HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 4290        FILED ON: 10/13/2017

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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Brian Murray

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
Court assembled:

The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to the dissolution of the Milford Water Company and the acquisition of its assets by the Town of Milford.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Date Added:

Brian Murray

10th Worcester

10/13/2017

Ryan C. Fattman

Worcester and Norfolk

10/17/2017

 



HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 4290        FILED ON: 10/13/2017

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By Mr. Murray of Milford, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 9) of Brian Murray and Ryan C. Fattman (by vote of the town) relative to the dissolution of the Milford Water Company and the acquisition of its assets by the town of Milford.  Municipalities and Regional Government.  [Local Approval Received.]

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Ninetieth General Court
(2017-2018)

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An Act relative to the dissolution of the Milford Water Company and the acquisition of its assets by the Town of Milford.

 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

SECTION 1. At such time as the town of Milford, pursuant to section 9 of chapter 77 of the acts of 1881, as amended by chapter 480 of the acts of 2014, shall acquire all of the corporate property and all of the rights and privileges of the Milford Water Company, the board of selectmen of the town may dissolve the Milford Water Company.

SECTION 2. Upon the transfer of all of the capital stock of the Milford Water Company to the town, the board of selectmen may vote the shares of the stock of the company at all stock holder meetings and also upon the dissolution of the Milford Water Company to transfer any remaining assets, franchises, corporate property, rights and privileges to the town to be managed thereafter by a board of water commissioners as authorized by applicable law.

SECTION 3. The land, water rights and other property acquired under chapter 77 of the acts of 1881, as amended, and all works, aqueducts, pipelines, buildings or other structures directly constructed thereunder shall, upon dissolution of the Milford Water Company,  be managed, improved and controlled by the board of water commissioners of the town in accordance with applicable law, in such manner as they deem in the best interest of the town. The town of Milford may furnish and sell water to other municipalities, which are hereby authorized to purchase water sold.

SECTION 4. The employees of the Milford Water Company, desiring to continue employment with the town of Milford on the date of transfer of all of the property and assets of the Milford Water Company to the town of Milford, may be transferred to the service of the water department of the town and shall not be subject to chapter 31 of the General Laws.

SECTION 5.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.