Town of Southborough, MA
Worcester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Southborough as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Loitering — See Ch. 117.
Parades — See Ch. 127.
Peace and good order — See Ch. 131.
Abandoned vehicles — See Ch. 163.
Pedestrian regulations — See Ch. 195.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 207.
[Adopted as Art. IX, Secs. 1 through 5, of the 1983 Code]

§ 152-1 Supervision of streets and sidewalks.

The streets and highways of the Town shall be under the direct supervision of the Superintendent of Streets appointed by the Board of Selectmen.

§ 152-2 Records to be kept.

The Superintendent of Streets shall keep an accurate account of all money expended and all work done upon the public ways of the Town and a daily record of the number of men and teams employed, together with the time on such work.

§ 152-3 Required reports.

The Superintendent of Streets shall, under the direction of the Selectmen, cooperate with the State Department of Public Works[1] and the County Commissioners and keep a true and accurate account of all work done under the authority of Chapters 81 and 90 of the General Laws as they apply to the Town and report his doings to the Selectmen whenever he may be required to do so; and he shall also furnish an annual report to the Selectmen of his doings, together with recommendations for the ensuing year.
[1]
Editor's Note: Now the Department of Transportation.

§ 152-4 Excavation permit required; safety requirements.

[Amended 4-10-2000 ATM by Art. 50]
No person shall break or dig up any public sidewalk, street or highway, or place thereon any staging or other temporary structure, without first having obtained a written permit approved by the Board of Selectmen or its designee, or other board having charge of the streets, so to do. Any person having such a permit shall, before the expiration of the same, restore such sidewalk, street or highway to its original condition or to a condition satisfactory to such Board. Any permit issued under the provisions of this section shall be in force for such time as the Board may specify and shall always be subject to the condition that during the whole of every night, from sunset to sunrise, lighted lanterns and proper barriers shall be so placed as to secure travelers from danger. No person having obtained such a permit shall fail to comply with the conditions thereof. The Board granting such permit shall have the right to revoke the same at any time and may require a bond, either before or after the commencement of work or during its progress, to secure its proper performance and to save the Town harmless from all claims for damages which may result therefrom.

§ 152-5 Curb cut permit required; restoration; bond.

No person shall construct a driveway curb cut or roadway curb cut within a Town way without first having obtained a written permit from the Highway Superintendent. Any person having such permit shall, before the expiration of the same, restore such way, including any sidewalk or grassed area, to a condition satisfactory to the Highway Superintendent. Any permit issued under the provisions of this section shall be in force for such time as the Highway Superintendent may specify. No person having obtained such a permit shall fail to comply with the conditions thereof. The Highway Superintendent shall have the right to revoke the same at any time and may require a bond, either before or after the commencement of work or during its progress, to secure its proper performance and to save the Town harmless from all claims for damages which may result therefrom. The Highway Superintendent may establish rules and regulations governing said activity.

§ 152-6 Removal of vehicles for snowplowing.

The Superintendent of Streets, or other officer having charge of the ways, shall be authorized, for the purpose of removing or plowing snow or of removing ice from any way, to remove or cause to be removed to some convenient place, including in such term any public garage, any vehicle interfering with such work, and the liability for the cost of such removal and the storage charges, if any, resulting therefrom shall be upon the owner of such vehicle.
[Adopted as Art. X, Secs. 3 and 4, of the 1983 Code]

§ 152-7 Coasting upon sidewalks.

No person shall coast on or across any public sidewalk or street of the Town, except at such times and in such place as may, from time to time, be designated by the Board of Selectmen.

§ 152-8 Debris on public ways.

No person shall throw or place or cause to be thrown or placed upon any public street or public way of the Town any nails, spikes, screws, glass, tin cans or refuse of any kind.

§ 152-9 Placing of snow on public ways.

[Added 4-13-1987 ATM by Art. 56]
A. 
No person shall displace snow from privately owned land to a public way or public sidewalk or so as to impede the operation of any fire hydrant.
B. 
Whoever violates this section shall be liable to a penalty of not less than $50 nor more than $200 for each such violation.