Town of Middleborough, MA
Plymouth County
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[Adopted 10-2-2017 STM by Art. 30, AG 1-18-2018, eff. 2-15-2018]
The Board of Selectmen shall have control of all Town buildings, premises appurtenant thereto and all Town land, except Town buildings, appurtenant premises thereto and Town land which are under the control of another Town board or other Town officer or officers pursuant to a specific provision of law. The control of such property by the Board of Selectmen shall be defined to extend to the regulation of, without limitation, access to such property, including limitation or prohibition of access, the manner or mode of use of such property.
The Board of Selectmen shall have authority to adopt regulations in connection with the property which it controls.
A. 
The Board of Selectmen shall hold a public hearing prior to the adoption of any regulation authorized by this § 83-7. Notice of a public hearing shall be given by publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the Town, such publication to be at least seven days prior to the hearing. Such notice shall contain the text of the proposed regulation, together with a statement of the property directly affected by the regulation.
B. 
A copy of any regulation adopted by the Board of Selectmen pursuant to this bylaw shall be filed with the Town Clerk within seven days of its adoption.
C. 
The Board of Selectmen shall post or cause to be posted a notice or notices of the adoption of a regulation, together with a copy of the regulation, in, on or about any property directly affected by the regulation within seven days of the adoption.
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person willfully to tear down, remove, alter, damage or deface any notice or regulation adopted and posted pursuant to this bylaw.
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any person willfully to remain in, on or about any Town building, premises appurtenant thereto or Town land in violation of any regulation adopted and posted in accordance with this bylaw after receiving notice from a Town police officer to leave any such property.
Whoever violates this bylaw shall be liable to a penalty of not more than $50 for each violation.
The provisions of this bylaw are severable, and if any of its provisions shall be held to be unconstitutional or otherwise illegal by a court of competent jurisdiction, the decision of such court shall not impair any of the remaining provisions.