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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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. (a) 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.

(b) Upon the transfer of all of the capital stock of the Milford Water Company to the town of Milford, the board of selectmen of the town may vote the shares of the stock of the company at all stock holder meetings and, upon the dissolution of the Milford Water Company, 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 law.

(c) The land, water rights and other property acquired under chapter 77 of the acts of 1881 and all works, aqueducts, pipelines, buildings or other structures directly constructed under said chapter 77 shall, upon dissolution of the Milford Water Company, be managed, improved and controlled by the board of water commissioners of the town of Milford in accordance with the law, in such manner as the board deems in the best interest of the town. The town may furnish and sell water to other municipalities and such a municipality may purchase the water sold to it.

(d) An employee of the Milford Water Company who desires 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 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 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage

Approved, February 22, 2018.