AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CONSERVATION COMMISSION OF THE TOWN OF ANDOVER TO ESTABLISH A CERTAIN SPECIAL ACCOUNT.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
(a) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 53 or 53G
of chapter 44 of the General Laws
or any other general or special law to the
contrary, the conservation commission of the town of Andover may provide, by
promulgated hereunder, for the imposition of reasonable fees for the employment
outside consultants and may deposit such fees in a special account.
(b) Any such account shall be established by the town treasurer and shall be
separate and apart from other monies. Said special account, including accrued
interest, if any, shall be expended at the direction of the conservation
commission without further appropriation; provided, however, that such funds
to be expended by it only in connection with carrying out its responsibilities
under the law. Any excess amount in the account attributable to a specific
project, including any accrued interest, at the completion of said project shall
be repaid to the applicant or to the applicant's successor in interest and a
final report of said account shall be made available to the applicant or to the
applicant's successor in interest.
(c) The town accountant shall submit annually a report of said special account to
the board of selectmen and town manager for their review. Said report shall be
published in the town annual report. Said town accountant shall submit annually a
copy of said report to the director of the bureau of accounts.
This act shall take effect upon its passage.