Town of Groton, MA
Middlesex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Annual Town Meeting of the Town of Groton 4-23-1974 by Art. 30. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Planning Board — See Ch. 52.
Roads and ways — See Ch. 180.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 270.
Scenic road regulations — See Ch. 381, Part 6.
In order to preserve the qualities and character of the Town ways, roads in the Town other than Route 119, Route 225, Route 40 and Route 111 are designated as scenic roads under the provisions of MGL C. 40, § 15C.
Any repair, maintenance or reconstruction of a scenic road or paving work done with respect thereto shall not involve or include the cutting or removal of trees or the tearing down or destruction of stone walls or portions thereof, except with the prior written consent of the Planning Board after a public hearing duly advertised. In granting or refusing such consent, the Planning Board shall consider, among other things, public safety, scenic views, preservation of historic and regional characteristics and preservation and enhancement of natural and aesthetic qualities of the environment.
The Planning Board may adopt reasonable further standards relative to scenic roads not inconsistent with this chapter and the General Laws.[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 381, Part 6, Scenic Road Regulations.