SECTION 1. Chapter 294 of the special acts of 1916 is hereby amended by striking out sections 1A and 1B, as appearing in section 1 of chapter 357 of the acts of 1973, and inserting in place thereof the following 2 sections:-
Section 1A. The commission shall assist town, city, and state agencies, boards and commissions by coordinating water quality monitoring, pollution and vegetation control activities, recreation management and fact-finding in Lake Quinsigamond and its watershed, and may execute and manage related activities concerning the lake and its watershed.
Section 1B. The commission may solicit and receive gifts of funds, grants and appropriations from the city of Worcester, and the towns of Shrewsbury and Grafton, and the commonwealth, to pay for any research, planning, application or management activities undertaken by the commission pursuant to section 1A.
SECTION 2. Said chapter 294, as most recently amended by section 214 of chapter 149 of the acts of 2004, is hereby further amended by striking out section 2, and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 2. The commissioners may, after notice and a public hearing held in the city of Worcester, or the town of Shrewsbury or Grafton, establish reasonable rules and regulations for: (1) the protection and policing of the waters of Lake Quinsigamond within the city of Worcester and the town of Shrewsbury and Grafton, including the part below Stringer dam, and (2) permitting and regulating the use of motor boats, other boats and canoes therein, and (3) regulating the conduct of persons upon, or bathing in, the waters of the lake; and the commissioners may, after notice and a public hearing alter, add to or repeal the rules and regulations.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
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