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, including but not limited to, section fifty-three A of chapter twenty-one and section sixteen of chapter eighty-three of the General Laws, the town of Walpole, acting through its sewer and water commission, is hereby authorized to enter into a sewer rate agreement with Hollingsworth and Vose Company, which is connected to the town of Walpole sewer system, which agreement may provide for a sewer rate for a term in excess of five years which is different than rates charged to other users of the system; provided, however, that any such agreement shall be based upon a fair and equitable rate assessment taking into consideration the actual cost to the town of providing sewer service to Hollingsworth and Vose Company and any other adverse impact on other ratepayers in the event that Hollingsworth and Vose Company would disconnect from the town's sewer system absent such an agreement.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.