LD 346
Session - 129th Maine Legislature
LR 421
Item 1
Bill Tracking, Additional Documents Chamber Status

An Act To Amend the Brunswick Sewer District Charter

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. P&SL 1981, c. 103, §32, sub-§4  is enacted to read:

Sec. . 4. Rates and fees; readiness to serve. The district's rates may include readiness to serve rates charged against owners of real estate abutting or accessible but not connected to sewers or drains of the district, whether or not the real estate is improved.

Sec. 2. P&SL 1981, c. 103, §35, sub-§3-A  is enacted to read:

Sec. . 3-A. Waiver of sewer district lien foreclosure. The treasurer of the district, when authorized by the trustees of the district, may waive the foreclosure of a district lien mortgage created pursuant to this charter by recording in the registry of deeds a waiver of foreclosure before the right of redemption from the mortgage has expired. The lien mortgage remains in full effect after the recording of the waiver. Other methods established by law for the collection of any unpaid rate are not affected by the filing of a waiver under this subsection.

The waiver of foreclosure under this subsection must be in substantially the following form:

The foreclosure of the sewer lien mortgage on real estate for charges against ................. (NAME) to the Brunswick Sewer District dated ................. and recorded in the Cumberland County Registry of Deeds in Book ................., Page ................. is hereby waived.

The form must be dated, signed by the treasurer of the district and notarized. A copy of the form must be provided to the party named on the lien mortgage and each record holder of a mortgage on the real estate.


This bill amends the Brunswick Sewer District Charter to allow the district to charge readiness to serve rates consistent with the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 38, section 1048. The bill also amends the charter to allow the treasurer of the district, when authorized by the trustees, to waive the district's right to foreclose on a lien mortgage established by the district on an individual's property, consistent with Title 38, section 1049. The bill provides the form that must be followed for filing the waiver.

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