PART IV
GENERAL LAWS ACCEPTED BY THE CITY*

Chapter

Section

Remarks

31

51

Providing civil service for the office of chief of police, ballot vote, November 7, 1911.

32

 

Early retirement program and creditable service June 28, 2002 (Ch 116 of 2002)

32

 

Early retirement program and creditable service July 1, 2002

32

4, 102, 103

Granting cost of living adjustments to noncontributory retirees (Ch 411 of 2000) June 25, 2001

32

4, 102, 103

Granting cost of living adjustments to noncontributory retirees (Ch 456 of 1998) April 26, 1999

32

20

$3,000 stipend for retirement members. Council vote January 29, 1998

32

20-4

Compensation to treasurer as custodian of retirement funds. Council vote Jan. 29, 1998

32

28

Authorizing city to establish a contributory retirement system. Council vote, May 1, 1946.

32

44

Authorizing pension for school janitors. Council vote, November 23, 1927.

32

52-54

Providing pensions for certain veterans formerly employed by the city, if incapacitated. Council vote November 18, 1940.

32

56/60

Authorizing pensions for certain veterans formerly employed by the city. Council vote, October 24, 1927.

32

58B

Allows pension allowance adjustment for those non-contributory retirees who retired under MGL 32§58B before January 12, 1998 and who’s beneficiary predeceased them. (Ch 411 of 2000) June 25, 2001

32

58C

Providing pensions for police officers and fire-fighters who are veterans. Council, vote, July 1, 1968.

32

77

Providing pensions for laborers. Council vote, November 5, 1912.

32

77(c)

Broadening the definition of " Laborer " for pension purposes. Council vote, December 13, 1940.

32

77A

Providing for laborers pensions and payments to widows. Council vote, July 7 1959.

32

77B

Increasing amounts of laborers pensions. Council vote, November 13, 1962.

32

80

Providing pensions for fire-fighters. Council vote, December 12, 1899 and January 4, 1916.

32

81A-81B

Providing alternative pension benefits for fire-fighters. Council vote, April 7 1947.

32

83

Providing for police officer pensions. Council vote June 16, 1910.

32

83A

Providing alternative pension benefits for police officers. Council vote, April 7, 1947.

32

85J

providing pensions for police officers and fire-fighters and their widows. Council vote, July 7, 1959.

32

89A

Providing alternative benefits to dependents of all city employees in case of accidental death. Council vote, October 18, 1948.

32

89B

Providing alternative benefits to dependents of police officers and fire-fighters in case of accidental death. Council vote, October 10, 1967.

32

90G1/2

Authorizing deductions from the compensation of members of the contributory retirement system over

32

95A

the age of seventy years. Council vote, May 29, 1991. Providing annuities for widows and children of retired employees. Council vote, December 26, 1961.

32

99

Authorizing advance payment of retirement allowances. Council vote, May 13, 1963.

32

102

Relative to the annual cost of living adjustment for retirees (Ch. 17 of 1997)

32B

7A

Authorizing subsidiary or additional rates for group insurance. Council vote, November 5, 1986.

32B

9A

Authorizing group insurance contributions for retired employees, Council vote, August 1, 1960.

32B

9C

Authorizing continuation of group insurance and contributions for spouses of fire-fighters dying in the line of duty. Council vote, June 12, 1967.

32B

9D

Authorizing group insurance contributions for spouses of employees and retired employees. Council vote, January 22, 1968.

32B

9F

Authorizing additional life insurance for retired employees. Council vote, May 9, 1988.

32B

10

Authorizing group insurance benefits for employees. Council vote, May 9, 1960

32B

11A

Authorizing additional life insurance for employees at no cost to the city. Council vote, August 18, 1969.

32B

11B

Authorizing group insurance for elderly governmental employees. Council vote, November 26, 1962.

32B

11D

Authorizing group accidental death insurance for police officers and fire-fighters. Council vote, August 18, 1969.

32B

11E

Authorizing group insurance for retired teachers receiving a retirement allowance from the teachers retirement system. Council vote, April 3, 1972.

32B

16

Authorizing active and retired employees, and their spouses, to participate in health maintenance organizations. Council vote, November 9, 1973.

32B

18

Medicare eligible retirees shall receive coverage through the medicare supplement plan provided by the city's group health insurance carriers. Council vote, April 16, 1996.

33

59

Effect of military reserve service on salary or vacation of employee. Council vote, June 16, 1947.

40

6B

Authority to make appropriations to provide uniforms for police officers and fire-fighters. Council vote June 11, 1952.

40

6K

Authorizes purchase of uniforms for public nurses. Council vote, January 19, 1970.

40

8B

Authority to adopt ordinance establishing a council on aging. Acceptance is not required. Council vote May 10, 1965.

40

8C

Establishment of a conservation commission; powers, duties, etc. Council vote September 4, 1973.

40

8D

Establishment of a historic district commission; powers, duties, etc. Council vote April 20, 1976.

40

8G

Mutual aid police program agreement. Council vote June 27, 2007

40

8H

Recycling Commission (Ch 416 of 1976) October 10, 1990

40

13

Authorizes establishment of municipal buildings insurance fund. Council vote, April 25, 1988.

40

13A

Workmen’s Compensation Council vote June 27, 1994

40

22D

Authorizes adoption of procedures providing for towing of vehicles parked in violation of law. Council votes, June 18, 1968 and April 21, 1987.

40

22G

Allow city to use funds collected from fines for hp violations. Council vote April 11, 2002

40

32A

Authority to waive publication in newspaper of ordinances which exceed in length eight octavo pages of ordinary book print, and to publish instead in a municipal bulletin or pamphlet. Council vote September 30, 1949.

40

42A--42F

Unpaid water bill to constitute a lien against real estate. Council vote October 23, 1923 and

40

57

December 31,1954. Delinquent Taxpayers. Council vote June 30, 1992.

40A

20

Prohibit petitioner to re-apply before Board of Appeals for 2 years. Council vote February 23, 1973

41

12

Three-year term for city clerk. Ballot vote December 10, 1901.

41

19F

Additional compensation for City Clerk for serving as clerk of city council. Council vote June 13, 2008

41

41B

Payment of public employees by direct bank deposit. Council vote, December 20, 1993.

41

48

Three-year term for city auditor. Ballot vote December 12, 1905.

41

73

Establishing a board of survey. Council vote, January 27, 1919.

41

91

Allows for the appointment of constables by the Mayor for a term of three years January 22, 1999.

41

100B

Indemnification of retired police and fire-fighters. Council vote May 7, 1973.

41

100G

Payment of funeral expenses of police and fire-fighters killed in line of duty. Council vote April 2, 1973.

41

100G1/4

Increasing the amount the city can pay for funeral and burial expenses of police officers and fire-fighters killed in performance of their duty. Council vote, June 27, 1988.

41

108E

Minimum salary of police officers. Council vote November 28, 1960.

41

108L

Police career incentive pay program. Council vote July 17, 1975.

41

111

Vacations of certain employees. Ballot vote November 3, 1914.

41

111A

Vacations for police and fire-fighters. Council vote June 22, 1936.

41

111B

Accumulation of sick leave. Council vote December 31, 1948.

41

111D

Vacations for police and fire-fighters. Council vote December 29, 1949.

41

111G

Additional vacation based on longevity. Council vote October 24, 1955.

41

112A

Procedures regarding separation of veterans from city service. Council vote October 23, 1947.

44

8A

Requires referendum to be held before certain bonds may be issued if certain requirements are met. Ballot vote November 7, 1939.

44

53D

Authorizing recreation and park self supporting revolving funds. Council vote, August 28, 1989.

44

53E

Authorizing annual operating cost of departments to be offset by estimated receipts of user fees. Council vote, August 28, 1989.

44

53F ½ Authorizes Establishment of a Water and Sewer Enterprise Fund

 

44

64

Authorizes the city to appropriate money to pay certain bills. Council vote August 18, 1986.

44

65

Advances of vacation pay to employees Council vote August 24, 1998

45

15

Requires one public playground for every twenty thousand (20,000) inhabitants. Ballot vote December 8, 1908.

48

36

Call men may be promoted to permanent force without civil service exam. Council vote December 9, 1913.

48

57

Fire-fighters to receive one (1) day off out of every five (5). Council vote December 10, 1912.

48

57A

Fire-fighters to receive an additional day off or additional day's pay if required to work on enumerated holidays. Council vote December 12, 1916.

48

58

Fire chief to serve continuously during good behavior. Ballot vote December 12, 1916.

48

58A

Fire-fighters not to work in excess of seventy (70) hours per week. Council vote May 23, 1942.

48

58B

Fire-fighters not to work in excess of forty-eight (48) hours. Ballot vote November 4, 1947.

48

58C

Fire-fighters to receive overtime pay, or compensatory time off, if required to work extra hours. Council vote April 9, 1962.

48

58D

Fire-fighters not to work in excess of forty-two (42) hours. Council vote January 30, 1967.

48

59

Fire force to be divided into two (2) platoons, day and night forces. Ballot vote November 4, 1919.

48

59B-E Reserve fire force to be established. Council vote April 8, 1949.

 

51

17

Provides for a board of registrars of voters appointed by mayor, without approval of aldermen, city clerk not to be a member. Council vote December 29, 1947.

51

29B

Allowing voter registration in City Hall Council vote August 3, 1987

54

25A

Requiring display of national flag at each polling place during voting hours. Council vote, February 11, 1937.

55

3

Allowing increase in accidental death benefit for surviving children. (Ch 64 of 2006) Council vote July 25, 2006

57

17

Place Registrar of Voters under purview of City Clerk Council vote May 3, 2006

59

5K

Seniors to reduce tax bill by volunteer work Council vote May 16, 2000

59

2A((a)third

Establishing July 1 as the valuation date sentence) for property taxes. Council vote, April 23, 1990.

59

5, (17C)

Provides for a real estate tax exemption. Council vote April 8, 1985.

59

5, (17D)

Changes requirements for a real estate tax exemption. Council vote, September 7, 1988.

59

5,(37A)

Provides for a tax exemption for the blind. Council vote April 8, 1985.

59

5(41B)

Provides for a tax exemption for the elderly. Council vote April 8, 1985.

59

5(41C)

Changes requirements for an elderly real estate tax exemption. Council vote, September 7, 1988.

59

5(41C)

Changes requirements for an elderly real estate tax exemption. Council vote, October 30, 2002

59

5(50)

Provides for a property tax exemption for alterations and improvements to residential property made to provide housing for persons sixty years of age. Council vote, December 8, 1986.

59

5(54)

To establish a minimum cash value required for personal property. Council vote Nov. 27, 2000

59

38

Authorizing the exclusion of certain property from valuation of property. Council vote, December 13, 1978.

59

57C

To establish a system of a quarterly tax payments Council vote March 17, 2006

59

59A

To abate taxes on environmentally damaged property Council vote Nov. 14, 2000

60

3C

City or town scholarship Council vote July 11, 1995

60A

1, 33

Provides for the issuance without a fee for plates for former prisoners of war. Council vote November 28, 1983.

71

21--26

Provides for continuation schools for children under age sixteen (16) who are working. Ballot vote November 4, 1919.

71

71F

Tuition payments of Non-Resident students, revolving account. Council vote, October 25, 1982.

82

37

Authorizes the establishment of a building line, not more than forty feet back from a way, within which no building may be erected. Council vote May 1, 1915.

83

16A/F Unpaid sewer rates and charges to constitute lien against real estate. Council vote, April 23, 1990.

 

85

11A

Provides for the registration of bicycles. Council vote March 2, 1942.

90

20A 1/2

Regarding parking of motor vehicles. Council vote December 14, 1981.

138

12B

Prohibits nudity in establishments serving alcoholic beverages. Council vote February 22, 1982.

140

136A-174D

Relative to dogs and funds Council vote April 15, 1999

147

10F

Authorizes the appointment of parking control officers. Council vote May 26, 1987.

147

11

Authorization for the establishment of a reserve police force. Council vote April 28, 1899.

147

16

Provides for one (1) day off out of seven for police officers. Council vote, June 19, 1933.

147

16A

Provides for one (1) day off out of every seven (7) for police officers. Council vote March 29, 1937.

147

16B

Provides for one (1) day off out of every six (6) for police officers. Council vote April 17, 1941.

147

16C

Provides for two (2) days off out of every seven (7) for police officers. Ballot vote November 3, 1953.

147

17A

Provides for an additional day off, or an additional day's pay to police officers who are required to work on certain enumerated holidays. Council vote June 2, 1958.

147

17B

Provides for a five-day week of not more than forty (40) hours for police officers. Council vote November 16, 1953.

148

26C

Smoke detectors, Council vote June 30, 1982

148

26G

Fire sprinklers in certain buildings. Council vote April 25, 1986

148

26H

Requires automatic sprinkler systems in lodging or boarding houses. Council vote, September 16, 1987.

148

26I

Requires automatic sprinkler systems in multiple dwelling units. Council vote, March 19, 1990.

148

56

Requires the issuance of a license by the licensing authority and the approval of the fire chief, for the operation of an open air parking facility. Council vote November 24, 1944.

148

26G

Requires sprinklers in certain buildings. Council vote September 16, 1987.

149

31

Provides for a workday of not more than eight (8) hours for city laborers, workmen and mechanics. Ballot vote December 12, 1899.

149

33B

Provides for a five-day week for city employees of forty (40) hours. Council vote March 15, 1955.

149

44D

Requires contractors to have not more than 125% of workers comp rating bureau. Council vote Jan. 30, 2002

149

178L

Provisions relating to Agency fees of collective bargaining units now found in G.L. c. 150E. Council vote August 13, 1970.

152

 

Workers' compensation. Originally accepted by ballot vote December 9, 1913, see also council votes December 6, 1954.

152

69

Provides for compensation and benefits for certain city employees. Council vote May 6, 1985.

180

17A

Authorizes payroll deductions from employees for purpose of paying union dues. Council vote April 17, 1967.

258

13

Authorizing the indemnification of municipal officials. Council vote, May 29, 1984.

262

53c

Permits the granting of compensation time off, or additional pay, to a police officer who is required to be in court when not otherwise on duty. Council vote November 21, 1955.

Updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2012