Town of Barre, MA
Worcester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Barre 3-6-1899 ATM, Art. 13. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Animals — See Chs. 11 and 401.

§ 80-1 Animal regulations.

No person shall permit any goat, sheep, swine, horse, cow, or any other neat cattle or fowl of any kind or description belonging to him or her, or under his or her control, to go at large in any of the streets, lanes or avenues in this town; but this bylaw shall not affect the right to use the lands within the limits of the highway adjoining his or her deeded property.

§ 80-2 Disorderly conduct; writing obscenities in public places; destruction of property; committing nuisances.

No person shall behave in a rude or disorderly manner, or use any indecent, profane or insulting language in any of the public streets, or other public places in the town, or near any dwelling house therein, or be or remain on any sidewalk or near any doorstep, portico or other projection from any such buildings to the annoyance of other persons. And no person shall make any indecent figure nor write any indecent or obscene word or words upon any building, structure or public place in this town, nor deface, break or injure in any manner any fence, post, sign, street lantern or lamppost, building, or structure, or commit any nuisance upon any sidewalk or any other place resorted to by the public, or against any tree, shrub or structure adjoining a sidewalk.

§ 80-3 Obstruction of free passage prohibited.

Three or more persons shall not continue to stand or lounge near to each other on any sidewalk, street or street crossing, or in any public place in this town, in such manner as to obstruct a free passageway for passengers, or to discommode them in passing by, nor shall they conduct themselves in a rude or disorderly manner.

§ 80-4 Ball playing; throwing stones.

No person shall play at ball or fly any kite or balloon or throw stones or other missiles in or upon any public street in the center village of the town.

§ 80-5 Sledding.

No person shall coast, course or slide on any sled or sleigh in any of the public streets without permission of the Selectmen, and in granting such permission they shall designate such streets or parts of a street, and such hours of the day or evening in which such sliding or coasting shall be allowed.

§ 80-6 Fourth of July celebration.

In the observance of the anniversary of our national independence the bells of the churches in the central village shall not be rung before sunrise on the fourth day of July, or on the following day when the observance comes on that day, nor after 8:00 in the evening of said days. And in such observance, except by special permission of the Selectmen, no person shall during the hours of either night fire any cannon or cannon cracker or other loud explosive; nor shall anyone, in such observance, behave himself in a rude and disorderly manner, or mutilate or deface or destroy any sign, sign post, guideboard, or other structure.

§ 80-7 Violations and penalties.

Any citizen may and the Selectmen and Constables shall prosecute every violation of the foregoing bylaws before any Trial Justice in the County of Worcester or before any other court having jurisdiction, and each violation of these bylaws shall, upon conviction of the party or parties violating them, be punished by a fine of not less than $2 nor more than $20.