AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE REGIONAL WASTEWATER DISTRICT ENABLING ACT FOR THE TOWNS OF MANSFIELD, FOXBOROUGH AND NORTON.
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 101 of the acts of 2010 is hereby amended by adding the following section:-
Section 12. Notwithstanding this act or any general or special law to the contrary, the towns of Mansfield, Foxborough and Norton each acting individually through the municipal board, having the authority of sewer commissioners, in such town and not acting in concert through the district, in order to fairly recover the costs of expanding the regional wastewater treatment works as described in this act, each may assess charges, assessments, betterments or privilege fees for new connections to each town’s local sewer system or for expanded uses of the sewer system by existing users in accordance with chapters 80 or 83 of the General Laws. The sewer connection charges, assessments, betterments or privilege fees may include the town's proportionate share of the costs to the town under this act for the expansion and upgrade of the regional wastewater facilities and may also include the proportionate share of the town's costs for any local wastewater facilities, including, but not limited to, pumping stations, equipment and intercepting sewers. Nothing in this act shall prevent the board, having the authority of sewer commissioners, in such towns from raising local revenue from or continuing to engage in the constructing, operating, maintaining, expanding and funding of each town's local municipal wastewater facilities located entirely in each town separate from and independent of the regional facilities and the district.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved, January 2, 2013.