Senate Bill No. 458
               Senate Bill No. 458

               SPECIAL ACT NO. 98-3


AN ACT VALIDATING  A  REFERENDUM  IN  THE  TOWN OF
RIDGEFIELD    AND    VALIDATING    CERTAIN    BOND
AUTHORIZATIONS ADOPTED BY THE BERLIN TOWN COUNCIL.


    Be it enacted  by  the  Senate  and  House  of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    Section 1. Notwithstanding  the  provisions of
titles 7 and  9 of the general statutes and of the
charter of the  town  of  Ridgefield, (1) the vote
cast by the  electors  and  voters  of the town of
Ridgefield at a referendum held on March 21, 1998,
relating to an  appropriation  of  funds  for  the
acquisition  of  certain   parcels   of  land  for
municipal  purposes, including  use  as  a  school
site, and the  authorization  of  the  issuance of
bonds, notes and  temporary  notes  to defray said
appropriation, otherwise valid except for an error
in the published  notice  of  said referendum with
respect to the voting hours, is validated, and (2)
all acts, votes  and  proceedings  of the board of
selectmen and officers  and  officials of the town
of  Ridgefield  pertaining   to  such  referendum,
otherwise  valid  except   for   such  error,  are
validated.
    Sec. 2. Notwithstanding  any  provision of the
general statutes, any  special  act or the charter
of the town of Berlin, the Townwide Technology and
Code   Compliance  Bond   authorizations   adopted
September  9,  1997,   and   October   21,   1997,
respectively,   by  the   Berlin   Town   Council,
otherwise valid except  for an error in the notice
of  the  hearing   on   said  authorizations,  are
validated  and  effective  as  of  said  dates  of
council action.

Approved April 13, 1998