Sutton Massachusetts



Sutton Massachusetts General Bylaws
ARTICLE 20. GENERAL ADMINISTRATION


These general bylaws are official as of October 20, 2003. The are the last known revision as of March 17, 2007.

Section 20.1 - Budgets

The town administrator shall submit a proposed operating budget to the Board of Selectmen one hundred (100) days prior to the date on which the town meeting is to convene in its spring session; and to the Finance and Warrant Advisory Committee seventy-five (75) days before such date. The School Committee shall submit its proposed operating budget to the town administrator at least ninety (90) days prior to the date of the town meeting is to convene in its spring session.

Section 20.2 - Enforcement

20.2.1 Criminal Complaint: Whoever violates any provision of these by-laws may be penalized by indictment or on criminal complaint brought in the district court. Except as may be otherwise provided by law and as the district court may see fit to impose, the maximum penalty for each violation or offense brought in such manner shall be three hundred (300.00). Each day on which any violation exists shall be deemed to be a separate offense.

20.2.2 Non-criminal Disposition: Whoever violates any provision of these bylaws, the violation of which is subject to a specific penalty, may be penalized by a non-criminal disposition as provided in MGL. Chapter 40, Section 21D. The non-criminal method of disposition may also be used for violations of any rule or regulation of any municipal officer, board or department which is subject to a specific penalty.

Without intending to limit the generality of the foregoing, it is the intention of this provision that the following by-laws and sections of by-laws are to be included within the scope of this subsection, that the specific penalties as listed here shall apply in such cases and that in addition to police officers and the town administrator, who shall in all cases be considered enforcing persons for the purpose of this provision, the municipal personnel listed for each section, if any, shall also be enforcing persons for such sections. Each day on which any violation exists shall be deemed to a separate offense.

Wetlands & Riverfront District Bylaw violations (Article 13)
(Designated Agents & Members of Conservation Commission, Building Commissioner)
a) First Offense Warning
b) Second Offense $200.00
c) Third & Subsequent Offenses $300.00

Trailers $100.00
(Zoning enforcement officer)

Earth Removal By-law $300.00
(Earth Removal Board)

Unregistered Motor Vehicles $100.00
Open Container By-law first offense $100.00
Each subsequent offense $300.00
Driveways $ 20.00
(Highway Superintendent)

Public Sewer By-law $300.00
(Sewer commission and its agent)

Entertainment By-law $ 50.00
Use of Public Ways $ 50.00
Obstructing A Public Way (Section 19.2) $ 20.00
(Highway Superintendent, Building Inspector)

Adopted: May 1, 1989
Amended: 5/ 8/90, 10/15/90, 5/6/91, 6/2/99, 10/20/03

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