AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A REFERENDUM QUESTION IN THE TOWN OF HOLDEN RELATIVE TO THE CONSTRUCTION OF A SANITARY SEWER PROJECT.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. The state secretary shall, if so requested by the
board of selectmen of the
town of Holden by the filing of a written request with said secretary on or
before September fifteenth, nineteen hundred and eighty-six, provided said
request includes the actual dollar amount of the appropriation to be
included and provided further said dollar amount does not exceed twelve
million dollars, cause the following question to be placed on the official
ballot to be used at the town of Holden at the biennial state election to
be held in the year nineteen hundred and eighty-six.
"Shall the town hereby authorize the appropriation of $__________ for the
purpose of laying out and constructing sewer systems for sanitary sewage
purposes and sewage disposal and for the acquisition by purchase, grant or
taking by eminent domain, under the provisions of chapter seventy-nine of
the General Laws, of all easements and other rights necessary for the
laying out and construction of said systems, said systems to be laid out
and constructed as
shown on plans on file with the office of the town clerk, said easements
being shown on said plans, and to raise said sum by borrowing said amount,
subject to receipt of state and federal grants, under the provisions of
clause (1) of section seven of chapter forty-four of the General Laws and
any other legislation pertaining thereto, and to that end that the
treasurer, with the approval of the selectmen, be authorized to issue bonds
or notes therefor payable within a period of thirty years, and that the
selectmen be hereby authorized to acquire by purchase, grant or taking by
eminent domain under chapter seventy-nine of the General Laws, all
easements and other rights necessary for the laying out, constructing and
originally equipping of said systems "
If a majority of the votes cast in answer to said ballot question is in
the affirmative, then said question shall be deemed approved, as shall the
appropriation, borrowing and land takings therein authorized, but not otherwise.
SECTION 2. If said question, as set forth in section one, is
not placed on the
official ballot to be used in the town of Holden at the biennial state
election to be held in the year nineteen hundred and eighty-six, it shall
be placed on the official ballot to be used at a regular or special town
election to be held in the town of Holden on or before August first,
nineteen hundred and eighty-seven as determined by the Board of selectmen of said town.
SECTION 3. Plans showing said systems and sewer easements shall
be filed in the office
of the town clerk of the town of Holden no later than thirty days prior to
any election held under the provisions of this act.
SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage.