Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, all acts and proceedings of the town of Salisbury at its special town meeting held on January twenty-seventh, nineteen hundred and ninety-two and all actions taken pursuant thereto are hereby ratified, validated and confirmed to the same extent as if the forty-five day notice requirement of the town charter had been adhered to as required by law.
SECTION 2. Chapter 71 of the acts of 1990 is hereby amended by striking out sections 1 and 2 and inserting in place thereof the following four sections:-
Section 1. Notwithstanding any provision of the law to the contrary, the town of Salisbury is hereby authorized to carry a deficit of one million one hundred eight thousand eight hundred seventy-five dollars and seventy-nine cents and to raise by revenues from the sewer users as an addition to the user fee said deficit in ten equal payments over ten consecutive fiscal years commencing in fiscal year nineteen hundred and ninety-three.
Section 2. Notwithstanding the requirements of section one, if, in any fiscal year there shall be a net surplus in the sewer operating and maintenance account after providing for all expenses, interest charges, and payment on the principal as they accrue upon any bonds or notes issued on behalf of the sewer system, such surplus may be used to accelerate the retirement of said deficit.
Section 3. The treasurer and accountant of the town of Salisbury shall, in any fiscal year when any amount of such deficit remains, jointly certify to the commissioner of revenue no later than June first prior to the end of such fiscal year, that the payment required to retire the deficit has been made; if such certification is not received, the commissioner shall take action necessary to suspend payment of final quarterly payment in the fiscal year of cherry sheet distributions, so-called, until the certification prescribed above has been received and approved by the said commissioner.
Section 4. Notwithstanding the provisions of section twenty-three of chapter fifty-nine of the General Laws or any other law to the contrary, the commissioner of revenue is hereby authorized in his discretion in certifying the tax rate of the town of Salisbury for the fiscal years beginning July first, nineteen hundred and ninety-one and July first, nineteen hundred and ninety-two, to consider revenues from sewer assessments and sewer department operations to be received in subsequent fiscal years in determining whether the town is raising the full amount required by said section twenty-three of said chapter fifty-nine.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.