Executive Order

Executive Order No. 24: (1st Series) Authorizing the Metropolitan District Commission to provide sewerage disposal service to Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard in Hingham

Date: 06/19/1942
Issuer: Leverett Saltonstall
Revoked by: 1st Series Executive Order 99

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WHEREAS, certain operations vital to the successful prosecution of the war are being conducted by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc., in the Town of Hingham under the auspices of the Navy Department of the Government of the United States, involving the construction of a shipyard for the building of ships; and

WHEREAS, it is essential that adequate means be provided at the earliest possible date for the disposal of sewage from the said shipyard in order that the production of ships may not be retarded and in order that the public health may be protected; and

WHEREAS, the Government of the United States, acting through the Navy Department, has urged that appropriate arrangements and connections be authorized so that sewage from the said shipyard and from certain other parcels of property affected by the construction of the new shipyard may be disposed of through the sewerage system of the Metropolitan District Commission; and

WHEREAS, the said sewerage system of the Metropolitan District Commission can be conveniently connected with the sewerage system of the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc.:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, LEVERETT SALTONSTALL, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, acting under the authority of Acts of 1941, chapter 719, section 7, Acts of 1942, chapter 13, section 2 (2) and section 3, and of all other authority vested in me, do hereby issue this order as a measure necessary and expedient for meeting the supreme emergency of the existing state of war between the United States and certain foreign countries.

The Metropolitan District Commission is hereby authorized and empowered to permit Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc., (hereinafter referred to as Bethlehem) to make a connection, at the expense of Bethlehem, between the sewerage system of The Metropolitan District Commission and the sewerage system of said Bethlehem, and to make appropriate arrangements with said Bethlehem for the reception and disposal of sewage from the new shipbuilding plant and from the other parcels of property affected by the construction of the new plant. The making of such a connection and the reception and disposal of sewage as authorized herein shall be upon such terms and conditions, including rates of compensation, as shall be fixed by agreement between the Metropolitan District Commission and said Bethlehem, with the approval of the Governor of the Commonwealth.

No action taken pursuant to this order shall constitute the said Bethlehem member of the Metropolitan District Commission or of the South Metropolitan Sewerage District.

GIVEN at the Executive Chamber in Boston, this 19th day of June, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and forty-two, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and sixty-sixth.

By His Excellency the Governor,
Leverett Saltonstall

Secretary of the Commonwealth

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