Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Chapter 598 of the acts of 1986 is hereby amended by striking out sections 1 and 2 and inserting in place thereof the following two sections:-
Section 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law, rule, or regulation to the contrary, the city of Quincy is hereby authorized to establish a special account to be known as the City of Quincy Sewerage and Drainage Rehabilitation Fund. The purpose of such fund is to provide revenue for the funding of engineering, testing, construction and rehabilitation of sewerage drainage pipes, lines, facilities and systems located within the city of Quincy and to provide revenues to do all things necessary to correct, remedy, repair, prevent and prohibit any and all forms of infiltration or inflow from ground water and other sources of water into sewage and drainage pipes, lines, facilities and systems. Such special account shall be maintained by the city treasurer of said city in a banking institution doing business in the commonwealth, and expenditures from said special account shall be made subject to appropriation initiated by the mayor of said city upon the recommendation of the commissioner of public works or the planning director of said city and approved by a majority vote of the city council of said city.
Section 2. Contributions to such account shall be made by applicants for building permits for the construction, erection, improvement, reuse or rehabilitation of land or the buildings thereon for industrial, commercial and multi-family uses over three units. Excluded from the requirements of this act shall be one, two, and three family residences if the owner occupies such as his primary residence for at least one year. The method and amount of such contributions from such private sources shall be determined by ordinance, but not to exceed one percent of estimated construction cost. Said ordinance shall provide for the method of determining the amount of each contribution from such applicants based upon their anticipated water and sewer use by each and for the particular kind of development contemplated.
SECTION 2. Section 3 of said chapter 598 is hereby amended by inserting after the word "sewage", in line 4, the words:- and drainage.
SECTION 3. Said chapter 598 is hereby further amended by striking out section 5 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 5. The commissioner of public works for the city of Quincy may make applications for available state and federal government grants for the construction, improvements, engineering, rehabilitation and repair of the sewerage and drainage pipes, lines, facilities and systems and to pledge any and all sums of money in said special account with the approval of said city for any such matching grants for the construction, improvements, repair and rehabilitation of said sewerage and drainage pipes, lines, facilities and systems.
SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage.