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water loan.

Town of

1915.

(1871, 95; 1872, 178; 1873, 322; 1883, 72; 1885, 140; 1889, 52; 1893, 90; 1895, 342; 1898, 482;

1901, 271, 276; 1906, 317, $ 10; 1910, 486, § 2, 568; 1911, 472.) Chap.105 An ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWN OF WESTFIELD TO MAKE

AN ADDITIONAL WATER LOAN.
Be it enacted, etc., as follows:
Town of
Westfield may

SECTION 1. The town of Westfield, for the purposes make an

mentioned in chapter three hundred and forty-two of the additional

acts of the year eighteen hundred and ninety-five, may borrow money from time to time, and issue therefor negotiable bonds or notes to an amount not exceeding the sum of two hundred thousand dollars, in addition to the amounts heretofore authorized by law to be issued by it for the same purposes.

SECTION 2. Bonds or notes issued under authority of Westfield Water Loan, Act of this act shall bear on their face the words, Town of West

field Water Loan, Act of 1915; shall be payable by such annual payments, beginning not more than one year after the date thereof, as will extinguish each loan within thirty years from its date; and the amount of the annual payment of

any loan in any year shall not be less than the amount of the principal of said loan payable in any subsequent year. Each authorized issue of bonds or notes shall constitute a separate loan. Said bonds or notes shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding four and one half per cent per annum, payable semi-annually; and shall be signed by the treasurer of the town and countersigned by a majority of the water commissioners. The town may sell the said securities at

or private sale, upon such terms and conditions as it may deem proper, but they shall not be sold for less than their par value, and the proceeds shall be used only for the

purpose herein specified. Payment of loan.

SECTION 3. Said town shall, at the time of authorizing said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof in accordance with section two of this act; and when a vote to that effect has been passed, a sum which, with the income derived from water rates, will be sufficient to pay the annual expense of operating its water works, and the interest as it accrues on the bonds or notes issued as aforesaid by the town, and to make such payments on the principal as may be required under the provisions of this act, shall, without further vote, be assessed by the assessors of the town annually thereafter, in the same manner in which other taxes are

assessed, until the debt incurred by said loan or loans is ex-
tinguished.
SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved March 2, 1915.

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[1893, 233, 278; 1894, 495; 1895, 47; 1896, 340; 1897, 108; 1899, 89; 1901, 165, 204; 1902,

480; 1910, 386.]
AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE REGULATION OF SEWER ASSESS- Chap.106

MENTS IN THE CITY OF NEWTON.
Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. The mayor and aldermen of the city of Regulation of
Newton are hereby authorized to amend, repeal or rescind ments in the

city of Newton. any or all existing orders or ordinances of the city of Newton which establish a method of sewer assessment and by which any assessments for sewers have been made, and the city is further authorized to adopt and establish by ordinance or by order, any method of sewer assessment now authorized by law and to make, by its board of aldermen, with the approval of the mayor, assessments and reassessments thereunder: provided, that no change shall be made in Proviso. assessments already levied at the time of the passage of this act. SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved March 2, 1915.

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over South

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY OF SALEM TO CONSTRUCT A Chap.107

NEW BRIDGE OVER THE SOUTH RIVER IN SALEM AND TO

DISCONTINUE THE UNION STREET BRIDGE.
Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. The city of Salem is hereby authorized and City of Salem
directed within two years after this act takes effect, subject a new bridge
to the provisions of this act and of chapter ninety-six of the river, etc.
Revised Laws, of all amendments thereof, and of all other
general laws which may be applicable, to discontinue that
part of Union street, a public highway in the said city which
extends over the South river; to remove the existing bridge
at said Union street; and to lay out and construct a new
highway over the tide water known as South river.

SECTION 2. The bridge shall be constructed with a draw Bridge to have and shall be of such width, grade, material and construction, draw. and shall be constructed at such place and between such

points as the Salem rebuilding commission, with the approval

of the harbor and land commissioners, shall determine. Necessary approaches, etc.

SECTION 3. The Salem rebuilding commission shall construct all necessary approaches to the said bridge on each end thereof; shall cause shoals to be dredged or otherwise removed, so as to afford vessels passing to or tbrough the draw of said bridge a depth of water equal at least to that now afforded; and shall take or purchase such lands for the approaches to said bridge as it shall deem necessary for carrying out the provisions of this act, and shall cause all

lands so acquired to be properly filled and graded. Taking of property.

SECTION 4. The Salem rebuilding commission, for the purpose of laying out and constructing said bridge and approaches, is hereby authorized to take the property of any person, firm or corporation, and shall, within ninety days after the taking of any such property, file in the registry of deeds for the southern district of the county of Essex a description thereof sufficiently accurate for identification, with an appraisal of the damages, if any, awarded by them to the owner of such property. Any person aggrieved by the award may, within one year after the filing of the description aforesaid, apply for a jury in the superior court to appraise said damages in the manner provided by law in the case of

land taken for highways. Payment of damages

SECTION 5. The Salem rebuilding commission, in the removal of the Union street bridge or abandonment of so much of the streets and ways as may be made necessary by such removal, shall proceed under the same laws, so far as they are applicable, which govern the laying out of highways in said city. The city of Salem shall pay only such damages to property as it would be obliged by law to pay for highway damages on account of the abandonment of so much of the streets and ways as may be made necessary by such removal of the Union street bridge and such damages shall be recovered in the manner provided by law for highway damages in said city.

SECTION 6. The cost and expense incurred in the laying out and construction of the said bridge and the removal of the Union street bridge shall be paid by the city of Salem, and the said city is hereby authorized to borrow a sum not exceeding seventy-five thousand dollars and from time to time to issue its notes or bonds therefor; and the same shall not be reckoned in determining the statutory limit of indebtedness of the city. Such notes or bonds shall bear on

City to pay cost, etc.

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their face the words, Congress Street Bridge Loan, Act of Congress Street
1915; shall be payable by such annual payments, beginning Act of 1915.
not more than one year after their respective dates as will
extinguish each loan within thirty years from its date; and
the amount of such annual payment in any year shall not
be less than the amount of the principal of the loan payable
in any subsequent year. Each authorized issue of bonds
or notes shall constitute a separate loan. Said bonds or
notes shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding four and one
half per cent per annum payable semi-annually. The city
may sell the said securities at public or private sale upon
such terms and conditions as it may deem proper; but
they shall not be sold for less than their par value, and the
proceeds, except premiums, shall be used only for the purposes
herein specified. No money shall be expended or any con- Plan, etc., to
tract made or entered into or indebtedness incurred for the hariprava
purposes aforesaid until the plan and specifications for the land.com
bridge and its approaches have been approved by the harbor
and land commissioners. All proposed contracts for the Contracts.
construction of the new bridge or the removal of the Union by commission.
street bridge shall be approved by the Salem rebuilding
commission.

SECTION 7. In case any street railway is granted a Certain street
location upon said bridge it shall pay into the treasury of portion of
the city of Salem, as its part of the expense of the construction costs, etc.
of said bridge, a sum amounting to fifteen per cent of the
total expense incurred by the said construction and any
sum received on this account shall be used only for the
purposes specified in this act or for the payment of indebted-
ness incurred for said purposes: provided, however, that no Proviso.
such location shall be granted upon said bridge except
upon the condition that the said company shall enter into
an agreement with the said city to keep that part of the
roadway on said bridge lying between the tracks of the
company and eighteen inches outside thereof on both sides
of said tracks in reasonable repair and safe for public travel.

SECTION 8. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Time of taking by the Salem rebuilding commission; and for the purpose of being submitted to the said commission this act shall take effect upon its passage. Approved March 2, 1915.

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(Accepted March 10, 1915.)

effect.

[1902, 526.)

Chap.108 An ACT RELATIVE TO THE COST OF THE DISPOSAL OF SURFACE

DRAINAGE IN THE CITY OF BOSTON.

1902, 526, $1, amended.

Cost of disposal of surface drainage in

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. Chapter five hundred and twenty-six of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and two is hereby amended by striking out section one and inserting in place thereof the following: - Section 1. The expense of the construction

and maintenance of sewers in the city of Boston designed city of Boston. for the disposal of surface drainage solely, except the ex

penses incurred in the improvement of brook courses or
streams for sewerage works purposes, shall be borne wholly
by said city.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved March 2, 1915.

Chap.109 An ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY OF TAUNTON TO PAY A

SUM OF MONEY TO DANIEL J. SULLIVAN.

City of Taunton may pay a sum of money to Daniel J. Sullivan,

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. The city of Taunton, acting through the mayor and municipal council, is hereby authorized to pay to Daniel J. Sullivan, formerly employed in the street department of the city, who is becoming totally blind as a result of an injury received in the discharge of his duty, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars in one payment or in equal monthly instalments. SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved March 2, 1915.

Chap.110 AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY OF TAUNTON TO PAY A SUM

OF MONEY TO THE WIDOW OF PATRICK KENNEALLY.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: City of

SECTION 1. The city of Taunton, acting by its mayor and municipal council, is hereby authorized to pay to Annie

Kenneally, widow of Patrick Kenneally, who, while walking Kenneally.

on the sidewalk in said city, was run into and instantly killed by a fire truck of the city, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars in one payment or in equal monthly instalments. SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved March 2, 1915.

Taunton may pay & sum of money to Annie

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