AN ACT ESTABLISHING A BOARD OF WATER COMMISSIONERS IN THE TOWN OF WEST STOCKBRIDGE.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. There shall be in the town of West Stockbridge a board of
commissioners, consisting of five members who shall be appointed by the board
of selectmen, one until the expiration of five years, one until the expiration
of four years, one until the expiration of three years, one until the
expiration of two years and until the expiration of one year and thereafter one
such commissioner shall be appointed annually for a term of five years. No
less than three members shall be users of the water system.
Said board shall have all the powers and duties of water commissioners as
provided in section sixty-nine B of chapter forty-one of the General Laws and
said board shall have the power of eminent domain.
The board shall, subject to the approval of the board of selectmen, annually
fix and collect just and equitable prices and rates for the use of the water
system and determine the number and compensation of all employees necessary to
operate the water system.
SECTION 2. This act shall be submitted for acceptance to the voters
of the town of West Stockbridge at an annual or special town meeting in the
form of the following question which shall be placed on the official
warrant:- "Shall an act passed by the general court in the year nineteen
hundred and ninety-four, entitled 'An Act establishing a board of water
commissioners in the town of West Stockbridge', be accepted " If a majority of
the votes cast in answer to said question is in the affirmative, this act shall
take full effect, but not otherwise.