Town of South Hadley, MA
Hampshire County
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[The following articles include Acts of the Legislature and General Laws accepted at Town Meeting of the Town of South Hadley.]

§ A500-1 Acts accepted by Town.

Citation
Subject Matter
Date of Acceptance
Acts of 1902, Ch. 205
Removal of snow and ice from sidewalks
4-26-1902
Acts of 1902, Ch. 424
Use of land for a Free Public Library
6-7-1902
Acts of 1907, Ch. 191, §§ 1-9
Board of Survey (street construction)
5-20-1918
Acts of 1913, Ch. 655, §§ 1, 2, 3
Regulation of buildings
5-20-1918
Acts of 1913, Ch. 835, § 421
Precinct voting for Town officers and granting licenses for intoxicating liquors
2-28-1916
Acts of 1915, Ch. 284, (amended by Ch. 59, § 1 of Acts of 1916)
Liquor licenses
3-18-1918
Acts of 1916, Ch. 153
Annual licensing for slaughtering meat, cattle, sheep or swine
3-5-1920
Acts of 1917, Ch. 23
Licensing of coffee houses
3-181-1918
Acts of 1920, Ch. 240
Permit certain sports and games on Sunday
3-21-1921
Acts of 1921, Ch. 14, § 25A
Assessors can appoint Assistant Assessor
3-21-1921
Acts of 1945, Ch. 723
Establishment of Veterans' Service
12-11-1945
Acts of 1946, Ch. 75
Permit the use of Beach Playground for athletic field purposes
3-16-1946
Acts of 1946, Ch. 559
20% increase in pensions under $1,000
9-18-1946
Acts of 1948, Ch. 588
Equalizing of retirement benefits
11-22-1948, effective as of 9-10-1948.
Acts of 1950, Ch. 820
Increasing pensions, annuities for former employees payable by Commonwealth
3-15-1952
Acts of 1951, Ch. 781
Pensions, annuities etc. former employees
3-15-1952
Acts of 1952, Ch. 624
Increasing pensions, retirements, allowances and annuities for former public employees
7-21-1953
Acts of 1953, Ch. 434
Rent control
3-13-1954
Acts of 1955, Ch. 225
Rent control
4-18-1955
Acts of 1955, Ch. 670
Retirement benefits
3-17-1956
Acts of 1958, Ch. 17
Board of Health Director- Civil Service
(act passed 1-28-1958) Effective 3-3-1958
Acts of 1963, Ch. 478
Increasing amounts of pensions and retirement allowances to certain former public employees
3-14-1964
Acts of 1964, Ch. 11
Park and Playground Commission of South Hadley under Civil Service Laws
3-18-1967
Acts of 1967, Ch. 772 (also known as Chapter 40D)
Industrial Development Financing Authority
10-24-1972
Acts of 1978, Ch. 576, which amends MGL c. 59, § 38
Assessment exemptions for repairs
2-12-1980
Acts of 1979, Ch. 151 (rescind MGL c. 31)
Civil service
4-18-1981 Reconvened 5-30-1981
Acts of 1980, Ch. 85
Office of Building Inspector
9-9-1980
Acts of 1982, Ch. 597
9-20-1987
Acts of 1983, Ch. 527 and Ch. 183A
Conversion of residential property to condos
2-10-1987
Acts of 1985, Ch. 188, § 12
Direct service expanded for pupils in South Hadley Public Schools
6-2-1990, 5-6-1989
Acts of 1986 § 40 of Ch. 71, amended by Ch. 188
Equal Education Opportunity Grant
3-30-1986
Acts of 1987, Ch. 236; accepted MGL c. 41, § 81U, as amended by Ch. 236 of Acts of 1987
Disposition of performance bonds or deposits on subdivision in default
10-25-1988
Acts of 1987, Ch. 661 (amends Acts of 1933 Ch. 45, § 2)
Election of Town Meeting members

§ A500-2 General Laws accepted by Town.

Citation
Subject Matter
Date of Acceptance
MGL c. 6, § 172B 1/2
Fingerprinting of ice cream vendors
1-11-2017
MGL c. 11, § 335
Election of Town Clerks and their duties
3-7-1902
MGL c. 30B (Procurement Act)
Contract for purchases without formal bids
6-2-1990
MGL c. 31, §§ 48 and 49
Civil Service Police. See Acts of 1979 (rescind)
6-18-1933
MGL c. 32B, § 7A
Health Insurance Blue Cross-Blue Shield more than 50%
3-17-1973
MGL c. 32B, § 9E
Health Insurance-60% (Greater than 50%)
10-6-1987 and adjourned 10-13-1987
MGL c. 32B, § 18
Medicare extension plans; mandatory transfer of retires
6-13-1992
MGL c. 40, § 4G
May contract up to $4,000 without bids
5-30-1981
MGL c. 40, § 6B
Uniform purchase and clothing allowance for police officers
3-18-1967
MGL c. 40, § 6J
Authorizing purchases of "stormy weather clothes"
8-6-1963
MGL c. 40, § 8A
Industrial Development Commission
3-19-1955
MGL c. 40, § 8B
Establishing COA
3-14-1970
MGL c. 40, § 8C
Conservation Commission
3-8-1961
MGL c. 40, § 8E
Youth Commission
5-8-2010
MGL c. 40, § 8G
Authority to enter into mutual aid agreements
9-8-1975
MGL c. 40, § 13
Municipal buildings insurance fund management and use
6-13-1992
MGL c. 40, §§ 13A and 13C
Workers Compensation Insurance
10-15-1991
MGL c. 40, § 13D
Reserve fund for future payment of accrued liabilities for compensated absences due any employee or full-time officer upon termination of employment
1-11-2017
MGL c. 40, § 22
Removal of unlawfully parked cars which impede snow removal
4-17-1976
MGL c. 40, § 22C
Towing of vehicles from public ways where such vehicles are parked or standing in violation of the law
3-17-1962
MGL c. 40, § 21D
Noncriminal enforcement-ticketing
5-6-1989
MGL c. 40, § 57
Local license suspension
5-4-1991
MGL c. 40, § 57
Amends § 7-2 of the Town Bylaws - denial, suspension or revocation of licenses/permits to anyone owing municipal taxes or charges
57-94 and updates 5-3-1997
MGL c. 40, § 57
Modernized municipal financing and government (Acts of 2016, Ch. 218, §§ 37 and 38)
1-11-2017
MGL c. 40, § 58
Outstanding charges or fees owed to Town, which may be liened against real property within one year
1-11-2017
MGL c. 41
Acts of 1936, Ch. 211 (as amended by) Formation of Planning Board
3-13-1937
MGL c. 41, § 25
Board of Assessors as an appointed body
4-18-1981
MGL c. 41, § 38A
Town Collector
5-3-1997
MGL c. 41, § 73
Board of Survey
3-31-1934
MGL c. 41, § 81U
As amended by Ch. 236 of the Acts of 1987
10-25-1988
MGL c. 41, § 100B
Benefits to retired policemen
5-7-1983
MGL c. 41, § 108L
Quinn Bill - police officers salary by education
5-7-1994
MGL c. 41, § 110A
Closing of public offices on Saturdays
12-3-1955
MGL c. 41, § 111A
Vacation pay for police
3-16-1935
MGL c. 43D
Expedited permitting
11-18-2015
MGL c. 44, § 53C
Deposit and expenditures of money received for off-duty work details of police
3-17-1973
MGL c. 44, § 53D
Recreation Revolving Fund
10-6-1987 and 10-13-1987
MGL c. 44, § 53F 1/2
Enterprise fund for: (A) WWTP and Collection System; (B) Sanitary Landfill
6-13-1992
MGL c. 44, § 53F 3/4
PEG Access and Cable Related Fund
1-11-2017
MGL c. 44, § 55C
Affordable Housing Trust Fund
6-20-2013
MGL c. 48, § 57F
Holiday pay for Police Chief
MGL c. 49, § 15
(Amended by Acts of 1907, Ch. 177) Sewer assessments and charges
MGL c. 59, § 5, cl. 17D and 41C
Abatement of real estate tax on property of elders
2-10-1987
MGL c. 59, §§ 41(B) and 17(C)
Real estate exemptions
5-5-1984
MGL c. 59, § 57C
Quarterly tax bills
5-4-1991 (effective 7-1-1992)
MGL c. 59, § 5, cl. 50
Exemption improvements elderly housing
6-2-1990
MGL c. 60, § 77C
Alternative tax takings and foreclosures
Accept deed in lieu of taxes owed
MGL c. 71, § 40 (as amended by Ch. 188 of Acts of 1985)
Minimum teachers' salaries $18,000/year
5-3-1986
MGL c. 71, § 40
Pay teachers no less than $20,000/year
3-29-1988
MGL c. 71, § 40
(as amended by Chapter 188 of the Acts of 1986) Equal Education Opportunity Grant
9-30-1986
MGL c. 71, § 71E
Revolving fund for funds received in conjunction with adult education and continuing ed program
4-15-1978
MGL c. 83, §§ 16, 16A, 16B, 16C, 16D, 16E and 16F
Sewer assessments and fees, collection of
4-26-1980
MGL c. 90, § 20A 1/2
Parking violation procedures
9-22-1981
MGL c. 90, § 20C
Disposition of parking violations
3-18-1972
MGL c. 91, § 29 (amended by Chs. 516, 524, Acts of 1950)
Town liable for all damages incurred by work performed by DPW
5-14-1960
MGL c. 138, § 33B
Sale of alcoholic beverages by on-premises licensees on Sundays and certain legal holidays
9-15-2010
MGL c. 140, § 132 to 136
Smoke nuisance sections
3-13-1948
MGL c. 140
Dog Law violators fines
Petitioned General Court to be exempt from c. 140. South Hadley exempt from 9-12-1978
MGL c. 148, § 13
(as amended by Chapter 351, Section 90 of the Acts of 1981) Annual licensing and fees for storage of explosives and/or inflammable materials
5-5-1984
MGL c. 148, § 26H
Boarding-/Lodging house sprinklers
11-12-2014
MGL c. 164A
New England Power Pool
3-16-1974
MGL c. 481, Acts of 1993
Amending MGL c. 138, § 2
5-7-1994