[HISTORY: Adopted by the Annual Town Meeting of the Town of North Reading 5-3-1971 by Art. 37, approved 6-11-1971. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 10-17-1977 ATM by Art. 18, approved 2-28-1978; 10-2-1989 ATM by Art. 11, approved 12-7-1989; 10-2-2000 ATM by Art. 8, approved 3-29-2001]
Any person excavating land or any person in charge of such excavations or any owner of land which has been excavated shall erect barriers or take other suitable measure immediately after such person has been notified in writing by the Building Inspector that, in his opinion, such excavation constitutes a hazard to public safety. Whoever, after receiving such notice, continues to violate this by-law shall be subject to the following penalties: first offense: $50; second offense: $100; third and subsequent offenses: $200. Each day the violation remains shall constitute a separate offense.
[Added 10-1-1979 ATM by Art. 7, approved 1-14-1980; amended 10-2-1989 ATM by Art. 9, approved 12-7-1989; 6-4-2018 ATM by Art. 28, approved 9-21-2018]
No digging, excavating, removing surface or subsurface objects, surveys, field investigations, including the use of so-called metal mineral detectors, shall be allowed on Town-owned land, except by Town boards and department authorized to do so, without the written consent of the Town board or departments supervising or controlling said land. All specimens and objects collected by unauthorized persons, including relics, artifacts, remains, or any other evidence of an historical or archaeological nature, shall become the property of the Town and shall be turned over to the Select Board. Any violation of this by-law is punishable by a fine of fifty ($50) dollars for each offense.