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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:

SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the town of West Boylston shall carry over, from year to year, amounts appropriated for the maintenance and repair of non-school buildings owned by the town, which remain unexpended for such purposes at the end of each fiscal year. The amounts shall be held by the town treasurer in a separate account to be known as the Municipal Buildings Fund and may be expended in accordance with this act without further appropriation for the maintenance, repair or capital improvement of any municipal building. The non-school annual budget to be voted upon by the West Boylston town meeting shall contain a separate item for the maintenance and repair of each non-school building owned by the town.

SECTION 2. The town of West Boylston may appropriate to the fund by a two-thirds vote at an annual or special town meeting, an amount not exceeding one-half of 1 per cent of the amount raised in the preceding fiscal year by taxation of real estate and tangible personal property. The aggregate amount of the fund at any time shall not exceed one-tenth of 1 per cent of the equalized valuation of the town of West Boylston as defined in section 1 of chapter 44 of the General Laws. Any interest shall be added to and become a part of the fund.

SECTION 3. A 5-member board to be known as the municipal buildings committee is hereby established. The board shall be made up of the chairman of the board of selectmen, the chairman of the finance committee, the chairman of the board of library trustees, or their designees, all of whom shall serve ex officio, and 2 registered voters of the town of West Boylston to be appointed by the town administrator for a 3-year term, who are not members of the board of selectmen, the finance committee, or the board of library trustees of the town of West Boylston.

SECTION 4. Expenditures from the Municipal Buildings Fund shall only be made by a two-thirds vote of all of the members of the municipal buildings committee.

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

Approved, April 22, 2010.