Town of Agawam, MA
Hampden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Planning Board of the Town of Agawam; amended through 8-17-1989. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 82.
Fees — See Ch. 103.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 155.
Water and sewers — See Ch. 175.
Zoning — See Ch. 180.
159a Table 4.1 159b Figure 4.2 159c Table 5.1 Minimum Thickness for Pavement 159d Lot Grading Plan Procedures
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Editor's Note: These rules and regulations governing the subdivision of land in the Town of Agawam are adopted under the Subdivision Control Law, MGL c. 41, § 81-K to 81-GG, inclusive. Purpose (MGL c. 41, § 81-M) reads as follows: "The subdivision control law has been enacted for the purpose of protecting the safety, convenience and welfare of the inhabitants of the cities and towns in which it is, or may hereafter be, put in effect by regulating the laying out and construction of ways in subdivisions providing access to the several lots therein, but which have not become public ways, and ensuring sanitary conditions in subdivisions and in proper cases parks and open areas. The powers of a planning board and of a board of appeals under the subdivision control law shall be exercised with due regard for the provision of adequate access to all of the lots in a subdivision by ways that will be safe and convenient for travel; for lessening congestion in such ways and in the adjacent public ways; for reducing danger to life and limb in the operation of motor vehicles; for securing safety in the case of fire, flood, panic, and other emergencies; for ensuring compliance with the applicable zoning ordinances or bylaws; for securing adequate provision for water, sewerage, drainage, underground utility services, fire, police, and other similar municipal equipment, and street lighting and other requirements where necessary in a subdivision, and for coordinating the ways in a subdivision with each other and with the public ways in the city and town in which it is located and with the ways in neighboring subdivisions."
Article I Authority and Interpretation

§ 159-1 Adoption of rules.

§ 159-2 Amendment of statute. (Approved 7-18-1972)

Article II General Provisions

§ 159-3 Definitions.

§ 159-4 Plan believed not to require approval.

§ 159-5 Submission of plans required; consent of Board required.

Article III Plan Submission and Approval Procedure

§ 159-6 Preliminary plan.

§ 159-7 Definitive plan.

Article IV Design Standards

§ 159-8 Streets.

§ 159-9 Typical cross section.

§ 159-10 Easements.

§ 159-11 Sewerage.

§ 159-12 Drainage.

§ 159-13 Water.

§ 159-14 Other utilities.

§ 159-15 Open spaces.

§ 159-16 Protection of natural features.

§ 159-17 Pedestrianways and bicycle paths.

Article V Construction Standards and Required Improvements

§ 159-18 Department of Public Works Construction Standards; preconstruction conference.

§ 159-19 Street and roadway.

§ 159-20 Sanitary sewers.

§ 159-21 Drainage.

§ 159-22 Water.

§ 159-23 Sidewalks, tree belts and pedestrian and bicycle paths.

§ 159-24 Utilities.

§ 159-25 Inspections.

§ 159-26 Shade trees.

§ 159-27 Clearing and grading.

§ 159-28 Loam or topsoil.

§ 159-29 Permits.

§ 159-30 Excavations.

§ 159-31 Protection of natural features.

§ 159-32 Cleaning up.

§ 159-33 Monuments.

§ 159-34 Street acceptance.

Article VI Administration

§ 159-35 Waiver of regulations.

§ 159-36 Matters not covered by regulations.

Article VII Floodplains

§ 159-37 Rules and regulations.

§ 159-38 Authority; priority of regulations.