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AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE MONUMENT BEACH FIRE DISTRICT. Chap.317 Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. The inhabitants of that part of the town Monument of Bourne known as Monument Beach, liable to taxation District esin said town and residing within the territory enclosed by the following boundary lines, to wit: – Beginning at the southernmost end of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad bridge across Back river, thence easterly about three thousand six hundred and eighty feet to a stone bound on the Old Falmouth road at the junction of its westernmost boundary with the line dividing the properties of Robert T. Crump and Salathiel H. Perry; thence southerly by and with said westerly side line of said Old Falmouth road about two hundred and fifty feet to a stone bound; thence easterly across said road sixty feet to the northwest corner of property of Jesse F. Phinney and the southerly side line of a woods road; thence easterly by and with said road about five hundred feet to the southeast corner of land of Robert W. Emmons, Second; thence southerly about thirty-three hundred feet to the easterly side of the county road in line with the southerly side line of the Midway; thence westerly by and with the said southerly side line of said Midway about fourteen hundred feet to the easterly side line of the state highway leading to Falmouth; thence by and with said easterly side line of said state highway about nine hundred and eighty-five feet to a stone monument in the southerly line of property of George A. Gardner; thence westerly by and with said Gardner's land eight hundred fifty feet to shore and waters of Little bay, so-called; thence following the shore line of Little bay to the bridge leading to Tobey island; thence following the shore line of Buzzard's bay to the point of beginning, shall constitute a fire district and are hereby made a body corporate, by the name of Monument Beach Fire District, and said corporation except as is otherwise provided herein shall have all the powers and be subject to all the duties and liabilities set forth in the general laws now or hereafter in force relating to fire districts.

SECTION 2. The said district may make contracts for May purchase the purchase of hose, hose carriages, and other articles and apparatus, etc. apparatus necessary for the extinguishment of fires, for fire hydrant service and for any other thing that may lawfully be done by said district.

Policemen and watchmen.

May raise money for fire district purposes.

First meeting, date, etc.

SECTION 3. The prudential committee of said district may employ and pay policemen and watchmen for the protection of property and persons and for patrolling the streets of said district.

SECTION 4. Said district may, at meetings called for the purpose, raise money for taxation for any of the purposes for which fire districts may under general laws now or hereafter in force raise money, and for all other purposes necessary or proper under the provisions of this act.

SECTION 5. The first meeting of said district shall be called on petition of five or more voters therein, by a warrant from the selectmen of the town of Bourne, or from a justice of the peace, directed to one of the petitioners, requiring him to give notice of the meeting by posting copies of said warrant in two or more public places in said district, seven days at least before the time of the meeting. One of the petitioners shall preside at the meeting until a clerk is chosen and sworn, and the clerk shall preside until a moderator is chosen. The meeting may then proceed to act on the other articles in the warrant.

SECTION 6. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance by a two thirds vote of the voters of said district present and voting thereon at a district meeting called in accordance with the provisions of section five and held within two years after the passage of this act.

Approved May 3, 1915.

Act to be submitted to voters.

(1911, 426.)

1911, 426, 81, amended.

Chap.318 AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE NORTON FIRE DISTRICT TO

ANNEX ADJACENT TERRITORY.
Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. Section one of chapter four hundred and twenty-six of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and eleven is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the

following: - Said district may, at a meeting called for that annex adjacent purpose, annex adjacent territory and its inhabitants, if

two thirds of the voters of such territory petition therefor,
defining the limits of the territory in their petition.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved May 3, 1915.

Norton Fire
District may

Attleboro.

(1915, 264, Spec.)

Chap.319 AN ACT TO VALIDATE CERTAIN SEWER ASSESSMENTS IN THE

CITY OF ATTLEBORO, Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. The vote passed by the town of Attleborough Certain sewer at the town meeting held on the twenty-eighth day of July the city of in the year nineteen hundred and thirteen, in pursuance of which sewer assessments have been made and levied by the board of sewer commissioners of the city of Attleboro, is hereby confirmed and ratified, and the sewer assessments made thereunder shall have the same force and effect as if no subsequent vote relating to sewer assessments had been passed at the said meeting. SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved May 3, 1915.

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWN OF HOLLISTON TO FUND Chap.320

AND TO REFUND CERTAIN INDEBTEDNESS. Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. The town of Holliston is hereby authorized Flowes.com to extend from time to time, and for a period not exceeding fund and retwo years from the date of the passage of this act, a part of indebtedness. the revenue loans issued on account of the revenue of the year nineteen hundred and fourteen and now outstanding to an amount not exceeding twenty thousand dollars, the same to be outside the statutory limit of indebtedness. None of the uncollected taxes outstanding prior to the first day of January, nineteen hundred and fifteen, shall be appropriated for any purpose so long as there is outstanding any part of the said revenue loan refunded. The treasurer of the town, with the approval of the selectmen, is hereby authorized to incur indebtedness as authorized by this section, and to issue notes of the town therefor without further vote of the town.

SECTION 2. The said town is further authorized to incur Holliston indebtedness, outside the statutory limit of indebtedness, Act of 1915. to an amount not exceeding five thousand dollars, and to issue notes of the town therefor, to be denominated on their face, Holliston Funding Loan, Act of 1915. The proceeds shall be applied exclusively to the cancellation and extinction of certain indebtedness represented by notes issued in antici

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Payment of loan.

pation of the revenue of the financial year nineteen hundred Funding Loan, and fourteen. The indebtedness so incurred shall be paid

by such annual payments, beginning not more than one
year after the date of issue of the first note, as will extinguish
the loan in not more than five years from its date; and the
amount of such annual payments in any year shall not be
less than the amount of the principal payable in any subse-
quent year. The town shall, at the time of authorizing
said loan, provide for the payment thereof by such annual
payments as will extinguish the same in the time prescribed
by this act, and when such provision has been made the
amount required therefor shall, without further vote, be
assessed annually by the assessors of the town in the same
manner in which other taxes are assessed, until the said
debt is extinguished.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. .

Approved May 3, 1915.

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Chap.321 AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY OF MARLBOROUGH TO INCUR

INDEBTEDNESS FOR THE PAYMENT OF FINAL JUDGMENTS.

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

SECTION 1. The city of Marlborough may, within one

year after the passage of this act, incur debt, within the
to pay final
judgments. limit of indebtedness prescribed by chapter seven hundred

and nineteen of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and
thirteen, for the payment of final judgments against it and
counsel fees, and may from time to time issue bonds or notes
therefor payable at periods not exceeding ten years from
their respective dates of issue.

tes of issue. Each authorized issue of
bonds or notes shall constitute a separate loan. Such bonds
or notes shall be signed by the treasurer and countersigned
by the mayor. The city may sell the said securities at
public or private sale upon such terms and conditions as it
shall deem proper, but they shall not be sold for less than
their par value, and the proceeds shall be used only for the
purposes herein specified.

SECTION 2. The city shall, at the time of authorizing the said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof in such annual payments, beginning not more than one year after the date of each respective issue of bonds or notes, as will extinguish the same within the time prescribed by this act, and the amount of the annual payment of any loan in any year shall not be less than the amount of the principal of the loan

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payable in any subsequent year. When a vote to the fore-
going effect has been passed, a sum sufficient to pay the
interest as it accrues on the said bonds or notes and to make
such payments on the principal as may be required, shall,
without further vote, be assessed by the assessors of the city
annually thereafter, in the same manner in which other taxes
are assessed, until the debt incurred by the said loan or
loans is extinguished.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved May 3, 1915.

(1912, 285.)

An ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWN OF STERLING TO SUPPLY Chap.322

ITSELF AND ITS INHABITANTS WITH WATER.
Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. The town of Sterling may supply itself and Town of
its inhabitants with water for the extinguishment of fires supply itself,
and for domestic, manufacturing and other purposes; may water.
establish fountains and hydrants and relocate or discontinue
the same; and may regulate the use of the water and fix
and collect rates to be paid therefor.

SECTION 2. Said town, for the purposes aforesaid, may May purchase take, or acquire by purchase or otherwise, and hold the waters, etc. 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 town, and the water rights connected with any such water sources, and may also take, or acquire by purchase or otherwise, and hold all lands, rights of way and easements necessary for collecting, storing, purifying and preserving the water, and for conveying the same to any part of said town: provided, however, that no source of water Provisos. 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; provided, however, that nothing in this act shall be construed to affect any rights in any ponds, streams or sources of water supply or other rights now owned or exercised by the town of Clinton in the town of Sterling. Said town may construct May construct on the lands held under the provisions of this act, proper dams, reservoirs, standpipes, tanks, buildings, fixtures and

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