Town of Norwell, MA
Plymouth County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Norwell. Formerly designated Art. I. Amendments noted where applicable.[1]]
Editor's Note: The codification of the General Bylaws as Division 2 of the Town Code was adopted by the Annual Town Meeting 5-6-2019, Arts. 27and 28, and approved by the Attorney General on 7-30-2019. Articles 27 and 28 are on file with the Town Clerk.
The following provisions shall constitute the bylaws of the Town of Norwell, which shall be in lieu of all bylaws heretofore in force, except for the Zoning Bylaws.
These bylaws shall have no retroactive effect.
The repeal of a bylaw shall not thereby have the effect of reviving any bylaw theretofore repealed.
Unless otherwise provided in these bylaws, governing instrument or the General Laws, any board, commission or committee of the Town may act by a majority.
Any or all of these bylaws may be repealed or amended, and other bylaws may be adopted at any Town Meeting, and article or articles for that purpose having been inserted in the warrant for such meeting.
Any use in these bylaws of the phrase "by law" shall mean the General Laws and statutes of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, as from time to time amended.
[Amended 5-6-2019 ATM, Art. 28]
Whenever reference is made to committees in these bylaws, for the purposes of these bylaws only, the term "committees" shall include boards, commissions, officers and departments.
[Added 5-6-2019 ATM, Art. 28]
Titles, headings and captions are for reference only and are not substantive provisions of the bylaws. They are not legally adopted parts of the bylaws as voted by Town Meeting.
[Amended 5-6-2019 ATM, Art. 28]
The invalidity of any article or section of these bylaws shall not affect the validity of any article, section or bylaw otherwise valid, and these bylaws shall remain in effect as amended from time to time, except for those articles, sections or parts thereof which are determined to be invalid.
[Amended 5-5-1994 ATM; 5-6-2019 ATM, Art. 28]
Every violation of the Norwell bylaws, not otherwise provided for herein or by the General Laws or Special Laws of the Commonwealth, shall be punished by a fine of not more than $300, and all penalties recovered from such violations shall be paid into the Town treasury to accrue for such use as the Town shall from time to time direct.