Town of Agawam, MA
Hampden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Planning Board of the Town of Agawam; amended through 8-17-1989. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.
Building construction — See Ch. 82.
Fees — See Ch. 103.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 155.
Water and sewers — See Ch. 175.
Zoning — See Ch. 180.
Editor's Note: These rules and regulations governing the subdivision of land in the Town of Agawam are adopted under the Subdivision Control Law, MGL c. 41, § 81-K to 81-GG, inclusive. Purpose (MGL c. 41, § 81-M) reads as follows: "The subdivision control law has been enacted for the purpose of protecting the safety, convenience and welfare of the inhabitants of the cities and towns in which it is, or may hereafter be, put in effect by regulating the laying out and construction of ways in subdivisions providing access to the several lots therein, but which have not become public ways, and ensuring sanitary conditions in subdivisions and in proper cases parks and open areas. The powers of a planning board and of a board of appeals under the subdivision control law shall be exercised with due regard for the provision of adequate access to all of the lots in a subdivision by ways that will be safe and convenient for travel; for lessening congestion in such ways and in the adjacent public ways; for reducing danger to life and limb in the operation of motor vehicles; for securing safety in the case of fire, flood, panic, and other emergencies; for ensuring compliance with the applicable zoning ordinances or bylaws; for securing adequate provision for water, sewerage, drainage, underground utility services, fire, police, and other similar municipal equipment, and street lighting and other requirements where necessary in a subdivision, and for coordinating the ways in a subdivision with each other and with the public ways in the city and town in which it is located and with the ways in neighboring subdivisions."