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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts


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 136 of the acts of 1987 is hereby amended by inserting after section 18 the following section:-

Section 18A. Notwithstanding section 4A of chapter 40 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the Mashpee Water District may enter into an agreement with the town of Sandwich for a term in excess of 25 years, to allow certain residential properties in the town of Sandwich to connect to and use the water system of the Mashpee Water District pursuant to an intermunicipal agreement between the Mashpee Water District and the town of Sandwich. The Mashpee Water District may impose a lien upon property in the town of Sandwich which connects to the water system of the district pursuant to the agreement, which lien shall secure unpaid fees and charges relative to connection to or use of the water system of the district. If a charge or fee secured by the lien remains unpaid when the town of Sandwich assessors are preparing a real estate tax list and warrant, upon request by the Mashpee Water District the charge or fee shall be added to the tax on the property pursuant to section 58 of chapter 40 of the General Laws. Upon receipt of tax payments which include a charge or fee imposed pursuant to the agreement authorized by this act, the town of Sandwich shall forthwith transfer the charge or fee payment, together with all accrued interest and other charges, to the Mashpee Water District. In the event that the town of Sandwich forecloses the right of redemption on a tax lien which includes any charges or fees due to the Mashpee Water District, the fees or charges due to the Mashpee Water District shall survive the foreclosure of the right of redemption of the tax lien, and shall be due and payable, together with all accrued interest, upon conveyance thereafter by the town of Sandwich to any person or governmental entity not a part of the town of Sandwich.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved April 10 , 2008