AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF LEOMINSTER TO ESTABLISH AN OPEN SPACE FUND.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special
law to the contrary, the city of Leominster is hereby authorized to establish a
city Open Space
the purpose of which
shall be to preserve open areas within the city and to provide funds for the
purchase of open space property or conservation easements. The city may
designate a place on its municipal tax bills or the motor vehicle excise tax
bills, or may mail with such tax bills a separate form, whereby the taxpayers
the city may voluntarily check off, donate or pledge an amount not less than $1
to said fund.
Amounts donated to the Open Space Fund shall be deposited
into a special account and shall be in the custody of the city treasurer and
the funds may be expended as is recommended by the mayor and approved by the
city council for the purchase of open space or
conservation easements as may be appropriate. Interest earned upon such fund
shall remain therewith.
This act shall take effect upon its passage.