Town of Yarmouth, MA
Barnstable County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
MGL Ch.
Subject
Town Meeting Action Date
Article Number
31
Regarding civil service
4-10-1980
26
31, § 43
Adoption of bylaw regarding police tenure
3-11-1969
N
32, § 22D
Establish retirement system funding schedule
10-24-1990
11
32, §§ 22F and 103 (as amended by Acts of 2010, c. 188, §§ 18 and 19, respectively)
Retirement system funding schedule; cost of living adjustment calculation
4-4-2011
3
32B, § 7A
Active employees to pay less than 50% of cost
8-30-1989
11
32B, § 9A
Retired employees to pay 50% instead of 100%
3-12-1962
32B, § 9D
Town to pay 1/2 of the premium costs payable by the surviving spouse of an employee or retired employee of the Town of Yarmouth for Town group health insurance
2-6-2001
9
32B, § 9F
Retired employees' life insurance raised to $2,000 life and $2,000 A.D.D.
1-1-1977
32B, § 10
Basic Chapter 32B Acceptance
3-11-1957
32B, § 11A
Additional life insurance for active employees on an optional basis employees paying 100% of cost
3-12-1962
32B, § 11B
Elderly Governmental Retiree Program
3-11-1963
32B, § 18
Requiring all Town retirees, spouses and dependents enrolled in Medicare Part A to transfer to a Medicare extension plan offered by Town
4-10-2007
52
32B, § 20
Establishing an Other Post-Employment Benefits Liability Trust Fund
5-2-2015
12
39, § 23D
Allowing board, commission or committee members who have missed one session of an adjudicatory hearing to participate in a decision on the matter under certain circumstances
4-10-2007
13
40, § 4G
Inc. $2,000 - $4,000 min. reg. for bidding
4-9-1985
39
40, § 6A
Municipal advertising
3-12-1956
88
40, § 6A
Advertising Town's resources, advantages and attractions
3-13-1961
K
40, § 6B
Regarding uniforms
2-11-1951
L
40, § 6C
Ice and snow removal
4-10-1980
13
40, § 6H
Regarding private ways, repairs, liability
3-12-1962
R
40, § 6N
Repairing private roads 4.16 (acceptance of MGL c. 40, § 6N, amended by Ch. 693 of the Acts of 1977)
4-24-1978
17
40, § 8C
Conservation Commission
3-14-1961
87
40, § 8D
Regarding Historical Commission
2-3-1977
22
40, § 8E
Regarding Youth Commission established
3-9-1971
M
40, § 8G
Agreement with Town of Barnstable for law enforcement mutual aid
12-1-1998
3
40, § 8J
Handicapped Commission
4-15-1987
1
40, § 22D
Vehicles parked in violation of the law
4-22-1976
18
40, § 22F
Set fees (Selectmen)
4-15-1992
21
40, § 39K
Establish enterprise fund
4-11-1989
29
40, §§ 42A, 42F
Water rates, method of collection, recovery of delinquent charges from tenants
2-12-1940
28
40, § 57
Authorizing denial of issuance of local permits for nonpayment of taxes
4-2-2012
28
40, §§ 61V and Ch. 693 (Acts of 1977)
Regarding repairs on private roads
4-11-1978
17
41, § 38A
Adoption of bylaw Town Collector duties
2-7-1944
14
41, § 41B
Direct deposit emp. checks bank
4-11-1990
18
41, §§ 70-72
Planning Board, creation and duties annual report ordinances
2-8-1927
27
41, § 77
Police Department, establishment, membership
2-12-1940
27
41, § 97A
Police Department, establishment, membership
2-7-1949
I
41, §§ 81A-81Y
Planning Board
2-12-1950
H
41, § 100B
Indemnification certain retired police office and fire fighters for certain exp.
4-9-1983
30
41, § 100F
Regarding the indemnification of harbormasters
3-9-1971
48
41, § 100F
Indemnification of Town employees for damages arising from the operation of Town-owned vehicles
3-12-1979
48
41, § 100G 1/4
Funeral exp. police, fire fighters
4-11-1990
20
41, § 108E
Policemen, minimum annual compensation
3-12-1962
Q
41, § 108L
Police career incentive pay program, salary increases, reimbursement of cities and towns
11-12-1974
5
41, § 108L 4, § 4B of prop. 2 1/2
Rescind concerning police officers
4-13-1982
19
41, § 1001
Indemnification of Town employees for personal and financial loss while acting within the scope duties
4-24-1978
14
43C, § 11
Municipal Administration: consolidate department accountant, auditor or comptroller, treasurer assessor, collector
8-28-1993
14
44
Road maintenance and repair
4-7-1981
49
44, § 53C
Deposit and expenditure of compensation for off-duty special detail work
6-5-1978
12
44, § 53E
Enterprise fund enabling act
4-13-1982
4
44, § 53E 1/2
Authorizing use of a revolving fund for the Town Police Department
4-4-2011
14
44, § 53E 1/2
Reestablishing a Town Beautification and Promotion Revolving fund
4-7-2014
12
44, § 53F 1/2
Golf course enterprise fund
3-8-2004
3
44, § 53G
Allow imposition of reasonable fees by a permit granting authority to cover costs for assistant consultants to assist in review of a permit application
4-9-1997
16
44, § 69
Regarding bad checks
4-20-1982
26
48, §§ 42, 43, 44
Establishment, appointment of Fire Chief; duties, role of Forest Warden
2-12-1950
F
53, § 44
Fee for processing payrolls (off-duty details)
4-11-1978
12
54, § 103A
Sections applicable to town elections, primaries
2-13-1979
32
59, § 5
Clause 37A, blind exempt;. 41B, elderly exempt; 17C surviving spouse exempt.
4-10-1984
3
59, § 5, Clause 17C 1/2
Increased exemption over 70
4-12-1989
8
59, § 5, Clause 41A
Authorize the Town to increase $30,000 for gross receipts for applicants for hardship exemptions or tax deferral
4-14-1993
30
59, § 5, Clause 41C
Exemptions for elderly
4-13-1987
13
59, § 5K
Senior citizen tax workoff abatements
4-10-2002
22
59, § 5L
Authorizing deployed members of the National Guard and reservists additional time to pay certain taxes without interest or penalties
4-10-2007
50
60, § 3C
Establish Municipal Scholarship Trust Fund
4-11-1991
31
69, §§ 9-10
Regarding classed for illiterates, reimbursement for expenditures
2-7-1927
35
71, §§ 16-16I
Regional school district, status powers and duties
5-21-1970
8
78, § 21
Election of a Board of Cemetery Commissioners
2-13-1913
32
79
Bylaw Ch. 79 leasing and restraint of dogs
4-13-1983
36
82, § 17 (public statutes) 186, § 12 (Acts of 1884)
Regarding jurisdiction of Town-owned highways
2-7-1898
13
85, § 11A
Regarding bicycles, operation and registration
2-9-1953
H
90, § 20A 1/2
Regarding local collection of parking fines
9-21-1981
1
91, § 85
Regarding regulations for fisheries
2-13-1905
20
109 (Acts of 1981)
Regarding violations in local bylaws
4-20-1982
27
110, § 110 (Act of 1993)
Local option reduces to one year a person MA residents to qualifying vet exempt under MGL c. 59, § 5, Cl. 22, 22A, 22B, 22C, 22D or 22E
2-16-1994
14
114, §§ 22-26
Regarding Board of Cemetery Commissioners
2-10-1936
34
122, § 18
Regarding the appointment of Inspector of Wires
2-14-1914
24
136, §§ 21-28
Repealed (observance of Sunday and holidays).
6-3-1922
1
138, § 12 and 377, § 17A
Liquor licenses
12-5-1978
21
138, § 12B
Prohibition of alcoholic beverages for adult entertainment areas
2-10-1998
3
138, § 33B
Service of alcohol on Sundays 11:00 a.m.
4-11-1991
22
139, §§ 1, 2, 3
Burned or dangerous building
2-11-1929
11
140, § 147A, Ch. 308, Acts 1985
Withdraw from county Dog Program
4-11-1989
46
140, §§ 173, 173A
Ordinances and bylaws relating to dogs
12-5-1978
2
140, § 177A and c. 62
License fees for automatic amusement devices
9-15-1982
2
143, § 34
Grant 3-year appointment to the Building Inspector
4-8-1986
16
146, §§ 1-5
Establishment of a water supply system
2-11-1929
15
147, § 17B
Regarding 5-day and 10-hour week
3-9-1959
15
148, § 6
Regarding fire prevention, neglect or refusal of officers to comply with duties
2-11-1929
41
148, § 26C
Regarding smoke and heat
8-21-1979
19
148, § 26G
Sprinkler protection
4-13-1987
35
148, § 26I
Automatic sprinklers in residential units
4-14-1993
26
148, § 56
Regarding parking space business, license, fees
2-9-1954
L
149, § 298 (Acts of 2004)
Regarding Community Preservation Act and Community Preservation Fund
1-11-2005
6
179 of General Laws 1863
Regarding the est. of Sealer of Weights and Measures
3-6-1865
16
197, § 2 (Acts of 1890)
Enforce requirements
2-9-1891
23
235, §§ 1-2 (Acts of 1867)
Accept Ch. 54, §§ 10 and 11 of the Public Statutes
2-9-1891
22
264 (Acts of 1890)
Relation to public burial grounds
2-8-1897
16
266, § 9
Regarding injury by fire, negligent use in Town
2-11-1929
42
291 (Acts of 1990)
Regarding enhanced 911
6-26-1991
5
294 (Acts of 1850)
School committee be appointed to draft ordinances and laws and report at the next Annual Town Meeting
2-9-1857
14
351, §§ 49 (Acts of 1981); 61
Sealer of Weights and Measures fees
9-15-1982
1
366 (Acts of 1869)
Regarding the impounding of cattle
2-11-1876
12
369 (Acts of 82)
Total exemption property taxes (paraplegic veterans, surviving spouses)
386 (Acts and resolves of 1890)
Regarding the use of the Australian ballot system in town meeting
11-3-1891
2
392 (Acts of 1981)
Regarding group insurance coverages
4-20-1982
25
403 (Acts of 1936)
Regarding the authorization of compensation insurance to include laborers, workmen, mechanics
2-7-1938
17
416 (Acts of 1976)
Regarding Recycling Commission
4-23-1979
49
417, § 101 (Acts of 1893)
Regarding precinct voting for state election
2-11-1895
14
423 (Acts of 1909)
Licenses granted to reputable person for sale of ice cream, soda water and fruit on the Lord's day
2-10-1910
21
482 (Acts of 1901)
Regarding the election of the Town Clerk for three-year term
12-10-1902
11
486 (Acts of 1963)
Regarding increasing amounts of pensions and retirement allowances payable to former public employees
3-9-1964
E
486 (Acts of 1964)
See Ch. 478, Acts of 1965
3-8-1965
E
560, § 358 (Acts of 1907)
Regarding the election of Town Moderator
2-9-1914
16
560, § 381 (Acts of 1907)
Regarding the election of Town offices by precinct
2-8-1915
9
597 (Acts of 82)
Exemption motor vehicles excise tax (prisoner of war)
647 (Acts of 1960)
See Ch. 478, Acts of 1963
3-13-1961
J
680 (Acts of 1912)
Regarding Town piers and wharfs
2-10-1913
35
808 (Acts of 1975)
Adoption of provisions regarding Zoning Bylaws
4-11-1978
1
Listing of Special Acts adopted in General Court pertaining to the Town of Yarmouth.
Year Enacted
Chapter
Subject
2006
404
Regarding the printing of questions to be submitted solely to Town voters and sending said questions to voters 10 days before the election
2010
208
Regarding the printing of questions to be submitted solely to Town voters and making said questions available at each polling place 10 days before the election