The Town of Pelham

Chapter A200 - General Laws

The following is a list of General Laws accepted by the town.  Consult municipal records for a more detailed description of the action.

MGL C.,

Chapter/Acts of

Adoption Date/Art. No.

Subject

27, 75 to 78

1890 ATM/7

Election of 3 Road Commissioners

30B

10-23-1990 ATM/3

Procurement procedures

30B, 15

10-23-1990 STM/4

Surplus supplies

32, 1 to 28

1948 ballot

Contributory retirement system

32B

1957 ATM

1966 ATM

Insurance coverage

32B, 7A

1970 ATM

Payment of subsidiary or additional rate for insurance

32B, 9E

1970 ATM

Payment of subsidiary or additional rate for insurance for retired employees

40, 40G

5-9-1981 ATM/17

Purchase items valued at less than $4,000 without formal bid procedure

40, 8B

4-6-1974 ATM/31

Establish Council on Aging

40, 8C

3-7-1970 ATM/13

Conservation Commission established

40, 8D

3-4-19072 ATM/24

Historical Commission established

40, 8G

9-21-1977 STM/8

Mutual police aid programs

40, 13a

1939 ATM/25

Establishment of insurance fund to pay for workmen’s compensation

40, 21(17)

3-3-1973 ATM/31

Earth removal

40, 22F

5-1-1993 ATM/16

Fees and charges for licenses and permits

40, 57

10-27-1993 STM/22

Deny application for, revoke or suspend a license or permit for failure to pay taxes

40B

9-20-1972 STM/1

Become member to Lower Pioneer Valley Regional Planning District

41, 38A

1943 ATM/16

Election of a Town Collector instead of a Tax Collector

41, 41B

5-3-1986 ATM/12

Direct deposit of salaries

41, 81A

1958 ATM/13

Planning Board

41, 81F

10-29-1984 STM/5

Amend Official Town Map to reflect extension of Butter Hill Road by 366.71 feet

41, 97A

1967 ATM/12

Police Department established

44, 53F

5-3-1986 ATM/9

Treasurer to enter into compensating balance for FY87

44, 53F

5-1-1993 ATM/6

Begin FY94, enter compensating balance agreements not to exceed 3 years

44, 53F

5-11-1996 ATM/7

Begin FY97, enter compensating balance agreements not to exceed 3 years

44, 53E ½

5-6-1995 ATM/19

Establish revolving fund for Building Inspector

45, 14

3-3-1973 ATM/29

Establish Recreation Commission

48, 42A

5-11-1996 ATM/24

Fire Department established

53, 121

5-4-1985 ATM/23

Town Caucus

58, 7A

5-21-1969 STM/4

Installation of state tax assessment system

59, 5, cl. 17C

5-2-1987 ATM/25

Increasing amount applicant may exclude in calculating his/her gross estate

59, 5, cl. 41C

5-2-1987 ATM/24

Increase in limits for gross receipts

59, 57B

5-13-1989 ATM/18

Collector of Taxes to issue single bill for taxes if bill does not exceed $50

59, 57C

5-1-1993 ATM/17

Quarterly tax bills

71, 16-161

1951 Sp. Elec.

1953 Sp. Elec.

Regional School District

71, 40

11-4-1985 STM/2

Minimum teacher salary

78, 18

1911 ATM/13

Perpetual care lots

111, 27A

6-29-1983 STM/1

Join Quabbin Health District with Ware and Belchertown

140, 172

5-7-1988 ATM/17

Balance of Dog Fund to be expended for support of Elementary School Library

262, 34

5-7-1988 ATM/21

Adopt new fee schedule for Town Clerk to exceed in some cases the fees set by statute

431/1888

1891 ATM/7

School Superintendent

466/1898

1900 ATM/7

School Superintendent and Joint School Committee

347/1890

1891 ATM/8

Establishment of Board of Library Trustees

548/1898, ss. 332 and 333

1900 ATM/5

Highway Surveyor (acceptance of s. 332 rescinded 1902 ATM, Art. 4)

209/1908

1909 ATM/11

Protection of forest or sprout lands from fire

807/1913

1939 ATM/23

Workmen’s compensation

819/1913

1919 ballot question

Questions of public policy to be submitted to the voters on official ballots

790/1914

1914 ballot question

Abolish enrollment of members of political parties and limit membership of ward and town committees

179/1916

1916 ballot question

To prevent the voters of one political party from voting in primaries of another political party

292/1919, s. 2

1920 ATM/16

Union schools

403/1936

1939/24

Additional employees included in Workmen’s Compensation Law

152/1939

12-21-1942 STM/2

Absentee voting (rescinded 1946 ATM, Art. 22)

723/1945

1946 ATM/16

Assistance for veterans

401/1956

1957 ATM/20

Indemnification of civil defense volunteers

322/1961

1962 ATM/24

Towing of illegally parked vehicles

808/1975

5-31-1978 STM/1

Amends MGL c. 40A

605/1981

5-8-1982 ATM/17

Allow town to keep 100% of all parking fines

653/1982, s. 5

5-12-1984 ATM/16

Tax abatement for elderly

447/1984

5-4-1985 ATM/16

Allow municipalities to bid on government surplus property outside of Massachusetts

188/1985, s. 13

11-4-1985 STM/1

Professional development grant program

188/1985, s. 16

11-4-1985 STM/2

Teacher’s minimum salary

653/1989, s. 40

5-5-1990 ATM/18

Assessment date changes for new growth

653/1989, s. 41

5-5-1990 ATM/19

Quarterly tax bills

291/1990

5-4-1991 ATM/16

Enhanced 911 service

399/1992

5-1-1993 ATM/15

Early retirement incentive