AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF DEDHAM TO REDUCE SEWER FEE LIABILITY IN EXCHANGE FOR VOLUNTEER SERVICES BY PERSONS OVER AGE 60.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
(a) Notwithstanding any general or special law to the
addition to any reduction in real estate tax liability allowed pursuant to
section 5K of chapter 59 of the
General Laws, the board of selectmen of the town
Dedham may establish a program to allow any person over the
age of 60 to volunteer to provide services to the town in exchange
reduction of his sewer bill. Any such reduction shall be in addition
any exemption or abatement to which the person is otherwise entitled. No
person shall receive a rate of, or be credited with, more than the current
minimum wage of the commonwealth per hour for services provided pursuant to
reduction, nor shall the reduction of the sewer bill exceed $500 in a tax
(b) The town shall maintain a record for each
taxpayer including, but not limited to, the number of hours of service and the
total amount by which the sewer fees have been reduced, and shall provide a
the record to the assessor so the actual sewer bill reflects the
reduced rate. A copy of the record shall also be provided to the taxpayer
to the issuance of the actual sewer bill.
(c) The town may adopt
local rules and procedures for implementing this section in a manner consistent
with the intent of this section.