Town of Hadley, MA
Hampshire County
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[Adopted 10-24-2013 ATM by Art. 20]
A fence, hedge, wall or other enclosure may be maintained on any premises. In order to preserve and promote the safety of the public, any fence, hedge, or shrub or other growth or enclosure wall hampering visibility on the corner lot, boundary on a public way, driveway, or curb obstructing the view of motorists and situated within 15 feet of the paved portion of a public way or curb or side line thereof shall not be permitted by the owner or occupant of the premises to exceed the height of three feet above road grade, and any and all trees within said fifteen-foot area (shade trees to be subject to the provisions of MGL c. 87, § 3) shall have limbs trimmed to the height of six feet above road grade, provided that on a corner lot no structure or vegetation shall be over three feet in height.
The Building Inspector shall enforce this bylaw.
The penalty for violation of this bylaw shall be as follows: for the first offense, $100; for the second and subsequent offenses, $300.
The violations set forth in this bylaw may be disposed of in keeping with the noncriminal disposition procedures set forth in MGL c. 40, § 21D.