CHAPTER 105
FIRE, SEWER AND OTHER DISTRICTS

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Sec. 7-326. Purposes.

      Sec. 7-326. Purposes. At such meeting, the voters may establish a district for any or all of the following purposes: To extinguish fires, to light streets, to plant and care for shade and ornamental trees, to construct and maintain roads, sidewalks, crosswalks, drains and sewers, to appoint and employ watchmen or police officers, to acquire, construct, maintain and regulate the use of recreational facilities, to plan, lay out, acquire, construct, reconstruct, repair, maintain, supervise and manage a flood or erosion control system, to plan, lay out, acquire, construct, maintain, operate and regulate the use of a community water system, to collect garbage, ashes and all other refuse matter in any portion of such district and provide for the disposal of such matter, to implement tick control measures, to install highway sound barriers, to establish a zoning commission and a zoning board of appeals or a planning commission, or both, by adoption of chapter 124 or chapter 126, excluding section 8-29, or both chapters, as the case may be, which commissions or board shall be dissolved upon adoption by the town of subdivision or zoning regulations by the town planning or zoning commission; and to adopt building regulations, which regulations shall be superseded upon adoption by the town of building regulations. Any district may contract with a town, city, borough or other district for carrying out any of the purposes for which such district was established.

      (1949 Rev., S. 765; 1955, S. 341d; 1957, P.A. 465, S. 17(c); 1959, P.A. 577, S. 3; P.A. 78-145; P.A. 81-319, S. 5, 6; P.A. 89-356, S. 4; P.A. 05-106, S. 1; 05-289, S. 1.)

      History: 1959 act substituted provisions re establishment of zoning commission and board of appeals or planning commission and adoption of building regulations for power to "adopt and enforce subdivision, zoning and building regulations"; P.A. 78-145 included districts for planning, constructing, etc. of community water systems; P.A. 81-319 added the provision that a district may be established to "acquire" recreational facilities; P.A. 89-356 deleted reference to repealed Sec. 8-30; P.A. 05-106 added provision that a district may be established to implement tick control measures, effective June 7, 2005; P.A. 05-289 added provision that a district may be established to install highway sound barriers.

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