Bylaws

  • Cover (PDF)
  • Complete Bylaws Document (PDF)
  • Article I General Provisions (PDF)
    • Section 100: Title Authority, Amendments
    • Section 101: Definitions
    • Section 102: Rules for Interpretation
    • Section 103: Provisions of General Applicability
    • Section 104: Savings Provisions
    • Section 105: Penalties
  • Article II Town Elections (PDF)
    • Section 200: Annual Election
    • Section 201: Voting Hours and Locations
    • Section 203: Duties of Elected Officials
    • Section 204: Elected Officers
    • Section 205: Office of Town Auditor
    • Section 206: Term of Office
    • Section 207: Vacancy
  • Article III Town Meeting (PDF)
    • Section 300: Annual Town Meeting
    • Section 301: Special Town Meeting
    • Section 302: Warrants for Town Meeting
    • Section 303: Appropriations Committee
    • Section 304: Conduct of Town Meeting
  • Article IV Committees, Boards Appointed by the Selectboard (PDF)
    • Section 400: Provisions of General Applicability
    • Section 401: Whiting Street Fund Commissioners
    • Section 402: Board of Registrars
    • Section 403: Council on Aging
    • Section 404: Conservation Commission
    • Section 405: Recreation Commission
    • Section 406: Forestry Committee
    • Section 407: Cable Television and Information Technology Advisory Committee
    • Section 408: Channel Marking Committee
    • Section 409: Trustees of the Old Firehouse Museum
    • Section 410: Historical Commission
    • Section 411: Reserved For Future Use
    • Section 412: Canal Park Committee
    • Section 413: Traffic Sign Committee
    • Section 414: South Hadley Cultural Council
    • Section 415: Board of Appeals
    • Section 416: Golf Commission
    • Section 417: Associate Planning Board Members
    • Section 418: Bylaw Review Committee
  • Article V Committees and Boards Appointed by Others (PDF)
    • Section 501: The Personnel Board
    • Section 502: The Appropriations Committee
    • Section 503: The Capital Planning Committee
  • Article VI Individuals Appointed by the Selectboard (PDF)
    • Section 600: Town Administrator
    • Section 601: Chief of Police
    • Section 602: Town Counsel
    • Section 603: Town Accountant
    • Section 604: Superintendent of Public Works
    • Section 605: Management Information Systems Director
    • Section 606: Ambulance Director
    • Section 607: Forest Warden
    • Section 608: Building Commissioner
    • Section 609: Wiring Inspector
    • Section 610: Animal Control Officer
    • Section 611: Constable
    • Section 612: Fence Viewer
    • Section 613: Veterans Burial Agent
    • Section 614: Sealer of Weights and Measures
    • Section 615: Surveyor of Wood, Lumber
    • Section 616: Conservation Administrator
    • Section 617: Recreation Director
    • Section 618: Council on Aging Director
    • Section 619: Tree Warden
    • Section 620: Emergency Management Director
  • Article VII Individuals Appointed by Others (PDF)
    • Section 701: Director of Public Health
    • Section 702: Associate Assessors
    • Section 703: Town Planner
    • Section 704: Director of Veterans Services
    • Section 705: Director of the Public Library
  • Article VIII Regulation of Public Conduct (PDF)
    • Section 800: Non-Criminal Disposition of Violations of any Bylaw
    • Section 801: Off-Road Vehicle Restrictions
    • Section 802: Discharge of Firearms; Archery
    • Section 803: Discharge of Air, Pellet, Paint-Ball Guns
    • Section 804: False Alarm
    • Section 805: Non-Motorized Vehicles
    • Section 806: Motorized Scooters
    • Section 807: Alcohol
    • Section 808: Soliciting
  • Article IX Motor Vehicles and Traffic (PDF)
    • Section 900: Definitions
    • Section 901: Operating Motor Vehicles
    • Section 902: Traffic Signs, Signals, Marking and Zones
    • Section 903: Intentionally Omitted
    • Section 904: Parking
    • Section 905: Snow Removal
    • Section 906: Taxicabs
  • Article X Miscellaneous Bylaws (PDF)
    • Section 1000: Annual Report
    • Section 1001: Finance
    • Section 1002: Junk and Secondhand Dealers
    • Section 1003: Licenses
    • Section 1004: Hawkers and Peddlers
    • Section 1005: Tag Sales
    • Section 1006: Automatic Amusement Devices
    • Section 1007: Nuisances
    • Section 1008: Trailers
    • Section 1009: Trees
    • Section 1010: House Numbers
    • Section 1011: Dogs
    • Section 1012: Facility Closings
    • Section 1013: Regulation of Vending Machines in Public Spaces (5-12-07)
    • Section 1014: Regulation of Outdoor Lighting (5-12-07)
  • Article XI Personnel Bylaws (PDF)
  • Article XII Department of Public Works (PDF)
  • Article XIII Telecommunication Rights of Way (PDF)
  • Article XIV Board of Health (PDF)
  • Article XV Non-Zoning Wetlands Bylaw (PDF)
    • Section 1: Purpose
    • Section 2: Jurisdiction
    • Section 3: Conservation Zone
    • Section 4: Exemptions and Exceptions
    • Section 5: Application for Permits and Requests for Determination
    • Section 6: Notes and Hearing
    • Section 7: Coordination with Other Boards
    • Section 8: Burden of Proof
    • Section 9: Permits, Determinations and Conditions
    • Section 10: Waivers
    • Section 11: Regulations
    • Section 12: Definitions
    • Section 13: Security
    • Section 14: Enforcement
    • Section 15: Appeals
    • Section 16: Relation to the Wetlands Protection Act
    • Section 17: Severability
    • Section 18: Effective Date
  • Article XVI Stormwater Management Bylaw (PDF)
  • Appendix A Massachusetts General Laws Accepted by the Town (PDF)
  • Appendix B Acts of the Legislature Accepted by the Town (PDF)