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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1935         FILED ON: 11/21/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1939

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Therese 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 regulating sewer betterment assessments in the town of Falmouth.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Therese Murray

Plymouth and Barnstable

Timothy R. Madden

Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket

David T. Vieira

3rd Barnstable


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1935        FILED ON: 11/21/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1939

By Ms. Murray, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1939) of Therese Murray, Timothy R. Madden and David T. Vieira (by vote of the town) for legislation to regulate sewer service area betterment assessments in the town of Falmouth.  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 regulating sewer betterment assessments in the town of Falmouth.
 

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

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

              Section 1.  Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the town of Falmouth 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.

              Section 2. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the town of Falmouth 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.

              Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

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