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 any general or special law to the contrary, the city of Attleboro is hereby authorized to lay out and accept as public ways any of the ways listed in a document on file with the city clerk.
The planning board for the city of Attleboro shall hold a public hearing on the issue of the laying out and acceptance as public ways so listed by April first, nineteen hundred and ninety-four at which time interested persons shall be given an opportunity to be heard. Within twenty-one days after said hearing, the planning board shall submit a communication to the municipal council with its recommendations as to which ways in said document should be laid out and accepted as public ways by the city of Attleboro.
The communication from the planning board shall be referred to a standing committee of the municipal council or to a special committee appointed by the president of the council for the sole purpose of considering the proposal to lay out and accept as public ways the ways so listed. Within forty-five days of such referral, the municipal council shall hold a public hearing on said proposal.
At least fourteen days prior to the public hearing by the municipal council, written notice of the intention of the city to lay out and accept as a public way and of the intention to hold a public hearing thereon shall be sent to the owners of land abutting or being a part of the ways so listed. In addition, notice of the city's intention to lay out and accept as public ways those ways so listed shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the city once in each of two successive weeks, the first publication to be not less than fourteen days prior to such hearing. Such notice shall also be posted in a conspicuous place in the city hall for a period of not less than fourteen days prior to such hearing.
The standing or special committee shall report to the full council within fourteen days of the public hearing with recommendations as to which ways so listed should and should not be laid out and accepted as public ways by the city of Attleboro.
The municipal council may then vote to adopt, amend or reject the proposal to lay out and accept as public ways any or all of the ways listed.
Such vote by the municipal council shall be subject to the approval of the mayor as provided in section three G of the city charter. If the mayor approves the vote, or if the municipal council notwithstanding the mayor's disapproval shall again adopt said proposal by a two-thirds vote of the full council, the ways contained in the final proposal shall be considered laid out and shall be accepted as public ways.