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Acceptance of older unaccepted streets and ways 111 13 13-8
Acceptance of State Statutes and Laws 22
Acceptance of town ways 111 13 13-7
Accepting streets with no storm water or domestic sewer 112 13 13-9
Animals 48 3
Animals - litter removal 48 3 3-1
Annual inventory of furniture and equipment 73 6 6-9
Annual list of money submission 72 6 6-8
Annual Report publication 39 2 2-9
Annual reports 37 2 2-3
Annual town budget submittal 18 14
Appeal process 57 4 4-16
Board of Appeal - establishment, composition, appointment etc. 57 4 4-14
Board of Appeal - permit revocation 58 4 4-18
Board of Appeal - rules of procedure, decisions, etc. 58 4 4-17
Board of Appeal - vacancy, expenses, etc. 57 4 4-15
Board of Appeals - subdivision control 116 14 14-3
Board of Health - annual report 46 2 2-32
Board of Health - composition, election, term 46 2 2-31
Boundary 4 1
Budget submission by boards and committees 38 2 2-4
Building Inspection - notice of readiness 55 4 4-9
Building Inspector - appointment, qualification, term 54 4 4-3
Building Inspector - authority as to materials 55 4 4-5
Building Inspector - authority to waive requirements 55 4 4-6
Building Inspector - powers and duties 54 4 4-4
Building permit exemptions 56 4 4-12
Building permit fee schedule 56 4 4-10
Building permit - notice of violations, penalties 57 4 4-13
Building permit - revocation, posting, filing 56 4 4-11
Building permits -required, application, etc. 56 4 4-10
Buildings compliance 54 4 4-2
Buildings definitions 53 4 4-1
Cemeteries 68 5
Cemetery Commission -establishment and duties 21 6
Cemetery committee - organization, etc. 68 5 5-1
Cemetery committee - powers and duties 68 5 5-2
Cemetery fund 68 5 5-3
Cemetery rules and regulations 69 5 5-4
Certificates of occupancy 55 4 4-8
Charter 4
Chief Procurement Officer 71 6 6-5
Code 31 1
Code catchlines 32 1 1-3
Code - general penalty 33 1 1-8
Code - references to laws of the commonwealth 33 1 1-7
Code - rules of construction 32 1 1-4
Code - severability 33 1 1-6
Committee reports 41 2 2-17
Construction - standards foundations and supports 58 4
Construction - standards frame buildings 58 4
Contracts by town officers 71 6 6-5
Criminal complaint 34 1 1-10
Curb cuts 112 13 13-10
Curfew 40 2 2-13
Custody of seal 34 1 1-9
Defacing or writing on fences, buildings, sidewalks, etc. 83 9 9-3
Delinquent taxpayers - suspension of licenses 73 6 6-11
Destruction or defacing public property 84 9 9-7
Disorderly conduct 83 9 9-1
Disposal of house offal and shellfish 77 7 7-5
Disposal of personal property of town 73 6 6-10
Disposition - dogs 49 3 3-4
District Court 34 1 1-10
Dog - disposition 49 3 3-4
Dog - leash law 48 3 3-2
Dog - licensing 50 3 3-5
Dog - litter removal 48 3 3-1
Dog - muzzling 48 3 3-3
Drainage control 114 13 13-12
Driving or drawing vehicles on sidewalks 111 13 13-6
D.P.W. - consists of 4 divisions 20 3
D.P.W. - director's appointment, qualifications, salary, term 20 2
D.P.W. - equipment and maintenance division 20 3
D.P.W. - equipment control 20 4
D.P.W. - equipment & maintenance 20 3
D.P.W. - established 20 1
D.P.W. - highways division 20 3
D.P.W. - job descriptions 21 5
D.P.W. - parks and grounds division 20 3
D.P.W. - wastewater treatment division 20 3
Effect of new form of govt on existing contracts, etc. 19 17
Effect of new form of govt on existing. employees, etc. 19 18
Election hours 40 2 2-15
Election of town officers 40 2 2-15
Enforcement 34 1 1-10
Escaping custody 84 9 9-6
Execution of deeds 39 2 2-6
False reporting to police 83 9 9-2
Finance 70 6
Finance committee - composition, qualification, appointment, etc. 70 6 6-1
Finance committee - election of officers 71 6 6-3
Finance committee - ineligible for other positions 14 4
Finance committee - powers and duties 71 6 6-4
Finance Committee - recommendations 39 2 2-7
Finance committee - vacancies 70 6 6-2
Fine for animal litter 48 3 3-1
Fine for bylaw violation 34 1 1-10
Fine for dog restraining violation 48 3 3-2
Fine for impounded dogs 49 3 3-4
Fine for late dog license 50 3 3-5
Fine for open container violation 84 9 9-9
Fine for parking in handicapped space 80 8 8-3
Fine for sewer by law violation 96 12 12-6
Fine for stormwater runoff 114 13 13-12
Fine for unleashed dogs 48 3 3-2
Fine for waste storage 78 7 7-12
Fine - general 33 1 1-8
Fireplaces, chimneys, etc. 66 4
Foundation wall thickness 62 4 4-30
Garbage and refuse 76 7
Garbage and refuse landfill permits 76 7 7-2
Garbage and refuse - waste storage 78 7 7-12
Garbage disposals 55 4 4-7
Garbage haulers - licensing 79 7 7-13
General penalty 33 1 1-8
Handbills or advertisements distribution 83 9 9-4
Haulers of garbage, solid waste, recyclables licensing 79 7 7-13
Hours for Town Hall 38 2 2-5
Impounding - dogs 49 3 3-4
Impounding - release of dogs 49 3 3-4
Impoundment of motor vehicles 80 8 8-1
Indecent language 83 9 9-1
Industrial pretreatment program for sewers 104 12 12-27
Inspector of gas piping and gas appliances - appointment/duties 37 2 2-2
Landfill permits 76 7 7-2
Landfill - rules and regulations 77 7 7-3
Laws, votes, regulations etc. effective with enactment of Sel/Admin 18 16
Laying out town ways for acceptance 111 13 13-7
Leash - regulations 48 3 3-2
Licensing - dog fees 50 3 3-5
Licensing - dog late fees 50 3 3-5
Licensing - dogs 50 3 3-5
Licensing - haulers of garbage, solid waste and recyclables 79 7 7-13
Loitering 84 9 9-5
Mandatory recycling 78 7 7-11
Moderator 43 2 2-21
Moderator - appointments 14 3
Moderator - duties 43 2 2-22
Moderator - presides at town meeting 43 2 2-21
Moderator - pro tem 43 2 2-21
Motions at town meeting 41 2 2-18
Motor vehicle - impoundment 80 8 8-1
Motor vehicles and traffic 80 8
Motor vehicles and traffic parking 80 8 8-1
Muzzling - dogs 48 3 3-3
Noncriminal disposition 34 1 1-10
Numbering of buildings 110 13 13-1
Offenses 83 9
Open containers 84 9 9-9
Parking 80 8 8-1
Parking spaces for handicapped persons 80 8 8-3
Parking - limit to two hours 80 8 8-2
Parks and Playgrounds Commission - establishment and duties 21 6
Permit - for soliciting money 84 9 9-8
Personal property of town - disposal of 73 6 6-10
Personnel 86 10
Personnel - administration 87 10 10-4
Personnel - adoption/amendment of regulations 88 10 10-8
Personnel - classification plan 87 10 10-5
Personnel - grievance or appeal process 87 10 10-7
Police 89 11
Police chief - duties and presence of officer at station 89 11 11-2
Police department - composition 89 11 11-1
Police - care of station and annual report 89 11 11-3
Police - escape from custody 84 9 9-6
Police - outside activities while on duty 90 11 11-6
Police - receiving false reports 83 9 9-2
Police - reporting of accidents 90 11 11-7
Police - rules and regulations 39 2 2-8
Police - special officers 90 11 11-5
Police - suspending 90 11 11-4
Precinct divisions 5 1A
Private ways - temporary repairs 112 13 13-11
Procurement officer 71 6 6-5
Prohibited discharges - sewer 100 12 12-19
Public property - destruction of 84 9 9-7
Purchases of equipment 72 6 6-6
Purchases of equipment - triplicate system with copies to accountant 72 6 6-7
Reconsideration of motions 41 2 2-19
Recyclables haulers - licensing 79 7 7-13
Recycling 78 7 7-11
Refuse and garbage 76 7
Refuse and garbage 78 7 7-12
Refuse - permits and rules for filling or grading 77 7 7-4
Representative Town Meeting 6
Restraining - dogs 48 3 3-2
Salvage - permit for landfill 78 7 7-8
Sanitary Landfill 77 7
Sanitary landfill - dumping hours 78 7 7-10
Sanitary landfill - mandatory recycling 78 7 7-11
Sanitary Landfill - permit for salvage materials 78 7 7-8
Sanitary Landfill - restricted use 78 7 7-7
Sanitary Landfill - supervision of dumping 78 7 7-9
Sanitary Landfill-authority of selectmen to make rules and regulation 77 7 7-6
School committee - reports 40 2 2-14
Selectmen - annual report publication 39 2 2-9
Selectmen - appoint temporary administrator 15 6
Selectmen - appointment of administrator 14 5
Selectmen - appointments 14 3
Selectmen - approval of warrants 18 13
Selectmen - consideration of budget 18 15
Selectmen - execution of deeds 39 2 2-6
Selectmen - furnish copies of warrant 39 2 2-7
Selectmen - ineligible for other positions 14 4
Selectmen - license taxicabs 40 2 2-10
Selectmen - manage town property/offices 40 2 2-11
Selectmen - number of members 14 2
Selectmen - prepare D.P.W. job descriptions 21 5
Selectmen - ratification of administrator's appointments 15 10
Selectmen - rejection of administrator's appointments 15 10
Selectmen - represent town in court 40 2 2-12
Selectmen - rules and regs for police 39 2 2-8
Selectmen - set curfew 40 2 2-13
Selectmen - temporary appointment of administrator 15 7
Selectmen - vote to remove administrator 15 8
Selectmen/Administrator form - established 13
Sewer definitions 93 12 12-1
Sewer - actions of superintendent with hazardous conditions 102 12 12-21
Sewer - allowing roof or surface water to enter system 96 12 12-5
Sewer - applicability of ASTM & WPCF 98 12 12-15
Sewer - barricading and lighting excavations 99 12 12-17
Sewer - classes, applications and fees 97 12 12-8
Sewer - conditional discharges 100 12 12-20
Sewer - connection of old sewere with new buildings 98 12 12-11
Sewer - construction methods and materials 98 12 12-12
Sewer - construction of cesspool, septic tank, privy etc. 95 12 12-2
Sewer - control manholes and related appurtenances 103 12 12-24
Sewer - costs, indemnification of town 97 12 12-9
Sewer - discharge of surface water, industrial process water, etc. 100 12 12-18
Sewer - elevation 98 12 12-13
Sewer - fine for by law violation 96 12 12-6
Sewer - grease, oil and sand interceptors 103 12
Sewer - industrial concern may contract for waste treatment 104 12 12-26
Sewer - industrial pretreatment program 104 12 12-27
Sewer - injuring, defacing, etc. 96 12 12-4
Sewer - inspections, testing 95 12 12-3
Sewer - issuance of building permits 95 12 12-2
Sewer - maintenance of preliminary treatment and flow equalizing facil 103 12 12-23
Sewer - notice of readiness for inspection & connection 99 12 12-16
Sewer - notice of violation, continuance of violation 96 12 12-6
Sewer - permits 97 12 12-7
Sewer - prohibited discharges 100 12 12-19
Sewer - public use of 95 12 12-2
Sewer - restoration of disturbed streets and sidewalks 99 12 12-17
Sewer - roof downspouts 98 12 12-14
Sewer - separate connection for each building 97 12 12-10
Sewer - supervision of connection 99 12 12-16
Sewer - testing methods 104 12 12-25
Sewer - use of 100 12 Sewers and sewage disposal 92 12
Sledding on streets and sidewalks 111 13 13-5
Snow removal 110 13 13-2
Snow throwing or pushing on public way 110 13 13-3
Soliciting money - permits 84 9 9-8
Solid waste haulers - licensing 79 7 7-13
Stormwater - runoff to public streets 114 13 13-12
Street acceptance under subdivision of land 116 14 14-2
Street openings 112 13 13-10
Street openings and curb cuts 112 13 13-10
Streets and sidewalks 110 13
Streets - acceptance of older unaccepted streets and ways 111 13 13-8
Streets - acceptance of street without sewers 112 13 13-9
Streets - driving or drawing vehicles on sidewalks 111 13 13-6
Streets - erection and maintenance of gutters, barriers, etc. 110 13 13-4
Streets - laying out town ways for acceptance 111 13 13-7
Streets - numbering of buildings 110 13 13-1
Streets - repairs to private ways 112 13 13-11
Streets - sledding, etc. 111 13 13-5
Streets - snow removal 110 13 13-2
Streets - throwing snow on public way 110 13 13-3
Stresses - loads, spans 63 4
Subdivision of land 116 14
Subdivision of land - board of appeals 116 14 14-3
Subdivision of land - definitive plan 116 14 14-1
Subdivision of land - investigation and approval for street acceptance 116 14 14-2
Suspending - police officers 90 11 11-4
Taxicab license 40 2 2-10
Temporary repairs - private ways 112 13 13-11 Threats 83 9 9-1
Town Accountant - appointment 37 2 2-1
Town Administrator - appointments 15 10
Town Administrator - appointment/qualifications 14 5
Town Administrator - approval of warrants 18 13
Town Administrator -assume other appointments 14 4
Town Administrator - bond 14 5
Town Administrator - chief fiscal officer 18 13
Town Administrator - compensation 15 9
Town Administrator - designates replacement 15 7
Town Administrator - effective date of appointments 15 10
Town Administrator - examination of department or employee 18 12
Town Administrator - general powers 16 11
Town Administrator - oath of office 14 5
Town Administrator - removal 15 8
Town Administrator-submittal of annual budget 18 14
Town Administrator - temporary 15 6
Town Administrator - vacancy 15 6
Town Clerk - duties 43 2 2-23
Town Clerk - office hours 44 2 2-24
Town Counsel - annual report 45 2 2-28
Town Counsel - appointment, term removal, special counsel 44 2 2-25
Town Counsel - duties 44 2 2-27
Town Counsel - holding other offices 44 2 2-26
Town Meeting - adjourned meetings 7 3
Town Meeting - applicability 10 12
Town Meeting - appointing committees 10 11
Town Meeting - binding town 10 9
Town Meeting - conduct 9 8
Town Meeting - construction of act 10 13
Town Meeting - dissolution or adjournment 41 2 2-20
Town Meeting - effective date of votes 9 8
Town Meeting - election 6 2
Town Meeting - filling member vacancies 8 7
Town Meeting - force and effect 10 9
Town Meeting - member compensation 7 3
Town Meeting - member resignation or removal 7 3
Town Meeting - members 7 3
Town Meeting - membership 6 2
Town Meeting - membership of personnel board chair 12
Town Meeting - moderator pro tempore 8 6
Town Meeting - nomination of candidates 8 4
Town Meeting - notice of 7 3
Town Meeting - notification of election of members 6 2
Town Meeting - petition for meeting 9 8
Town Meeting - powers 10 9
Town Meeting - quorum 7 3
Town Meeting - reconsideration of motions 41 2 2-19
Town Meeting - results of general election 9 8
Town Meeting - rules 10 10
Town Meeting - submission of motions 41 2 2-18
Town Meeting - submitting act to voters 10 14
Town Meeting - term of office 6 2
Town Meeting - tie votes 6 2
Town Meeting - vacancies 6 2
Town Meeting - warrants 8 5
Traffic commission 81 8 8-4
Treasurer-Collector - annual report 45 2 2-30
Treasurer-Collector - powers 45 2 2-29
Tree Warden 21 7
Voter acceptance of D.P.W. 21 8
Voter acceptance of new form of govt. 19 19
Warrants - publication of 41 2 2-16
Waste - storage 78 7 7-12