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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

SECTION 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of chapter 338 of the acts of 1913, or any other general or special law to the contrary, the Rockland sewer commission is hereby authorized to enter into an agreement for the disposal of sewage emanating from a certain parcel of land in the town of Norwell, as identified in a deed dated February 28, 1992, recorded at the Plymouth county registry of deeds in book 10787, page 177, and known and numbered as 141 Longwater Drive in said town, which parcel is hereinafter referred to as "the property".

SECTION 2. Said agreement may allow for the use of the system of sewer mains, or any portion thereof, belonging to the town of Rockland. The agreement may be entered into at a time, on such terms and conditions as herein stated or as deemed to be in the best interests of said town as determined by the Rockland sewer commission.

SECTION 3. The owner of the property shall pay all or a portion of the costs, charges, and fees arising from or incidental to the use of the mains, pump stations, treatment works and other facilities and services provided by the town of Rockland, including:

(a) all planning, engineering, procurement, construction costs, and fees for the design, redesign or upgrading of the mains, pump stations and facilities of the Rockland sewer system that may be necessary to carry sewage flow from the property;

(b) all planning, engineering, procurement and facilities of any kind for the design and construction of the particular drains and mains laid from the property to the mains in said town;

(c) obtaining all easements or other rights in land and all necessary permits and approvals required for laying of the drains and mains to transport waste water from the property to the mains of said sewer system and maintaining the same for the term of the connection agreement;

(d) all legal, engineering or other costs and fees incurred by said sewer commission or said town in connection with or arising out of the preparation of said agreement, including the negotiation thereof, and for the preparation for, connection with, and operation of the connection from the property to said sewer system;

(e) all periodic user fees for the operation of the connection and treatment of sewage provided pursuant to the agreement contemplated in this act, as determined from time to time by said sewer commission.

Approved April 14, 1999.