City of Northampton, MA
Hampshire County
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Table of Contents
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[Listed below are Special Acts relating to the City of Northampton as adopted by the General Assembly.]
Enactment
Title
Acts of 1883, Chapter 250
An act to establish the City of Northampton
Acts of 1885, Chapter 115
An act to authorize the City of Northampton to renew a portion of its water loan
Acts of 1886, Chapter 99
An act to authorize the City of Northampton to renew a portion of its water loan
Acts of 1888, Chapter 354
An act to establish a Board of Sewer Commissioners for the City of Northampton
Acts of 1890, Chapter 245
An act to establish the salary of the Superintendent of Schools (Rejected on referendum)
Acts of 1892, Chapter 98
An act to authorize the City of Northampton to issue additional sewer scrip
Acts of 1892, Chapter 311
An act relative to the abolition of certain grade crossings in the City of Northampton
Acts of 1893, Chapter 289
An act relating to the election of certain officers in the City of Northampton
Acts of 1894, Chapter 177
An act to authorize the City of Northampton to increase its water supply and incur indebtedness therefor
Acts of 1895, Chapter 21
An act relative to the trustees and secretary and treasurer of the trustees of the Forbes Library
Acts of 1895, Chapter 233
An act relative to the abolition of grade crossings in the City of Northampton
Acts of 1895, Chapter 287
An act relative to the power of the City Council of the City of Northampton to make and establish ordinances and bylaws for said City
Acts of 1895, Chapter 414
An act to authorize the City to accept a gift of certain real estate (Academy of Music)
Acts of 1900, Chapter 427
An act to revise the Charter of the City of Northampton (Rejected on referendum)
Acts of 1901, Chapter 261
An act to authorize the City of Northampton to increase its water supply and incur indebtedness therefor
Acts of 1902, Chapter 60
An act to authorize the City of Northampton to make an additional water loan
Acts of 1902, Chapter 130
An act to authorize the City of Northampton to refund certain debts
Acts of 1903, Chapter 266
An act to authorize the City of Northampton to issue additional sewer scrip
Acts of 1906, Chapter 464
An act relative to the terms of office of the Park Commissioners of the City of Northampton
Acts of 1907, Chapter 147
An act relative to the salary of the Mayor of the City of Northampton
Acts of 1909, Chapter 480
An act to establish the boundary line between the City of Holyoke and Northampton
Acts of 1910, Chapter 573
An act to authorize the City of Northampton to incur indebtedness for a new City Hall
Acts of 1914, Chapter 395
An act to establish the boundary line between the City of Northampton and the Town of Easthampton
Acts of 1914, Chapter 709
An act relative to the bridge over the Connecticut River between the City of Northampton and the Town of Hadley
Special Acts of 1915, Chapter 191
An act to authorize the building of a crossing, roadway and ford over and in the Connecticut River to Elwell's Island between Northampton and Hadley
Special Acts of 1916, Chapter 201
An act to authorize the Town of Easthampton to supply the inhabitants of the City of Northampton and the Town of Southampton with water
Special Acts of 1918, Chapter 151
An act establishing Smith's Agricultural School
Acts of 1920, Chapter 14
An act to increase the number of superintendents or trustees of Smith's Agricultural School and Northampton School of Industries
Acts of 1921, Chapter 63
An act authorizing the City of Northampton to establish a Board of Public Works (Accepted by the City Council March 9, 1921)
Acts of 1923, Chapter 174, and repealed Acts of 1924, Chapter 41, Section 2
An act authorizing the City of Northampton to incur indebtedness for the purpose of constructing a City Hall
Acts of 1924, Chapter 41
An act relative to the incurring of indebtedness by the City of Northampton for school and City Hall purposes
Acts of 1927, Chapter 103
An act relative to the appointment of the City Solicitor of the City of Northampton (Accepted by City Council May 19, 1927)
Acts of 1927, Chapter 265
An act providing for biennnial municipal elections in the City of Northampton (Accepted by voters on referendum December 6, 1927)
Acts of 1929, Chapter 11
An act to appropriate money for facilities for reunion of the One Hundred and Fourth United States Infantry Veterans Association American Expeditionary Forces
Acts of 1929, Chapter 27
An act authorizing the Department of Public Works to cooperate with others for purpose of procuring legislation by Congress for protection of the Connecticut River Valley from flood damage
Acts of 1930, Chapter 104
An act changing the date of the biennial municipal election in the City of Northampton (Rejected by City Council October 16, 1930)
Acts of 1931, Chapter 251
An act relating to the care and maintenance of a bridge over the Connecticut River between the City of Northampton and the Town of Hadley
Acts of 1934, Chapter 314
An act providing for improvements for highway purposes in connection with certain bridges over the Connecticut River between the City of Northampton and the Town of Hadley
Acts of 1936, Chapter 433
An act providing for the construction or reconstruction of three bridges over the Connecticut River and one bridge over Merrinack River
Acts of 1937, Chapter 72
An act designating the new bridge to be constructed over the Connecticut River between Northampton and Hadley as the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Bridge
Acts of 1937, Chapter 337
An act providing for expediting reconstruction of the bridge over Connecticut River between Northampton and Hadley
Acts of 1938, Chapter 12
An act authorizing the City of Northampton to appropriate money to provide facilities for holding state convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States
Acts of 1939, Chapter 9
An act relating to the construction by the City of Northampton of flood protection works along the Connecticut and Mill Rivers
Acts of 1939, Chapter 426
An act relating to diverting or altering the course of the waters of Mill River in connection with the construction by the City of North Hampton of certain flood protection works and relative to the recovery of damages thereof
Acts of 1943, Chapter 515
An act amending laws relative to Mayor of the City and providing for a unicameral City Council (Rejected on referendum, December 7, 1943)
Acts of 1946, Chapter 245
An act changing the time for the holding of the biennial municipal elections in the City of Northampton
Acts of 1947, Chapter 436
An act authorizing the City to retire Christopher Adams
Acts of 1948, Chapter 267
An act authorizing the City of Northampton to incur indebtedness for the construction of sewage treatment works
Acts of 1950, Chapter 690
An act revising the Charter of the City of Northampton (Rejected by referendum November 7, 1950)
Acts of 1951, Chapter 128
An act requiring the City to repay certain members of the Fire and Police Department the contribution made by them to the contributory retirement systems of the City and establishing the retirement rights of such members
Acts of 1951, Chapter 653
An act providing that married women teachers be employed on a permanent basis and with the same tenure rights as single women teachers in the public schools of the City (Approved by voters on referendum November 6, 1951)
Acts of 1952, Chapter 339
An act authorizing the Department of Public Utilities to make permanent the present temporary grade crossing of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company at South Street in the City
Acts of 1953, Chapter 63
An act amending the Charter providing for the initiative and referendum procedure for the City
Acts of 1953, Chapter 375
An act to ascertain the will of the voters with regard to fluoridation of the public domestic water supply (Rejected by the voters November 3, 1953)
Acts of 1953, Chapter 598
An act providing that the City may acquire certain real estate in the City
Acts of 1954, Chapter 86
An act authorizing the School Committee to fix the compensation of the Superintendent of Schools and the Secretary of the Schools Committee (Amends Section 22 of Chapter 250 of the Acts of 1883) (Accepted by the voters November 8, 1955)
Acts of 1954, Chapter 123
An act providing for an unicameral City Council (Repealing Sections 7 and 8 and the last sentence of Section 9 of the Charter) (Approved by voters November 8, 1955)
Acts of 1955, Chapter 130
An act authorizing the submission to the voters of the questions of the acceptance of such provisions of law regulating the hours and duties of permanent members of the Fire Department (Accepted by the voters November 8, 1955)
Acts of 1955, Chapter 462
An act authorizing the City of Northampton to incur indebtedness for the construction of sewage treatment works
Acts of 1955, Chapter 547
An act establishing a memorial to Calvin Coolidge in the Forbes Library
Acts of 1955, Chapter 650
An act establishing a department of engineering and board of engineering in the City of Northampton
Acts of 1956, Chapter 188
An act authorizing the City to reinstate O. E. Brainerd for the sole purpose of being retired and relative to the amount of retirement allowance for said O. E. Brainerd
Acts of 1957, Chapter 683
An act amending Chapter 462 of the Acts of 1955 relative to the incurrence of indebtedness by the City for construction of sewage treatment works
Acts of 1961, Chapter 389
An act establishing a Board of Public Works and a Department of Public Works (Approved by voters November 7, 1961)
Acts of 1962, Chapter 174
An act providing tenure of office until age 70 for Joseph T. Mew, incumbent of the office of City Collector of the City of Northampton (Approved by voters November 6, 1962)
Acts of 1962, Chapter 176
An act providing for tenure of office until age 70 for David P. Sullivan, incumbent of the office of City Auditor of the City of Northampton (Approved by voters, November 6, 1962)
Acts of 1964, Chapter 45
An act providing tenure of office until age 70 for George D. Adler, incumbent of the office of City Treasurer of the City of Northampton (Approved by voters November 3, 1964)
Acts of 1964, Chapter 46
An act providing tenure of office until age 70 for James E. Falkner, incumbent of the office of City Clerk of the City (Approved by voters November 3, 1964)
Acts of 1964, Chapter 47
An act providing tenure of office until age 70 for Frances C. McQuillan, incumbent of the Superintendent of Fire Alarms and Inspector of Wires of the City of Northampton (Approved by voters November 3, 1964)
Acts of 1964, Chapter 96
An act providing for party nomination for elective municipal officers of the City of Northampton (Approved by voters November 3, 1964)
[Repealed Acts of 1984, Ch. 253]
Acts of 1964, Chapter 349
An act providing tenure of office until age 70 for John J. Shurac incumbent of the office of Chairman of the Board of Assessors of the City of Northampton (Approved by voters November 3, 1964)
Acts of 1965, Chapter 255
An act designating the District No. 2 headquarters building of the Department of Public Works of the City of Northampton as the John P. Foley Memorial Building
Acts 1965, Chapter 666
An act authorizing the City to pay certain sums of money to certain retired employees of the City
Acts of 1966, Chapter 201
An act to authorize the will of the voters with regard to acceptance of certain provisions of law relative to hours of duty of permanent members of the Fire Department of the City (Approved by voters November 8, 1966)
Acts of 1966, Chapter 725
An act authorizing the appointment of Kenneth Boudah, a member of the City Council as a junior building custodian in the School Department of the City
Acts of 1967, Chapter 882
An act authorizing the incorporation of Industrial Realty Development Corporation
Acts of 1977, Chapter 488
An act authorizing the Town of Williamsburg to construct and lay an interceptor sanitary sewer line and necessary appurtenances thereto within the limits of the City of Northampton for the purpose of tying into the Northampton sanitary sewer system
Acts of 1979
An act granting permanent civil service status to certain employees of the School Department of the City of Northampton
Acts of 1984, Chapter 67
An act relative to Forbes Library in the City of Northampton
Acts of 1984, Chapter 252
An act relative to the compensation of School Committee members in the City of Northampton
Acts of 1984, Chapter 253
An act providing for the nominating of elective municipal officers in the City of Northampton
Acts of 1985, Chapter 500
An act authorizing the licensing authority of the City of Northampton to issue an additional license for the sale of alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises to the faculty center at Smith College
Acts of 1987, Chapter 309
An act authorizing the appointment of special police officers in the City of Northampton
Acts of 1987, Chapter 315
An act providing for an emergency shelter for the homeless in the City of Northampton
Acts of 1988, Chapter 196
An act authorizing the City of Northampton to convey certain park land
Acts of 1990, Chapter 450
An act authorizing the City of Northampton to grant a certain easement
Acts of 1991, Chapter 343
An act providing for the election of School Committee members in the City of Northampton
Acts of 1992, Chapter 63
An act authorizing the establishment of residents only parking areas in the City of Northampton
Acts of 1992, Chapter 261
An act directing the City of Northampton to grant a pension to Axel Diaz
Acts of 1994, Chapter 307
An act authorizing the City of Northampton to acquire by conveyance land belonging to the Department of Environmental Management
Acts of 1996, Chapter 237
An act authorizing the conveyance of park land located in the City of Northampton
Acts of 2002, Chapter 328
An act establishing a Board of Public Works and a Department of Public Works in the City of Northampton
Acts of 2004, Chapter 45
An act providing for a Clerk of the City Council of the City of Northampton
Acts of 2004, Chapter 278
An act authorizing the City of Northampton to convey certain park land
Acts of 2004, Chapter 494
An act authorizing the City of Northampton to convert seasonal licenses for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises
Acts of 2004, Chapter 500
An act relative to civil service positions in the City of Northampton
Acts of 2005, Chapter 67
An act exempting certain positions in the Police Department in the City of Northampton from the civil service law
Acts of 2005, Chapter 68
An act exempting certain position in the fire department in the City of Northampton from the civil service law
Acts of 2005, Chapter 166
An act establishing the office of Finance Director in the City of Northampton
Acts of 2006, Chapter 281
An act protecting certain real property in the City of Northampton
Acts of 2006, Chapter 430
An act relative to the Charter of the City of Northampton
Acts of 2008, Chapter 43
An act authorizing the investment of trust funds for the City of Northampton
Acts of 2008, Chapter 144
An act authorizing the City of Northampton to convert 5 seasonal licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises to annual licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises
Acts of 2008, Chapter 408
An act exempting certain positions from the civil service law
Acts of 2012, Chapter 249
An act increasing the membership of the Board of Health in the City of Northampton
Acts of 2012, Chapter 277
An act revising the Charter for the City of Northampton
Acts of 2012, Chapter 249
An act increasing the membership on the Board of Health in the City of Northampton
Acts of 2012, Chapter 430
An act designating a portion of Route 3 from the City of Northampton to the City of Pittsfield as the Marine Corps League Highway
Acts of 2013, Chapter 155
An act relative to certain parcels of land in the City of Northampton and the Town of Williamsburg
Acts of 2014, Chapter 29
An act relative to the conveyance of an easement in the City of Northampton
Acts of 2014, Chapter 34
An act authorizing the conveyance or lease of a parcel of land in the City of Northampton for park, recreation or open space purposes
Acts of 2016, Chapter 109
An act authorizing the City of Northampton to grant additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises
Acts of 2016, Chapter 241
An act authorizing the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to exchange certain parcels of land with the City of Northampton