Town of Ipswich, MA
Essex County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Ipswich as Ch. XIII of the 1973 Bylaws. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Boats and waterways — See Ch. 118.
Penalties — See Ch. 300.
Noncriminal disposition of violations — See Ch. 325.

§ 201-1 Parklands.

[1973; amended 10-21-1996, approved by Attorney General 12-9-1996]
A. 
No person shall camp in or remain overnight in any of the public parklands of the Town except by written permission of the Board of Cemetery and Park Commissioners.
B. 
No person shall in any manner deface, alter, remove, or trespass upon any flower beds, planters, or seeded areas, or monuments, under the control of the Board of Cemetery and Park Commissioners.
C. 
No person shall consume or possess an open container of an alcoholic beverage; use or possess any substance as defined in MGL c. 94C, § 31.
D. 
No person shall build, add to, or allow any open fire in any of the parkland of the Town, except on land under the control of the Town at Crane's Beach, without the written permission of the Board of Cemetery and Park Commissioners.
E. 
No motorized vehicles shall be allowed in any parkland of the Town except in areas specifically designated therefor by the Board of Cemetery and Park Commissioners, or by express permission of the said Commission.

§ 201-2 Town Wharf.

[1963; amended 3-4-1952, approved by Attorney General 4-15-1952; 1973]
A. 
No person shall place, allow to remain, or store any boat upon the area known as the Town Wharf, being the area under the control of the Town of Ipswich between East Street, Water Street, and the Ipswich River, unless he shall have received written permission to do so from the Town Manager or his designee.
B. 
If any person places or stores a boat upon the Town Wharf without such permission or outside of the area designated therein, the Town of Ipswich may remove the boat and recover the expense of such removal from the owner in legal proceedings.
C. 
No person shall consume or possess an open container of an alcoholic beverage; use or possess any substance as defined in MGL c. 94C, § 31; loiter, kindle a fire; camp overnight; nor vend any goods or services commercially upon said area known as the Town Wharf.
[Added 4-7-1980 TM, approved by Attorney General 8-28-1980]
D. 
No person shall dispose of refuse at the Town Wharf.
[Added 4-7-1980 TM, approved by Attorney General 8-28-1980; amended 10-21-1996, approved by Attorney General 12-9-1996]
E. 
No person shall park, place or store a motor vehicle under his possession or control on the Town Wharf, between the hours of sunset and sunrise, other than heading into and within a designated parking space.
[Added 4-7-1980 TM, approved by Attorney General 8-28-1980]
F. 
No person shall operate a motor vehicle upon the area known as the Town Wharf at a speed in excess of five miles per hour.
[Added 4-7-1980 TM, approved by Attorney General 8-28-1980]

§ 201-3 Crane's Beach.

[Effective 4-1-1985 ATM]
A. 
Issuance of Crane's Beach stickers.
(1) 
Annual Resident Beach Stickers shall be made available at an annual charge determined by the Board of Selectmen to any Ipswich residents, whether they own or rent a building. An Ipswich Resident is any person whose principal year-round domicile is within the Town of Ipswich. A person who owns and pays real estate or personal property taxes upon a summer residence in Ipswich or who rents residential property for a full season shall be eligible for an Annual Resident Beach Sticker.
(2) 
Temporary Beach Stickers shall be made available at a charge determined by the Board of Selectmen to non-residents who rent residential property in the Town of Ipswich for a length of time determined by the Board of Selectmen.
(3) 
Horse Van Stickers shall be made available at a charge determined by the Board of Selectmen to Ipswich Residents who wish to bring to the beach a horse van or a horse trailer drawn by a vehicle that has an Annual Resident Beach Sticker.
(4) 
Fishing Stickers shall be made available at a charge determined by the Board of Selectmen to non-residents who wish to use the beach in the evening hours exclusively for fishing.
(5) 
No person shall receive Beach Stickers as a privilege of office.
B. 
Other provisions. Any situations not specifically dealt with in this bylaw shall be referred to the Recreation Committee of the Town of Ipswich, who shall make a recommendation of proposed action to the Board of Selectmen. The Board of Selectmen shall determine any and all additional policies under this bylaw, and may adopt Regulations to implement such policies.