Town of Groton, MA
Middlesex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Groton as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 2-4-1935 ATM, Art. 8 (Article VII of the Compiled Bylaws)]

§ 1-1 Procedure for amendment.

This division may be repealed or amended at any Annual Town Meeting or at any other Town Meeting specially called for the purpose, an Article or Articles for such purpose having been inserted in the Warrant for such meeting.

§ 1-2 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 4-27-1991 ATM, Art. 18]
Every violation of any of the provisions of the foregoing division, unless otherwise provided by law or this division, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $300.

§ 1-3 When division effective; repealer.

This division shall go into effect upon its acceptance by the Town and its approval and publication in the manner required by law, and all bylaws heretofore existing are hereby repealed.

§ 1-4 Complaints.

[Added 4-27-1991 ATM, Art. 18]
The following procedures shall apply with respect to the bylaws and rules and regulations, a schedule of which is on file with the office of the Town Clerk, in order to supplement and comply with the provisions of MGL C. 40, § 21D:
A. 
Criminal complaint. Whoever violates any provision of this bylaw may be penalized by indictment or on complaint brought in the District Court. Except as may be otherwise provided by law and as the District Court may see fit to impose, the maximum penalty for each violation or offense, brought in such manner, shall be $300.
B. 
Noncriminal complaint.
(1) 
Whoever violates any provision of these bylaws, the violation of which is subject to a specific penalty, may be penalized by a noncriminal disposition as provided in MGL C. 40, § 21D. The noncriminal method of disposition may also be used for violations of any rule or regulation of any municipal officer, board or department which is subject to a specific penalty.
(2) 
Without intending to limit the generality of the foregoing, it is the intention of this provision that the following bylaws and sections of bylaws are to be included within the scope of this subsection, that the specific penalties as listed here shall apply in such cases and that, in addition to police officers who shall in all cases be considered enforcing persons for the purpose of this provision, the municipal personnel listed for each section, if any, shall also be enforcing persons for such section. Each day on which any violation exists shall be deemed to be a separate offense.