AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF GLOUCESTER TO CONTRIBUTE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR CERTAIN SEPTIC SYSTEM COSTS.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
The city of Gloucester is hereby authorized to provide
financial assistance to an owner of property located in said town for the cost
replacement or upgrade to a septic system on such property which has been
constitute a present or potential threat to human health, safety, welfare or
to the environment. Said city may use public funds for the purposes
set forth in this act in an amount not to exceed 25 per cent of the total cost
to the property owner but in no event shall said amount exceed $6,000 for each
such property. To qualify for said funds from said city, repairs, replacement
upgrading of a septic system must be pursuant to a mandate or order by said
city's wastewater management plan, court decree in United States and
Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. City of Gloucester, case number 89-2206-Y
or the board of health of said city, pursuant to section 11 of chapter 83 or
section 127B½ of chapter 111 of the General Laws or regulations of the
board of health of said city.
Notwithstanding the provisions of chapter 40, 80, or 83
of the General Laws or any other general or special law, rule or regulation to
contrary, the city of Gloucester may borrow and incur debt
for the purposes of this act.
Said city shall enter into an agreement with a
residential property owner, who otherwise qualifies under the provisions of
this act, to furnish financial assistance under the provisions of this act;
provided, however, that said agreement shall be in accordance with the
provisions of section 127B½ of chapter 111 of the General Laws, except for
the funds contributed by said city.
This act shall take effect upon its passage.