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An ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF Chap.227

THE MONSON STATE HOSPITAL, Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Monson priated, to be paid for the maintenance of the Monson state state hospital, hospital, during the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and fifteen, to wit:

From the receipts of said hospital now in the treasury of the commonwealth, the sum of thirteen thousand six hundred ninety-nine dollars and seventy-one cents; and from the treasury of the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, a sum not exceeding two hundred thirty-six thousand two hundred eighty-eight dollars and twenty-nine cents. SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved March 25, 1915.

maintenance.

AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF

Chap.228 THE MEDFIELD STATE HOSPITAL. Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Med field priated, to be paid for the maintenance of the Medfield state state hospital, hospital, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and fifteen, to wit:

From the receipts of said hospital now in the treasury of the commonwealth, the sum of twelve thousand four hundred ninety-two dollars and fourteen cents; and from the treasury of the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, a sum not exceeding three hundred eighty-nine thousand four hundred seventeen dollars and eighty-six cents. SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved March 27, 1915.

AN ACT TO CONFIRM THE ACTION OF THE SELECTMEN OF

Chap.229
SOUTH HADLEY IN ANNULLING CERTAIN PERMITS AND
FRANCHISES GRANTED TO THE CHICOPEE GAS LIGHT COM-
PANY AND GRANTING OTHERS TO THE SPRINGFIELD GAS

LIGHT COMPANY.
Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. The action of the selectmen of the town of Certain action South Hadley in passing an order under date of July four- of South Hadley teenth, in the year nineteen hundred and fourteen, which

confirmed.

men of South Hadley cons firmed,

Certain action annulled and superseded an order of the selectmen of said

town passed under date of January second, in the year nine-
teen hundred and six, granting to the Chicopee Gas Light
Company, its successors and assigns, the right and privilege
to dig up and open the ground and lay and maintain pipes
and suitable appliances for the distribution of gas in certain
streets in that part of the town of South Hadley called South
Hadley Falls, and also annulled and superseded the agreement
and bond mentioned in said order of January second, which
agreement and bond are dated March fifteenth, nineteen
hundred and six, and in addition the consent of said select-
men was granted to the Springfield Gas Light Company,
the successor of the said Chicopee Gas Light Company,
and its successors and assigns, to dig up and open the ground
and lay and maintain pipes and suitable appliances for the
distribution of gas in the several streets, lanes and high-
ways in the town of South Hadley therein named, is hereby
ratified, approved and confirmed.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved March 27, 1915.

(1914, 680; 1915, 65, Spec.) Chap.230 AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR ASSISTANT ASSESSORS IN THE CITY

OF ATTLEBORO. Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 1914, 680, $ 31, SECTION 1. Section thirty-one of chapter six hundred and amended.

eighty of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and fourteen is hereby amended by inserting at the end of the second paragraph thereof the words: and three or more assistant assessors who shall be appointed by the board of assessors and whose compensation shall be fixed by the said board, with the approval of the municipal council, --so that the first and second paragraphs of the said section will read as follows:- There shall be the following departments and offices in the city of Attleboro:

(1) The assessing department, to be under the charge of the board of assessors and three or more assistant assessors who shall be appointed by the board of assessors and whose compensation shall be fixed by the said board, with the ap

proval of the municipal council. To be

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance submitted to the city by the municipal council of the city of Attleboro, with the council, etc. approval of the mayor. Approved March 29, 1915.

(Accepted April 6, 1915.) [1915, 252, Spec.)

Assistant assessors for the city of Attleboro.

(1906, 513; 1907, 486, 572; 1913, 640; 1914, 749.] AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE ISSUING OF CERTAIN NOTES OR Chap.231

BONDS BY THE CITY OF LAWRENCE. Be it enacted, etc., as follows: Section one of chapter seven hundred and forty-nine of 1914,749, $ 1,

. the acts of the year nineteen hundred and fourteen is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the words: – So much of section four of said chapter four hundred and eightysix as is included and expressed by the words “Such notes or bonds shall be issued upon the condition that the city may pay or redeem the same at any time after five years from the date of issue”, shall not be applicable to the authorization to borrow the additional sum of three hundred thousand dollars as is provided herein, - so as to read as follows:Section 1. For the purpose of constructing a bridge over the City of Merrimac river in the city of Lawrence, in accordance with Lawrence may the provisions of chapters four hundred and eighty-six and for construction five hundred and seventy-two of the acts of the year nineteen Merrimac river. hundred and seven, the said city is hereby authorized to borrow the sum of eight hundred thousand dollars, in accordance with the provisions of section four of said chapter four hundred and eighty-six, instead of five hundred thousand dollars, as heretofore authorized by said chapters. So much of section four of said chapter four hundred and eighty-six as is included and expressed by the words “Such notes or bonds shall be issued upon the condition that the city may pay or redeem the same at any time after five years from the date of issue”, shall not be applicable to the authorization to borrow the additional sum of three hundred thousand dollars as is provided herein. Approved March 29, 1915.

AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE SOUTH EASTON AND EASTONDALE

Chap.232 FIRE AND WATER DISTRICT. Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. The inhabitants of the town of Easton liable South Easton to taxation in said town and residing within the territory en- Fire and

and Eastondale closed by the following boundary lines, to wit:- Beginning established

Water District,

. at a point in the southerly line of the town of Easton and in the line of location of the New York, New Haven and Hartford railroad and running thence northerly in the line of location of said railroad about thirteen thousand three

South Easton
and Eastondale
Fire and
Water District,
established.

hundred and twenty-three feet to the centre of Prospect street; thence northeasterly following the centre of Prospect street about eighteen hundred seven and five tenths feet to the centre of Purchase street; thence northerly, following the centre of Purchase street, twenty-seven hundred and seven feet to the centre of Church street; thence north 5° 25' east, about twenty hundred and twelve feet to the centre of Depot street and Central street; thence north 19° 11' east by the centre of Central street five hundred and sixty-two hundredths feet to the centre of Short street; thence north 8° 40' west, about thirty-one hundred and sixty feet to the centre of Queset river; thence northerly by the centre of Queset river to the North Easton Village District line; thence in an easterly direction to Washington street at å point immediately north of the greenhouse of F. Lothrop Ames; thence in a northeasterly direction by a straight line running immediately north of the residence and outbuildings of F. Lothrop Ames to the line between the town of Easton and the county of Plymouth; thence southerly by the line between the town of Easton and Plymouth county to the southeast corner of the town of Easton; thence northwesterly by the line between the town of Easton and the town of Raynham to the point of beginning, shall constitute a fire and water district and are hereby made a body corporate by the name of the South Easton and Eastondale Fire and Water District, for the purpose of supplying themselves with water for the extinguishment of fires and for domestic and other purposes, with power to establish fountains and hydrants, and to relocate and discontinue the same; to regulate the use of water and to fix and collect rates to be paid therefor, and to take, or acquire by lease, purchase or otherwise, and to hold property, lands, rights of way and easements for the purposes mentioned in this act, and to prosecute and defend all actions relating to the property and affairs of the district.

SECTION 2. Said fire and water district, for the purposes aforesaid, may take, or acquire by purchase or otherwise, and hold the waters of any pond or stream or of any ground sources of supply by means of driven, artesian, or other wells within the limits of said district, and the water rights connected with any such sources, or may contract with the North Easton Village District or the water commissioners of the city of Brockton for whatever water may be required for the purposes herein named, on such terms and conditions

May take certain waters, etc.

May contract for water,

tain lands, etc.

structures, lay

as may be agreed upon by the North Easton Village District or said water commissioners, and the North Easton Village District or the city of Brockton may furnish such water, but nothing contained herein shall be construed to compel them to do so. The South Easton and Eastondale Fire and May take cerWater District may also take, or acquire by purchase or otherwise, and hold all lands, rights of way and easements necessary for collecting, storing, holding, purifying and preserving the purity of the water and for conveying the same to any part of the said district: provided, however, that no Proviso. source of water supply and no lands necessary for preserving the quality of the water, shall be taken or used without first obtaining the advice and approval of the state department of health, and that the location of all dams, reservoirs and wells to be used as sources of water supply under this act shall be subject to the approval of said department. Said May erect district may construct on the lands acquired under the pro- pipes, etc. visions of this act, proper dams, reservoirs, standpipes, tanks, buildings, fixtures and other structures, and may make excavations, procure and operate machinery and provide such other means and appliances, and do such other things as may be necessary for the establishment and maintenance of complete and effective water works; and for that purpose may construct wells and reservoirs and establish pumping works, and may construct, lay and maintain aqueducts, conduits, pipes and other works under or over any land, water courses, railroads, railways and public or other ways, and along such ways in the South Easton and Eastondale Fire and Water District, in such manner as not unnecessarily to obstruct the same; and for the purpose of constructing, laying, maintaining, operating and repairing such conduits, pipes and other works, and for all proper purposes of this act, said district may dig up or raise and embank any such lands, highways or other ways in such manner as to cause the least hindrance to public travel on such ways; and all things done upon any such way shall be subject to the direction of the selectmen of the town of Easton.

SECTION 3. Said fire and water district shall, within Description of ninety days after the taking of any lands, rights of way, be recorded. water rights, water sources or easements under the provisions of this act, file and cause to be recorded in the registry of deeds for the county of Bristol a description thereof sufficiently accurate for identification, with a statement of the purpose for which the same were taken, signed by the water

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