Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 4, 12, 13, 16 and 17 of chapter 80 and section 23 of chapter 83 of the General Laws, or any other general or special law, the city of Gloucester code of ordinances sections 23-15 and 23-24 or the Gloucester city charter to the contrary, the city of Gloucester is hereby authorized to reassess certain sewer betterments for the North Gloucester sewer project which were assessed pursuant to a January 4, 2000 North Gloucester Sewer Betterment Commitment. Properties included in said reassessment and recommitment are those bettered and liened as part of North Gloucester sewer project Contracts 97-1 and 97-2 as identified and evidenced in recorded documents filed at the Essex south registry of deeds, Book 16125, page 95, et seq., recorded December 28, 1999; and Land Court Doc. #365403, recorded December 30, 1999. The sewer betterment assessments which are the subject of this act shall be reduced for developed properties by $3,884 per property assessment, but in any event, to not less than $20,030 per assessment.
The city shall also have the authority to amend the lien filings referred to herein to reflect the reduction from $23,914. The effective time of the filing of the liens shall remain unchanged effective as provided by section 12 of chapter 80 of the General Laws.
Any interest to be paid by property owners on said reassessed betterments shall be calculated on the revised amounts of $20,030 and not the amounts originally assessed.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.