Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. The town of Easthampton, acting through the board of public works or its designee, is hereby authorized to establish, install and reconstruct a hydroelectric power generating facility at the Waterworks dam site on the Manhan river, provide and operate the required transmission lines, produce electrical power at the site, sell such power to a local utility or to others at rates to be approved by the department of public utilities, displace electrical power used by the town, lease or otherwise rent the site and all its hydroelectric equipment, acquire by purchase, lease or otherwise such hydroelectric equipment and transmission lines as may be required at the site to produce and transmit electrical power, establish a special fund for receipt and transmittal of electrical power, establish a special fund for receipt and disbursement of money relating to the operation of a hydroelectric power generating site, and have any and all the powers necessary for the production, transmission, and sale of electrical power.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.