establishing a semiannual preliminary tax payment system to be effective beginning Fiscal Year 2012
4-27-2012, Art. 6
MGL c. 54, § 16A
Designating the Town Clerk to appoint persons to fill election vacancies if any officer is not present at the opening of the polls on election day
4-26-2013, Art. 13
MGL c. 32B, § 20
Establish an Other Post-Employment Benefits Liability Trust Fund
4-24-2015, Art. 12
MGL c. 40, § 13D
Establishment of reserve fund for future payment of accrued liabilities for compensated absences due to employee or officer of Town upon termination of employment
4-29-2016, Art. 14
MGL c. 44, § 53F 3/4
Establishment of special revenue fund known as the "PEG Access and Cable Related Fund"
4-28-2017, Art. 14
MGL c. 90, § 17C
Authorization to reduce speed limits on Town-owned roadways from 30 miles per hour to 25 miles per hours within thickly settled or business district