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The 190th 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:

Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the town of Harwich, may design and designate a place on its municipal real estate tax bills whereby taxpayers of the town of Harwich may voluntarily check off, donate and pledge an amount not less than $1 or such other designated amount which shall increase the amount otherwise due, and the donation and pledged amount shall be deposited in the Caleb Chase Gift Account to be used for the support of the poor.
Any amounts donated to the Caleb Chase Gift Account shall be deposited into a special account in the general treasury of the town and shall be in the custody of the town treasurer. The treasurer shall invest the funds at the direction of the Caleb Chase Trust Fund Committee, subject to the same provisions and limitations of the General Laws as applicable to trust fund investments. The Caleb Chase Gift Account, together with the interest earned thereon, shall be used for the purpose specified in this act without further appropriation.

Gift Account funds shall only be expended in accordance with the terms identified in the Caleb Chase Gift Account and by board of selectmen policy. The board of selectmen shall adopt rules and regulations to carry out this act and to identify the receipts of such aid. The town accountant shall provide an annual financial report of the activities of the Caleb Chase Gift Account to the board of selectmen.

Approved, September 15, 2010.