Town of Harwich, MA
Barnstable County
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Town Meeting Action Date
Article Number
Legislation
Subject
1900 ATM
11
Ch. 254, Acts of 1897
Appointment of a Forester
1904 ATM
31
MGL c. 78, § 18
Securing money for the perpetual care of cemeteries
1908 ATM
15
MGL c. 28
Elect three Park Commissioners
1911 ATM
23
Ch. 422, Acts of 1908
Not to receive the Public Document Series
1913 ATM
26
MGL c. 48, § 85
7-14-1915 STM
2
375
Incorporation of Cape Cod Water Co.
1916 ATM
33
Authorize Selectmen to make ordinances regarding any vendors of wares on the streets of Harwich
2-4-1929 ATM
37
MGL c. 48, §§ 42 to 44
Establishing a Fire Department
1930 ATM
18
Ch. 357, Sec. 5, Acts of 1928
One way traffic on Main Street from beginning and including Miles Street at Beals Corner and extending to and including Snow Inn Road
1930 ATM
33
MGL c. 136 §§ 21 to 28
1931 ATM
19
MGL c. 142, §§ 1, 3, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
Relative to the Supervision of Plumbing
1935 ATM
69
Proposed Acts of 1932 (Part One)
Authorizing Town of Harwich to supply itself and its inhabitants with water
11-29-1938 STM
1
MGL c. 152, § 69 (as amended by Ch. 403 of the Acts of 1936)
Determine what employees shall be included in the terms "laborers," "workmen" and "mechanics" as used in MGL c. 152, §§ 68 to 75
1939 ATM
20
Ch. 415, Acts of 1938
An act further regulating liens for, and that collection of, water rates and charges
11-17-1939 STM
1
Ch. 807, Acts of 1913
Relating to Workmen's Compensation
1944 ATM
14
MGL c. 152, § 69
Providing for Workmen's Compensation
1944 ATM
25
MGL c. 144, §§ 22 to 26
Pertaining to powers, duties and authority of cemetery commissioners
1947 ATM
56
MGL c. 40, § 12
Public baths and wash houses
1949 ATM
29
MGL c. 143, § 3
Gas Code
1949 ATM
60
Ch. 227, Acts of 1948
Concerning certain cemetery associations
2-1949 ATM
40
Ch. 340, Acts of 1947
Improve the method of municipal planning
1958 ATM
7
Ch. 223, Acts of 1957
Establishment of Conservation Commission
1959 ATM
14
MGL c. 40A, § 20
Appeals unfavorably acted upon by the Board of Appeals shall not be considered on their merits by B.O.A. within two years after date of such unfavorable action except with consent of all members of the Planning Board
1959 ATM
22
Acts of 1958
An act to validate the laying out, alteration, relocation, or discontinuation of certain public ways in the Town of Harwich
1961 ATM
19
MGL c. 121, § 26K
Establishment of Housing Authority
1961 ATM
20
Ch. 647, Acts of 1960
Increase pensions and retirements payable to certain former public employees
11-1961 STM
3
Ch. 216, Acts of 1961
Town administers Island Pond Cemetery
1962 ATM
52
MGL c. 40, § 6B
Police and Fire uniforms
1963 ATM
35
Ch. 409, Acts of 1962
Pedestrian control
11-1963 STM
8
Authorize Selectmen to petition General Court to include disposal of Exchange Building on 1964 ballot
1964 ATM
56
Ch. 697, Acts of 1963
Establish Historic Commission
1965 ATM
11
MGL c. 85, § 11A (Ch. 710, Acts of 1941)
Registration and operations of bicycles
1965 ATM
77
Ch. 478, Acts of 1963
Relative to increasing amount of pensions and retirements for certain former public employees
1966 ATM
120
Ch. 486, Acts of 1964
Increasing pensions and retirements to certain former public employees
1966 ATM
122
MGL c. 44, § 65
Make advances to pay any officer or employee in advance of his regular vacation to the extent of the pay he is entitled to
1966 ATM
123
MGL c. 32, § 95
Grant Horace Wixon or surviving spouse an annuity of $2,000
1966 ATM
129
MGL c. 58, §§ 7A to 7E
Petition State Tax Commission for installation of state tax assessment system
1968 ATM
10
MGL c. 184, § 8A
Assessors shall request names and addresses of owners in real estate transfers
1968 ATM
64
MGL c. 41, § 97A
Establish Police Department in certain towns
12-1968 STM
2
Petition General Court for legislation to create Park and Recreation Commission
1969 ATM
57
Continue or appoint officials except select police and fire
1969 ATM
57
MGL c. 152, § 69 (as amended by Ch. 401, Acts of 1966)
Workmen's Compensation Insurance for elect
1969 ATM
71
MGL c. 90, § 20C
Parking violations, tags, court appearances and fines
1969 ATM
88
Act H-1680 of 1969
Authorization to acquire land for skating rink
5-1970 STM
1
MGL c. 71, §§ 16 to 16I
School district establishment
1972 ATM
72
MGL c. 41, § 100F
Indemnify the Harbormaster for expenses/damages incurred by him in scope of his employment
1974 ATM
73
MGL c. 41, § 100G
Provides funeral and burial expenses for firefighters and police officers killed in the line of duty
4-9-1975 STM
14
82, § 34
Reserve spaces between side lines of highways for horses, bicycles, etc.
1978 ATM
15
MGL c. 40, § 22D
Towing and illegally parked cars - $500
1979 ATM
11
MGL c. 41, § 25A
Assistant Assessor - $16,321
1979 ATM
46
MGL c. 53, § 9A
Nomination papers
1981 ATM
61
Place question on ballot - C.C. Regional Transit Authority
4-7-1981 ATM
25
MGL c. 40, § 4A
Purchase up to $4,000 without bids
1982 ATM
68
MGL c. 32, § 9A-7A?
Town pays 75% insurance premium
4-12-1982 STM
11
MGL c. 90, § 20 or § 20A 1/2
Parking fines
1985 ATM
37
MGL c. 138, §§ 12 and 15 (c. 138, § 17A as enacted by statute 1978, c. 377, § 2) 
Authorize the Board of Selectmen to issue additional alcoholic beverages licenses
1986 ATM
20
Motel room tax
4-8-1986 ATM
117
MGL c. 148, § 26G
Automatic sprinklers
4-6-1987 ATM
93
Ch. 140, Acts of 1985
$72,045 for state roads
4-6-1987 ATM
78
MGL c. 40, § 57
Revoke license for nonpayment of tax
5-2-1988 ATM
67
MGL c. 59, § 5, Clause 41
Elderly tax exemptions
10-3-1988 ATM
9
MGL c. 40, § 58
Municipal charges lien - unpaid moorings, etc.
10-2-1989 ATM
11
MGL c. 270, §§ 16 and 16A
Fine for litter or refuse disposal (Health Agent Enforcing Officer)
5-2-1989 ATM
24
MGL c. 59, § 57
Property tax $50 or less - one payment
5-7-1990 ATM
8
Ch. 653, Sec. 40, Acts of 1989
Assess building done before June 30 (effective FY 1991)
5-7-1990 STM
5
MGL c. 54, § 16A
Town Clerk fills Election Officer vacancy
10-1-1991 ATM
13
MGL c. 148, § 26E
Smoke Detector Law
5-4-1992 ATM
19
Ch. 597, Sec. 1, Acts of 1982
Exempt POWs
5-4-1992 ATM
16
MGL c. 59, § 5, Clause 41C
Elderly tax exemption
5-4-1994 STM
13
Ch. 70, School Aid Schedule
Support for state aid
5-4-1994 STM
14
Support MMA School Funding Act (new school finance law)
5-7-1996 ATM
53
MGL c. 41, § 100B
Medical bills: retired/disabled firefighters/police officers
5-1997 ATM
78
MGL c. 148, § 38A
Approve annual permit schedule (fire)
5-1997 ATM
79
MGL c. 148, § 26I
Multiple dwelling units, new construction/automatic sprinkler systems
5-4-1998 ATM
18
Change assessment date for new growth
5-4-1998 ATM
48
Rescind Article 82, 1994 ATM
5-4-1998 ATM (Town Election, 5-18-1998, Questions 6 and 7)
53
MGL c. 32B, §§ 9D and 9 1/2
Surviving spouse insurance contribution
5-3-1999 ATM
45
MGL c, 59, § 5, Clause 17D
Widow's exemptions
5-3-1999 ATM
46
MGL c. 59, § 5, Clause 37A
Blind exemption
5-1-2000 ATM
12
Establish Workers Compensation Trust Fund
5-1-2000 ATM
38
MGL c. 140, § 147A
5-1-2000 ATM
42
MGL c. 138, § 126 (Acts of 1991)
Tax deferral
5-1-2000 ATM
44
Establish Recreation/Youth Revolving Fund
5-5-2003 ATM
25
Ch. 184, Sec. 51, Acts of 2002 (amending MGL c. 59, § 5, Clause 41C)
Change senior exemption from $500 to $600
12-13-2004 STM
1
Ch. 149, Sec. 298, Acts of 2004
Replacement of Cape Cod Open Space Land Acquisition Program with Community Preservation Act; dedication of property tax surcharge of 3% and state matching funds to a Community Preservation Fund
5-1-2006 ATM
42
MGL c. 59, § 5, Clause 41
Senior exemption
5-2-2006 STM
4
MGL c. 41, § 19K
Additional annual compensation for Town Clerk
5-2007 ATM
61
MGL c. 50, § 5L
Deferral of taxes for National Guard overseas
5-2007 ATM
63
MGL c. 39, § 23D
An act further regulating meetings of municipal boards
5-2007 ATM
64
MGL c. 40, § 22F
5-2007 STM
12
MGL c. 148, § 52
Senior Citizen Property Tax Work Off Program
5-5-2008 ATM
58
MGL c. 41, § 38A
Create Town Collector
2-5-2009 STM
11
MGL c. 59, § 57C
Quarterly taxes
2-5-2009 STM
12
MGL c. 59, § 2A(A)
Change growth date from January 1 to June 30
2-5-2009 STM
10
Caleb Chase Legislation
5-5-2009 STM
12
MGL c. 60, § 15
Setting demand fees for delinquent local taxes
11-12-2009 STM
11
MGL c. 59, § 5, Clause 54
Personal property exemption
5-3-2010 ATM
5
MGL c. 64L, § 2A(a)
Local Meals Tax
5-4-2010 STM
14
MGL c. 32B, § 18
Medicare extension plans
5-4-2015 ATM
37
MGL c. 59, § 5, Clause 41D
Annual increase in income (gross receipts) and asset (whole estate) limit for senior exemptions
5-2-2016 ATM
42
MGL c. 59, § 5, Clause 56
Personal property tax abatement for National Guard and Reservists
5-1-2017 ATM
36
MGL c. 44, § 53F3/4
PEG Access And Cable Related Fund acceptance
5-1-2017 ATM
52
MGL c. 44, § 20
Municipal Modernization Act - uses of bond premiums
5-7-2018 ATM
42
MGL c. 59, § 5, Clause 5k
Senior Work Off Program – Angel Provision
5-7-2018 ATM
43
MGL c. 59, § 5, Clause 56
Personal property tax abatement for National Guard and Reservists
5-7-2018 ATM
65
MGL c. 60, § 15B
Establish annual tax title collection revolving fund