Amendment #40 to S.2021

Sewer betterments

Representatives Madden of Nantucket, Peake of Provincetown, Vieira of Falmouth, Koczera of New Bedford, Golden of Lowell and Ashe of Longmeadow move that the bill be amended by adding the following new section:-



SECTION XX. (a) Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, any town in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts adopting this statute via local option may assess and collect interest on an unpaid balance of a sewer betterment assessment at a rate up to 2% of the net rate of interest chargeable to the town for the project to which the assessment relates.



(b) Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, any town in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts adopting this statute via local option may apportion all future sewer assessments or unpaid balances of assessments over a period not to exceed thirty (30) years, and may structure the payments so that the amounts payable in the several years for principal and interest combined are as nearly equal as practicable. These equal payments may be further apportioned and collected by the town on quarterly tax bills at the option of the town. An owner of land assessed may pay the total remaining principal amount due without a prepayment penalty.

Additional Cosponsors
Sarah K. Peake
David T. Vieira
Robert M. Koczera
Thomas A. Golden, Jr.
Brian M. Ashe