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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3926        FILED ON: 10/29/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3744

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Jason M. Lewis

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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 authorizing the town of Stoneham to establish a special fund for the collection and disposal of trash.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Jason M. Lewis

Fifth Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3926        FILED ON: 10/29/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3744

By Mr. Lewis of Winchester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3744) of Jason M. Lewis (by vote of the town) that the town of Stoneham be authorized to establish a special fund for the collection and disposal of trash.  Municipalities and Regional Government.  [Local Approval Received.]

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act authorizing the town of Stoneham to establish a special fund for the collection and disposal of trash.

 

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

              Notwithstanding Section 53 of Chapter 44 of the General Laws or any general or special law to the contrary, the Town of Stoneham establishing a special fund to provide funding for the collection and disposal of trash and other items collected or received by the Town, recycling, and other costs related thereto. 

              Funds and/or receipts received by the Town from trash/recycling fees, together with such funds as may be appropriated by Town Meeting or otherwise received by the Town for these purposes by grant, subsidy or donation shall be placed in said fund.  Interest earned on any fund balance shall also be placed in said fund.  The fund shall be maintained by the Town Treasurer as a separate account.  Any balance remaining at the end of a fiscal year shall carry over to the next fiscal year and thereafter if not then expended for the purposes set out herein.  Proceeds from the special fund shall be used at the determination of the Board of Selectmen along with the Town Administrator, pursuant to the provisions herein, without further appropriation.  Expenditures shall not be made or liabilities incurred from the fund in excess of the balance of the fund. The primary purpose of the excess funds should be used to reduce the trash fee in the ensuing fiscal year.

              The Act shall take effect upon its passage.

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