[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Westminster as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I General Rules
[Adopted STM 11-12-1974 by Art. 2 as Art. I of the 1975 Bylaws]
The Town of Westminster Bylaws, as originally approved by the Attorney General on September 21, 1964, with all subsequent amendments thereto, are hereby repealed. Said repeal shall not become effective until these bylaws have been approved by the Attorney General and posted, as required by the General Laws.
Editor's Note: "These bylaws" refers to the bylaws included in Division 1 of the Code of the Town of Westminster. This Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article I, applies to Division 1 only. Legislation included in Divisions 2, 3 and 4 is legislation adopted by bodies other than the Town Meeting. The Attorney General's approval was given 1-10-1975.
The adoption of these bylaws shall not affect any act done or begun, any right accrued or established, any penalty or liability incurred or any suit, prosecution or proceedings heretofore taken or instituted or that shall be pending at the time these bylaws take effect.
Any or all of these bylaws may be repealed or amended or other bylaws may be adopted at any Town Meeting by a majority, an article or articles for that purpose having been inserted in the warrant for such meeting by the Selectmen.
Whoever violates any of the provisions of these bylaws, whereby any act or thing is enjoined or prohibited, unless other provision is expressly made, shall be subject to a fine not exceeding $20. for each offense. Each day that a violation continues shall be considered a separate offense.
If any provision of the bylaws is declared unconstitutional or illegal by final judgment, order or decree, the validity of the remaining provisions of this bylaw shall not be affected thereby.
Except when otherwise provided by law, prosecutions for offenses under the bylaws of the town may be made by any constable or police officer of the town.
[Added STM 11-17-2015 by Art. 10]
The Town Clerk shall hereby be authorized to assign appropriate numbers to bylaw sections, subsections, paragraphs and subparagraphs, where none are approved by Town Meeting, and, if such are approved by Town Meeting, after consultation with the Town Administrator, to make nonsubstantive editorial revisions to ensure consistent and appropriate sequencing and numbering, provided that such editorial revisions shall be identified by a footnote or other convention.