[HISTORY: Adopted as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 2-18-1946 ATM, Art. 40, as Bylaws 7, 8 and 9]
[Amended 2-24-1958 ATM, Art. 20]
Any person who violates any provision of the town bylaws shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $20 for each offense unless otherwise provided in a particular bylaw.
All bylaws heretofore adopted and now existing shall be and hereby are repealed and annulled upon acceptance by the town of the foregoing bylaws and approval of the same, by the Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and their publication, as so approved, in a newspaper as required by law.
Editor's Note: "Foregoing bylaws" refers to Bylaws 1 through 8 adopted 2-18-1946, which are now included as various chapters of Part I of this Code. The Town Meeting voted on 5-19-1998 (Art. 23) to accept and approve the recodification of the bylaws and regulations as presented in the 1998 Code of the Town of Williamstown.
[Amended 1-27-1998 STM, Art. 4]
These bylaws shall go into effect immediately following their posting in accordance with MGL, c. 40, § 32.
[Adopted 5-19-1992 ATM, Art. 24]
Criminal complaint. Whoever violates any provision of the town's bylaws may be penalized by indictment or on complaint brought in the District Court. Except as may be otherwise provided by law and as the District Court may see fit to impose, the maximum penalty for each violation or offense brought in such manner shall be $300.
Editor's Note: The town's bylaws are included in Part I of this Code.
Whoever violates any provision of these bylaws, the violation of which is subject to a specific penalty, may be penalized by a noncriminal disposition as provided in MGL c. 40, § 21D. The noncriminal method of disposition may also be used for violations of any rule or regulation of any municipal officer, board or department which is subject to a specific penalty.
Without intending to limit the generality of the foregoing, it is the intention of this provision that the following bylaws and sections of bylaws are to be included within the scope of this subsection, that the specific penalties as listed here shall apply in such cases and that in addition to police officers, who shall in all cases be considered enforcing persons for the purpose of this provision, the municipal personnel listed for each section, if any, shall also be enforcing persons for such sections; each day on which any violations exists shall be deemed to be a separate offense.
[Added 1-27-1998 STM, Art. 5]
Enforcing officers for noncriminal disposition bylaws shall be as follows: