Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. The city of Attleboro, is hereby authorized to impose a lien on the particular real estate serviced for unpaid charges for the collection of domestic refuse due under the provisions of Section 16-15 of the Revised Ordinances of the city of Attleboro.
The collector of taxes for the city of Attleboro is further authorized to itemize all paid and unpaid charges with any interest furnished by the department of public works thereon on the statement of liens furnished by the collector of taxes under section twenty-three of chapter sixty of the General Laws.
Such lien shall take effect by operation of law on the day immediately following the due date of said charges and unless sooner dissolved by payment of the charges for which said lien is security, continue for three years thereafter at which time said lien shall terminate unless sooner committed as a tax under this act.
Notwithstanding such lien for the collection of domestic refuse any unpaid charge may be collected by all other legal means including, but not limited to recovery by an action in contract, from the owner of the real estate within the time allowed by law.
The department of public works for the city of Attleboro is further authorized to abate in whole or in part any charge, or part of charge, imposed illegally or erroneously for the collection of domestic refuse.
If a charge for which a lien is in effect under this act has not been added to or committed as a tax and remains unpaid when the assessors are preparing a real estate tax list and warrant to be committed by them, the collector of taxes shall certify such charge including interest and late charges, to the assessors who shall forthwith add such charge to the tax on the property to which it relates and commit it with their warrant to the collector of taxes as part of such tax. If the property to which such charge relates is tax exempt such charge shall nevertheless remain as a lien.
Said lien for the unpaid charges for the collection of domestic refuse shall be effective upon the recording of this act in the Bristol county northern district registry of deeds by the city of Attleboro.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.