City of Fitchburg, MA
Worcester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Fitchburg as § 1-22 of the 1965 Code; amended in its entirety 5-19-1992 by Ord. No. 85-92. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Changing of ward boundaries — See Charter of 1872, Sec. 3.
A. 
The several wards of the city shall continue to be bounded and constituted as follows, unless changed as provided by MGL C. 43, § 6, and MGL C. 54, § 1:
[Amended 6-5-2001 by Ord. No. 183-01; 6-7-2011 by Ord. No. 118-2011]
(1) 
Precinct descriptions:
(a) 
Ward 1 Precinct A. All of that portion of Fitchburg City bounded and described as follows: Beginning at Fitchburg Division of Boston and Maine Railroad at a point on Fifth Street; westerly along Fifth Street to John T. Cetrino Memorial Drive; westerly on John T. Cetrino Memorial Drive to Water Street; southerly on Water Street to Wanoosnoc Road; southwesterly on Wanoosnoc Road to Canton Street; northwesterly on Canton Street to Romano Avenue; westerly on Romano Avenue to South Street; northerly on South Street to Old South Street; northerly on Old South Street to South Street; northerly on South Street to Henry Street; easterly on Henry Street to Mountain Avenue; northerly on Mountain Avenue to Elizabeth Street; easterly on Elizabeth Street to Rainville Avenue; northerly on Rainville Avenue to Granite Street; easterly on Granite Street to Crown Street; northerly on Crown Street to Nashua Street; easterly on Nashua Street to Water Street; southerly on Water Street to First Street; easterly on First Street to the Fitchburg Division of Boston and Maine Railroad; southerly along said railroad to Fifth Street at point of beginning.
(b) 
Ward 1 Precinct B. All of that portion of Fitchburg City bounded and described as follows: Beginning at Fitchburg Division of Boston and Maine Railroad at a point on Rollstone Street; southerly along Rollstone Street to the junction of Franklin Road and Rollstone Road; south on Rollstone Road to Electric Avenue; east on Electric Avenue to South Street; northerly on South Street to Henry Street; easterly on Henry Street to Mountain Avenue; northerly on Mountain Avenue to Elizabeth Street; easterly on Elizabeth Street to Rainville Avenue; northerly on Rainville Avenue to Granite Street; easterly on Granite Street to Crown Street; northerly on Crown Street to Nashua Street; easterly on Nashua Street to Water Street; southerly on Water Street to First Street; easterly on First Street to the Fitchburg Division of Boston and Maine Railroad; northerly following said railroad to Rollstone Street at point of beginning.
(c) 
Ward 2 Precinct A. All of that portion of Fitchburg City bounded and described as follows: Beginning at Fitchburg Division of Boston and Maine Railroad at a point on Rollstone Street; southerly along Rollstone Street to Pratt Road; westerly on Pratt Road to Oak Hill Road; northerly on Oak Hill Road to River Street; easterly on River Street to the Nashua River; southerly along Nashua River to the Fitchburg Division of Boston and Maine Railroad; northeasterly following railroad to Rollstone Street at point of beginning.
(d) 
Ward 2 Precinct B. All of that portion of Fitchburg City bounded and described as follows: Beginning at the junction of Westminster Street and Depot Street; northeast on Westminster Street to River Street; northeasterly on River Street to Kimball Road; northerly on Kimball Road to Westminster Hill Road; northeasterly on Westminster Hill Road 3,300 feet more or less to an easement now or formerly of Fitchburg Gas and Electric Light Company; southerly along said easement to Wallace Road; easterly on Wallace Road to River Street; westerly on River Street to Oak Hill Road; southerly on Oak Hill Road to Pratt Road; easterly on Pratt Road to Rollstone Street; southerly along Rollstone Street to the junction of Franklin Road and Rollstone Road; south on Rollstone Road to Electric Avenue; westerly on Electric Avenue to the junction of Franklin Road; westerly on Franklin Road to Depot Street; northerly on Depot Street to Westminster Street at point of beginning.
(e) 
Ward 3 Precinct A. All of that portion of Fitchburg City bounded and described as follows: Beginning at the junction of Massachusetts State Highway and Mount Elam Road; northerly on Mount Elam Road to Fifth Massachusetts Turnpike; westerly on Fifth Massachusetts Turnpike to the junction of Rollstone Road; northerly on Rollstone Road to Saddlebred Road; westerly on Saddlebred Road to Caspian Way; northerly on Caspian Road to Belgian Way; easterly on Belgian Way to Rollstone Road; northerly on Rollstone Road to Vine Street; westerly on Vine Street to Hollywood Street; westerly on Hollywood Street to Shea Street; southerly on Shea Street to Linda Street; westerly on Linda Street to Theresa Street; northerly on Theresa Street to Franklin Road; westerly on Franklin Road to Depot Street; northerly on Depot Street to Westminster Street; westerly on Westminster Street to Simonds Road; westerly on Simonds Road to Sanborn Street; northerly on Sanborn Street to Temple Street, southerly on Temple Street to Institute Street; westerly on Institute Street to Phillips Street; northerly on Phillips Street to Westminster Hill Road; westerly on Westminster Hill Road to the Westminster Town line; southerly, easterly, southerly, westerly, southerly and easterly on said Town line to the Leominster City line; northerly on Leominster City line to Massachusetts State Highway; east on Massachusetts State Highway to the junction of Mount Elam Road at point of beginning.
(f) 
Ward 3 Precinct B. All of that portion of Fitchburg City bounded and described as follows: Beginning at Fitchburg Division of Boston and Maine Railroad at a point on Rollstone Street; north on Rollstone Street to the Nashua River; west along said River to Circle Street; northeasterly on Circle Street to Main Street; northwesterly on Main Street to the junction of Mechanic Street; northerly on Mechanic Street to Nichols Street; northerly on Nichols Street to Drepanos Drive; westerly on Drepanos Drive to Burbank Street; southerly on Burbank to Flat Rock Road; northwesterly on Flat Rock Road to Caldwell Street; southerly on Caldwell Street to Main Street; west on Main Street to Ashburnham Hill Road; northwesterly on Ashburnham Hill Road to the Westminster Town line; south on said Town line to Westminster Hill Road; easterly on Westminster Hill Road to Phillips Street; southerly on Phillips Street to Institute Street; southeasterly on Institute Street to Temple Street; northerly on Temple Street to Sanborn Street; southerly on Sanborn Street to Simonds Road; easterly on Simonds Road to Westminster Street; northeasterly on Westminster Street to River Street; northeasterly on River Street to Kimball Road; northerly on Kimball Road to Westminster Hill Road; northeasterly on Westminster Hill Road 3,300 feet more or less to an easement now or formerly of Fitchburg Gas and Electric Light Company; southerly along said easement to Wallace Road; easterly on Wallace Road to River Street; easterly on River Street to the Nashua River; southerly along Nashua River to the Fitchburg Division of Boston and Maine Railroad; northeasterly following railroad to Rollstone Street at point of beginning.
(g) 
Ward 4 Precinct A. All of that portion of Fitchburg City bounded and described as follows: Beginning at the junction of Blossom Street and Pearl Street; northerly and northwesterly on Blossom Street to Mechanic Street; southerly on Mechanic Street to Rome's Way; southwesterly on Rome's Way to Miller Street; southwesterly on Miller Street to Drepanos Drive; westerly on Drepanos Drive to Burbank Street; southerly on Burbank Street to Flat Rock Road; northwesterly on Flat Rock Road to Caldwell Street; southerly on Caldwell Street to Main Street; west on Main Street to Ashburnham Hill Road; northwesterly on Ashburnham Hill Road to the Westminster Town line; north on said Town line to Ashburnham Town line; north and east by said Ashburnham Town line to Ashby Town line; east by said Ashby Town line to Rindge Road; southerly on Rindge Road to Scott Road; east on Scott Road to an unnamed stream near house numbered 50; southerly along said stream to Falulah Brook; southerly along Falulah Brook passing through Greene's Pond crossing Ashby State Road and Fisher Road to John Fitch Highway; southeasterly on John Fitch Highway to Lincoln Street; south on Lincoln Street to Pacific Street; southwesterly on Pacific Street to Pearl Street; west on Pearl Street to Blossom Street at point of beginning.
(h) 
Ward 4 Precinct B. All of that portion of Fitchburg City bounded and described as follows: Beginning at Fitchburg Division of Boston and Maine Railroad at a point on Rollstone Street; north on Rollstone Street to the Nashua River; west along said River to Circle Street; northeasterly on Circle Street to Main Street; northwesterly on Main Street to the junction of Mechanic Street; northerly on Mechanic Street to Nichols Street; northerly on Nichols Street to Miller Street; northeasterly on Miller Street to Rome's Way; northeasterly on Rome's Way to Mechanic Street; northerly on Mechanic Street to Blossom Street; southeasterly and southerly on Blossom Street to Main Street; southwesterly crossing Main Street to Cushing Street; southwesterly on Cushing Street to the Nashua River; southeasterly following said river to the Fitchburg Division of Boston and Maine Railroad; westerly following railroad to Rollstone Street at point of beginning.
(i) 
Ward 5 Precinct A. All of that portion of Fitchburg City bounded and described as follows: Beginning at the junction of Lunenburg Street and the Lunenburg Town line; northerly along said Lunenburg Town line to the Ashby Town line; westerly along said Ashby Town line to Rindge Road; southerly on Rindge Road to Scott Road; east on Scott Road to an unnamed stream near house numbered 50; southerly along said stream to Falulah Brook; southerly along Falulah Brook passing through Greene's Pond crossing Ashby State Road and Fisher Road to John Fitch Highway; southeasterly on John Fitch Highway to Lincoln Street; south on Lincoln Street to Pacific Street; southwesterly on Pacific Street to Pearl Street; northeasterly on Pearl Street to Coolidge Avenue; southerly on Coolidge Avenue to John Fitch Highway; southerly on John Fitch Highway to Lunenburg Street; easterly on Lunenburg Street to the Lunenburg Town line at point of beginning.
(j) 
Ward 5 Precinct B. All of that portion of Fitchburg City bounded and described as follows: Beginning at the Fitchburg Division of Boston and Maine Railroad at a point where said railroad intersects the Nashua River opposite Cushing Street; northwesterly following Nashua River to Cushing Street; northeast on Cushing Street to Main Street; northeasterly crossing Main Street to Blossom Street; northerly on Blossom Street to Pearl Street; northeasterly on Pearl Street to Coolidge Avenue; southerly on Coolidge Avenue to John Fitch Highway; southerly on John Fitch Highway to Upham Street; northwesterly on Upham Street to Jackson Avenue; westerly on Jackson Avenue to Boutelle Street; north on Boutelle Street to Prescott Street; westerly on Prescott Street to Wilmot Street; north on Wilmot Street to Lunenburg Street; westerly on Lunenburg Street to Main Street; west on Main Street to Sawyer Passway; southerly on Sawyer Passway to the Nashua River; southwesterly along said Nashua River to the Fitchburg Division of Boston and Maine Railroad; northwest along said railroad crossing Water Street to the Nashua River at point of beginning.
(k) 
Ward 6 Precinct A. All of that portion of Fitchburg City bounded and described as follows: Beginning at the junction of Massachusetts State Highway and Mount Elam Road; northerly on Mount Elam Road to Fifth Massachusetts Turnpike; westerly on Fifth Massachusetts Turnpike to the junction of Rollstone Road; northerly on Rollstone Road to Saddlebred Road; westerly on Saddlebred Road to Caspian Way; northerly on Caspian Road to Belgian Way; easterly on Belgian Way to Rollstone Road; northerly on Rollstone Road to Vine Street; westerly on Vine Street to Hollywood Street; westerly on Hollywood Street to Shea Street; southerly on Shea Street to Linda Street; westerly on Linda Street to Theresa Street; northerly on Theresa Street to Franklin Road; easterly on Franklin Road to Electric Avenue; easterly on Electric Avenue to Old South Street; southerly on Old South Street to South Street; southerly on South Street to Romano Avenue; easterly on Romano Avenue to Canton Street; southeasterly on Canton Street to Wanoosnoc Road; northeasterly on Wanoosnoc Road and crossing Water Street to Bemis Road; northeasterly on Bemis Road to a railroad bed now or formerly of Conrail; southeasterly along said railroad bed to the Leominster City line; southwesterly along said Leominster City line to Massachusetts State Highway; westerly along the southerly sideline of said highway and the Leominster City line to Mount Elam Road at point of beginning.
(l) 
Ward 6 Precinct B. All of that portion of Fitchburg City bounded and described as follows: Beginning at the Fitchburg Division of Boston and Maine Railroad at an intersection with the Nashua River southwesterly of Sawyer Passway; northeasterly along said Nashua River to Sawyer Passway; northerly on Sawyer Passway to Main Street; east on Main Street to Lunenburg Street; northeasterly on Lunenburg Street to Wilmot Street; south on Wilmot Street to Prescott Street; easterly on Prescott Street to Boutelle Street; south on Boutelle Street to Jackson Avenue; easterly on Jackson Avenue to Upham Street; southeasterly on Upham Street to John Fitch Highway; northerly on John Fitch Highway to Lunenburg Street; easterly on Lunenburg Street to the Lunenburg Town line; southerly, southeasterly, and northeasterly along said Lunenburg Town line to intersection of the Leominster City line; easterly, southeasterly, westerly, southerly, northwesterly, southwesterly, northwesterly, and southwesterly along said Leominster City line to a railroad bed now or formerly of Conrail; northwesterly along said railroad bed to Bemis Road; southwesterly on Bemis Road to Water Street; northerly on Water Street to John T. Cetrino Memorial Drive; easterly on John T. Cetrino Memorial Drive to Fifth Street; northeasterly on Fifth Street to the Fitchburg Division of the Boston and Maine Railroad; northerly following railroad to an intersection with the Nashua River at point of beginning.
(2) 
Ward descriptions as follows:
(a) 
Ward 1. All of that portion of Fitchburg City bounded and described as follows: Beginning at Fitchburg Division of Boston and Maine Railroad at a point on Fifth Street; westerly along Fifth Street to John T. Cetrino Memorial Drive; westerly on John T. Cetrino Memorial Drive to Water Street; southerly on Water Street to Wanoosnoc Road; southwesterly on Wanoosnoc Road to Canton Street; northwesterly on Canton Street to Romano Avenue; westerly on Romano Avenue to South Street; northerly on South Street to Old South Street; northerly on Old South Street to Electric Avenue; westerly on Electric Avenue to Rollstone Road; northerly on Rollstone Road to junction of Franklin Road and Rollstone Street; northerly on Rollstone Street to Fitchburg Division of Boston and Maine Railroad; easterly and southerly following said railroad to Fifth Street at point of beginning.
(b) 
Ward 2. All of that portion of Fitchburg City bounded and described as follows: Beginning at Fitchburg Division of Boston and Maine Railroad at a point on Rollstone Street; southerly along Rollstone Street to the junction of Franklin Road and Rollstone Road; south on Rollstone Road to Electric Avenue; westerly on Electric Avenue to the junction of Franklin Road; westerly on Franklin Road to Depot Street; northerly on Depot Street to Westminster Street; easterly on Westminster Street to River Street; northeasterly on River Street to Kimball Road; northerly on Kimball Road to Westminster Hill Road; northeasterly on Westminster Hill Road 3,300 feet more or less to an easement now or formerly of Fitchburg Gas and Electric Light Company; southerly along said easement to Wallace Road; easterly on Wallace Road to River Street; easterly on River Street to the Nashua River; southerly along Nashua River to the Fitchburg Division of Boston and Maine Railroad; northeasterly following railroad to Rollstone Street at point of beginning.
(c) 
Ward 3. All of that portion of Fitchburg City bounded and described as follows: Beginning at the junction of Massachusetts State Highway and Mount Elam Road; northerly on Mount Elam Road to Fifth Massachusetts Turnpike; westerly on Fifth Massachusetts Turnpike to the junction of Rollstone Road; northerly on Rollstone Road to Saddlebred Road; westerly on Saddlebred Road to Caspian Way; northerly on Caspian Road to Belgian Way; easterly on Belgian Way to Rollstone Road; northerly on Rollstone Road to Vine Street; westerly on Vine Street to Hollywood Street; westerly on Hollywood Street to Shea Street; southerly on Shea Street to Linda Street; westerly on Linda Street to Theresa Street; northerly on Theresa Street to Franklin Road; westerly on Franklin Road to Depot Street; northerly on Depot Street to Westminster Street; easterly on Westminster Street to River Street; northeasterly on River Street to Kimball Road; northerly on Kimball Road to Westminster Hill Road; northeasterly on Westminster Hill Road 3,300 feet more or less to an easement now or formerly of Fitchburg Gas and Electric Light Company; southerly along said easement to Wallace Road; easterly on Wallace Road to River Street; easterly on River Street to the Nashua River; southerly along Nashua River to the Fitchburg Division of Boston and Maine Railroad; northeasterly following railroad to Rollstone Street; north on Rollstone Street to the Nashua River; west along said River to Circle Street; northeasterly on Circle Street to Main Street; northwesterly on Main Street to the junction of Mechanic Street; northerly on Mechanic Street to Nichols Street; northerly on Nichols Street to Drepanos Drive; westerly on Drepanos Drive to Burbank Street; southerly on Burbank to Flat Rock Road; northwesterly on Flat Rock Road to Caldwell Street; southerly on Caldwell Street to Main Street; west on Main Street to Ashburnham Hill Road; northwesterly on Ashburnham Hill Road to the Westminster Town Line; southerly, easterly, southerly, westerly, southerly and easterly on said Town line to the Leominster City line; northerly on Leominster City line to Massachusetts State Highway; easterly on Massachusetts State Highway to the junction of Mount Elam Road at point of beginning.
(d) 
Ward 4. All of that portion of Fitchburg City bounded and described as follows: Beginning at Fitchburg Division of Boston and Maine Railroad at a point on Rollstone Street; north on Rollstone Street to the Nashua River; west along said River to Circle Street; northeasterly on Circle Street to Main Street; northwesterly on Main Street to the junction of Mechanic Street; northerly on Mechanic Street to Nichols Street; northerly on Nichols Street to Drepanos Drive; westerly on Drepanos Drive to Burbank Street; southerly on Burbank Street to Flat Rock Road; northwesterly on Flat Rock Road to Caldwell Street; southerly on Caldwell Street to Main Street; west on Main Street to Ashburnham Hill Road; northwesterly on Ashburnham Hill Road to the Westminster Town line; north on said Town line to Ashburnham Town line; north and east by said Ashburnham Town line to Ashby Town line; east by said Ashby Town line to Rindge Road; southerly on Rindge Road to Scott Road; east on Scott Road to an unnamed stream near house numbered 50; southerly along said stream passing through Greene's Pond crossing Ashby State Road and Fisher Road to John Fitch Highway; southeasterly on John Fitch Highway to Lincoln Street; south on Lincoln Street to Pacific Street; southwesterly on Pacific Street to Pearl Street; west on Pearl Street Blossom Street; southerly on Blossom Street to Main Street; southwesterly crossing Main Street to Cushing Street; southwesterly on Cushing Street to the Nashua River; southeasterly following said river to the Fitchburg Division of Boston and Maine Railroad; westerly following railroad to Rollstone Street at point of beginning.
(e) 
Ward 5. All of that portion of Fitchburg City bounded and described as follows: Beginning at the junction of Lunenburg Street and the Lunenburg Town line; northerly along said Lunenburg Town line to the Ashby Town line; westerly along said Ashby Town line to Rindge Road; southerly on Rindge Road to Scott Road; east on Scott Road to an unnamed stream near house numbered 50; southerly along said stream passing through Greene's Pond crossing Ashby State Road and Fisher Road to John Fitch Highway; southeasterly on John Fitch Highway to Lincoln Street; south on Lincoln Street to Pacific Street; southwesterly on Pacific Street to Pearl Street; west on Pearl Street Blossom Street; southerly on Blossom Street to Main Street; southwesterly crossing Main Street to Cushing Street; southwesterly on Cushing Street to the Nashua River; southeasterly following said river to the Fitchburg Division of Boston and Maine Railroad; easterly along said railroad crossing Water Street to the Nashua River; easterly along Nashua River to Sawyer Passway; northerly on Sawyer Passway to Main Street; easterly on Main Street to Lunenburg Street; northeasterly on Lunenburg Street to Wilmot Street; southerly on Wilmot Street to Prescott Street; easterly on Prescott Street to Boutelle Street; southerly on Boutelle Street to Jackson Avenue; easterly on Jackson Avenue to Upham Street; southerly and easterly on Upham Street to John Fitch Highway; northerly on John Fitch Highway to Lunenburg Street; easterly on Lunenburg Street to the Lunenburg Town line at point of beginning.
(f) 
Ward 6. All of that portion of Fitchburg City bounded and described as follows: Beginning at the junction of Massachusetts State Highway and Mount Elam Road; northerly on Mount Elam Road to Fifth Massachusetts Turnpike; westerly on Fifth Massachusetts Turnpike to the junction of Rollstone Road; northerly on Rollstone Road to Saddlebred Road; westerly on Saddlebred Road to Caspian Way; northerly on Caspian Road to Belgian Way; easterly on Belgian Way to Rollstone Road; northerly on Rollstone Road to Vine Street; westerly on Vine Street to Hollywood Street; westerly on Hollywood Street to Shea Street; southerly on Shea Street to Linda Street; westerly on Linda Street to Theresa Street; northerly on Theresa Street to Franklin Road; easterly on Franklin Road to Electric Avenue; easterly on Electric Avenue to Old South Street; southerly on Old South Street to South Street; southerly on South Street to Romano Avenue; easterly on Romano Avenue to Canton Street; southeasterly on Canton Street to Wanoosnoc Road; northeasterly on Wanoosnoc Road to Water Street; northerly on Water Street to John T. Cetrino Memorial Drive; easterly on John T. Cetrino Memorial Drive to Fifth Street; easterly on Fifth Street to the Fitchburg Division of Boston and Maine Railroad; northerly along said railroad to the Nashua River; easterly along Nashua River to Sawyer Passway; northerly on Sawyer Passway to Main Street; easterly on Main Street to Lunenburg Street; northeasterly on Lunenburg Street to Wilmot Street; southerly on Wilmot Street to Prescott Street; easterly on Prescott Street to Boutelle Street; southerly on Boutelle Street to Jackson Avenue; easterly on Jackson Avenue to Upham Street; southerly and easterly on Upham Street to John Fitch Highway; northerly on John Fitch Highway to Lunenburg Street; easterly on Lunenburg Street to the Lunenburg Town line; southerly, southeasterly, and northeasterly along said Lunenburg Town line to intersection of the Leominster City line; easterly, southeasterly, westerly, southerly, northwesterly, southwesterly, northwesterly, and southwesterly along said Leominster City line to Massachusetts State Highway; westerly along the southerly sideline of said highway and the Leominster City line to Mount Elam Road at point of beginning.
B. 
The center lines of all said bounding streets, railroads, rivers and streams are respectively made the dividing lines between the several wards.