Town of Webster, MA
Worcester County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
In order to assist Code users in the transition to the new Code's organization, the Derivation Table indicates where chapters and articles of the 1988 General Bylaws have been included in the 2009 Code, or the reason for exclusion; and where sections from the 1967 Zoning Bylaw are codified in Chapter 650 of the 2009 Code.

§ DT-1 Derivation Table of 1988 General Bylaws to 2009 Code.

Chapter/Title From 1988 General Bylaws
Location in 2009 Code
or Reason for Exclusion
1.0, General Provisions
1.1, By-Laws
Ch. 1, Art. II
1.2, Published
Ch. 1, Art. II
1.3, To Change a By-law
Ch. 1, Art. II
1.4, Enforcement
Ch. 85
1.4.1, Criminal Complaint
Ch. 85
1.4.2, Noncriminal Disposition
Ch. 85
1.5, Selectmen to Prosecute
Ch. 85
1.6, Charter
Ch. 1, Art. II
1.7, Jurisdiction
Ch. 85
10.0, Town Meetings
Ch. 253
10.1, Notice of Meeting
10.2, Annual Town Meeting Article Dates
10.3, Warranty Closing Dates
10.4, Late Warranty Articles
10.5, Spring Town Meeting Date
10.6, Fall Town Meeting Date
10.7, Town Election Date
10.8, Quorum
10.9, Protocol Matters
10.10, Moderator Duties
10.11, Motions
10.12, Committees and Motions
10.13, Reconsideration of Motions
10.14, Action on Articles
10.15, Referendum of Voters
20.0, Selectmen
20.1, General Supervision
Ch. 238
20.2, Law Suits
Ch. 238
20.3, Conveyances
Ch. 238
20.4, Entertainment License
Ch. 357
20.5, Traffic of Motor Vehicles
Ch. 599, Art. I
20.6, Motor Boat Regulations
Ch. 635, Art. I
20.7, Disposal of Property Under $5,000
Ch. 73
30.0, Finance Committee
Ch. 110
30.1, Committee
30.2, Limits on Who May Serve
30.3, Duty and Power
30.4, Budget Schedule
30.5, Report
30.6, Special Town Meeting
30.7, Proposed Budget
35.0, Capital Planning Advisory Committee
Ch. 48
35.1, Committee
35.2, Members
35.3, Scope
35.4, Powers and Duties
35.5, Authority
40.0, Financial Affairs
40.1.1, Contracts
Ch. 64
40.1.2, Chief Procurement Officer
Ch. 64
40.2, Board or Committee Vote on Funds
Ch. 64
40.3, Audit
Ch. 22
40.4, Conflict of Interest
Ch. 91
40.5, Delegation of Purchasing
Ch. 64
40.6, Contract Signed by Town Administrator
Ch. 64
40.7, Surety and Security Deposit
Ch. 64
40.8, Insure Against Liability
Ch. 146
50.0, Town Officers and Committees
50.1, Town Clerk
Ch. 55
50.2, Tax Collector
Ch. 19, Art. I
50.2.1, Tax Collector
Ch. 19, Art. II
50.3, Town Officers Bonds
Ch. 36
50.4, Town Clerk Fees
Ch. 103, Art. I
50.5, Town Officers Fees
Ch. 103, Art. II
60.0, Selectmen Appointments
Ch. 14, Art. I
60.1, By-Law Committee
60.2, Water and Sewer Advisory Board
60.3, Conservation and Lake Commission
60.4, Planning Board
60.5, Board of Health
60.6, Public Safety Committee
60.7, Historical Commission
60.8, Registrars of Voters
60.9, Council on Aging
60.10, Industrial Development
60.11, Trustees of Soldiers Monuments
60.12, Recycling Commission
60.13, Selectmen Staff
60.14, Arts Council
60.15, Youth and Recreation Commission
60.16, Town Accountant
60.17, Substance Abuse Commission
70.0, Town Administrator
Ch. 7
70.1, Appointment
70.2, Qualifications
70.3, Screening Committee
70.3.1, Candidates
70.3.2, Interviews
70.3.3, Nominees
80.0, Town Administrator Appointments
Ch. 14, Art. II
80.1, Sealer of Weights and Measures
80.2, Gas Inspector
80.3, Wire Inspector
80.4, Plumbing Inspector
80.5, Tree Warden and Moth Superintendent
80.6, Director of Public Works
80.7, Police Department
80.8, Fire Department
80.9, Building Inspector
80.10, Animal Control Officer
80.11, Health Department
80.12, Town Departments
80.13, Unspecified
90.0, Town Counsel
Ch. 60
90.1, Appointment
90.2, Legal Advice
90.3, Law Suits
90.3.1, Special Town Counsel
90.4, Prosecution
90.5, Legal Instruments
90.6, Legal Action Notice to the Town Clerk
100.0, Department of Public Works
100.1, Town Engineer
Ch. 222, Art. I
100.2, Engineering Department
Ch. 222, Art. I
100.3, Town Engineer Duties
Ch. 222, Art. I
100.4, Charter Reference
Ch. 222, Art. II
100.5, Act to Create the Water Department
Ch. 222, Art. III
100.6, Act to Create the Sewer Department
Ch. 222, Art. IV
100.6.1, Sewerage Systems Charges
Ch. 244
100.7, Betterment Charges
Ch. 244
105.0, Parks and Public Works
105.1, Vehicle Regulations
Ch. 488
105.2, Intoxicating Beverages on Town Land
Ch. 308
110.0, Streets and Sidewalks
110.1, Building Numbers
Ch. 334
110.2, Request for Building Numbers
Ch. 334
110.3, Right to Dig Within a Street
Ch. 571
110.4, Notice of Repair
Ch. 571
110.5, Building Repair Near a Street
Ch. 571
110.6, Shade or Awning
Ch. 571
110.7, Swing Doors Onto Public Way
Ch. 571
110.8, Signs or Advertising
Ch. 571
110.9, Sign and Political Posters
Ch. 571
110.10, Stone Bounds
Ch. 571
110.11, Driving Over a Fire Hose
Ch. 571
110.12, Coast of Slide Across a Public Way
Ch. 571
110.13, Street Width
Ch. 571
110.14, Obstructing a Sidewalk
Ch. 571
110.15, Towing Vehicles
Ch. 599, Art. II
110.16, Emergency Repair
Ch. 571
110.17, Handicapped Parking Rights
Ch. 599, Art. III
110.18, Sidewalk or Street Obstruction
Ch. 571
110.19, Violations
Ch. 599, Art. IV
120.0, Removal of Snow and Ice From Sidewalks
120.1, Remove Snow Within 24 Hours
Ch. 555, Art. I
120.2, Maintain the Removal of Snow
Ch. 555, Art. I
120.3, Ice on Sidewalk
Ch. 555, Art. I
120.4, Deposit of Snow Onto Public Way
Ch. 555, Art. II
130.0, Town Reports
Ch. 229
130.1, Town Report
130.2, Records of the Town Meeting
130.3, Valuation List
140.0, Licenses and Permits
140.1, Hawkers and Peddlers
Ch. 505, Art. I
140.2, Secondhand Shops and Junks
Superseded 10-18-1993 FATM, Art. 42
140.3, Pamphlets etc. From House to House
Ch. 296
140.4, Delinquent Taxpayers
Ch. 437, Art. I
140.5, Transients
Ch. 505, Art. II
140.6, Pawnbrokers, secondhand dealers, etc.
Ch. 494
140.7, Adult Establishments
See Ch. 650
140.8, Fortune Tellers
Ch. 376
150.0, Public Safety Regulations
150.1, Damage to Street Lights
Ch. 530
150.2, Hydrant
Ch. 530
150.3, Water Discharge on Streets
Ch. 571
150.4, Discharge of Guns
Ch. 372
150.5, Interfere with the Use of Streets
Ch. 571
150.6, Unregistered Motor Vehicle
Ch. 607
150.6.1, 10 Days from Nonoperating Vehicle
Ch. 607
150.6.2, Removal of Nonoperating Vehicle
Ch. 607
150.7, Bicycle on Sidewalk
Ch. 320
150.8, Fire and Burglar Alarms
Ch. 302
155.0, Health Department Regulations
155.1, Septic System Management Program
Ch. 539
155.2, Litter Regulations
Ch. 441
155.3, Transport Waste Material
Ch. 562, Art. I
155.4 (sewer connections)
Ch. 546
160.0, Animal Control Regulations
160.1, Dog Regulations
Ch. 313, Art. I
170.0, Building Code
Ch. 329
170.1, Building Inspector
170.2, Building Height
170.3, Demolition or Removal of Structure
180.0, Miscellaneous Provisions
180.1, Profane Language
Ch. 518
180.2, Payment of Municipal Charges
Ch. 463
180.3, Sex Offender Residency
Ch. 550
190.0, Lake Rules and Regulations
190.1, Boat Speed
Ch. 635, Art. II
190.2, Channel Speed
Ch. 635, Art. II
190.3, Shore Distance
Ch. 635, Art. II
190.4, Water Skiing - Nipmuck Cove
Ch. 635, Art. II
190.5, Cars and Trucks on Ice
Ch. 635, Art. II
190.6, Boating Regulations
Ch. 635, Art. II
190.7 to 190.33, Webster Lake Rules and Regulations
Ch. 635, Art. III
190.7 (aka 190.34), Mooring
Ch. 459
200.0, Severability
Ch. 1, Art. II
200.1, Invalidity of any Article
200.2, Time to Take Effect
300.0, Municipal Employee Benefits
310.1, Personnel Advisory Board
Ch. 217, Art. I
310.2, Powers and Duties of the Board
Ch. 217, Art. I
320.0, Benefits
Ch. 217, Art. II
550.0, General Definitions
Ch. 1, Art. I
1000.0, Zoning By-Laws
See Ch. 650
Building Code provisions ("Art. XVI"; part of Section 2)
Superseded by 1988 General Bylaws Adoption; see now Ch. 329

§ DT-2 Derivation Table of 1967 Zoning Bylaw to Chapter 650.

Location/Title From 1967 Zoning Bylaw, as Amended Through May 2009
Location in Ch. 650 of the 2009 Code
Sec. 1, PURPOSE AND INTERPRETATION
Sec. 1, Subsections a and b
§ 650-1
Sec. 1, Subsection c [unregistered, unoperable vehicles]
§ 650-26
Sec. 2, ADMINISTRATIVE AUTHORITY
§§ 650-2; 650-3
Sec. 2(a) [expiration of permit]
§ 650-7
Sec. 2(b) [trailer]
§ 650-8
Sec. 3, ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
§§ 650-10 and 650-11
Sec. 4, AMENDMENT
§ 650-4
Sec. 5, VALIDITY
§ 650-5
Sec. 6, ESTABLISHMENT OF DISTRICTS
§§ 650-12 and 650-13
Sec. 6, District 1, SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL
§ 650-14
Sec. 6, District 2, AGRICULTURAL SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL
§ 650-15
Sec. 6, District 3, MULTIPLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL
§ 650-16
Sec. 6, District 4, BUSINESS DISTRICTS (WITHIN SEWER)
§ 650-17
Sec. 6, District 5, BUSINESS DISTRICTS (WITHOUT SEWER)
§ 650-18
Sec. 6, District 5A, GORE BUSINESS DISTRICT
§ 650-19
Sec. 6, District 6, INDUSTRIAL
§ 650-20
Sec. 6, District 7, LAKE RESIDENTIAL
§ 650-21
Sec. 6, District 8, FLOODPLAIN
§ 650-22
Sec. 6, District 9, CONSERVATION
§ 650-23
Sec. 6, District 10, LAKE WATERSHED PROTECTION DISTRICT
§ 650-24
Sec. 6, District 11, REDEVELOPMENT OVERLAY DISTRICT
§ 650-25
Sec. 7, GENERAL PROVISIONS
Sec. 7 A, Existing Lots
§ 650-27
Sec. 7 B, Existing Buildings
§ 650-28
Sec. 7 C, Damaged Buildings
§ 650-29
Sec. 7 D, Unsafe Buildings
§ 650-30
Sec. 7 E, Reduction of Area
§ 650-31
Sec. 7 F, Frontage
§ 650-32
Sec. 7 G, Transition Between Districts
§ 650-34
Sec. 7 H, Location of Automobile Services
§ 650-35
Sec. 7 I, Offensive Uses
§ 650-36
Sec. 7 J, Corner Visibility
§ 650-37
Sec. 7 K, Signs
§ 650-38
Sec. 7 L, Sewerage Disposal Works Construction Permit
Deleted 5-11-2009 ATM, Art. 23
Sec. 7 M, Table of Parking Requirements
§ 650-39
Sec. 7 N, [trailer, mobile home]
§ 650-40
Sec. 7 O, Building Permits Now in Force
§ 650-9
Sec. 7 P, Swimming Pools
§ 650-41
Sec. 7, unnumbered, Windmills and Wind-Powered Generators
§ 650-42
Sec. 7 Q [moratorium]
Omitted due to expiration
Sec. 7 R, Site Plan Review
Art. VII, §§ 650-52 to 650-60
Sec. 7 S, Common Driveways
§ 650-43
Sec. 8, WHEN EFFECTIVE
§ 650-6
ADULT USES BYLAW
Art. VI, §§ 650-44 to 650-51
WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS FACILITIES BYLAW
Art. VIII, §§ 650-61 to 650-66
Secs. 5.01 to 5.23, 55 and Over Communities
Art. IX, §§ 650-67 to 650-89