Town of Foxborough, MA
Norfolk County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Foxborough as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted as Art. VIII, §§ 1, 2, 3, of the General Bylaws[1]]
Editor's Note: The 2014 republication of the Town Bylaws was adopted 5-12-2014 ATM by Art. 28. By adoption of this bylaw the Town voted to accept the renumbering and revision of the various bylaws of the Town from their original numbering or their numbering in the General By-Laws, as amended through May 13, 2013, to the numbering or codification, arrangement, sequence and captions and the comprehensive revisions to the text of the General By-Laws as set forth in the Final Draft of the Code of the Town of Foxborough, dated February 2014. The codification was done under the direction of the Board of Selectmen and Town Attorney, and said Code is a compilation and comprehensive revision of the prior bylaws of the Town. The bylaw provided that all bylaws of a general and permanent nature, as amended, heretofore in force and not included in the Code shall be repealed, except that such repeal shall not affect any suit or proceeding pending as the result of an existing law, and such repeal shall not apply to or affect any bylaw, order or article heretofore adopted accepting or adopting the provisions of any statute of the commonwealth. These bylaws shall be referred to as the "Code of the Town of Foxborough, Massachusetts."
These bylaws may be amended or repealed at any Annual or Special Town Meeting by a majority vote, provided an article for the purpose has been properly inserted in the warrant for such meeting.
The invalidity of any section or provision of this bylaw shall not invalidate any other section or provision of these bylaws.
These bylaws shall take effect upon their acceptance by majority vote at Town Meeting and subsequent approval and posting as required by law. At such time all bylaws, except the Zoning Bylaw, the Earth Removal Bylaw, and Building Code Bylaw adopted by the Town prior to the 1963 Annual Meeting are rescinded. Such repeal shall not affect any act done, any right accrued, any penalty or liability incurred, or any suit, prosecution or proceeding heretofore taken or that may be pending at the time when these bylaws take effect.
[Adopted as Art. VIII, §§ 4 and 5, of the General Bylaws]
The penalty for any violation of these bylaws, unless otherwise provided by statute or any section of these bylaws, shall be the forfeiture and payment of a fine up to the maximum allowed by MGL c. 40, § 21, for each offense.
Any person taking cognizance of a violation of a specific ordinance, bylaw, rule or regulation of any municipal officer, board or department, the violation of which is subject to a specific penalty, and which specific ordinance, bylaw, rule or regulation said person is empowered to enforce, may seek the enforcement and disposition of any such violation in accordance with the provisions of MGL c. 40, § 21D, as said section may be amended from time to time.