Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. The county commissioners of Berkshire county are hereby authorized to expend a sum of money not to exceed one hundred thirty-five thousand one hundred and twenty-five dollars as twenty-five per cent matching funds for a Massachusetts department of environmental quality engineering, division of water pollution control clean lakes program grant of five hundred forty thousand dollars for an implementation project on Pontoosuc lake in the city of Pittsfield.
SECTION 2. For the purposes of section one, the county treasurer of Berkshire county, with the approval of the county commissioners and the advisory board of said county, may borrow from time to time upon the credit of said county such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, one hundred thirty-five thousand one hundred and twenty-five dollars and may issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on their face the words, Berkshire County Clean Lakes Program Loan, Act of 1985. Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan and such loans shall be payable in not more than four years from their date. The bonds or notes shall be signed by the county treasurer and countersigned by a majority of the county commissioners. The county may sell said securities at public or private sale, upon such terms and conditions as the county commissioners may deem proper, but not for less than par value. Indebtedness incurred hereunder shall, except as herein provided, be subject to chapter thirty-five of the General Laws.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.