[HISTORY: Adopted by the Annual Town Meeting of the Town of Fairhaven 3-21-1959 by Art. 64 (Ch. XV of the 1934 Bylaws). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Wells — See Ch. 487.
Any person excavating land or any person in charge of such excavation and any owner of land which has been excavated shall erect barriers or take other suitable measures within two days after such person has been notified, in writing, by the Building Commissioner or the Selectmen that in his, her or their opinion such excavation constitutes a hazard to public safety.
Whoever violates any of the provision of this section shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $200 per day for every day such person is in violation of such notice commencing with the fourth day thereof. The Superior Court has jurisdiction in equity to compel compliance with this section. See MGL c. 40, § 21, cl. (19), as amended.
Owners of land whereon is located an abandoned well or a well in use shall either provide a covering for such well capable of sustaining a weight of 300 pounds or fill same to the level of the ground.
Whoever violates any of the provisions of this section shall be punished by a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $500. See MGL c. 40, § 21, cl. (20), as amended.