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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 44E: Acceptance of recommendation; election; establishment of district

[ Text of section effective until November 7, 2016. For text effective November 7, 2016, see below.]

  Section 44E. The selectmen of each of the several towns, upon receipt of a recommendation that a regional refuse disposal district be established, shall cause the question of accepting such plan to be presented for determination by vote with printed ballots at the next annual town meeting or at a special town meeting called for the purpose. The mayors of the several cities, upon receipt of a recommendation that a regional refuse disposal district be established, shall submit the question of accepting such plan to the city council within sixty days after receipt of the recommendation. In the case of either a town or a city, the question to be voted on shall be:--"Shall the city (town) accept the provisions of sections 44A to 44K, inclusive, of chapter 40 of the General Laws providing for the establishment of a regional refuse district, together with the towns of .................... and the cities of ...................., and the construction, maintenance and operation of a regional refuse disposal facility by said district in accordance with the provisions of a proposed agreement filed with the selectmen or the mayor?''

  If a majority of the members of each city council voting on the question and a majority of the voters in each town voting on the question shall vote in the affirmative, the proposed regional refuse disposal district shall be deemed to be established forthwith in accordance with the terms of the proposed agreement.

Chapter 40: Section 44E. Acceptance of recommendation; election; establishment of district

[ Text of section as amended by 2016, 218, Sec. 33 effective November 7, 2016. For text effective until November 7, 2016, see above.]

  Section 44E. The selectmen of each of the several towns, upon receipt of a recommendation that a regional refuse disposal district be established, shall vote on the question of accepting the plan. The mayors of the several cities, upon receipt of a recommendation that a regional refuse disposal district be established, shall submit the question of accepting the plan to their respective city councils within 60 days after receipt of the recommendation. If a majority of the members of each city council voting on the question and the board of selectmen in each town vote in the affirmative, the proposed regional refuse disposal district shall be deemed to be established in accordance with the terms of the proposed agreement.