Town of Chelmsford, MA
Middlesex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Annual Town Meeting of the Town of Chelmsford 5-1-1997 by Art. 29. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
A vending machine used for the sale and/or distribution of newspapers or similar printed material.
It is not the intent of this chapter to prohibit or interfere with the dissemination of information protected under the United States or state constitutions, but simply to ensure that the location of newsracks protects the public safety of the Town of Chelmsford.
The location of newsracks within a public way shall conform to the following regulations. No newsrack shall be be located:
Within 100 feet of any school bus stop.
Within 10 feet of any fire hydrant, fire or police alarm box or other emergency facility.
In such a manner as to obstruct the clear movement of pedestrians on a sidewalk.
On a public way on which parking is prohibited.
Failure to comply within 30 days of notification shall be subject to a fine of $50 for each offense. Each day that such offense persists shall constitute a separate offense.
This chapter may be enforced by any police officer through the noncriminal disposition procedures of Chapter 1, General Provisions, § 1-2 of this Code.