AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A CERTAIN METHOD OF ASSESSING BETTERMENT COSTS IN THE TOWN OF TOPSFIELD.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Notwithstanding the provisions of section forty-two H of chapter forty of
the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, under the
Topsfield "Water Supply Betterment By-Law" voted under ARTICLE THIRTY EIGHTH of
the May sixth, nineteen hundred and eighty-seven town meeting and as amended,
in addition to the methods of assessing costs provided under said section
forty-two H of said chapter forty, said By-law shall provide an additional
option as follows: Costs may be apportioned equally among the owners of
property receiving benefit from the betterment, provided that a majority vote
of the eligible voters present when a vote is taken on the method of assessing
costs vote in favor of this method.
Said additional option shall be applicable to said vote on the method of
assessment to be taken concerning the betterment zone voted under ARTICLE
THIRTY NINTH of the May six, nineteen hundred and eighty-seven town meeting.
Said vote to be taken within thirty days from the effective date of this
special law. Such determination by said vote shall become effective in lieu of
any previous vote, and the board of water commissioners shall certify the
actual expenditures and determine the actual assessment to be apportioned
within forty-five days from the date when said vote is taken on said additional
option, or take any other action relative thereto.