Town of Belchertown, MA
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  1. § 145-41 Commercial development and architectural design.
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    ... by Art. 20] Architectural design shall be compatible with the ... between buildings. Commercial development must also adhere to Commercial Development and Architectural Design Guidelines.
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  2. § 145-76 Development design.
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    ... and standards. Buildings designed for business use, for ... article. Overall district design requirements. Pedestrian ... specimen trees. Building design requirements. Building design must be consistent with the Planning Board's Commercial Development Design ...
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  3. § 145-28 Commercial solar photovoltaic installations.
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    ... quality. This promotion of commercial solar photovoltaic ... herein for the placement, design, construction, operation, ... section shall apply to a commercial solar photovoltaic ... 5-8-2017 ATM by Art. 26] A commercial solar photovoltaic ... the following conditions, a commercial solar photovoltaic ...
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  4. § 104-1 South Belchertown sewerage system.
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    No industry or commercial wastewater generators serviced by the so-called "South Belchertown sewerage system," which system discharges to the ...
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  5. Town of Belchertown, MA
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    Part I, Bylaws Part II, Regulations Appendix Disposition List
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  6. § 97-7 Driveway design standards.
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    ... shall be consistent with the regulations for curb cuts contained in the Belchertown Bylaw Chapter 114 , Streets and Sidewalks. Only one driveway cut per lot ...
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  7. § 97-5 Procedure for designating scenic roads.
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    ... may propose "scenic road" designation for any Belchertown road or specific portion of a ... Meeting on the merits of designation of the proposed road as a ... Town Meeting is required for designation. Such designation shall be effective as of the ... Meeting action. Following designation by Town Meeting, the Planning ...
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  8. § 145-35 Commercial developments.
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    Commercial developments shall be permitted in accord with §  145-11 , Schedule of Use Regulations, Article VI , General Regulations, §  145-27 , Site Plan Approval, and with the additional requirements specified herein.
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  9. § 114-4 Criteria for review of business, commercial and industrial applications.
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    ... efforts to maintain existing levels of service; Design and construction of necessary highway ... or its designee may vary application of the design standards set forth below on a case-by-case basis ...
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  10. § 129-6 Design standards.
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    Parking spaces for the physically handicapped shall be designed in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of the Architectural Access Board of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Safety (521 CMR), as such standards may be amended.
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  11. § 114-5 Design standards.
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    Design standards. General. The entire area of the driveway approach within the Town way is subject to the ...
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  12. Ch 51 Attachment 1 - Belchertown Center Historic District Map
    HISTORIC DISTRICT 51 Attachment 1 Belchertown Center Historic District Map 51 Attachment 1:1 01 - 01 - 2017
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  13. § 97-4 Criteria for designation as scenic road.
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    ... roads or portions of roads should be recommended to Town Meeting for designation as scenic roads, the following criteria shall be considered: Overall ...
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  14. § 145-60 Definitions; intent.
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    ... the special permit process for wireless communications facilities. These guidelines are intended to provide maximum wireless communication coverage, as ... protecting the general welfare and aesthetic integrity of the Town of Belchertown.
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  15. § 145-27 Site plan approval.
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    ... is to ensure that the design and layout of new ... Town Consulting Engineer, Belchertown Water District (if ... or exterior additions to a commercial structure; New construction ... a municipal, institutional, commercial, business, industrial or ... consistent with § 145-41 (Commercial development and architectural ...
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  16. 145-2{18} BUSINESS LOCATION
    A tract of land designated for commercial activity on which one or more private businesses are sited on the same undivided lot as shown on the Town of Belchertown's Assessor's Map, the lot being in one ownership.
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  17. § 111-7 Prohibited activities.
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    ... hazardous materials disposal guidelines to prevent contamination of ... of Public Works or designated representative. No person ... degreasers, drain cleaners, commercial or household cleaners, soap, ... of Public Works or designated representative prior to the ... of Public Works or designated representative if necessary ...
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  18. Ch 270 270b Appendix B
    ... of typical intersection design and chart. Typical Street ... sections Typical Turnaround Designs Typical Intersection Design 279 Attachment 2:1 05 - 20 - ... SUBDIVISION OF LAND Town of Belchertown 279 Attachment 2:3 05 - 20 - ... SUBDIVISION OF LAND Town of Belchertown 279 Attachment 2:5 05 - 20 - ...
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  19. 145-22C{16} PENNANT/FLAG
    ... hung on a pole or on the face of a building, decorated with graphics, designs, artwork, symbols and/ or lettering. Pennants that contain no commercial advertising messages, logos or symbols are not considered signs under this ...
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  20. § 145-54 OSCD development.
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    ... These units shall be designated on the plan and in ... V, 310 CMR 15.211) and Belchertown Board of Health requirements. ... CMR 15.000, as well as the Belchertown Board of Health regulations. ... shall submit a conceptual design showing suitable area per lot for a septic system design prepared by a certified ...
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  21. § 290-7 Filing procedures.
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    ... to all filings under the Belchertown Wetlands Bylaw (unless ... mail or hand delivery to: Belchertown Conservation Commission ... Town Hall 2 Jabish Street Belchertown, MA 01007 Mail a copy to the ... shall be provided in the Belchertown Sentinel or other local paper ...
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  22. § 270-48 Bridges.
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    Bridges shall be designed in accordance with the standards of the Massachusetts Highway Department by a professional engineer registered in Massachusetts, and subject to any order of conditions issued by the Belchertown Conservation Commission.
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  23. § 145-14 Aquifer Protection District.
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    ... the groundwater resources of Belchertown from any use of land or ... lands within the Town of Belchertown. The intent of the Aquifer ... District," Town of Belchertown, on file with the Town Clerk, ... Aquifer Protection District: Commercial uses which manufacture, ...
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  24. 145-2{20} COMMERCIAL TRANSPORTATION
    Vehicles for hire or for transport of commercial products, such as buses, rental automobiles, transport vans, limousines and tractor-trailers.
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  25. § 278-4 Methodology.
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    ... rates. This system has been designed to acknowledge that the ... per 310 CMR 15.203 (Title V design criteria) or based on ... EDU per living unit. Where a commercial or industrial user discharges ... Chapter 256 of the Code of Belchertown. Modifications to existing ...
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  26. 83-2{7} PREMISES
    Any residence or other private property, place, or location, including any commercial or business property.
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  27. 5-14-2018 ATM, Art. 23
    ... to locate in the Town of Belchertown in accordance with applicable ... marijuana in the Town of Belchertown. c. Impose reasonable ... Provisional License, to the Belchertown Police Department for its ... standard traffic engineering guidelines developed by the ... of §145-22 of the Belchertown Zoning Bylaw. g. No marijuana ...
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  28. § 111-10 Notification of spills.
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    ... the Department of Public Works or designated representative, and the ... the Department of Public Works or designated representative no later than the ... the Department of Public Works or designated representative within three business ... of prohibited materials is from a commercial or industrial facility, the facility ...
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  29. 145-2{73} WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS FACILITIES
    The structures and devices designed to facilitate cellular telephone services, personal communications ... residential television and radio reception; antennas and dishes used for commercial or public purposes which are not visible from any neighboring property or ...
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  30. Ch 270 Art V Design Standards
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    Design Standards
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  31. § 145-15 Historic Village Protection District.
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    ... historic character of the Belchertown Town Common and adjacent areas of the Belchertown Center. District delineation. ... District are as shown on the Belchertown Zoning Map and on a map entitled "Belchertown Center Historic District," ... of the Code of the Town of Belchertown, adopted May 14, 1990. Mixed ...
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  32. § 109-3 Preparation of recyclables.
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    ... be correctly placed in the properly marked container. All users of the Belchertown transfer station/landfill facility, residential and commercial, must separate and prepare their recyclables in the fashion prescribed in ...
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  33. § 51-2 Purpose.
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    ... of buildings and places significant in the history of the Town of Belchertown and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or their architecture and through ... of settings for such buildings and places and the encouragement of design compatible therewith.
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  34. 111-2{10} MUNICIPAL SEPARATE STORM SEWER SYSTEM (MS4) or MUNICIPAL STORM DRAINAGE SYSTEM
    The system of conveyances designed or used for collecting or conveying stormwater, including any road with a ... comprise the storm drainage system owned or operated by the Town of Belchertown.
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  35. 112-3{22} MUNICIPAL SEPARATE STORM SEWER SYSTEM (MS4) OR MUNICIPAL STORM DRAIN SYSTEM
    The system of conveyances designed or used for collecting or conveying stormwater, including any road with a ... comprise the storm drainage system owned or operated by the Town of Belchertown.
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  36. 145-2{56} OPEN SPACE
    ... area of land or combination of land and water within a development tract designed or intended for the common recreational, forestry or agricultural use or ... the general public or an organization controlled thereby, the Town of Belchertown or a nonprofit conservation organization. OPEN SPACE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ...
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  37. § 145-36 Access.
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    ... and shall in no case exceed 24 feet in width. All driveways shall be designed to afford motorists exiting onto highways a safe sight distance. It is ... Pedestrian movement shall be provided for within the site and to adjacent commercial properties to the satisfaction of the Planning Board. Sidewalks must be ...
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  38. § 256-44 Leakage testing.
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    ... on all town sewer extensions and may be performed on industrial or commercial connections, depending on waste composition, at the discretion of the ... for a minimum of four hours under the supervision of the town or its designated agent. The maximum acceptable loss, through either infiltration or ...
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  39. § 265-7 General regulations.
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    ... each household. No refuse generated from outside Belchertown shall be disposed of by residents or haulers at ... contaminated with any other substances. Oil from commercial garages and shops will not be accepted. Town ... trash is to be disposed of in Town of Belchertown trash bags. The bags are available for purchase ...
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  40. § 290-2 Policies.
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    ... policy. It is the policy of the Belchertown Conservation Commission to follow the "no net loss" guidelines set forth by the Massachusetts ... runoff. It is the policy of the Belchertown Conservation Commission to require ... of interests identified in the Belchertown Wetlands Bylaw. The Commission ...
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  41. 145-28C{2} RATED NAMEPLATE CAPACITY
    The maximum rated output of electric power production of the commercial solar photovoltaic installation in direct current (DC).
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  42. 256-1A{12} GARBAGE
    The solid wastes from the domestic and commercial preparation, cooking and dispensing of food and from handling, storage and sale of produce.
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  43. 285-3{9} CERTIFIED LABORATORY
    Any laboratory which has full certification by the Department of Environmental Protection as provided in the most recent edition of Certification Status of Commercial Environmental Laboratories.
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  44. § 145-72 Purpose.
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    ... to the whole community. Its design is to provide aesthetic ... transportation and building design and construction. The ... residential opportunities in Belchertown. Economical and efficient ... maintenance through creative design. Provision of open and civic ... through mixed uses and design. Continuation of ...
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  45. § 145-74 Administration.
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    ... agreements and other restrictions the applicant proposes, in draft guideline form, not in final legal form. Demonstration that the proposed development ... for site plan approval, including but not limited to engineering, design and legal services. The Planning Board may require payment of such costs ...
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  46. § 290-10 Enforcement; violations and penalties.
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    ... hearing. The Commission shall develop guidelines for calculating the appropriate amount of the ... delivery. The fine is payable to the Town of Belchertown within 21 days of the date of issuance of the ... § 139-11D , of the Code of the Town of Belchertown.
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  47. 112-3{18} HOTSPOT
    ... such as auto salvage yards, auto fueling facilities, fleet storage yards, commercial parking lots with high-intensity use, road salt storage areas, commercial nurseries and landscaping, outdoor storage and loading areas of hazardous ...
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  48. § 15-5 Kennel licensing.
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    ... for each qualified dog. COMMERCIAL BOARDING KENNEL — A kennel or ... or a licensed pet shop. COMMERCIAL BREEDER KENNEL — An ... care. Issuance of a commercial boarding kennel, commercial breeder kennel, domestic ... maintaining a personal or commercial kennel after the license has ...
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  49. § 145-51 Development method; where permitted.
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    ... community developments are allowed by right as a type of subdivision in designated zones. To ensure development that is compatible with the purposes and ... conform to Chapter 270 , Subdivision of Land, of the Code of the Town of Belchertown.
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  50. § 256-2 Abbreviations.
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    The following abbreviations shall have the designated meanings: ASTM American Society for Testing and Materials BOD Biochemical ... POTW Publicly owned treatment works (owned and operated by the Town of Belchertown) RCRA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act SIC Standard Industrial ...
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  51. 261-2{23} SEATING CAPACITY
    The capacity designated on the occupancy permit.
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  52. 261-2{3} DESIGNATED SMOKING AREA
    An area designated at a work site by an employer in which smoking is permitted.
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  53. 145-28.1C{4} SMALL WIND ENERGY SYSTEM
    ... excess generation may be supplied to the commercial power grid. The distinction between this small wind energy system and a commercial system is that this is intended to provide an ... to the public utility grid, whereas a commercial system is intended to provide to the public ...
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  54. § 145-34 Purpose.
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    ... of this article is to: Promote and coordinate commercial growth in town. Promote highway traffic safety ... properties and the town. Discourage unlimited commercial strip developments and minimize curb cuts along Belchertown's highways and encourage commercial growth in planned clusters. Provide local ...
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  55. § 270-30 Fire Protection.
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    ... agreement with the Belchertown Fire Department shall be ... are to be constructed, the Belchertown Fire Chief and the ... must approve of the ponds' design. An agreement with the Belchertown Fire Department and the Belchertown Conservation Commission to ...
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  56. § A301-2 Acts and resolves.
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    ... corner of the Town of Belchertown in the south parish. Chapter ... belonging to the Town of Belchertown, in the County of Hampshire, ... granting to the Town of Belchertown $40 (a fine laid upon the ... inhabitants of the Town of Belchertown confirming the transactions ...
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  57. 145-2{59} PRINCIPAL BUILDING OR PRINCIPAL STRUCTURE
    The building or other structure on a lot which is constructed to serve a principal residential, commercial, agricultural or industrial use of the lot.
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  58. 145-28C{1} COMMERCIAL SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC INSTALLATION (CSPI)
    Any solar photovoltaic installation with 250 kW or greater rated nameplate capacity, even if its primary generation is not intended for supplying the grid.
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  59. § 270-40 Stormwater detention basins.
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    ... of conditions issued by the Belchertown Conservation Commission, in ... runoff, the Town of Belchertown shall allow the construction ... basins, provided that: Their design and construction is in ... MGL c. 131, § 40, and the Belchertown Wetlands Bylaw; Their design and construction does not ...
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  60. Ch 145 Attachment 1 - Schedule of Use Regulations
    ... 145 Attachment 1 Town of Belchertown Schedule of Use Regulations ... by Art. 12] Note: For all commercial, industrial and multiple ... 1:1 01 - 01 - 2017 BELCHERTOWN CODE In the Schedule of Use ... SP/Z N N N N See § 145-77 a. Commercial livestock, dairy or poultry ...
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  61. § 252-5 Purpose.
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    ... protection of public health. Correct installation, in addition to siting, design and maintenance, is an important component of ensuring properly ... regulations is to ensure that septic system installers permitted by the Belchertown Board of Health are knowledgeable regarding septic system construction, ...
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  62. 111-2{1} AUTHORIZED ENFORCEMENT AGENCY/APPLICABLE AUTHORITY
    The Director of the Department of Public Works or designated representative, its employees or agents designated to enforce this bylaw.
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  63. § 252-6 References; written exam; disposal works installer's permit.
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    ... permit from the Town of Belchertown shall submit two references ... health officials or system designing professionals (no more than one reference from a designing professional) and contain a ... systems within the Town of Belchertown shall take and pass with a ... and administered by the Belchertown Board of Health or its ...
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  64. § 145-22 Signs.
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    ... the character of the Town of Belchertown; Maintain and enhance the ... which, by their location and design, are harmonious with the ... maintained by the Town of Belchertown, the Belchertown Water District, the City of ... section. No sign shall be designed in shape, color, placement or ...
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  65. § 112-2 Purpose.
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    ... practicable; Coordinate site design plans, which include green ... of the environment, and are designed to protect public safety; ... will continue to function as designed and pose no threat to public ... requirements of the Town of Belchertown Wetlands Protection Bylaw, ...
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  66. 145-28C{3} SITE PLAN APPROVAL AUTHORITY
    The site plan approval authority as designated by the Zoning Bylaw.
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  67. § 112-1 Background.
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    ... space/tree retention, street design, street width, parking design, sidewalks, and stormwater ... of the water resources of Belchertown. Therefore, the Town of Belchertown enacts this Stormwater ... Therefore, the Town of Belchertown has established this chapter ...
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  68. § 145-52 Purpose.
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    ... of housing opportunities for Belchertown residents of all income levels and ... of a diversity of housing stock in Belchertown. Economical and efficient street, ... and maintenance through creative design. Development that will permit the ... increased burden on the citizens of Belchertown. Efficient use of land in harmony ...
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  69. § 111-11 Enforcement; violations and penalties.
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    ... of Public Works or designated representative may issue a ... of Public Works or designated representative determines ... deadline, the Town of Belchertown may, at its option, undertake ... incurred by the Town of Belchertown, including administrative ... of the Board of Selectmen or designated representative affirming or ...
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  70. § 112-6 Applicability.
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    ... such as auto salvage yards, auto fueling facilities, fleet storage yards, commercial parking lots, and other potential water quality concerns shall require a ... permit. Exemptions. No person shall alter land within the Town of Belchertown without having obtained a stormwater management permit for the proposed ...
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  71. § 261-3 Smoking prohibited in public places.
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    ... shall be prohibited in all enclosed public places within the Town of Belchertown, and include certain outdoor locations listed in these regulations, ... residential facilities and other common areas in multiple-unit commercial facilities. Polling places. Town-owned outdoor recreational and gathering ...
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  72. § 145-56 Open space land.
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    ... Be conveyed to the Town of Belchertown and be accepted by it for ... a corporation or trust is designated, as indicated herein, ... enforceable by the Town of Belchertown shall be recorded, providing ... to occur within the designated open space land: Subject to ... space may be set apart and designated as such to allow for the ...
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  73. § 145-28.1 Small wind energy systems.
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    ... Department for review and approval. Design and siting requirements. ... Small wind energy systems shall be designed to prevent unauthorized access. Land ... the nearest occupied residential or commercial structure. Height: The small wind ... to the requirements of the Town of Belchertown sign regulations. No advertising ...
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  74. § 118-1 Purpose.
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    It is the intent of the town to offer tax abatements to encourage the continued environmental cleanup and redevelopment of sites zoned for industrial and commercial use from or at which there has been a release of oil or hazardous material.
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  75. § 118-2 Subject properties.
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    ... material; Be owned by an eligible person, as that term is defined in MGL c.21E, § 2; Be zoned for commercial or industrial use.
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  76. 145-2{39} HOTEL
    A building or part thereof which provides sleeping accommodation and which may also contain commercial uses and such additional facilities or services as a restaurant, a dining room, room service or public convention rooms. [Added 5-8-2000 ATM by Art. 20]
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  77. 145-22C{10} IDENTIFICATION SIGN
    ... symbol of the building or development, but it does not list or advertise individual businesses or commercial enterprises within the development.
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  78. § 145-57 Administration.
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    ... include alternative OSCD designs; a yield plan must be ... of the Code of the Town of Belchertown. Each OSCD application and ... to municipal sewage from the Belchertown Department of Public Works. ... of why the septic system design and location is the most ... Environmental Code. The Belchertown Board of Health has final ...
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  79. § 290-5 General provisions.
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    ... supplement them with the Belchertown Wetlands Regulations. Title ... administered locally by the Belchertown Board of Health, is a minimal ... contaminants, the Belchertown Wetlands Regulations ... area as defined in the Belchertown Wetland Bylaw [§ 290-4A(1) ... than 50 feet and receives Belchertown Board of Health approval, the ...
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  80. 270-9{4} BOARD
    The Planning Board of the Town of Belchertown.
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  81. 270-9{42} TOWN
    The Town of Belchertown, Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
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  82. 112-3{36} SITE
    The parcel of land being developed, or a designated planning area in which the land development project is located.
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  83. § 133-3 Vehicles used for farming.
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    This chapter shall not apply to motor vehicles which are designed and used for farming.
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  84. 112-3{4} BETTER SITE DESIGN
    Site design approaches and techniques that can reduce a ... stormwater management practices. Better site design includes conserving and protecting natural areas ...
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  85. § 145-47 Acceptance as a public way.
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    A common drive designed and constructed in accordance with these requirements is not a street ... to Chapter 270 , Subdivision of Land, of the Code of the Town of Belchertown, for the construction and laying of ways, including requirements ...
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  86. § 145-79 Open space land.
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    ... Department. The Planning Board may permit the following within the designated open space land: Drainage may be allowed in the open space only if ... under MGL c. 131, § 40, the Wetlands Protection Act, as amended. The Belchertown Conservation Commission shall determine where the wetlands, if any, are ...
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  87. § 256-39 Classes of permits; applications; inspection fee.
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    ... shall be three classes of building sewer permits: Residential or mixed. Commercial service. For service to establishments producing industrial wastes. In any ... fee, in the amount determined by the Board of Selectmen, for residential, commercial or industrial building sewer, as well as the applicable sewer entrance fee ...
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  88. § 265-10 Hazardous materials.
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    ... sponsored by the Town or by other lawful means. Commercial quantities are regulated by state law. For purposes of this bylaw, the phrase "commercial and hazardous wastes" is defined to include, but ...
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  89. § 270-41 Site and earthwork.
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    ... ] Development shall be designed and constructed for as little ... appropriate terrain-adaptive design and construction techniques. ... be avoided. An inability to design a particular development ... development. Alternate site design and construction measures are ...
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  90. § 270-36 Streets and ways.
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    ... to the attractiveness and design of the street layout. Except ... provided for the applicable design speed of the road in ... with A Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets by ... latest edition. The minimum design speed for any road shall be ... and to achieve neighborhood designs that are sensitive to the ...
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  91. § 252-2 Regulations.
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    ... by a complete set of plans designed in accordance with Title V and the Belchertown Board of Health regulations. ... $25 payable to the Town of Belchertown and contain a copy of the ... will be forwarded to the Belchertown Conservation Commission for ... entirety, and the attached Belchertown Board of Health regulations ...
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  92. 112-3{38} STORMWATER MANAGEMENT
    The use of structural or nonstructural practices that are designed to reduce stormwater runoff pollutant loads, discharge volumes, and/or peak flow discharge rates.
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  93. § 121-4 Permit applications.
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    ... 219 , Hawkers, Peddlers and Transient Vendors, of the Code of the Town of Belchertown. Application. Each applicant group shall fill out the form available at ... shall be part of the application. The applying organization shall designate a person or persons responsible for the event who shall be present on the ...
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  94. § 145-69 Special permits.
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    ... whichever this chapter designates as the special permit ... thereof. If there is no designation as to the SPGA, then the ... shall be addressed to the designated authorizing board and shall ... applications. Where the Belchertown Planning Board has been designated as the special permit ...
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  95. § A302-1 List of votes.
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    ... of Town Common to the Belchertown Park Association, in ... to pass over an article designed to provide a single, elected ... to grant a franchise to the Belchertown Water Company. 1896 VOTED ... successors in office, be designated as ex officio members of the ... team for persons dying in Belchertown, even though they are buried ...
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  96. § 129-9 Unauthorized vehicles; obstruction of curb ramp.
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    ... to leave unauthorized vehicles within parking spaces reserved and designated for use by disabled or handicapped persons under the provisions of this article or in such a manner as to obstruct a curb ramp designed for use by handicapped persons as a means of egress to a street or public ...
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  97. 145-2{52} MEMORY CARE UNIT
    A care unit in a designated, separate area for individuals with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia that is locked, segregated, or secured to prevent or limit access by a resident outside the designated or separated area. [Added 12-1-2014 STM by Art. 5]
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  98. § 270-57 Retaining walls.
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    Retaining walls shall be designed to resist the pressure of retained materials, including both dead and live ... engineer registered in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts shall design retaining walls.
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  99. 15-2{9} SHELTER
    The public Animal Control facility for the Town of Belchertown.
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  100. 285-3{6} BOARD
    The Board of Health of Belchertown, Massachusetts, or its authorized agent.
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  101. 111-2{14} POLLUTANT
    Any element or property of sewage, agricultural, industrial or commercial waste, runoff, leachate, heated effluent, or other matter, whether originating at a point or ...
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  102. § 294-5 Regulations.
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    ... use an OWB/F in the Town of Belchertown. Any person desiring to ... of such OWB/F in the Town of Belchertown. The Board of Health permit ... lines, acreage and zone designation of the parcel to be served by ... inoperable) in the Town of Belchertown, nor shall permits be sought ...
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  103. § 270-22 Contents.
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    ... in the Code of the Town of Belchertown, Chapter 290 , § 290-2C . ... Flood Insurance Rate Maps, designated as Zones A and A1-A30, for the Town of Belchertown. Locations of groundwater ... resource areas, areas designated by the Natural Heritage ... and acres, with all lots designated alphabetically. Sufficient ...
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  104. 78-2A{1} MOBILE HOME
    A dwelling unit built on a chassis and containing complete electrical, plumbing and sanitary facilities and designed to be installed on a temporary or permanent foundation for permanent living quarters.
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  105. 112-3{6} CONVEYANCE
    Any structure or device, including pipes, drains, culverts, curb breaks, paved swales or man-made swales of all types designed or utilized to move or direct stormwater runoff or existing water flow.
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  106. 112-3{25} OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE PLAN
    A plan that defines the functional, financial and organizational mechanisms for the ongoing operation and maintenance of a LID management system to insure that it continues to function as designed.
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  107. § 129-1 Coasting.
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    No person shall coast on or across any public sidewalk or street of the town except at such times and in such places as may from time to time be designated by the Board of Selectmen.
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  108. 145-22C{6} DISPLAY AREA
    The total surface area of a sign, including all lettering, wording, designs, symbols, background and frame, but not including any support structure or bracing incidental to the sign.
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  109. 235-2{6} MOBILE HOME
    A dwelling unit built on a chassis and containing complete electrical, plumbing and sanitary facilities and designed to be installed on a temporary or permanent foundation for permanent or temporary living quarters.
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  110. 256-1A{11} ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY or EPA
    The United States Environmental Protection Agency, or, where appropriate, the term also may be used as a designation for the Administrator or other duly authorized official of said agency.
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  111. 261-2{17} NONSMOKING AREA
    An area that is designated and posted by the proprietor, owner or person in charge as a place where smoking by patrons, employees or others is prohibited.
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  112. 270-9{31} ROADWAY
    That portion of a way which is designed and constructed or intended to be constructed for vehicular travel, also known as the traveled portion of the way. See also STREET.
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  113. 285-3{2} AGENT
    Any person designated and authorized by the Board to execute these regulations. The agent shall have all the authority of the appointing Board and shall be directly responsible to the Board and under its direction and control.
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  114. § 145-45 Administration.
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    ... Agency. Drainage shall be designed and constructed to contain ... conform to the following design standards: Width. [Amended ... Development shall be designed and constructed for as little ... appropriate terrain-adaptive design and construction techniques. ... be avoided. Alternate site design and construction measures are ...
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  115. § 261-10 Violations and penalties; enforcement.
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    ... than five days from the date of revocation. The Belchertown Board of Health shall provide notice to the ... than 90 days from the date of revocation. The Belchertown Board of Health shall provide notice to the ... MGL c. 40, § 21D (noncriminal disposition). The designated enforcement officer of this regulation shall be ...
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  116. § 270-74 Repealer.
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    Any previous rules and regulations governing the subdivision of land in the Town of Belchertown, as adopted by the Belchertown Planning Board, including all amendments thereto, are repealed in whole.
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  117. Ch 114 Attachment 1 - Typical Driveway Construction Details
    STREETS AND SIDEWALKS 114 Attachment 1 Town of Belchertown Typical Driveway Construction Details 114 Attachment 1:1 10 - 15 - 2007
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  118. § 51-3 Establishment; boundaries.
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    ... c. 40C an historic district to be known as the "Belchertown Center Historic District," which district shall be bounded as shown on the map entitled "Belchertown Center Historic District, 1989" attached and made ... are the same as those established by the Belchertown National Register Historic District in 1982.
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  119. § 145-23 Parking and loading areas.
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    ... of the Code of the Town of Belchertown. Schedule of Off-Street ... expansion of existing uses. Design standards. Size. Off-street ... The screening shall be designed so that vehicle sight ... each parking area shall be designed and constructed to contain ... areas shall be located and designed such that the vehicles ...
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  120. § 82-2 Applicability.
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    ... may be operated in a manner so as to suppress sound; suppressible and preventable industrial and commercial sources of sound and other man-made sounds that cause noise. Said section shall not apply to sounds ...
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  121. § 1-2 Noncriminal disposition.
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    ... 19] Any bylaw of the Town of Belchertown, or rule or regulation of its ... officer of the Town of Belchertown with respect to any offense ... may from time to time designate, each with respect to ... and enforcement agents designated by the Board of Health) Fine ... and enforcement agents designated by the Board of Health) Fine ...
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  122. § 97-9 Considerations in making decision.
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    ... posted speed limits. Relationship of the road design to the standards in the Subdivision Regulations, ... standards should be allowed when a road has been designated "scenic" by the Townspeople. Proposed ... of trees or walls. Financial hardship related to design revision to avoid or reduce damage to trees or ...
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  123. § 261-1 Findings; purpose; authority.
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    The Belchertown Board of Health does hereby find that: The Environmental Protection Agency ... Effects of Passive Smoking: Lung Cancer and Other Disorders, 1993) has designated environmental tobacco smoke as a Class A carcinogen, for which there are ...
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  124. § 270-17 Contents.
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    ... This may refer to a determination or order of conditions from the Belchertown Conservation Commission. Boundary lines of all proposed lots, with the ... parcel to be subdivided and conveyed out of the parcel, with all lots designated alphabetically in sequence. The existing and proposed topography at ...
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  125. § 111-8 Emergency suspension of storm drainage system access.
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    The Director of the Department of Public Works or designated representative may suspend municipal storm drainage system (MS4) access to ... suspension order, the Director of the Department of Public Works or designated representative may take all reasonable steps to prevent or minimize harm ...
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  126. 294-4{2} OUTDOOR WOOD-FIRED FURNACE
    An accessory structure or appliance designed to be located outside space ordinarily used for residential, business or industrial purposes which is designed to provide heat, via liquid or other means, through the burning of wood, ...
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  127. § 51-1 Title; authority.
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    This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "Belchertown Historic District Bylaw" and adopted pursuant to MGL c. 40C, as amended.
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  128. § 51-8 Applicability to town.
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    The Town of Belchertown shall be subject to the provisions of this chapter, notwithstanding any town bylaw to the contrary.
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  129. § 109-4 Ownership of recyclables.
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    Once deposited in the correct container at the Town of Belchertown's transfer station, all recyclable material becomes the property of the Town of Belchertown.
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  130. § 111-3 Applicability.
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    This bylaw shall apply to all flows entering the storm drainage system owned and/or operated by the Town of Belchertown.
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  131. 256-1A{3} BOARD OF SELECTMEN
    The duly elected Board of Selectmen of the Town of Belchertown or its authorized deputy, agent or representative.
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  132. § 265-8 Recycling.
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    A Special Town Meeting vote on May 14, 1990, made recycling mandatory in Belchertown. See Chapter 109 , Article I , Recycling.
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  133. § 270-53 Water mains and appurtenances.
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    Water mains and appurtenances, including service connections, shall be installed in accordance with the specifications of the Belchertown Water District.
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  134. § 270-54 Sewer mains and appurtenances.
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    Installation of sewer mains and appurtenances, including connections, shall conform with the specifications of the Belchertown Department of Public Works.
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  135. 112-3{39} STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PERMIT
    A permit issued by the Stormwater Authority, after review of an application, plans, calculations, and other supporting documents, which is designed to protect the environment of the Town from the adverse affects of uncontrolled and untreated stormwater runoff.
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  136. 145-2{54} MOBILE HOME
    ... dimensional requirements of 760 CMR (Building Code) and which is built on a permanent chassis and designed to be used as a dwelling unit with or without permanent foundation when connected to the required ...
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  137. § 145-58 Amendments; recording of plan; covenant.
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    Prior to the development or sale of any lot within an OSCD, a covenant or other instrument satisfactory to the Planning Board shall have been executed assuring the open space land or the recreational use of lands so designated in the application.
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  138. 261-2{24} SELF-SERVICE
    A self-service display of tobacco products from which individual packages or cartons may be selected by the customer. It must be within 10 feet and in full view of any employee standing in the regular location of the person designated to supervise purchase of tobacco products from the display.
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  139. § 261-4 Workplace.
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    ... employees, except in those places designated as smoking areas per Subsection C . ... Each employer may specifically designate enclosed areas in which employees ... all the above facilities may not be designated as smoking areas. Designated smoking areas must be separately ...
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  140. § 270-29 Stormwater runoff control.
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    All subdivision designs must meet the following nine ... management systems must be designed so that post-development peak ... management systems must be designed to remove 80% of the average ... BMPs are maintained as designed. "To the extent practicable" ... of alternative BMP designs and their locations. ...
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  141. § 51-11 When effective.
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    ... Filing of a map of the boundaries of the Historic District with the Belchertown Town Clerk, the Belchertown Building Inspector and the Registry of Deeds for Hampshire County.
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  142. § 270-68 Board of Appeals.
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    The Board of Appeals for these rules and regulations, as provided for by MGL c. 41, § 81Z, of the Subdivision Control Law, shall be the same Board of Appeals provided for the Town of Belchertown for administering Chapter 145 , Zoning, of the Code of the Town of Belchertown.
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  143. § 145-31 Prohibited uses.
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    ... of paris manufacture. Incineration or reduction or dumping of offal, garbage or refuse on a commercial basis (except where controlled by the town). Junkyard, junk storage, scrapping of autos and parts ...
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  144. § 145-37 Landscaping and screening.
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    ... caliper at chest height) per 35 spaces shall be provided. [Amended 5-10-1999 ATM by Art. 17] Any commercial use shall be screened from view from any neighboring residence in a residential district by dense, ...
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  145. § 145-77 Use standards.
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    ... Scientific research, development and manufacturing. Light manufacturing, fabrication and assembly. Commercial food processing. Wholesale business - roofed.
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  146. § A300-1 List of acceptances.
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    ... act to authorize the Town of Belchertown to supply itself and its ... of a Fire Department in Belchertown. 1950 VOTED to elect Sewer ... authorize the Selectmen to designate which elected officers of the ... consisting of the Towns of Belchertown, Hardwick, Monson, New ...
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  147. § 256-41 Inspections.
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    ... must be inspected and approved by the Board of Selectmen or its designated agent before the trench is backfilled. Inspections will be made only during the normal working hours of the Board of Selectmen or its designated agent. A charge in the amount of the actual cost to the town will be made ...
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  148. 38-2{1} FARM
    The word shall include any parcel or contiguous parcels of land, or water bodies used for the primary purpose of "agriculture" and "agritourism," as defined in the Belchertown Code, § 145-2 , Definitions.
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  149. § 109-1 Program established.
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    There is hereby established a program for the mandatory separation of certain recyclable material from garbage or rubbish by all those who are permitted to use the Town of Belchertown transfer station/landfill facility.
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  150. 112-3{33} RESOURCE AREA
    Any area protected under, including without limitation, the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, Massachusetts Rivers Act, or Town of Belchertown Wetlands Protection Bylaw. Editor's Note: See Ch. 139 , Wetlands Protection.
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  151. § 129-11 Enforcement.
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    In addition to other methods of enforcement available, this article may be enforced by noncriminal complaint pursuant to the provisions of MGL c. 40, § 21D by officers of the Belchertown Police Department.
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  152. § 208-2 Applicability of regulations.
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    These regulations, upon adoption by Town Meeting, supersede any preexisting regulations in effect, and are intended to provide guidance for the use, operation, and maintenance of all the cemeteries under the jurisdiction of the Town of Belchertown.
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  153. § 256-56 Adoption.
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    These rules and regulations were adopted by the Board of Selectmen on September 8, 1997. Adoption of these rules hereby replaces and repeals all previous sewer use regulations of the Town of Belchertown.
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  154. 261-2{7} EMPLOYER
    An individual, partnership, association, corporation, trust or other organized group of individuals, including the Town of Belchertown or any agency thereof, which regularly uses the services of one or more employees.
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  155. § 285-17 Emergencies.
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    No provision of these regulations shall be construed as a limitation on the emergency powers of the Belchertown Board of Health or its officers as provided for by law.
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  156. § 290-6 Definitions.
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    The definitions applicable to the Belchertown Wetlands Bylaw shall be the same as set forth in 310 CMR 10.00 et seq., except for the following modifications to those definitions and additional definitions:
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  157. § 294-2 Authority.
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    By the authority granted to the Board of Health, pursuant to and in accordance with, MGL c. 111, §§ 31, 31C and 122, the Belchertown Board of Health hereby enacts the following regulations.
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  158. § 36-3 Permit required.
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    ... CMR 14.00 et seq. Applications for trench permits shall be made to the Building Inspector, who is designated as the Town Permitting Authority, as provided in 520 CMR 14.03(2)(b).
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  159. § 111-5 Responsibility for administration.
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    The Director of the Department of Public Works and/or its designated representative shall administer, implement and enforce this bylaw. Any powers granted to or duties ...
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  160. 145-22C{13} MOVABLE SIGN
    A sign not permanently attached to the ground or other permanent structure, or a sign designed to be transported, including but not limited to: portable signs mounted on a chassis and wheels; ...
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  161. § 145-38 Parking and loading areas; pedestrian walkways.
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    To the extent feasible, parking layout and design shall be coordinated with adjacent businesses. Parking shall adhere to the requirements of § ...
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  162. § 256-43 Sewer system extensions.
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    ... for sewer system extensions, shall be subject to approval by the Board of Selectmen or its designated agent. Detailed plans and specifications shall be submitted for the town's approval prior to ...
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  163. § 270-33 Release of performance guarantee.
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    ... Obtain, in writing, from those town officials designated by the Planning Board, a statement that all work ... Obtain, in writing, a certificate from the Belchertown Water District certifying that the water supply ... Planning Board for the benefit of the Town of Belchertown as provided in MGL c. 41, § 81Y, upon failure of ...
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  164. § 121-8 Assistance from town departments.
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    If, in the judgment of said Board of Selectmen, the presence of Belchertown police officers is necessary during the event, the applicant shall pay the costs of police protection to the Town of Belchertown. If electrical power is necessary for the operation of the display or ...
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  165. 145-2{32} FLOODWAY
    That area shown within the floodplain boundaries on the Town of Belchertown Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) dated September 2, 1981, as Zones A and A1-A30, as amended, and on the Town of Belchertown Floodway Boundary Map (FWBM), dated September 2, 1981, as amended, and ...
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  166. § 97-1 Authority.
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    ... of any city or town, such city or town may designate any road in said city or town other than a ... as a scenic road. After a road has been designated as a scenic road, any repair, maintenance, ... provided in said section three of Chapter 87. Designation of a road as scenic road shall not affect the ...
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  167. § 27-2 Community Preservation Committee established.
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    ... Conservation Commission as designated by the Commission for a term ... the Historical Commission as designated by the Commission for a term ... of the Planning Board as designated by the Board for an initial ... the Recreation Commission as designated by the Commission for an ...
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  168. § 290-12 Ephemeral pools.
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    ... Identification must be made prior to the close of a public hearing and shall follow the guidelines for vernal pool certification criteria established by the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and ...
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  169. § 145-8 Intent of districts.
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    ... developments will be restricted. General Business (B-2). These are areas suitable for concentrated commercial use and serve areas larger than the immediate neighborhood. Industrial. Light Industrial (LI). ...
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  170. § 145-21 Fences; swimming pools.
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    ... fence, the side without horizontal members) facing the street and neighboring properties. All commercial chain link fences, including posts and rails, must be black or green so to blend into the ...
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  171. § A301-1 Province laws.
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    ... (In this act the Town of Belchertown is referred to as ... also to assess the Town of Belchertown the sum of six pounds two ... should have been laid upon Belchertown. Chapter 32, 1764-65 RESOLVE ... with their estates from Belchertown to Greenwich. Chapter 1 , ... lands lying in the Town of Belchertown in the County of Hampshire, ...
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  172. § 38-4 Awareness and notification.
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    ... new neighbors, the Town of Belchertown requests selling landowners ... is the desire of the Town of Belchertown to conserve, protect and ... and occupying land within Belchertown means that one should expect ... aspect of living in Belchertown." The Belchertown Agricultural Commission will ...
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  173. § 112-5 Administration.
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    ... Commission is hereby designated as the Stormwater Authority. ... The Stormwater Authority may designate Town boards, including the ... including the specific design criteria for each. The policy ... treatment practices that are designed, constructed, and maintained ...
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  174. § 290-1 Purpose.
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    ... regulations is to clarify and define the 1989 Belchertown Wetlands Protection Bylaw Editor's Note: See Ch. ... referred to as the "bylaw") administered by the Belchertown Conservation Commission (hereafter "Commission"). ... the special value these resource areas have to Belchertown and to neighboring communities and by the ...
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  175. § 129-4 Parking area on Common and on Park Street.
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    ... a public hearing, and they shall be clearly designated by signs. It shall be unlawful for any person to ... other than the entrance or exit established and designated by order of the Selectmen. The operator of a ... shall park his vehicle in one of several spaces designated on the ground and/or indicated by signs to be ...
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  176. 145-2{37} HAZARDOUS WASTE
    ... or mixture were discharged onto land or into air or waters. Hazardous materials are those designated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the regulations of the Massachusetts ...
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  177. 145-2{48} LOT LINE
    ... line dividing a lot from a street (right-of-way). On a corner lot, one street line shall be designated the front lot line. REAR LOT LINE The lot line opposite the front lot line. SIDE LOT LINE The line ...
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  178. § 256-42 Pipe and fittings; joints.
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    ... shall conform to the manufacturer's specifications and are subject to approval by the town or its designated agent.
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  179. 270-9{35} STREET
    ... qualifying a lot for access and frontage under MGL c. 41, § 81L. STREET, COLLECTOR A street designed to receive and distribute traffic from and to various sub-areas and neighborhoods, and which will ...
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  180. § 270-60 Open space.
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    ... land being subdivided be set aside as open space pursuant to MGL c. 41, § 81U. Open space may be designated as playground, park, recreation area, access corridor, scenic corridor, scenic buffer, or wildlife ...
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  181. § 235-1 Authority; purpose.
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    ... Mobile Home Parks, Article I , Rent Control, of the Code of the Town of Belchertown, adopted by Special Town Meeting held on September 19, 1983, by the Town of Belchertown after hearing in accordance with MGL c. 30A, § 2, the Mobile Home Park ...
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  182. § 270-1 Authority; prior regulations superseded.
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    Under the authority vested in the Planning Board of the Town of Belchertown by MGL c. 41, § 81Q, as amended, and all subsequent amendments thereto, the Belchertown Planning Board hereby adopts these rules and regulations governing the ...
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  183. § 270-7 Effect of prior recording of subdivision plan.
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    The recording of a plan of land within the Town of Belchertown in the Hampshire Registry of Deeds prior to the effective date of the Subdivision Control Law in the Town of Belchertown showing the division thereof into existing or proposed lots, sites or ...
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  184. § 285-18 When effective; copies on file; amendments.
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    These regulations were adopted by vote of the Belchertown, Massachusetts, Board of Health at its regularly scheduled meeting held on ... of a summary in one or more newspapers of general circulation within Belchertown. Copies of these regulations shall be on file in the Board of Health ...
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  185. 145-53{2} OPEN SPACE
    Property within a subdivision designated to be deeded by the developer to the Town or other approved organization ... wildlife or other natural resources. Open space shall not include areas designated for sediment control, erosion control, or stormwater control; such areas ...
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  186. 270-9{22} OPEN SPACE
    Property within a subdivision designated to be deeded by the developer to the town or other approved agency, or to ... lots, streets, or drainage structures. Open space does not include areas designated for sediment control, erosion control, or stormwater control, nor does it ...
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  187. § 278-1 Purpose; authority.
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    This user charge system has been designed to produce revenues required for the operation and maintenance of the Town ... upgrade and sanitary sewer extensions. This user charge system is also designed to generate sufficient revenues to cover, at a minimum, replacement stock ...
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  188. § 6-3 False alarm defined.
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    ... and is found to be for any cause other than a burglary; to be endorsed by a police officer of the Belchertown Police Department.
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  189. § 38-6 Severability.
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    If any part of this article is for any reason held to be unconstitutional or invalid, such decision shall not affect the remainder of this article. The Town of Belchertown hereby declares the provisions of this article to be severable.
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  190. § 83-1 Purpose.
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    In accordance with the Town of Belchertown Home Rule Authority, and to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the inhabitants of the Town, ...
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  191. 111-2{13} PERSON
    ... department or political subdivision of the commonwealth or the federal government, the Town of Belchertown, or any other legal entity to the extent permitted by Town bylaw, including any officer, employee, ...
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  192. 112-3{27} PERSON
    ... subject to Town bylaws, administrative agency, public or quasi-public corporation or body, the Belchertown, and any other legal entity, its legal representatives, agents, or assigns.
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  193. 112-3{37} STORMWATER AUTHORITY
    The Town of Belchertown Conservation Commission. The Stormwater Authority is responsible for coordinating the review, ...
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  194. § 112-4 Statutory.
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    This chapter is adopted under the authority granted by the Home Rule Amendment of the Massachusetts Constitution, and pursuant to the regulations of the federal Clean Water Act, and as authorized by the residents of Belchertown at Town Meeting, dated May 14, 2007.
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  195. § 116-1 Adoption of code provisions.
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    The Town of Belchertown has adopted the provisions of 780 CMR 120.AA (i.e., Appendix 120.AA of the State Building Code or the "Stretch Energy Code"), as may be amended from time to time, in place of the provisions set forth under 780 CMR 13.00, 34.00, 61.00 and 93.00.
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  196. § 121-1 Purpose.
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    The purpose of this chapter is to: Protect the Belchertown Town Common's character as the historic center of town; Protect from abuses the Town Common, town ...
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  197. § 121-2 Boundaries.
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    The general boundaries of the area to be regulated include that area bounded by East Walnut Street on the north side, Park Street on the east side, Jabish Street on the south side and Main Street on the west side and known as the "Belchertown Town Common."
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  198. § 121-9 Waivers.
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    These rules and regulations may be waived, in whole or in part, for good cause shown only by a majority vote of the Belchertown Board of Selectmen upon a finding that such waiver is necessary to avoid an undue burden upon the legal rights of an applicant under the circumstances.
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  199. 145-2{68} STREET
    A public or private way either shown on a plan approved in accordance with Chapter 270 , Subdivision of Land, of the Code of the Town of Belchertown, as amended, or otherwise qualifying a lot for access and frontage under MGL c. 41, § 81L.
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  200. 145-2{76} ZONING PERMIT
    ... use of the structure or lot, as indicated by an application, complies with the requirements of the Belchertown bylaws or meets conditions of a variance or special permit at the time of application for said perm ...
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  201. § 145-3 Establishment.
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    The Town of Belchertown is hereby divided into the following classes of zoning districts: AG-A Primary Agricultural VR ...
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  202. § 219-5 Trash and litter receptacle.
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    ... must be properly disposed of by the vendor; it cannot be transferred to public (Town of Belchertown) trash containers.
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  203. § 252-1 Authority.
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    Pursuant to MGL c. 111, § 31, the Belchertown Board of Health has adopted the following rules and regulations pertaining to the procedure for conducting percolation tests and submitting disposal works construction permits to the Board of Health for approval and permit issuance.
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  204. 261-2{14} MINIMUM LEGAL SALE AGE (MSLA)
    The age an individual must be before that individual can be sold tobacco products or electronic smoking devices and components in the municipality. In the Town of Belchertown, the minimum age shall be 21 years old. [Added 6-6-2016 ]
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  205. § 265-1 Purpose.
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    The purpose of this chapter is to authorize the Board of Selectmen to adopt and amend rules and regulations intended to facilitate the orderly use and management of the Belchertown Solid Waste Transfer Station and Recycling Center. Rules and regulations shall be published separately.
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  206. 270-9{13} DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS
    The Director of Public Works, Town of Belchertown, responsible for maintaining all town roads and public ways and for ensuring that work performed on subdivisions is in accordance with specifications, or that official with the same responsibilities appointed to supersede this position.
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  207. § 270-10 Submission to Planning Board for determination.
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    ... to record in the Registry of Deeds, or to file with the Land Court, a plan of land in the Town of Belchertown, who believes that such plan does not require approval under the Subdivision Control Law, may ...
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  208. § 270-23 Sanitary sewage systems.
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    ... Protection; The Town of Belchertown Board of Health; The Town of Belchertown Conservation Commission; and Any ... Department of Public Health, the Belchertown Board of Health, or the Belchertown Conservation Commission. The ...
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  209. § 270-39 Compliance with zoning.
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    ... the building lots shown on the plan comply with Chapter 145 , Zoning, of the Code of the Town of Belchertown. All subdivisions shall comply with special requirements for overlay zoning districts as required ...
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  210. § 270-51 Fire ponds.
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    Fire ponds may be installed in a subdivision at the discretion of the Fire Chief and subject to any order of conditions issued by the Belchertown Conservation Commission. Specifications and final approval by the Fire Chief must be filed with the Planning Board.
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  211. § 285-2 Authority; effect on prior regulations.
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    These regulations are adopted by the Belchertown Board of Health as authorized by MGL c. 111, §§ 31, 122 and 127A. These regulations supersede all previous regulations adopted by the Board of Health pursuant to the construction of private wells.
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  212. § 290-3 Values protected by the bylaw.
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    The following are the values under the Belchertown Wetlands Bylaw: Protection of public and private water supply. Protection of groundwater and ...
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  213. § 51-5 Powers and duties of Commission.
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    ... of the site, building or structure; the general design, arrangement, texture, material and color of the ... may, after public hearing, set forth the various designs of certain appurtenances, such as lighting ... limit the right of an applicant to present other designs to the Commission for its approval.
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  214. § 145-62 Use restrictions.
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    ... be camouflaged or screened and designed to be harmonious and architecturally ... facilities shall be designed and located so as to appear as an ... on a single tower. Towers shall be designed to structurally accommodate the ... conditions may include structural design, painting, lighting and landscaping ...
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  215. § 145-75 Dimensional standards.
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    ... the requirements of Article V of this chapter. Recommended standards to establish a design basis are the following: Minimum lot size: 20,000 square feet. Minimum frontage: 100 feet. Maximum ...
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  216. § 252-3 Additions to Title V.
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    ... 1 and end on November 30. Two deep holes shall be required on all lots. The system must be designed over deep holes. Leach fields must be 100 feet minimum distance from watercourses and waterways, ...
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  217. 256-1A{2} AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF INDUSTRIAL USER
    ... a partnership or proprietorship, respectively. A duly authorized representative of the individual designated above, if such representative is responsible for the overall operation of the facilities from which ...
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  218. § 256-15 Discharge of stormwater and unpolluted drainage.
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    ... and all other unpolluted drainage shall be discharged to such sewers as are specifically designated as combined sewers or storm sewers or to a natural outlet approved by the Board of Selectmen. ...
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  219. 261-2{29} VENTILATION
    ... areas. Other accepted technology developed in the future would also be considered. Systems must be designed and certified effective, in writing, by a registered engineer with a specialty in heating, ...
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  220. § 261-6 Implementation.
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    ... entrance to the public place indicating that smoking is prohibited therein except in specifically designated smoking areas. In addition, "Smoking" and "No Smoking" signs or the international "No Smoking" ...
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  221. 270-9{27} PRELIMINARY SUBDIVISION PLAN
    ... and title "Preliminary Plan"; The names of the record owner and the applicant and the name of the designer, engineer or surveyor; The names of all abutters, as determined from the most recent local tax ...
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  222. § 270-28 Floodplain District.
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    ... established under Chapter 145 , Zoning, it shall be reviewed to assure that: The proposal is designed to minimize flood damage; All utilities and public facilities, such as sewer, gas, electrical, and ...
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  223. § 270-45 Sidewalks.
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    ... eight-inch gravel base, except at driveways, where it shall be 12 inches, compacted to 90% (ASTM Designation 1557-7 Method D) conforming to M1.03.0 Type C of the Standard Specifications; and Be a minimum of ...
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  224. § 85-11 Eligibility.
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    ... appointed or elected by popular vote in the service of the Town of Belchertown shall be an eligible employee for purposes of receiving group insurance ... require no less than 20 hours, regularly, in the service of the Town of Belchertown during the regular workweek of permanent or temporary employment and the ...
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  225. § 145-1 Authority; purpose.
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    ... safety, convenience and general welfare of the inhabitants of the Town of Belchertown; Promoting sound and orderly growth; Providing a variety of housing types ... and amenities; and Encouraging the most appropriate use of land in Belchertown which is consistent with the intent and purpose of this chapter.
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  226. 5-14-2018 ATM, Art. 13
    ... the Hampshire Council of Governments, that all obligations of the Town of Belchertown to the Hampshire Council of Governments will be met up until said effective date, and that the Town of Belchertown' s allocable share of the fiscal obligations of said Council will remain a ...
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  227. § 6-1 External security vaults required.
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    Any building in the Town of Belchertown over 5,000 square feet that is not occupied in whole or in part on a twenty-four-hour daily basis ...
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  228. § 36-1 Barriers to be erected.
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    Any person excavating land within the Town of Belchertown or any owner of land which has been excavated shall be required to erect barriers or take other ...
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  229. 145-2{72} WETLAND RESOURCE AREA
    ... under Chapter 139 , Wetlands Protection, and Chapter 290 , Wetlands, of the Code of the Town of Belchertown. Lands within the Wetlands Protection District as described in § 145-12 of this chapter.
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  230. § 145-73 Development method.
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    ... civic amenities, may be subject to Chapter 270 , Subdivision of Land, of the Code of the Town of Belchertown and other municipal laws and regulations, to be determined by the respective permitting authorities ...
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  231. § 219-3 Registration required.
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    ... sales tax and meals tax numbers and approximate duration of time he/she intends to vend in Belchertown. Holders of licenses issued under MGL c. 101, § 3 need register only once during the period their ...
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  232. § 235-8 Petitions for review; enforcement.
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    ... of 1983 and Chapter 78 , Mobile Home Parks, Article I , Rent Control, of the Code of the Town of Belchertown and may restrain by injunction violations thereof.
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  233. § 256-40 Permit conditions.
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    Permits to lay sewers and drains will only be issued to licensed drainlayers in the Town of Belchertown as described under Article VI , Drainlayers. Permits are not transferable. Permits shall be ...
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  234. § 261-5 Where smoking is not regulated.
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    ... of the Board of Health of Belchertown or of any governmental agency of authority of the Town of Belchertown to the contrary, any bar located in the Town of Belchertown shall not be subject to any ... who controls any bar in the Town of Belchertown may declare the whole or any part of ...
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  235. § 270-2 Purpose.
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    ... subdivision of land in the Town of Belchertown have been enacted for the purpose of ... and welfare of the inhabitants of Belchertown by regulating the laying out and ... Zoning, of the Code of the Town of Belchertown. Ensuring adequate provisions for ... ways. The implementation of the Belchertown Master Plan to maintain community ...
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  236. § 270-3 Approval of definitive plan required.
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    ... a subdivision within the meaning of the Subdivision Control Law of any land within the Town of Belchertown, or proceed with the improvement or the sale of lots in a subdivision, or the construction of ways, ...
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  237. 270-9{32} SPECIAL FLOOD HAZARD AREA
    ... and contains all land within the Floodplain District on the Official Zoning Map of the Town of Belchertown.
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  238. 270-9{44} WAY
    ... to a lot. A public way is a way which has been accepted by, and the land owned by, the Town of Belchertown, or by other means created as a public street. Any other way (private way) is a way over land which ...
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  239. § 270-37 Easements.
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    ... Board appropriate instruments (deeds) for any necessary easements in the name of the Town of Belchertown for utilities, watercourses or drainage channels, temporary turnarounds, or other purposes, and to ...
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  240. § 270-32 Review of plan; public hearing; action by Planning Board; performance guarantee.
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    ... be given upon condition that the designated lots or land shall not be built upon ... general circulation in the Town of Belchertown once in each of two successive ... the subdivision substantially as designed. Easements and rights-of-way over ... account made out to the Town of Belchertown and controlled by the Town ...
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  241. 5-14-2018 ATM, Art. 25
    ... events, and/or factory tours. The facility may sell beverages produced by other facilities, and commercial goods branded by the brewery, distillery, or winery. The facility may sell permitted beverages to ...
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  242. § 145-24 Breeding, raising or keeping of animals.
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    ... and/or keeping of animals is permitted in Belchertown as a matter of right, subject to the following ... In conformance with all regulations of the Belchertown Board of Health. On a lot whose size is a minimum ... with regulations of the Board of Health, Town of Belchertown, and in no case shall this activity be carried ...
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  243. § 83-5 Mailing of notice of response to property owner.
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    ... other local officials to a gathering shall be mailed to any property owner listed on the Town of Belchertown property tax assessment records and shall advise the property owner that the third such response on ...
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  244. § 139-1 Purpose.
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    ... is to protect the wetlands, related water resources and adjoining land areas in the Town of Belchertown by controlling activities deemed by the Conservation Commission likely to have a significant or ...
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  245. § 212-3 Violations and penalties.
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    ... to dump illegally any rubbish or refuse material on public or private properties in the Town of Belchertown shall be fined, upon conviction, not less than $50 nor more than $1,000 for each offense. The Board ...
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  246. § 256-6 Installation and connection costs; owner to indemnify town.
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    ... unless the person applying for the permit has deposited a certified check, payable to the Town of Belchertown, in the amount determined by the Board of Selectmen.
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  247. § 256-38 Insurance and bond; license renewal.
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    ... of the same with a save harmless clause (also called an "indemnity agreement") to the Town of Belchertown with the Board of Selectmen or its authorized representative. This clause must be written out on ...
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  248. § 51-6 Limits and exemptions.
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    ... any exterior architectural feature within an historic district which does not involve a change in design, material, color or outward appearance, nor to prevent landscaping with plants, trees and shrubs, ...
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  249. § 145-26 Estate lots.
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    ... estate lots shall be located on a public way. The estate lot entrance/driveway shall be clearly designated with a house number sign, not to exceed six square feet. Mailboxes shall not suffice. The sign ...
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  250. 256-1A{37} SIGNIFICANT INDUSTRIAL USER
    ... makes up 5% or more of the average dry weather hydraulic or organic capacity of the POTW; or is designated as such by the POTW on the basis that the industrial user has a reasonable potential to adversely ...
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  251. § 256-17 Action by Board of Selectmen.
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    ... article. If the Board of Selectmen permits the pretreatment or equalization of waste flows, the design and installation of the plants and equipment shall be subject to the review and approval of the ...
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  252. § 270-13 Determination by Planning Board; endorsement; appeals.
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    ... Control Law Not Required." This endorsement is required of at least three members, or the member designated by the Planning Board as the signatory for ANR plans. The Planning Board will also sign the filed ...
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  253. § 270-42 Drainage.
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    ... and artificial wetlands shall be designed to remove pollutants, such as road ... plan shall be disapproved. Design capacity. Runoff calculations for the design of a storm drain system shall be ... of Agriculture. The Engineer shall design the drainage system in accordance ...
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  254. § 285-7 Well construction.
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    ... approval of the Board. General well design and construction. All private water supply wells shall be designed such that: The materials used for ... grade shall have a surface seal designed to eliminate the possibility of ... recorded flood. Well construction design shall ensure that surface water does ...
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  255. § 83-8 Enforcement; violations and penaties.
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    ... the enforcing persons shall be any police officer of the Town of Belchertown. If enforced pursuant to noncriminal disposition, the following fines ... Second offense: $250. Third and subsequent offense: $300. The Town of Belchertown may additionally seek administrative costs and response costs associated ...
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  256. § 91-2 Applicability; collective bargaining; equal opportunity.
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    ... be applicable to all persons in the service or employment of the Town of Belchertown, except officials elected by popular vote, members of collective ... both of the statutes shall prevail. It shall be the policy of the Town of Belchertown to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and to all ...
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  257. § 145-5 Zoning Map.
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    ... are shown on a series of maps entitled "Zoning Map of the Town of Belchertown," revised through June 1992, which accompanies and is hereby declared to ... of the United States Geological Survey Topographic Map from 1:25000 Belchertown, Ludlow, Palmer, Windsor Dam Quadrangle to one inch to 1,000 feet); and ...
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  258. § 145-9 Intent of overlay districts.
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    ... areas as shown on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Town of Belchertown Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), dated September 2, 1981. Aquifer ... Protection Overlay (HVP). This district applies to those areas within the Belchertown Center Historic District in order to limit the type, intensity and ...
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  259. § 145-43 Special permit granting authority; waivers.
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    The Belchertown Planning Board shall be the special permit granting authority for all ... and MGL c. 40A, §§ 9 and 11, as amended. Waiver of compliance. The Belchertown Planning Board, acting as the special permit granting authority under this ...
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  260. § 145-61 Special permit granting authority; waivers.
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    The Belchertown Planning Board shall be the special permit granting authority for all ... and MGL c. 40A, §§ 9 and 11, as amended. Waiver of compliance. The Belchertown Planning Board, acting as the special permit granting authority under this ...
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  261. § 270-24 Wetlands protection.
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    ... Wetlands Protection Act and Regulations 310 CMR et seq., and the Belchertown Wetlands Bylaw. Failure of the Conservation Commission to report to the ... and federal agencies having jurisdiction in wetland issues, such as the Belchertown Wetlands Protection Bylaw; the Massachusetts Department of Environmental ...
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  262. § 145-32 Performance standards.
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    ... buffer zone shall be provided along side and rear lot lines abutting any residential or commercial property. Emissions. Emissions shall be completely and effectively confined within the building or ...
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  263. § 38-3 Right to farm declaration.
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    The right to farm is recognized to exist in the Town of Belchertown. The above-described agricultural activities may occur on holidays, weekdays and weekends by night ...
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  264. § 85-1 Clerk.
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    The Town Clerk of the Town of Belchertown shall be elected for a term of three years and shall have all the powers and duties by law vested ...
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  265. § 97-2 Purpose.
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    In accordance with the Belchertown Community Plan, the purpose of this chapter is to maintain Belchertown's rural New England look and ...
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  266. § 121-6 Insurance.
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    ... actions, judgments and demands of any nature made or obtained by third parties against the Town of Belchertown, its officials, agents, servants and employees relating to such use of the Common. Under such ...
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  267. § 129-10 Violations and penalties.
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    ... agent for purposes of noncriminal disposition shall be any police officer of the Town of Belchertown. Each day on which a violation exists shall be deemed to be a separate offense. For each offense ...
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  268. § 145-19 Temporary structures.
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    Upon application to the Building Inspector, an owner of real estate located within the Town of Belchertown may seek permission to be allowed to reside with his/her family in a temporary structure, which ...
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  269. 145-53{3} YIELD PLAN
    ... of conventional lots shall be determined by Title V regulations, 310 CMR 15.000, as well as the Belchertown Board of Health regulations. For purposes of determining the number of OSCD dwelling units, each ...
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  270. § 265-5 Access.
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    Belchertown residents only and those licensed by the Board of Health under MGL c. 111, § 31A, are allowed ...
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  271. § 145-78 Other conditions.
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    ... may not be restricted to use or establishment. Privately held common parking may be restricted to designated users. On-street parking may be allowed in a Business Neighborhood Center with approval from the ...
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  272. § 270-18 Review of plan; action by Planning Board.
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    ... Commission and other municipal agencies and departments to determine if it complies with the design standards as set forth in these rules and regulations. (See § 270-6 for list of agencies.) Within ...
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  273. § 270-52 Utility installation.
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    ... Backfill shall be placed in twelve-inch loose lifts and compacted to 90% in accordance with ASTM Designation 1557-70 Method D.
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  274. § 112-7 Procedures.
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    ... package shall include: For land altering activity subject to the Town of Belchertown Stormwater Management Bylaw involving construction of a single-family ... Authority. For all other land altering activity subject to the Town of Belchertown Stormwater Management Bylaw, the stormwater management permit application ...
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  275. § 294-1 Findings.
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    Whereas; The Belchertown Board of Heath does hereby find that: Outdoor wood-fired boilers/furnaces ... cyclic compounds such as polyaromatic hydrocarbon. Whereas; The Belchertown Board of Heath does hereby find that: The firing and general operation of ...
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  276. Ch 270 270c Appendix C
    SUBDIVISION OF LAND 270 Attachment 3 Town of Belchertown Appendix C1 A Partial List of Acceptable Types of ... of the Town. 270 Attachment 3:1 05 - 25 - 2002 BELCHERTOWN CODE Medium Growing Trees (40 to 60 feet) ... -- see nursery 270 Attachment 3:3 05 - 25 - 2002 BELCHERTOWN CODE Ground Cover Myrtle or Less Periwinkle (Vica ...
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  277. § 145-13 Floodplain District.
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    ... that lands in the Town of Belchertown subject to seasonal or ... property within the Town of Belchertown from the hazards of flood ... All regulations on the Belchertown Zoning Map applicable to such ... are shown of the Town of Belchertown Flood Insurance Rate Map ...
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  278. § 139-3 Exceptions.
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    ... two working days prior to commencement of work; and The work conforms to performance standards and design specifications in regulations adopted by the Commission. This exception does not apply to septic ...
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  279. § 139-7 Determinations, permits and conditions.
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    ... Failure to submit necessary information and plans requested by the Commission; Failure to meet the design specifications, performance standards and other requirements in regulations of the Commission; and ...
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  280. 256-1A{22} NEW SOURCE
    ... be terminated or modified without substantial loss and contracts for feasibility, engineering and design studies do not constitute a contract obligation under this subsection.
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  281. § 256-46 General regulations.
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    ... beyond the sand envelope until the work is inspected and approved by the Board of Selectmen or its designated agent. The licensed drainlayer shall be responsible for all defects in materials and workmanship ...
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  282. § 270-34 Deviation from approved plan.
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    ... a proposed deviation a minor technical correction which does not substantively alter the approved design of the roadway, drainage, and utilities, the Board may review the change without requiring the ...
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  283. § 285-4 Well construction permit.
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    The property owner or his designated representative shall obtain a permit from the Board of Health prior to the commencement of ...
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  284. § 139-5 Public notice and hearings.
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    ... prior to the hearing in a newspaper of general circulation in the Town of Belchertown. The Commission, in an appropriate case, may combine its hearing under ... shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the Town of Belchertown, and written notice shall be sent to any person at the hearing who so ...
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  285. § 145-12 Wetland Protection District.
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    ... Act, and Chapter 139 , Wetlands Protection, of the Code of the Town of Belchertown and as shown on an overlay on the Town Zoning Map referred to as in § ... as defined in the Wetlands Protection Act, issued by either the Belchertown Conservation Commission or the Massachusetts Department of Environmental ...
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  286. § 270-21 Submission procedure.
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    ... land to be subdivided. The applicant must provide a certificate from the Belchertown Treasurer-Collector that all municipal taxes, fees, assessments, ... Chapter 65 , Licenses and Permits, § 65-2 , of the Code of the Town of Belchertown.
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  287. § 270-27 Environmental analysis.
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    ... whole or in part within the Aquifer Protection District described in the Belchertown Zoning Bylaw, this shall include analysis of open and closed drainage ... c. 131, § 40, the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, and the Town of Belchertown Wetlands Bylaw. Description of the potential depletion or damage to the ...
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  288. § 294-6 Enforcement; violations and penalties.
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    The Town of Belchertown Board of Health, and its agents, are authorized to enforce this ... Commonwealth of Massachusetts Regulations, 310 CMR 7.00, the Town of Belchertown Fire Department, Police Department, and Building Inspector(s) are also ...
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  289. § 51-7 Applications for certificates.
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    ... or architect, drawn to scale, detailed enough to show the architectural design of the structure and its relation to existing buildings, and other ... and signed by the Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary or such other person designated by the Commission to sign certificates on its behalf. The Commission shall ...
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  290. 5-14-2018 ATM, Art. 9
    ... money granted and appropriated for the several specific purposes therein designated, be expended only for those purposes as specifically designated and under the direction of the respective officers, boards and committees ...
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  291. § 23-2 Size and placement of numbers.
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    ... for estate lots as described in § 145-26 of Chapter 145 , Zoning, of the Code of the Town of Belchertown (as amended).
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  292. § 51-4 Historic District Commission established.
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    ... of Selectmen, including, when possible, one member selected from two nominees submitted by the Belchertown Historic Association; one member selected from two nominees submitted by the local Board of ...
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  293. 109-2{1} RECYCLABLES
    ... which may be reclaimed and which are considered potentially salable and recyclable by the Town of Belchertown. For the purpose of this article, they are defined in the following categories: ALUMINUM Cans made ...
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  294. Ch 145 Attachment 3 - Open Space Community Development Dimensional Regulations
    ZONING 145 Attachment 3 Town of Belchertown Open Space Community Development Dimensional Standards Minimum Maximum Minimum Minimum Open Space ...
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  295. § 235-7 Incorporation of state regulations.
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    ... hearings, shall be the rules and regulations and procedures adopted for use before the Belchertown Mobile Home Park Rent Control Board for the hearing of all petitions for rent adjustment and for ...
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  296. § 252-7 Enforcement; violations and penalties.
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    ... and Chapter 1 , General Provisions, § 1-2 , Noncriminal Disposition, of the Code of the Town of Belchertown, approved at the Special Town Meeting of March 20, 1995, with the following penalties: First ...
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  297. § 270-14 Criteria for endorsement.
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    ... endorsed subdivision plan. A way in existence when the Subdivision Control Law became effective in Belchertown and having, in the opinion of the Planning Board, sufficient width, suitable grades and adequate ...
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  298. § 270-16 Submission procedure.
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    ... meeting, delivery to the Town Planner, or by registered mail, postage prepaid, addressed to the Belchertown Planning Board, and in any case by giving written notice to the Town Clerk by delivery or by ...
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  299. § 270-44 Curbs and berms.
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    ... and the top course of pavement laid against the face of the berm. Type A berm. Modified Type A Belchertown Berm is required unless otherwise authorized by the Planning Board (see detail drawing in Appendix ...
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  300. § 20-4 Operation.
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    ... public or private, or (b) within 75 feet of the boundary of a public or private swimming beach, if designated by markers, floats, or otherwise. Operation at headway speed. No person shall operate a motorboat ...
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  301. § 270-12 Contents.
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    ... Boundary lines and dimensions of all proposed lots and lot areas, in square feet, with all lots designated alphabetically in sequence. The frontage and lot area of the remaining land from which the proposed ...
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  302. 5-8-2017 ATM, Art. 10
    ... 5-8-2017 Actions taken at the Annual Town Meeting held May 8, 2017 at the Belchertown High School Veterans’ Auditorium FY18 Article 10 To see if vote pursuant ... ____: Revolving Funds §___-1: There are hereby established in the Town of Belchertown pursuant to the provisions of G.L. c.44, §53E½, the following Revolving ...
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  303. § 65-2 Denial, revocation or suspension of license or permit.
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    ... all local taxes, fees, assessments, betterments or other municipal charges payable to the Town of Belchertown as of the date of issuance of said certificate.
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  304. § 235-5 Adjustment of maximum rent.
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    ... mobile home park accommodation does not comply with the State Sanitary Code or the Town of Belchertown Code or any other applicable code, ordinance or state law regulating the conditions of housing ...
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  305. Ch 145 Attachment 2 - Table of Dimensional Regulations
    ZONING 145 Attachment 2 Town of Belchertown Table of Dimensional Regulations [Amended ... (3 acres) acre 145 Attachment 2:1 01 - 01 - 2018 BELCHERTOWN CODE Town of Belchertown Table of Dimensional Regulations (Continued) ...
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  306. § DL-1 Disposition of legislation.
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    ... Ch. A300 22, ATM 5-12-2003 Designation of Economic Opportunity Area Ch. A302 24, ATM 5-12-2003 Designation of Economic Opportunity Area ... Approval of preliminary design for library Ch. A302 18, ATM ... NCM 2, STM 10-4-2006 Designation of invested revenue ... 5-12-2008 Authorization to designate board or officer to issue ...
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  307. 5-14-2018 ATM, Art. 22
    ... must have the same street address as the main dwelling unit, but with the designation "A" for the apartment, for example, if the house is # 123, the accessory ... floor area used for any other permitted accessory use or floor area designed, intended, or used for required off-street parking to serve the principal ...
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  308. § 15-4 Licensing procedure.
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    ... for dogs under the care of a not-for-profit rescue organization located within the Town of Belchertown as long as such organization is registered with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a ...
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  309. § 15-10 Formal complaint.
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    ... or by mailing it to the Animal Control Officer, Town Hall, P.O. Box 670, 2 Jabish Street, Belchertown, MA 01007. Within seven days of receiving a formal complaint