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Chapter 334 AN ACT RELATIVE TO AN INTERMUNICIPAL AGREEMENT AND BETTERMENT ASSESSMENTS IN THE TOWN OF LUNENBURG.

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 any general or special law or the vote taken on May 6, 2006 to the contrary, the town of Lunenburg may levy betterment assessments in connection with the engineering, permitting and construction of drinking water improvements at the Meadow Woods Mobile Home Park in the town. The improvements were authorized by said vote of the town on May 6, 2006. Such assessments may be levied by the town without regard to whether the improvements are constructed directly by the town or by another governmental unit pursuant to an intermunicipal agreement. Except as otherwise provided in this act, sections 42G to 42K, inclusive, of chapter 40 of the General Laws and chapter 80 of the General Laws relative to the apportionment, division, reassessment and collection of assessments, and interest, shall apply to assessments levied pursuant to this act.

SECTION 2. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the board of assessors of the town of Lunenburg may, and at the request of the owner of the land assessed shall, apportion all betterment assessments or unpaid balances thereof made under section 1 into a number of equal annual payments, not exceeding 40, as determined by the board or as requested by the owner. Such payments may be further apportioned and collected by the town on quarterly tax bills or a single tax bill at the option of the town. An owner of land assessed may pay the total amount due without a prepayment penalty. Any assessments paid to the town pursuant to this section may be treated by the town as in lieu of payments anticipated to be made by the Lunenburg Water District of Lunenburg pursuant to the vote of the town taken on May 6, 2006.

SECTION 3. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the board of assessors of the town of Lunenburg may, and at the request of the owner of the land assessed shall, apportion all sewer assessments or unpaid balances thereof, levied in connection with the engineering, permitting and construction of wastewater improvements at the Meadow Woods Mobile Home Park as authorized by the vote of the town on May 6, 2006, into a number of equal annual payments, not exceeding 40, as determined by the board or as is requested by the owner. Such payments may be further apportioned and collected by the town on quarterly tax bills or a single tax bill at the option of the town. An owner of land may pay the total amount due without a prepayment penalty.

SECTION 4. Notwithstanding section 4A of chapter 40 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the town of Lunenburg may enter into an intermunicipal agreement with the Lunenburg Water District for a maximum term of years not exceeding 50 years, relating to the engineering, permitting, construction and operation of drinking water improvements at the Meadow Woods Mobile Home Park in the town, such improvements and such agreement having been authorized by a vote of the town on May 6, 2006. Except as otherwise provided in this act, the intermunicipal agreement shall be subject to said section 4A of said chapter 40.

SECTION 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved September 17, 2008


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