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  • Acts
  • 2002
  • Chapter 136 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE MERGER OF THE BOYLSTON AND MORNINGDALE WATER DISTRICTS.

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 421 of the acts of 1951 is hereby amended by striking out section 1 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-

Section 1. The inhabitants of the town of Boylston liable to taxation in the town shall constitute a water district and are hereby made a body corporate by the name of the Boylston Water District, in this act called the district, for the purpose of supplying themselves with water for the extinguishment of fires and for domestic and other purposes, with power to establish fountains and hydrants and to relocate and discontinue the same, to regulate the use of such water and to fix and collect rates to be paid therefor, 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 general laws now or hereafter in force relating to such districts, except as otherwise provided in this act. The district shall have power to prosecute and defend all actions relating to its property and affairs.

SECTION 2. Section 4 of said chapter 421, as amended by section 1 of chapter 236 of the acts of 1954, is hereby further amended by striking out the first sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- For the purpose of paying the necessary expenses and liabilities incurred under this act, other than expenses of maintenance and operation, the district may borrow from time to time such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, $1,000,000, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on their face the words, Boylston Water District Loan, Act of 1951.

SECTION 3. Said chapter 421 is hereby further amended by inserting after section 12 the following section:-

Section 12A. The Morningdale Water District, established by chapter 419 of the acts of 1949, is hereby dissolved and, without further conveyance or other act, all the assets, liabilities, obligations and indebtedness as well as the powers and duties of the Morningdale Water District are hereby merged and transferred to the Boylston Water District. The board of water commissioners of the Morningdale Water District is hereby abolished and the tenure of the incumbent members of the board shall terminate on the effective date of this section.

SECTION 4. Within 30 days after the effective date of this act the district shall elect by ballot 3 persons, inhabitants of and voters in the district to hold office: 1 person until the expiration of 3 years; 1 person until the expiration of 2 years; and 1 person until the expiration of 1 year to constitute a board of water commissioners and at every annual district meeting following such next succeeding annual district meeting 1 such commissioner shall be elected by ballot for the term of 3 years. The district shall elect a treasurer and clerk for a 1 year term and at every district meeting following such next succeeding annual district meeting a treasurer and clerk shall be elected by ballot for 1 year terms.

Approved June 12, 2002.