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  • Chapter 52 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE MONTAGUE CENTER FIRE DISTRICT IN THE TOWN OF MONTAGUE.

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. Chapter 431 of the acts of 1941 is hereby amended by striking out section 1 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-

Section 1. The inhabitants of the town of Montague, liable to taxation in said town and residing within the territory enclosed by the following boundary lines, to wit:

Beginning at a point in the Connecticut River, being the intersection of the Sunderland and Montague town lines; thence proceeding in a northerly direction along the Connecticut River to the northwest corner of Lot #44 on Montague Assessors Map #26; thence proceeding in an easterly direction along the northerly boundary of said Lot #44 to a point at the intersection of Greenfield Road; thence proceeding southerly along Greenfield Road to the intersection of Randall Road; thence proceeding southerly and crossing Greenfield Road to the intersection of Randall Road; thence continuing along the southerly side of Randall Road to the northeast corner of Lot #2 on said Map #26, excluding Lots #42, #43 and #3; thence continuing southerly along the easterly boundary of said Lot #2 to the northwest corner of Lot #20 on said Map; thence continuing in an easterly direction along the northerly boundary of said Lot #20 to the intersection of Turners Falls Road; thence continuing southerly along the west side of Turners Falls Road to the intersection of Bartlett Road; thence crossing Turners Falls Road to Bartlett Road and continuing easterly along the southerly side of Bartlett Road to the northwest corner of Lot #14 on said Map; thence continuing southerly along the westerly side of said Lot #14 to the intersection of Plains Road; thence crossing Plains Road to Lot #38 on Montague Assessors Map #27; thence continuing easterly on Plains Road to Lot #38 on said Map; thence proceeding southerly along the easterly side of said Lot #38 to a point where it intersects with Lot #2 on Montague Assessors Map #33; thence including all of Montague Assessors Map #33, except Lots 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, and 24; thence continuing said description at a point where the easterly line of Lot #20 on Montague Assessors Map #33 meets the easterly side of Lake Pleasant; thence continuing southerly along the easterly side of Lake Pleasant, and including all of Montague Assessors Maps #36 and #37 to a point on the southwesterly corner of Lot #57 on Montague Assessors Map #34 to where it intersects with the Boston and Maine Railroad; thence crossing the Boston and Maine Railroad to a point on the westerly side of Lot #53 on Montague Assessors Map #40; thence continuing northeasterly on the westerly side of Lot #53 to the intersection of Lot #52 on Montague Assessors Map #34; thence continuing southeasterly along the southerly side of Lot #52 to the intersection of Federal Street, excluding Lot #58 on said Map #34; thence crossing Federal Street to a point on Lot #51 on said map and proceeding southerly along the easterly side of Federal Street, excluding Lot #51 on said Map, to the intersection of Lot #67; thence proceeding easterly along the northerly side of Lot #67 to the Vermont Central Railroad; thence proceeding southwesterly along the westerly side of the Vermont Central Railroad to the northwesterly intersection of Lot #6 on Montague Assessors Map #45 and including all of Montague Assessors Map #45, except Lots #6, #7, and #8, to a point on Montague Assessors Map #46 at the northeasterly corner of Lot #4; thence proceeding southeasterly along the northerly boundary of Lot #4 on Montague Assessors Map #46 to the intersection of Lot #3; thence proceeding northerly along the westerly line of Lot #3 to the intersection of Lots #1, #2, and #3 on said Map #46; thence continuing in an easterly direction along the northerly boundary of said Lot #3 to a point; thence continuing southerly along the easterly side of said Lot #3 to the intersection of Lot #6; thence continuing easterly along the northerly line of Lot #6 to the intersection of Lot #8; thence continuing southerly along the westerly side of Lot #8 to the intersection of Lot #6; thence continuing easterly along the northerly line of said Lot #6 to the intersection of Lot #10 on said Map; thence northerly along the westerly side of Lot #10 to the intersection of Lot #9; thence easterly on the northerly side of Lot #10 and Lot #11 to a point on the westerly side of Lot #13; thence continuing northerly along the westerly side of Lot #13 to a point on the easterly side of Lot #9; thence continuing easterly on the northerly line of Lot #13 and Lot #14 to the intersection of Dry Hill Road; thence crossing Dry Hill Road to the northwesterly corner of Lot #78 on said Map #46; thence continuing southerly on Dry Hill Road along Lot #78 to Lot #30, excluding Lot #78 on said Map #46; thence northeasterly on the northerly line of Lot #30 to the intersection of Lot #31; thence southeasterly along the easterly side of Lot #30 to the southwesterly corner of Lot #68; thence easterly on the northerly line of Lot #68 to Wendell Road; thence southerly on the westerly side of Wendell Road to the Wendell town line, excluding Lots #36 and #74; thence southerly along the Montague/Wendell town line to the intersection of the Wendell, Montague and Leverett town lines; thence westerly along the Montague/Leverett town line to the intersection of Leverett, Montague and Sunderland town lines; thence westerly along the Sunderland/Montague town line to the place of beginning. Included in this description is all of Montague Assessors Maps #32, #38, #39, #40 and #53, shall constitute a fire district and are hereby made a body corporate by the name of the Montague Center Fire District, hereinafter called the district, for the purpose of supplying themselves with water and facilities for the extinguishment of fires and for no other purpose, with power to establish fountains and hydrants and to relocate and discontinue the same, and for the purposes of assessing and raising taxes as provided herein for the payment of such services, and for defraying the necessary expenses of carrying on the business of the district, subject to all laws now or hereafter in force relating to such districts, except as otherwise provided herein. The district shall have power to prosecute and defend all actions relating to its property and affairs.

SECTION 2. Upon the effective date of this act, ownership, possession and control of such personal property of the Lake Pleasant Water District that constitutes firefighting apparatus and equipment, shall pass to and be vested in the Montague Center Fire District without consideration or further evidence of transfer and shall thereafter be in the ownership, possession and control of the Montague Center Fire District. Specifically excluded from this personal property transfer are any hydrants and the water works system and any other personal property of the Lake Pleasant Water District not considered firefighting apparatus and equipment.

Approved March 29, 2000.