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Chapter 319 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF NORWOOD TO GRANT ACCESS TO ITS SEWER SYSTEM AND TO ASSESS CHARGES THEREFOR.

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. Notwithstanding paragraph (c) of section 8 of chapter 372 of the acts of 1984 or any other general or special law to the contrary, the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority may provide sewer services through the town of Norwood sewer system to the property located at 361 and 363 Norwood streets and 60 and 80 Edge Hill road in the town of Sharon, as shown on a deed recorded at the Norfolk county registry of deeds in Book 14998, Page 537, and described as Assessor’s Map 27, Lots 381 and 383 and Assessor’s Map 131, Lots 29 and 32, currently owned by George Clifford Goodband, Jr., Trustee of the Norwood Street Trust which property is currently under contract for sale to AvalonBay Communities, Inc. or its nominee, successor or assignee, provided that the discharge from the property to the sewer system shall not exceed any maximum gallonage established for the property by the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority. The authority may allow the property to use and be serviced by its sewer system to the same extent as parcels of property located within the district covered by the authority, provided that the property is subject to all rules, regulations and requirements of the authority. The town of Norwood may allow the property to connect its sewer system to convey the discharge to the authority’s sewer system. Costs and expenses incurred for labor and materials relative to the installation of a sewer connection from the property to the town of Norwood sewer system shall be paid by AvalonBay Communities, Inc. or its nominee, successor or assignee, and work and labor shall be performed in accordance with the specifications of the authority and the town of Norwood. The authority and the town of Norwood may assess charges upon the owner of the property for the use of their sewer systems and for their provision of services related thereto. Except as specifically provided herein and unless otherwise properly authorized, nothing in this act shall grant any other portion of the town of Sharon the right to receive sewer services from the authority or otherwise cause any other portion of the town of Sharon to have any of the rights or obligations of the political subdivisions listed in paragraph (c) of section 8 of chapter 372 of the acts of 1984.

SECTION 2. Notwithstanding section 1, the provision of main sewer services to the above referenced property located at 361 and 363 Norwood streets and 60 and 80 Edge Hill road in the town of Sharon by the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority shall commence only after the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority board of directors has voted approval after making findings as set forth in paragraph (c) of section 8 of chapter 372 of the acts of 1984 and other determinations in accordance with its applicable policies and after all required approvals have been received, including, as applicable, the approval of the community of origin, transporting community, other regulatory bodies where required, and the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority advisory board.

Approved October 5, 2006.

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