City of Taunton, MA
Bristol County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Municipal Council of the City of Taunton as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted as Rev. Ords. 1964, § 1-14; amended in its entirety 3-5-2012 (§ 1-13 of the 2010 Code)]
The division of the City into eight wards is hereby reaffirmed and, until alteration shall be made by the Municipal Council, the boundaries thereof shall be established as follows:
Ward 1, Precinct A
All of that portion of Taunton City bounded and described as follows: Beginning at the point of intersection of Cohannet St and Highland St, and proceeding easterly along Cohannet St to Silver St, and proceeding northerly along Silver St to Winthrop St, and proceeding easterly along Winthrop St to Walnut St, and proceeding southerly along Walnut St to Clinton St, and proceeding southerly along Clinton St to Barnum St, and proceeding easterly along Barnum St to Somerset Ave, and proceeding northerly along Somerset Ave to Weir St, and proceeding southerly along Weir St to New York New Haven and Hartford RR, and proceeding southerly along New York New Haven and Hartford RR to 1st St, and proceeding westerly along 1st St to Somerset Ave, and proceeding southerly along Somerset Ave to Highland St, and proceeding westerly along Highland St to the point of beginning.
Ward 1, Precinct B
All of that portion of Taunton City bounded and described as follows: Beginning at the point of intersection of Winthrop St and the Dighton/Taunton town/city line, and proceeding easterly along Winthrop St to Burt St, and proceeding northerly along Burt St to Rocky Woods St, and proceeding easterly along Rocky Woods St to N Walker St, and proceeding northerly along N Walker St to Fisher St, and proceeding easterly along Fisher St to Three Mile River, and proceeding southerly along Three Mile River to Winthrop St, and proceeding easterly along Winthrop St to Fairview Ave, and proceeding northerly along Fairview Ave to Crossman St, and proceeding easterly along Crossman St to Highland St, and proceeding southerly along Highland St to Whitehill St, and proceeding easterly along Whitehill St to Anderson St, and proceeding northerly along Anderson St to Oak St, and proceeding easterly along Oak St to the westerly property line of East Bay Apt (165 Winthrop St), and proceeding southerly along the westerly property line of East Bay Apt (165 Winthrop St) to Winthrop St, and proceeding easterly along Winthrop St to Silver St, and proceeding southerly along Silver St to Cohannet St, and proceeding westerly along Cohannet St to Dighton Rd, and proceeding southerly along Dighton Rd to Dighton Ave, and proceeding southerly along Dighton Ave to Baker Rd W, and proceeding easterly along Baker Rd W to Somerset Ave, and proceeding southerly along Somerset Ave to Railroad Ave, and proceeding westerly along Railroad Ave to South St, and proceeding westerly along South St to Dighton/Taunton town/city line, and proceeding westerly along Dighton/Taunton town/city line to the point of beginning.
Ward 2, Precinct A
All of that portion of Taunton City bounded and described as follows: Beginning at the point of intersection of Pinckney St and Fremont St, and proceeding easterly along Pinckney St to Danforth St, and proceeding northerly along Danforth St to Mill River, and proceeding southerly along Mill River to West Adams St, and proceeding easterly along West Adams St to N Pleasant St, and proceeding southerly along N Pleasant St to Pleasant St, and proceeding easterly along Pleasant St to Broadway, and proceeding southerly along Broadway to Leonard St, and proceeding easterly along Leonard St to Fruit St, and proceeding easterly along Fruit St to Union St, and proceeding southerly along Union St to Church Green, and proceeding westerly along Church Green to Summer St, and proceeding easterly along Summer St to New York New Haven and Hartford RR, and proceeding southerly along New York New Haven and Hartford RR to High St, and proceeding westerly along High St to Bow St, and proceeding southerly along Bow St to Somerset Ave, and proceeding southerly along Somerset Ave to Barnum St, and proceeding westerly along Barnum St to Clinton St, and proceeding northerly along Clinton St to Walnut St, and proceeding northerly along Walnut St to Winthrop St, and proceeding westerly along Winthrop St to Cohannet St, and proceeding northerly along Cohannet St to Mason St, and proceeding northerly along Mason St to Wales St, and proceeding westerly along Wales St to Olney St, and proceeding northerly along Olney St to Oak St, and proceeding easterly along Oak St to Tremont St, and proceeding westerly along Tremont St to Fremont St, and proceeding northerly along Fremont St to the point of beginning.
Ward 2, Precinct B
All of that portion of Taunton City bounded and described as follows: Beginning at the point of intersection of Crossman St and Highland St, and proceeding northerly along Highland St to Smith Ave, and proceeding northerly along Smith Ave to Kilmer Ave, and proceeding easterly along Kilmer Ave to Clifford St, and proceeding northerly along Clifford St to Cobb Brk, and proceeding northerly along Cobb Brk to Shores St, and proceeding westerly along Shores St to Anawan St, and proceeding northerly along Anawan St to Tremont St, and proceeding easterly along Tremont St to Washington St, and proceeding westerly along Washington St to Oak St, and proceeding westerly along Oak St to Olney St, and proceeding southerly along Olney St to Wales St, and proceeding easterly along Wales St to Mason St, and proceeding southerly along Mason St to Cohannet St, and proceeding southerly along Cohannet St to Winthrop St, and proceeding westerly along Winthrop St to the westerly property line of East Bay Apt (165 Winthrop St), and proceeding northerly along the westerly property line of East Bay Apt (165 Winthrop St) to Oak St, and proceeding westerly along Oak St to Anderson St, and proceeding southerly along Anderson St to Whitehill St, and proceeding westerly along Whitehill St to Highland St, and proceeding northerly along Highland St to the point of beginning.
Ward 3, Precinct A
All of that portion of Taunton City bounded and described as follows: Beginning at the point of intersection of School St and Grant St, and proceeding northerly along School St to Purchase St, and proceeding northerly along Purchase St to Washington St, and proceeding northerly along Washington St to Thrasher St, and proceeding easterly along Thrasher St to the Raynham/Taunton town/city line, and proceeding southerly along the Raynham/Taunton town/city line to Taunton River, and proceeding westerly along Taunton River to New York New Haven and Hartford RR, approximately 900 feet north of Summer St, and proceeding southerly along New York New Haven and Hartford RR to Summer St, and proceeding westerly along Summer St to Church Green, and proceeding easterly along Church Green to Union St, and proceeding northerly along Union St to Fruit St, and proceeding westerly along Fruit St to Cedar St, and proceeding northerly along Cedar St to Grant St, and proceeding westerly along Grant St to the point of beginning.
Ward 3, Precinct B
All of that portion of Taunton City bounded and described as follows: Beginning at the point of intersection of New York New Haven and Hartford RR and Summer St, and proceeding northerly approximately 900 feet along New York New Haven and Hartford RR to Taunton River, and proceeding easterly along Taunton River to the Raynham/Taunton town/city line, and proceeding southerly along the Raynham/Taunton town/city line to Cotley River, and proceeding southerly along Cotley River to Middleboro Ave, and proceeding westerly along Middleboro Ave to Hart St, and proceeding westerly along Hart St to Bristol-Plymouth Regional High School access road, and proceeding southerly along Bristol-Plymouth Regional High School access road to County St, and proceeding northerly along County St to Summer St, and proceeding westerly along Summer St to the point of beginning.
Ward 4, Precinct A
All of that portion of Taunton City bounded and described as follows: Beginning at the point of intersection of Cotley River and Middleboro Ave, and proceeding easterly along Cotley River to Taunton River at the Raynham/Taunton town/city line, and proceeding easterly along the Raynham/Taunton town/city line to the Middleborough/Taunton town/city line, and proceeding easterly along the Middleborough/Taunton town/city line to the Lakeville/Taunton town/city line, and proceeding southerly along the Lakeville/Taunton town/city line to the Berkley/Taunton town/city line, and proceeding westerly along the Berkley/Taunton town/city line to Holloway St Bypass, and proceeding northerly along Holloway St Bypass to Staples St, and proceeding northerly along Staples St to Caswell St, and proceeding northerly along Caswell St to Liberty St, and proceeding northerly along Liberty St to Middleboro Ave, and proceeding westerly along Middleboro Ave to the point of beginning.
Ward 4, Precinct B
All of that portion of Taunton City bounded and described as follows: Beginning at the point of intersection of Bristol-Plymouth Regional High School access road and County St, and proceeding northerly along Bristol-Plymouth Regional High School access road to Hart St, and proceeding easterly along Hart St to Middleboro Ave, and proceeding easterly along Middleboro Ave to Liberty St, and proceeding southerly along Liberty St to Caswell St, and proceeding southerly along Caswell St to Staples St, and proceeding southerly along Staples St to Holloway St Bypass, and proceeding southerly along Holloway St Bypass to the Berkley/Taunton town/city line, and proceeding westerly along the Berkley/Taunton town/city line to Boston-Fall River Expressway, and proceeding northerly along Boston-Fall River Expressway to County St, and proceeding northerly along County St to the point of beginning.
Ward 5, Precinct A
All of that portion of Taunton City bounded and described as follows: Beginning at the point of intersection of Mill River and W Britannia St, and proceeding northerly along Mill Riv to Whittenton St, and proceeding easterly along Whittenton St to New York New Haven and Hartford RR, and proceeding northerly along New York New Haven and Hartford RR to the Raynham/Taunton town/city line, and proceeding southerly along the Raynham/Taunton town/city line to Thrasher St, and proceeding westerly along Thrasher St to Washington St, and proceeding northerly along Washington St to Elizabeth St, and proceeding westerly along Elizabeth St to Brightman St, and proceeding southerly along Brightman St to E Britannia St, and proceeding westerly along E Britannia St to W Britannia St, and proceeding westerly along W Britannia St to the point of beginning.
Ward 5, Precinct B
All of that portion of Taunton City bounded and described as follows: Beginning at the point of intersection of W Britannia St and Mill River, and proceeding easterly along W Britannia St to E Britannia St, and proceeding easterly along E Britannia St to Brightman St, and proceeding northerly along Brightman St to Elizabeth St, and proceeding easterly along Elizabeth St to Washington St, and proceeding southerly along Washington St to Purchase St, and proceeding southerly along Purchase St to School St, and proceeding southerly along School St to Grant St, and proceeding easterly along Grant St to Cedar St, and proceeding southerly along Cedar St to Fruit St, and proceeding westerly along Fruit St to Leonard St, and proceeding westerly along Leonard St to Broadway, and proceeding northerly along Broadway to Pleasant St, and proceeding westerly along Pleasant St to N Pleasant St, and proceeding northerly along N Pleasant St to W Adams St, and proceeding westerly along W Adams St to Mill River, and proceeding northerly along Mill River to a point of intersection of W Britannia St and Mill River, the point of beginning.
Ward 6, Precinct A
All of that portion of Taunton City bounded and described as follows: Beginning at the point of intersection of Berkley St and the Berkley/Taunton town/city line, and proceeding northerly along Berkley St to Pratt St, and proceeding easterly along Pratt St to Hart St, and proceeding easterly along Hart St to New York New Haven and Hartford RR, and proceeding northerly along New York New Haven and Hartford RR to Weir St, and proceeding northerly along Weir St to Bow St, and proceeding northerly along Bow St to High St, and proceeding easterly along High St to New York New Haven and Hartford RR, and proceeding northerly along New York New Haven and Hartford RR to Summer St, and proceeding easterly along Summer St to County St, and proceeding easterly along County St to Boston-Fall River Expy, and proceeding southerly along Boston-Fall River Expy to the Berkley/Taunton town/city line, and proceeding westerly along the Berkley/Taunton town/city line to the point of beginning.
Ward 6, Precinct B
All of that portion of Taunton City bounded and described as follows: Beginning at the point of intersection of the Dighton/Taunton town/city line and New York New Haven and Hartford RR, and proceeding southerly along the Dighton/Taunton town/city line to South St, and proceeding easterly along South St to Railroad Ave, and proceeding easterly along Railroad Ave to Somerset Ave, and proceeding northerly along Somerset Ave to Baker Rd W, and proceeding westerly along Baker Rd W to Dighton Ave, and proceeding northerly along Dighton Ave to Dighton Rd, and proceeding northerly along Dighton Rd to Cohannet St, and proceeding easterly along Cohannet St to Highland St, and proceeding easterly along Highland St to Somerset Ave, and proceeding northerly along Somerset Ave to 1st St, and proceeding easterly along 1st St to New York New Haven and Hartford RR (Somerset Br), and proceeding northerly along New York New Haven and Hartford RR (Somerset Br) to New York New Haven and Hartford RR (New Bedford and Fall River Br), and proceeding southerly along New York New Haven and Hartford RR (New Bedford and Fall River Br) to Hart St, and proceeding westerly along Hart St to Pratt St, and proceeding westerly along Pratt St to Berkley St, and proceeding southerly along Berkley St to the Berkley/Taunton town/city line, and proceeding westerly along the Berkley/Taunton town/city line to Taunton River, and proceeding southerly along Taunton River to Three Mile River at the Berkley/Dighton/Taunton town/town/city line at Three Mile River, and proceeding northerly along the Three Mile River to the point of beginning.
Ward 7, Precinct A
All of that portion of Taunton City bounded and described as follows: Beginning at the point of intersection of Short St and Norton Rd, and proceeding northerly along Short St to Norton Ave, and proceeding easterly along Norton Ave to Dunbar St, and proceeding northerly along Dunbar St to Fremont St, and proceeding southerly along Fremont St to Tremont St, and proceeding westerly along Tremont St to Anawan St, and proceeding southerly along Anawan St to Shores St, and proceeding easterly along Shores St to Cobb Brk, and proceeding southerly along Cobb Brk to Clifford St, and proceeding southerly along Clifford St to Kilmer Ave, and proceeding westerly along Kilmer Ave to Smith Ave, and proceeding southerly along Smith Ave to Highland St, and proceeding southerly along Highland St to Crossman St, and proceeding westerly along Crossman St to Fairview Ave, and proceeding southerly along Fairview Ave to Winthrop St, and proceeding westerly along Winthrop St to Three Mile River, and proceeding easterly along Three Mile River to Fisher St, and proceeding westerly along Fisher St to N Walker St, and proceeding northerly along N Walker St to Tremont St, and proceeding easterly along Tremont St to Alfred Lord Blvd, and proceeding westerly along Alfred Lord Blvd to Worcester St, and proceeding northerly along Worcester St to Norton Rd, and proceeding northerly along Norton Rd to the point of beginning.
Ward 7, Precinct B
All of that portion of Taunton City bounded and described as follows: Beginning at the point of intersection of the Norton/Taunton town/city line and the Rehoboth/Taunton town/city line, and proceeding northerly along the Norton/Taunton town/city line to Norton Ave, and proceeding southerly along Norton Ave to Short St, and proceeding southerly along Short St to Norton Rd, and proceeding southerly along Norton Rd to Worcester St, and proceeding southerly along Worcester St to Alfred Lord Blvd, and proceeding southerly along Alfred Lord Blvd to Tremont St, and proceeding westerly along Tremont St to N Walker St, and proceeding southerly along N Walker St to Rocky Woods St, and proceeding westerly along Rocky Woods St to Burt St, and proceeding southerly along Burt St to Winthrop St, and proceeding westerly along Winthrop St to the Dighton/Taunton town/city line, and proceeding westerly along the Dighton/Taunton town/city line to the Rehoboth/Taunton town/city line, and proceeding northerly along the Rehoboth/Taunton town/city line to the point of beginning.
Ward 8, Precinct A
All of that portion of Taunton City bounded and described as follows: Beginning at the point of intersection of the Norton/Taunton town/city line and Norton Ave, and proceeding northerly along the Norton/Taunton town/city line to New York New Haven and Hartford RR, and proceeding easterly along New York New Haven and Hartford RR to Penn Central RR, and proceeding southerly along Penn Central RR to New York New Haven and Hartford RR, and proceeding southerly along New York New Haven and Hartford RR to Fremont St, and proceeding northerly along Fremont St to South Boundary Rd, and proceeding easterly along South Boundary Rd, to Bassett St, and proceeding easterly along Bassett St to Bay St, and proceeding northerly along Bay St to Edgewater Ln, and proceeding northerly along Edgewater Ln to the property line between house numbers 39 and 40 Edgewater Lane, and continuing northerly along said property line to point on the shoreline of Sabbatia Lake, and continuing southerly along the shoreline of Sabbatia Lake to the Mill River, and proceeding southerly along Mill River a point on the shoreline of Sabbatia Lake on the property line between house numbers 66 and 72 Lakeview Place, and proceeding easterly along said property line to Lakeview Place, and proceeding easterly along Lakeview Pl to Lakeview Ave, and proceeding southerly along Lakeview Ave to Bay St, and proceeding easterly along Bay St to New York New Haven and Hartford RR, and proceeding southerly along New York New Haven and Hartford RR to Whittenton St, and proceeding westerly along Whittenton St to Mill River, and proceeding southerly along Mill River to Danforth St, and proceeding westerly along Danforth St to Pinckney St, and proceeding westerly along Pinckney St to Fremont St, and proceeding northerly along Fremont St to Dunbar St, and proceeding southerly along Dunbar St to Norton Ave, and proceeding northerly along Norton Ave to the point of beginning.
Ward 8, Precinct B
All of that portion of Taunton City bounded and described as follows: Beginning at the point of intersection of the Norton/Taunton town/city line and New York New Haven and Hartford RR, and proceeding northerly along the Norton/Taunton town/city line to the Easton/Taunton town/city line, and proceeding easterly along the Easton/Taunton town/city line to the Raynham/Taunton town/city line, and proceeding southerly along the Raynham/Taunton town/city line to New York New Haven and Hartford RR, and proceeding westerly along New York New Haven and Hartford RR to Bay St, and proceeding northerly along Bay St to Lakeview Ave, and proceeding northerly along Lakeview Ave to Lakeview Pl, and proceeding westerly along Lakeview Pl to the property line between house numbers 66 and 72 Lakeview Place, and continuing westerly along said property line to a point on the shoreline of the Mill River, and continuing northerly along the Mill River to the shoreline of Sabbatia Lake, and continuing northerly along the shoreline of Sabbatia Lake to the property line between house numbers 39 and 40 Edgewater Lane, and continuing along said property line to Edgewater Lane, and continuing southerly along Edgewater Lane to Bay St, and proceeding southerly along Bay St to Bassett St, and proceeding westerly along Bassett St to South Boundary Rd, and proceeding westerly along South Boundary Rd to Fremont St, and proceeding southerly along Fremont St to New York New Haven and Hartford RR, and proceeding northerly along New York New Haven and Hartford RR to Penn Central RR, and proceeding northerly along Penn Central RR to New York New Haven and Hartford RR, and proceeding southerly along New York New Haven and Hartford RR to the point of beginning.
[Adopted 5-23-2000 (Ch. 2, Art. III, Div. 10, of the 2010 Code)]
A. 
There shall be created the position of Assistant to the Board of Registrars of Voters who shall be appointed by the Board of Registrars of Voters to a three-year term and who shall be a resident of, and a registered voter in, the City of Taunton. The Assistant to the Registrars shall possess computer proficiency, the ability to manage and train personnel, and the ability to communicate effectively with the public.
B. 
Duties and responsibilities shall be as follows:
(1) 
Register new voters; certify changes and deletions.
(2) 
Prepare and update annual voting list.
(3) 
Operate computer system as it relates to the "Motor Voter Law."
(4) 
Record nomination and petition papers and assist the Board in certifying names.
(5) 
Train and instruct the junior clerk in office procedures.
(6) 
Assist the Board of Registrars in the preparation of vote recounts.
(7) 
Implement new procedures as mandated from time to time by the Secretary of State.
(8) 
Assist the Board on all primary and election days.
(9) 
Attend Board meetings when requested.
(10) 
Perform such other duties as may be required by the Board of Registrars.