AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF MARSHFIELD TO REDUCE SEWER FEE LIABILITY AND BETTERMENT CHARGE IN EXCHANGE FOR SENIORS' VOLUNTEER SERVICES.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
(a) Notwithstanding any general or special law to the
contrary, in addition to
any reduction in real estate tax liability allowed pursuant to section 5K of
chapter 59 of the General Laws, the board of selectmen of the town of
Marshfield may establish a program to allow any person over the age of 60 to
volunteer to provide services to the town in exchange for reduction of his
sewer bill and betterment charge. Any such reduction shall be in addition
to any exemption or abatement to which the person is otherwise entitled. No
such person shall receive a rate of, or be credited with, more than the current
minimum wage of the commonwealth per hour for services provided pursuant to
such reduction, nor shall the reduction of the sewer bill and betterment
charge exceed $500 in a tax year.
(b) The town shall maintain a record for each taxpayer including, but not
to the number of hours of service and the total amount by which the sewer
fees and betterment charge have been
reduced, and shall provide a copy of the record to the assessor so the actual
sewer bill and betterment charge reflects the reduced rate. A copy of the
record shall also be provided to the taxpayer prior to the issuance of the
actual sewer bill and betterment charge.
(c) The town may adopt local rules and procedures for implementing this
section in a manner consistent with the intent of this section.
This act shall take effect upon its passage.