SECTION 1. The town of Westminster may establish a Private Road Maintenance Revolving Fund into
which shall be deposited sums of money from time to time in accordance with this act. The director of
public works, subject to the authority of the board of selectmen, shall control and administer the fund
and render annual accounts of the receipts, disbursements and balances relating to the revolving
account. The treasurer of the town shall be the custodian of the fund.
SECTION 2. The fund shall be established, consistent with section 6N of chapter 40 of the General Laws,
to provide, without expense to the town, for the maintenance and upkeep of certain private ways
serving the town’s inhabitants. Maintenance may also be performed on a private way’s drainage
facilities and associated features, but in accordance with said section 6N of said chapter 40, work shall
be of a temporary nature and shall not include construction, reconstruction or resurfacing of private
SECTION 3. When private way maintenance is desired, the town shall enter agreements with the parties
requesting the work and the director shall determine the cost of that work. The town may charge a
reasonable administrative fee for its services and the fee shall be deposited into the General Fund. The
interested parties shall pay the costs in advance of the work, and that amount shall be deposited into
the road maintenance revolving fund. The director shall expend these funds for only the maintenance
and upkeep work for which they were deposited unless the town and the original interested parties
otherwise agree. If, for any reason, the maintenance work is not performed, the deposited sums shall be
returned to the interested parties.
SECTION 4. By a town meeting vote, the town may close this account and transfer to the General Fund
any balance not needed to complete previously agreed maintenance.
SECTION 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
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