Town of Ashland, MA
Middlesex County
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[Adopted 10-18-2000 ATM, Art. 18]
[Amended 10-19-2005 ATM, Art. 10]
Every commercial building shall have clearly posted on the entrance thereto closest to the Master Fire Alarm Box or the fire alarm annunciator panel a sign indicating that the construction of said building is of the "truss construction" type. Such sign shall be in a color contrasting with the building's color and shall be in a form and location as prescribed by the Fire Chief. All commercial building owners who lease/sub-let in part or whole any portion of said building to another for the purpose of conducting a business, shall notify the Building Department and Fire Department when a new tenant occupies said space or when significant change(s) in the type of business being conducted by a current tenant takes place.
Said purpose of the notification is to allow the Building Department and Fire Department to review and inspect for life safety hazards.
A. 
Criminal Disposition. Any violation of this chapter shall be punished by a fine of not more than three hundred dollars ($300.00) for each offense.
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Non-Criminal Disposition. Violations of any part of this chapter may be processed pursuant to Chapter 40 § 21 D of the general laws of the commonwealth. Fines for violations shall be assessed as follows:
First offense: $50.00
Failure to post the required notice within thirty (30) days of receiving a violation notice: $300.00
Each day's failure to comply with this bylaw shall constitute a separate offense.
The building inspector, fire chief (or his designee) and any person having police powers shall have authority to issue notices of violations under this bylaw.