Town of Dedham, MA
Norfolk County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[The table below lists the General Laws accepted by the Town, as well as Special Acts enacted by the General Assembly and specifically applicable to the Town of Dedham.]
Enactment Date
General Law Citation
Subject Matter
1890
Ch. 386, Acts of 1890
Ballots for Town elections
1890
Ch. 303, Acts of 1872; Ch. 107, Acts of 1874; Ch. 58, § 25, Public Statutes
Assessment of betterments on improved sidewalks
1891
Ch. 58, Public Statutes
Empowering Selectmen to appoint inspectors of provisions and animals intended for slaughter
1894
Ch. 154, Acts of 1882
Public parks
1896
Ch. 455, Acts of 1894; Ch. 453, Acts of 1895
Supervision of the business of plumbing
1897
Ch. 226, § 2, Acts of 1897
Apportionment of valuation of Westwood
9-26-1899
Ch. 462, Acts of 1893
Building line
1900
Ch. 270, Acts of 1897
Construction of sewerage system (partially repealed by Charter 1974)
1900
Ch. 343, Acts of 1900
Construction of sewerage system (partially repealed by Charter 1974)
1900
Ch. 462, Acts of 1893
Building line of public ways
1900
Ch. 313, Acts of 1896
Building line on parkways
4-2-1900
Ch. 31B, Acts of 1896
Eight hour day
1901
Ch. 309, Acts of 1885
Licensing groves for picnics
3-5-1901
Ch. 344, Acts of 1899
Eight hour day
1902
R.L. 104, §§ 1, 4-12
Inspection of buildings
1902
Ch. 346, Acts of 1902
One-year term for Moderator
1906
R.L. c.50, §§ 1-9, as amended
Betterments
1909
Ch. 209, Acts of 1908
To protect forests from fires
1909
R.L. 208, § 9
Setting fires negligently
1909
Ch. 560, § 113, Acts of 1907
Boston Caucus Act by Republicans
1911
R.L. c.19, § 37
Extending Civil Service to police and firemen
1912 (Art. 65)
Ch. 367, Acts of 1911
Use of school halls
1912 (Art. 70)
Ch. 560, § 367, Acts of 1907
Three-year term for Overseers of the Poor
1912 (ballot)
Ch. 503, Acts of 1912
Pensioning laborers in employment of cities and towns
1913
R.L. c.75, § 66
13 ATM 29, Accepted
1913
R.L. c.102, §§ 122-127
13 ATM 30, Accepted
1913
Ch. 135, Acts of 1913
13 ATM 63, Accepted (repealed by Charter 1974, Charter 2014)
11-14-1913
Ch. 807, Acts of 1913
Workmen's compensation
1914
R.L. c.65, § 15
14 ATM 45, Accepted
1914 (ballot)
Ch. 487, Acts of 1913
Promoting call men
1914 (ballot)
Ch. 807, Acts of 1913
Workmen's compensation
1914
Ch. 635, Acts of 1912
Tenement House Act
1914 (ballot)
Ch. 217, Acts of 1914
Vacations of laborers employed by cities and towns
1914 (ballot)
Ch. 688, Acts of 1914
Making Saturday a half holiday
1914 (ballot)
Ch. 790, Acts of 1914
Abolishing party enrollment
1916 (Art. 17)
Ch. 191, Acts of 1907
Board of Survey
1916 (Art. 22)
Ch. 237, Acts of 1904
Pensions for members of Police and Fire Departments
1916 (ballot)
Ch. 98, General Acts of 1916
1916 (ballot)
Ch. 104, General Acts of 1916
1916 (ballot)
Ch. 179, General Acts of 1916
1916
Art. 43, postponed act. 1914; Ch. 795, voted TM 1917
1917 (Art. 50)
Ch. 347, Acts of 1912, as amended by Ch. 645, Acts of 1913
1917 (STM, Art. 4)
Ch. 264, Acts of 1917
1917 (Art. 13)
Ch. 468, Acts of 1911
Chief of Police on Civil Service
1917 (Art. 1)
Ch. 835, § 421, Acts of 1913
Voting precincts
1918 (Art. 16)
Ch. 494, Acts of 1913
Planning Board
1-31-1918
Ch. 835, Acts of 1913
Precinct, voting
1919 (ballot)
Ch. 311, Acts of 1919
Continuation school for employed minors
1919 (ballot)
Ch. 116, Acts of 1919
1919 (ballot)
Ch. 819, Acts of 1913
1919 (Art. 6)
Ch. 835, § 401, Acts of 1913
Town Clerk term, 3 years
1920 (Art. 6)
Ch. 240, Acts of 1920
Sports on Sunday
1920 (ballot)
Ch. 166, Acts of 1920
Day off for police officers
1920
G.L. c.147, §§ 32-47
Licensed boxing matches
1921 (Art. 18)
Ch. 591, §§ 27, 28, 29, Acts of 1920 (G.L. c.48, §§ 42-44)
Fire Department
1921 (Art. 27)
Ch. 52, Acts of 1921
Amendment to Sewerage Act (partially repealed by Charter 1974)
1921 (Art. 31)
Ch. 14, Acts of 1921 (G.L. c.41, § 25A)
Assistant Assessors
1922 (Art. 19)
Ch. 38, Acts of 1922
Civil Service, Chief of Fire Department
1924 (Art. 20)
G.L. c.41, § 1, as amended by Ch. 66, Acts of 1923
Town Treasurer, Collector of Taxes terms, 3 years (specifically retained by Charter 1974)
1924 (ballot)
Ch. 9, Acts of 1924
Janitors of Town Hall and school buildings on Civil Service (repealed by Charter 2014)
1926
G.L. c.32, §§ 44-45
Pensions for school janitors
1926 (STM, Art. 36; ballot)
Ch. 358, Acts of 1926
Representative Town Meeting (repealed by Charter 1974, Charter 2014)
11-2-1926
Ch. 358, Acts of 1926
Voting precincts/Limited Town Meeting
1928 (ballot)
G.L. c.48, § 59
Platoon system in Fire Department
1929
G.L. c.136, §§ 21-25, as amended
Sunday sports
1930
G.L. c.136, §§ 7 and 8
Sale of ice cream and fruit, etc. on Sunday
1932 (Art. 15)
Ch. 13, Acts of 1932
Payments for particular sewers (partially repealed by Charter 1974)
1933 (ballot)
Ch. 120, § 19, Acts of 1933
Sale of wines and malt beverages
1934
Ch. 211, Acts of 1933
Selectmen can exercise powers of Cemetery Commission, Gypsy Moth Superintendent and Tree Warden (repealed by Charter 1974, Charter 2014)
1934
Ch. 325, Acts of 1935
Street Lighting Committee (repealed by Charter 1974, Charter 2014)
1934
Ch. 240, Acts of 1935
Acquisition of Boston Consolidated Gas Co. of property of Dedham and Hyde Park Gas and Electric Company
11-6-1934
Ch. 215, Acts of 1934
Superintendent of Infirmary (repealed by Charter 2014)
1936
Ch. 3, Acts of 1936
Civil Service laws apply to Department of Public Works (repealed by Charter 2014)
1936
G.L. c.32, §§ 26-31H (Ch. 318, Acts of 1936)
Contributory retirement system for Town employees
1936
Ch. 51, Acts of 1937
Use of Stone Park for playground and athletic purposes (partially repealed by Charter 1974)
10-27-1936
Acts of 1936
New precinct
1938
G.L. c.54, § 103A, as amended by Ch. 77, § 1, Acts of 1937
Absentee voting at regular Town elections
1939
G.L. c.139, §§ 1-3
Burnt, dilapidated or dangerous buildings
1940
G.L. c.41, § 11A
Vacations for policemen and firemen
1940
G.L. c.41, §§ 81F-81J
Improved method of municipal planning
1940
G.L. c.147, § 16B
Policemen excused from duty one day per week without loss of pay
1940
G.L. c.41, § 100A
Indemnification of officers and employees for damages incurred arising out of operation of vehicles owned by Town
1940
Ch. 96, Acts of 1943
Town authorized to pay money to Thomas Doggett (repealed by Charter 1974, Charter 2014)
1940
Ch. 18, Acts of 1945
Late filing of certificates of nomination and nomination papers for current year's election (repealed by Charter 1974, Charter 2014)
1941
Ch. 414, Acts of 1941
Civil Service for Department of Public Works
3-5-1945
Ch. 414, Acts of 1941
Commission Prb. Works
1946
Ch. 1, Acts of 1946
Cities and towns to celebrate properly for veterans
1946
Ch. 90, Acts of 1947
Town authorized to convey parkland (repealed by Charter 1974, Charter 2014)
1947
Ch. 559, Acts of 1946
Amount of pensions and retirement allowances payable to retired former public employees increased
1948
Ch. 419, Acts of 1948
Voting precincts; nomination and election of Town Meeting members (repealed by Charter 1974, Charter 2014)
1948
Ch. 207, Acts of 1946
Bowling on the Lord's Day
1948
Ch. 265, Acts of 1947
Closing of public offices in cities and towns on Saturdays
1948
G.L. c.121, § 26K (added by Ch. 574, Acts of 1946)
Organization of Housing Authority; shortage of safe and sanitary dwellings for low-income families
1948
Ch. 45, Acts of 1949
Late registration of voters for Town Meeting permitted (repealed by Charter 1974, Charter 2014)
1949
Ch. 588, Acts of 1948
Pensions increased
1949
G.L. c.41, § 97A
Powers and duties of Selectmen and Police Chief in regard to Police Department
1950
Ch. 613, Acts of 1950
Town authorized to convey portion of Stone Park to Frank and Antoinette Zonfrelli
1950
Ch. 135, Acts of 1950
Election of Town Meeting members (repealed by Charter 1974, Charter 2014)
1951
Ch. 610, Acts of 1950
Establishment of Dedham-Westwood Water District
1951
Ch. 91, Acts of 1951
Town authorized to borrow money to pay judgment (repealed by Charter 1974, Charter 2014)
1951
G.L. c.40, § 6B
Purchase of uniforms for Police and Fire Departments
1951
G.L. c.54, § 103A
Absentee voting at Town elections
1951
G.L. c.32, § 89A
Increased pensions to widows of employees killed in line of duty
1952
Ch. 359, Acts of 1953
Traffic circle designated Norfolk County Marine Corps League Memorial Circle
1953
Ch. 434, Acts of 1953
Rent control
1953
Ch. 494, Acts of 1954
Acts and proceedings at adjourned Town Meeting validated (repealed by Charter 1974, Charter 2014)
1954
G.L. c.41, § 38A
Tax Collector is also Town Collector
1954
Ch. 710, Acts of 1955
Acts and proceedings at adjourned Town Meeting validated (repealed by Charter 1974, Charter 2014)
1956
Ch. 670, Acts of 1955
Pensions increased to certain retired employees
1956
Ch. 446, Acts of 1956
Town authorized to borrow money outside debt limit to improve Wigwam Brook (partially repealed by Charter 1974)
1956
Ch. 119, Acts of 1956
Representative Town Meetings (repealed by Charter 1974, Charter 2014)
1956
Ch. 65, Acts of 1957
Park land may be used for municipal purposes (partially repealed by Charter 1974)
1956
Ch. 64, Acts of 1957
Stone Park may be used for school purposes (partially repealed by Charter 1974)
1957
G.L. c.41, § 19B
Permanent tenure for John Carey as Town Clerk
1957
G.L. c.32B
Town may provide plan for group life insurance, hospital, surgical, group accidental death and medical insurance for some Town employees and their dependents
1958
Ch. 1123, Acts of 1958
Office of Comptroller created
1958
G.L. c.129, § 15
Board of Health to nominate Inspector of Animals
1958
Ch. 506, Acts of 1958
Erection of statute, Marine Corps League Memorial Circle
1959
G.L. c.44, § 65
Salary advances to Town employees for vacations
1959
G.L. c.142, § 13
Plumbing rules and regulations
1961
G.L. c.147, § 17B
40-hour week for Police Department
1963 (Art. 47)
G.L. c.90, § 20C
Regulated parking violations
1963 (ATM, Art. 68)
G.L. c.41, § 23A
Executive Secretary
1963 (Art. 70)
G.L. c.40, § 22E
Air space over parking lot
2-23-1963
G.L. c.32B, §11A
Contributory Life Insurance
1964 (Art. 47)
Ch. 670, Acts of 1960
Retirement Board annuities
1964
Rescind air space vote (Art. 70)
1964
G.L. c.48, § 58B
48-hour week for permanent members of Fire Department
1964
G.L. c.40, § 6A
Appropriate funds to advertise Town's resources, advantages, attractions
1964
Ch. 239, Acts of 1964
Filling of vacancies among Town Meeting members (repealed by Charter 1974, Charter 2014)
3-9-1964
G.L. c.40 (Ch. 697, Acts of 1963)
Historical Commission
3-8-1965 (Art. 27)
Ch. 478, Acts of 1963
Increased pension
1966
Ch. 17, Acts of 1966
Construction for youth center (repealed by Charter 2014)
2-26-1966 (ballot)
G.L. c.40, § 6C
Snow removal, private way
3-14-1966 (Art. 29)
Ch. 5, Acts of 1966
Low-income housing
3-14-1966 (Art. 30)
Ch. 6, Acts of 1966
Elderly housing (repealed by Charter 1974, Charter 2014)
3-13-1967 (Art. 68)
G.L. c.90, § 18A
Pedestrian control
12-2-1967
Acts of 1967
By-laws building
1969
G.L. c.32, § 6J
Widows benefits
3-10-1969 (Art. 35)
G.L. c.32, § 95A
Retirement pension
4-5-1969
G.L. c.41
Establishment of Police Department
3-9-1970 (Art. 63)
G.L. c.40, § 22D
Tow lot
3-9-1970 (Art. 63)
G.L. c.90, § 20C
Parking fines
3-9-1970 (Art. 64)
G.L. c.148, § 56
Parking lots
3-8-1971 (Art. 55)
G.L. c.40, § 6K
Public Nurse uniform
3-8-1971 (Art. 91)
G.L. c.41, § 100D
Indemnification of Town employees
2-26-1972
Ch. 486, Acts of 1971
Beano
3-13-1972 (Art. 9)
G.L. c.152, § 69
Extend Workmen's Compensation to all employees
3-13-1972 (Art. 10)
G.L. c.40, § 6J
Buy work clothes
3-13-1972 (Art. 11)
G.L. c.40, § 6L
Rent work clothes
3-13-1972 (Art. 14)
G.L. c.41, § 108L
Educational incentive pay for police officers
3-13-1972 (Art. 77)
G.L. c.40, § 8E
Youth Commission
3-13-1972 (Art. 79)
G.L. c.40, § 8B
Council on Aging
1974
G.L. c.138, § 1
Public drinking
4-29-1974 (Art. 8)
G.L. c.41, § 100G, as amended by Ch. 200, Acts of 1973, and Ch. 192, Acts of 1978
Funeral and burial expenses for firefighters and police officers killed on duty
4-29-1974 (Art. 13)
G.L. c.71, § 14
Establish Regional School District Planning Committee
3-27-1975 (ballot question #1)
G.L. c.45, § 14, as amended by Ch. 617, Acts of 1974 (Ch. 617 repealed by Ch. 412, Acts of 1998)
Park and Recreation Commission
5-28-1975 (Art. 40)
G.L. c.40C, as amended by Ch. 359, Acts of 1971
Dedham Historic Districts By-Law
1976
Ch. 485, Acts of 1975
Public employees direct deposit
4-26-1976 (Art. 27)
G.L. c.40, § 6H
Town repairs on private ways (repealed by Ch. 693, § 1, Acts of 1978)
4-26-1976 (Art. 46)
G.L. c.41, § 41B (added by Ch. 586, Acts of 1975)
Payment of public employees by means of direct bank credits
3-19-1977 (ballot question #2)
G.L. c.71, §§ 16-169(I)
Regional Vocational Technical School District
12-27-1977 (STM, Art. 17)
G.L. c.40, § 13
Municipal Building Insurance Fund established
1978
G.L. c.40, §§ 6J and 6L
Purchase of clothes for Town employees
1978
G.L. c.147, § 17B
40-hour work week for police
1978
G.L. c.32B
Additional life insurance for Town employees
1978
G.L. c.40, § 60C
Removal of ice and snow from private ways
1978
G.L. c.32, § 95A
Pensions for widows or children of retired Town employees
1978
G.L. c.41, § 108I
Career incentive pay program for Police Department
1978
G.L. c.40, § 8E
Youth Commission
1978
G.L. c.41, § 100G
Funeral or burial expenses for police or firefighters killed in line of duty
1978
G.L. c.138, § 1
Regulations for public drinking
1978
G.L. c.40C (Ch. 359, Acts of 1971)
Historic Districts
1978
G.L. c.41, § 41B (Ch. 485, Acts of 1975)
Direct deposit for public employees
1978
G.L. c.40, § 6H
Repairs to private ways
1978
G.L. c.40, § 13
Municipal Buildings Insurance Fund
4-11-1978 (Art. 12)
G.L. c.40, § 100E
Indemnification of Town officials (repealed by Ch. 512, § 10, Acts of 1978)
4-11-1978 (Art. 13)
G.L. c.41, § 6N (Ch. 693, Acts of 1977)
Making repairs on private ways
4-11-1978 (Art. 17)
G.L. c.44, § 53C
Establishing fee of 10% of the costs of off-duty work details
4-10-1979 (Art. 20)
G.L. c.44, § 53C
Workmen's Compensation Fund established
4-22-1980 (ballot)
G.L. c.258, § 13
Accepted indemnification to $1,000,000
10-6-1980 (STM, Art. 3)
Ch. 20, Acts of 1980
Appropriate $/5 years preceding 350th Anniversary
3-16-1981 (STM, Art. 12)
G.L. c.262, § 34, as amended by Ch. 329, § 73, Acts of 1980
Increase Town Clerk fees
4-13-1981 (Art. 11)
G.L. c.148, §§ 26C and 26E
Require installation of smoke detectors
7-22-1981
G.L. c.41
Revoke grant incentives for police
11-16-1981 (Art. 5)
G.L. c.90, § 20A 1/2
Parking ticket collection system
11-16-1981 (Art. 8)
G.L. c.143, § 34 (Ch. 85, Acts of 1980)
Appointment of Building Inspector, 3-year term
4-12-1982
G.L. c.138, § 12B (Ch. 606, Acts of 1981)
Special Town meeting
5-17-1982 (Art. 27)
G.L. c.44, § 53E (Ch. 339, Acts of 1981)
Recreation Fund
7-12-1983 (Art. 1)
G.L. c.41, §§ 69A-B
Water Commissioners
11-14-1983 (Art. 6)
G.L. c.60A, § 1
Prisoner of War motor vehicle excise tax exemption
4-23-1984 (Art. 13)
G.L. c.148, § 26G
Installation of sprinkler systems
4-23-1984
G.L. c.44, § 53D
Dedham Pool Committee
4-8-1985 (Art. 35)
G.L. c.151B, § 4, as amended by Ch. 266, Acts of 1984
Mandatory retirement
9-23-1985 (Art. 1)
Ch. 193, Acts of 1985
Dedham-Westwood Water District
4-14-1986
G.L. c.599, Acts of 1985
Waive age requirement for Mr. Drinkwater
4-15-1986 (Art. 9)
G.L. c.64G, § 3A
Room occupancy excise tax
4-15-1986
Ch. 308, Acts of 1985
Dog control
7-21-1986 (Art. 5)
Ch. 188, §§ 16 and 17, Acts of 1985
Minimum salary for teachers
11-17-1986 (Art. 3)
G.L. c.40, § 39K
Revolving Fund-Endicott Estate
11-17-1986 (Art. 11)
Ch. 640, Acts of 1985 (G.L. c.40, § 57)
Denial or revocation of permits and licenses for nonpayment of taxes
4-27-1987 (Art. 16)
G.L. c.41, § 108L
Reaccept Quinn Bill
11-9-1987 (Art. 1)
G.L. c.262, § 34
Town Clerk fees
4-25-1988 (Art. 26)
Ch. 626, Acts of 1987
Municipal charges and liens (Endicott Estate rentals, police private details, false alarm fines, licenses by Selectmen, permits by Building Department, permits by Board of Health, excise tax, personal property tax, charges for sale of lots and graves, trash collection fees)
4-25-1988 (Art. 27)
Ch. 306, Acts of 1986
Revolving accounts
4-25-1988 (Art. 28)
G.L. c.44, § 53E
Endicott Estate Enterprise Fund
4-25-1988 (Art. 32)
G.L. c.40C, § 14
Historical Commission
4-25-1988 (Art. 35)
G.L. c.83, §§ 16A-F
Municipal liens
11-14-1988
G.L. c.121B, § 39
Elderly housing project
11-14-1988
G.L. c.188, § 12
Equal opportunity educational grant
4-9-1990 (Art. 17)
G.L. c.40, § 8H
Recycling Program
4-9-1990 (Art. 26)
G.L. c.32, § 22D
Contributory retirement
4-8-1991
Ch. 188, § 12, Acts of 1985
EEOG (Blue Hills)
4-8-1991 (Art. 15)
G.L. c.98, § 56
Sealer of Weights and Measures fees
4-8-1991 (Art. 18)
Open Space Committee
4-8-1991 (Art. 19)
G.L. c.148, §§ 26G and 26I
Installation of automatic sprinkler systems
4-8-1991 (Art. 30)
Ch. 653, § 41, Acts of 1989
Quarterly tax payments
4-8-1991 (Art. 34)
G.L. c.32, § 90
Retirement Board annual exams
4-8-1991 (Art. 35)
G.L. c.32, § 90G 3/4
Creditable service beyond age 70
4-8-1991 (Art. 36)
G.L. c.32, § 99
Advance payment for retirees
4-8-1991 (Art. 44)
Ch. 291, Acts of 1990
Enhanced 911
4-8-1991 (STM, Art. 3)
G.L. c.40, § 13C
Worker's Compensation Claims Reserve Fund
4-13-1992
Ch. 188, § 12, Acts of 1985
Equal education opportunity grant
4-13-1992 (Art. 27)
G.L. c.59, § 5, cl. 41c
Elderly real estate tax exemption
4-13-1992 (Art. 39)
G.L. c.71, § 71E
Preschool Revolving Fund
4-12-1993 (Art. 28)
G.L. c.44, § 53E 1/2
School Bus Revolving Fund
2-7-1994 (Art. 10)
G.L. c.10, § 58
Cultural Council Revolving Fund
2-7-1994 (Art. 11)
G.L. c.44, § 53E 1/2
Composting Bins Revolving Fund
4-11-1994 (Art. 12)
G.L. c.53, § 9A
Nomination papers for Town offices
4-11-1994 (Art. 30)
G.L. c.44, § 53E 1/2
Composting Bins Revolving Fund
4-10-1995
G.L. c.60, § 3C
Town scholarship fund
5-15-1995 (Art. 19)
Ch. 324, Acts of 1993
Building Commissioner conflicts of interest
4-8-1996
G.L. c.41, § 100B
Medical benefits for retired police officers and firemen
4-8-1996
G.L. c.40, § 8J
Commission on Disability
4-8-1996
G.L. c.40, § 22G
Funds received from fines for handicap parking violations
4-8-1996
G.L. c.50, § 5, cl. 41A
Allow Board of Assessors and Town Collector to grant deferral of sewer liens
4-8-1996
G.L. c.40, § 42J
Deferral of water liens
12-18-1998
Ch. 411, Acts of 1998
Exemption the position of school custodian from the provisions of the Civil Service Law
12-18-1998
Ch. 412, Acts of 1998
Charter amendment, § 3-11 (Parks and Recreation Commission) (repeals Ch. 617, Acts of 1974)
1-10-2001
Ch. 401, Acts of 2000
Authorizing Cemetery Commissioners to refund certain monies
1-11-2001
Ch. 408, Acts of 2000
Authorizing Town to reimburse certain sewer use fees
4-9-2001 ATM, Art. 17
G.L. c.41, § 19k
G.L. c.41, § 108p
Salary increases for the Clerk, Collector and Treasurer upon receiving a professional designation of CERTIFICATION
4-9-2001 ATM, Art. 40
G.L. c.58, § 5, as amended by Ch. 181, § 1, of the Acts of 1995
Annual cost-of-living increase of 100% of the Consumer Price Index during the previous calendar year as determined annually by the Commissioner of Revenue to be the maximum cost-of-living adjustment authorized thereunder, said increase to be applied to certain senior citizens and surviving spouses and minors
1-31-2002
Ch. 20, Acts of 2002
Charter amendment, §§ 3-1(a); 3-6; 3-12; 4-2; 5-1 (establishing position of Director of Finance)
4-8-2002 ATM, Art. 26
G.L. c.58, § 5, cl. 17D, as amended by Ch. 73, § 1, Acts of 1986
4-8-2002 ATM, Art. 41
G.L. c.83, § 16G
Deferral of charges for use of common sewers to property owners receiving an exemption from property taxes under G.L. c.59, § 5, cl. 41A, with respect to such property
4-8-2002 ATM, Art. 43
G.L. c.40, § 8G
Allow Police Department to enter into a mutual aid agreement with other police departments in Norfolk County
6-4-2002
Ch. 130, Acts of 2002
Authorizing Town to reduce sewer fee liability in exchange for volunteer services by persons over age 60
8-6-2002
Ch. 215, Acts of 2002
Authorizing Town to reimburse certain sewer use fees
8-9-2002
Ch. 238, Acts of 2002
Authorizing Town to send certain information to the voters of the Town
8-13-2002
Ch. 276, Acts of 2002
Authorizing repaying of certain sewer fees paid in error by Town
8-13-2002
Ch. 277, Acts of 2002
Authorizing Town to reimburse certain real estate taxes
4-14-2003 ATM, Art. 41
G.L. c.31, § 58A
Maximum age restrictions for fire fighters and police officers; provided that the provisions shall not take effect for fire fighter candidates until the expiration of the fire fighter entrance list established by means of the entrance exam given in March 2002; and the provisions shall not take effect for police officer candidates until the expiration of the police officer entrance list established by means of the entrance exam given in 2003
4-14-2003 ATM, Art. 42
G.L. c.148, § 26H
Automatic sprinkler systems in lodging houses and boardinghouses
4-14-2003 ATM, Art. 43
G.L. c.32B, § 9I
Insurance for employees on military leave of absence for active service
9-5-2003
Ch. 59, Acts of 2003
Charter amendment, § 4-1 (elimination of residency requirement for Town Administrator)
3-25-2004
Ch. 49, Acts of 2004
Authorizing Town to reimburse certain sewer fees paid in error
4-12-2004 ATM, Art. 47
G.L. c.40, § 57
Denial or revocation of local licenses or permits for nonpayment of local taxes, fees or other charges
4-12-2004 ATM, Art. 59
G.L. c.40, § 22F
Fees for licenses, permits and certificates; and charges for services rendered by the Town or any department thereof
11-1-2005 STM, Art. 12
G.L. c.32B, § 18
Medicare extension plans; mandatory transfer of retirees
11-18-2005
Ch. 135, Acts of 2005
Authorizing Town to transfer land for senior center purposes
4-10-2006 ATM, Art. 47
G.L. c.138, § 12
Allowing a common victualler, who holds a license under G.L. c.138, § 12, to sell wines and malt beverages, upon written approval of the licensing authority, to sell liqueurs and cordials pursuant to said license, subject to all other licensing provisions of G.L. c.138
8-2-2006
Ch. 208, Acts of 2006
Authorizing Town to grant additional alcoholic beverages licenses
11-27-2006 STM, Art. 12
G.L. c.39, § 12D
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
11-27-2006 STM, Art. 13
G.L. c.59, § 5, cl. 54
Establishing a minimum value of personal property subject to taxation, with a minimum taxable valuation of $1,000
4-9-2007 ATM, Art. 43
G.L. c.60, § 2, para. 2
Abatement of any tax due which is less than $10
4-10-2008
Ch. 72, Acts of 2008
Authorizing Town to grant an additional license for the sale of alcoholic beverages
5-19-2008 ATM, Art. 42
G.L. c.32, § 9(2)(d)(ii)
Increase in death benefits for surviving children of deceased employees who died while in the scope of employment
1-13-2009
Ch. 499, Acts of 2008
Designating Riverdale Park as the Honorable Marie-Louise Kehoe Park
5-18-2009 ATM, Art. 18
G.L. c.44, § 53F 1/2
Establishing a Sewer Enterprise Fund effective fiscal year 2010
5-18-2009 ATM, Art. 19
G.L. c.32B, § 20
Establishing an other post-employment benefits liability trust fund to be known as the "OPEB Trust Fund"
11-6-2009
Ch. 121, Acts of 2009
Charter amendment, §§ 4-2; 5-1; 5-3; 5A-8 (organizing Town agencies)
11-16-2009 STM, Art. 6
G.L. c.64L, § 2(a)
Local meals tax
5-17-2010 ATM, Art. 41
G.L. c.43D
Designation of Priority Development Site
11-15-2010 STM, Art. 13
G.L. c.138, § 33B
Authorizing holder of on-premises pouring licenses under G.L. c.138, § 12, to sell alcoholic beverages between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon on Sundays
1-7-2011
Ch. 427, Acts of 2010
Authorizing Town to grant an additional license for the sale of alcoholic beverages
3-19-2014
Ch. 53, Acts of 2014
Home Rule Charter of the Town of Dedham
11-13-2017 ATM, Art. 15
G.L. c. 90, § 17C
Establishing a speed limit of 25 miles per hour in any thickly settled or business district in the Town that is not a state highway
11-13-2017 ATM, Art. 16
G.L. c. 59, § 5, cl. 22G
Making the spouse of a veteran who holds title to the veteran's domicile as a trustee or conservator eligible for available veteran exemptions and allowing the surviving spouse who acquired title to a deceased veteran's domicile under a trust or conservatorship to retain eligibility for an exemption
11-13-2017 ATM, Art. 17
G.L. c. 59, § 5K
Increasing the maximum tax bill reduction an eligible program participant over the age of 60 may receive in exchange for providing volunteer services to the Town from $1,000 to $1,500
11-13-2017 ATM, Art. 18
G.L. c. 32B, § 20
Designating the Treasurer as the Trustee and Plan Administrator of the OPEB Fund, and confirming the authority of the Treasurer to invest the OPEB Fund in the State Retiree Benefits Trust Fund and to take such other action, including execution of documents, consistent therewith