[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Ashland as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted May 1993 STM]
[Amended 11-29-2010 STM, Art. 14]
No establishment providing services or goods to the general public may operate for business between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 6:00 a.m. without a license for all-night operations issued by the Board of Selectmen. Any establishment which operates pursuant to a Common Victualler’s License or a License issued pursuant to G.L. c. 138 shall not be required to obtain a license hereunder.
Application, public hearing and certified mail notification of abutters is required at the requester's expense. The licensing authority will issue such a license only upon a showing by the applicant that there will be no substantial impact on surrounding areas by reason of traffic, lighting or noise resulting from operation of the establishment between 12:00 midnight and 6:00 a.m.
An annual license fee to be determined by the Board of Selectmen is to be payable by December 31 of each year.
Violators of this Article are subject to a fine of one hundred dollars ($100.) per violation, with each day considered to be a new violation.