Town of Lexington, MA
Middlesex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Annual Town Meeting of the Town of Lexington 4-3-1967 by Art. 83 as Art. XXV of the 1967 Bylaws. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person, except an officer of the law duly authorized and in the performance of his duties, shall enter upon the premises of another with the intention of peeping into the windows of a house or spying upon in any manner any persons therein.
[1]
Editor's Note: Original Sec. 1, Curfew, which immediately preceded this section, was deleted 5-3-1982 ATM by Art. 48.
No person shall, without written permit from the Selectmen, engage in any games, exercise or amusement in any street or public place (except public playgrounds) where the same interferes with the safe and convenient use thereof, or where such act disturbs the safety of persons or property, or the peace and quiet of any person.
A. 
No person shall fire or discharge any rifle, shotgun, air-rifle or pistol on or across any land within the confines of the Town, but this section shall not prevent the use of such firearms in the lawful defense and protection of one's person or other human being or property, nor shall it apply to veterinarians in the practice of their profession nor in the performance of any duty required or authorized by law, nor to members of the Police Department in carrying out their duties and for target practice by the Police Department and the general public upon ranges duly approved by the Chief of Police, nor to the discharge of blank ammunition if otherwise lawful.
[Amended 3-24-1969 ATM by Art. 47; 1-11-1971 STM by Art. 5]
B. 
No person shall hunt, trap or shoot on Town owned land without permission of the Board of Selectmen.
[Added 4-8-1998 ATM by Art. 47]
A. 
No person shall, with purpose to cause public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm or recklessly creating a risk thereof, engage in fighting or threatening, or in violent or tumultuous behavior, or create a hazardous or physically offensive condition by any act which serves no legitimate purpose of the actor.
[Amended 5-3-1982 ATM by Art. 48]
B. 
No person shall loiter or continue to sit, lie or stand in any street, public place or public building so as to obstruct or impede the free passage of any other person after being otherwise directed by a police officer or by posted sign.[1]
[Amended 5-3-1982 ATM by Art. 48]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original Secs. 7 and 8, which immediately followed this subsection, were deleted 5-3-1982 ATM by Art. 48.
C. 
No person shall drink or possess an unsealed container of any alcoholic beverage as defined in Chapter 138, Section 1 of the Massachusetts General Laws while in or upon any street to which the public has a right of access, whether in or upon a vehicle, motor vehicle or on foot without permit of the Board of Selectmen or while in or upon any public place or public building without permit of the Board of Selectmen or while in or upon private parking lots and private ways to which the public has access unless prior consent has been obtained from the owner or authorized person in control thereof. All alcoholic beverages in possession of a person or persons in violation of this by-law shall be seized and safely held until final adjudication of the charge against the person or persons arrested or summoned before the court, at which time they shall be returned to the person or persons entitled to lawful possession.[2]
[Added 4-5-1976 ATM by Art. 71]
[2]
Editor's Note: Former § 97-5, Clean indoor air, added 4-4-1983 ATM by Art. 18, former § 97-6, Restriction of smoking in public places and workplaces, added 4-6-1988 ATM by Art. 50, and former § 97-7, Access to tobacco by minors, added 5-3-1993 ATM by Art. 34, all of which immediately followed this section, were repealed 3-25-2015 ATM by Art. 39.
[Added 10-18-2017 STM by Art. 3]
The operation of any marijuana establishment, as defined in MGL c. 94G, § 1, including, without limitation, a marijuana cultivator, marijuana testing facility, marijuana product manufacturer, marijuana retailer or any other type of licensed marijuana-related business, within the Town of Lexington shall be prohibited. This prohibition shall not apply to the sale, distribution or cultivation of marijuana for medical purposes licensed or registered pursuant to Chapter 369 of the Acts of 2012.