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Open Conference Call – Wednesday, April 8: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Topic: Chapter 53 of the Acts of 2020. Chapter 53 provides for various changes in the law affecting town meetings, hearings, liquor sales, etc. Click here for more details on this call.
Conference Call Telephone Number is 712-451-0833, and the Conference Code is: 476090#
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ABCC Advisory: ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES CONTROL COMMISSION ADVISORY ON THE CONTINUED PROHIBITION OF
SELLING ALCOHOL FOR ON-PREMISES CONSUMPTION Suggested by Jim Lampke. (4/7/20)
DLS Bulletin 2020-3: Bulletin 2020-03 has been issued by DLS. Please review Bulletin for entire text. This Bulletin is an addendum to Bulletin 2020-2 and explains alternative procedures for notification to taxpayers when local options are exercised under sections 10 and 11 of St. 2020, c. 53, including extending property tax bill due dates or exemption filing application due dates. Instead of mailing notice to taxpayers, notification in Bulletin 2020-02 may be posted on official municipal website and other official electronic media. Suggested by Ellen Doucette. (4/7/20)
Construction: COVID-19 Order No. 13 – MassDOT/DCAMM recently issued safety practice guidance. See also: Supplemental Guidelines for Construction Sites. Suggested by Chris Petrini (4/7/20)
Legislation Guidance – Chapter 53, Acts of 2020: KP|Law eUpdates: (1) Municipal Relief Legislation; (2) Land Use Permit Extensions. Submitted by Matt Feher. (4/4/20)
DLS Guidance on Chapter 53: DLS Bulletin BUL-2020-02 – This Bulletin provides guidance to local officials regarding changes in municipal finance laws included in An Act to Address Challenges Faced by Municipalities and State Authorities Resulting From COVID-19, Chapter 53 of the Acts of 2020, (the Act). Unless otherwise noted below, these changes became effective on April 3, 2020, upon Governor Baker’s signing the Act into law. Suggested by Kathleen Colleary. (4/3/20)