Town of Ashland, MA
Middlesex County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
The following is a chronological listing of legislation of the Town of Ashland adopted since the republication of the Code, indicating its inclusion in the Code or the reason for its exclusion. [Enabling legislation which is not general and permanent in nature is considered to be non-Code material (NCM).] Information regarding legislation which is not included in the Code nor on this list is available from the office of the Town Clerk. The last legislation reviewed for the 2000 republication of the Code was the May 12, 1999, Annual Town Meeting.
Article Number
Meeting Date
Subject
Disposition
ATM, Art. 10
10-20-1999
General Law acceptance
Ch. A351
ATM, Art. 12
10-20-1999
Wetlands protection
Ch. 280
ATM, Art. 17
10-20-1999
Zoning Map amendment
NCM
Board of Selectmen
12-1-1999
Vehicles and traffic amendment
Ch. 293
Board of Selectmen
4-26-2000
Vehicles and traffic amendment
Ch. 293
Board of Selectmen
4-26-2000
Vehicles and traffic amendment
Ch. 293
ATM, Art. 19
5-10-2000
Zoning amendment
Repealed by 11-19-2008 STM, Art. 19
ATM, Art. 32
5-10-2000
Zoning Map amendment
NCM
ATM, Art. 33
5-10-2000
Sewer betterment assessment
Ch. 235
Board of Selectmen
5-24-2000
Vehicles and traffic amendment
Ch. 293
STM, Art. 1
6-21-2000
Zoning amendment
Repealed by 11-19-2008 STM, Art. 19
STM, Art. 2
6-21-2000
Zoning Map amendment
NCM
STM, Art. 3
6-21-2000
Zoning amendment
Repealed by 11-19-2008 STM, Art. 19
Board of Health
8-24-2000
Massage amendment
Ch. 297
Board of Health
8-24-2000
Private and semipublic water supplies amendment
Ch. 312
Board of Selectmen
9-20-2000
Vehicles and traffic amendment
Ch. 293
ATM, Art. 14
10-18-2000
Department of Public Works
Ch. 54
ATM, Art. 18
10-18-2000
Building construction: life safety
Ch. 98, Art. II
ATM, Art. 20
10-18-2000
Alarm systems amendment
Ch. 77
ATM, Art. 21
10-18-2000
Fees amendment
Ch. A352
ATM, Art. 27
10-18-2000
Charter amendments
Charter
ATM, Art.29
10-18-2000
Zoning amendment
Repealed by 11-19-2008 STM, Art. 19
ATM, Art. 31
10-18-2000
Zoning amendment
Repealed by 11-19-2008 STM, Art. 19
Board of Selectmen
10-25-2000
Vehicles and traffic amendment
Ch. 293
ATM, Art. 17
5-9-2001
Zoning amendment (wetlands repealer)
Repealed by 11-19-2008 STM, Art. 19
ATM, Art. 18
5-9-2001
Zoning amendment
Repealed by 11-19-2008 STM, Art. 19
ATM, Art. 19
5-9-2001
Zoning amendment
Repealed by 11-19-2008 STM, Art. 19
ATM, Art. 20
5-9-2001
Zoning amendment (site plan and design plan review)
Repealed by 11-19-2008 STM, Art. 19
ATM, Art. 21
5-9-2001
Zoning amendment
Repealed by 11-19-2008 STM, Art. 19
ATM, Art. 22
5-9-2001
Zoning amendment
Repealed by 11-19-2008 STM, Art. 19
ATM, Art. 23
5-9-2001
Zoning amendment
Repealed by 11-19-2008 STM, Art. 19
ATM, Art. 24
5-9-2001
Zoning amendment
Repealed by 11-19-2008 STM, Art. 19
ATM, Art. 27
5-9-2001
Post-Audit Committee repealer
Ch. 52
ATM, Art. 9
10-17-2001
Feeding or baiting of wild mammals
Ch. 281
ATM, Art. 21
10-17-2001
Demolition delay bylaw for historically or architecturally significant buildings
Ch. 125
ATM, Art. 24
10-17-2001
Animal control amendment
Ch. 87
Board of Selectmen
10-24-2001
Vehicles and traffic amendment
Ch. 293
Planning Board
3-14-2002
Planning Board fees amendment
Ch. A352
Board of Health
3-21-2002
Fees amendment
Ch. A352
ATM, Art. 15
5-15-2002
Handicapped parking amendment
Ch. 164
ATM, Art. 17
5-15-2002
Zoning amendment
Repealed by 11-19-2008 STM, Art. 19
ATM, Art. 20
5-15-2002
Zoning amendment
Repealed by 11-19-2008 STM, Art. 19
ATM, Art. 32
5-15-2002
Zoning amendment
Repealed by 11-19-2008 STM, Art. 19
ATM, Art. 37
5-15-2002
Zoning amendment
Repealed by 11-19-2008 STM, Art. 19
ATM, Art. 38
5-15-2002
Secondhand dealers
Ch. 230
Board of Selectmen
9-18-2002
Vehicles and traffic amendment
Ch. 293
Board of Selectmen
9-18-2002
Vehicles and traffic amendment
Ch. 293
Board of Health
9-26-2002
Body art
Ch. 295
Board of Health
Effective 1-9-2003
Rubbish and recycling
Repealed 10-11-2006 by Board of Health
ATM, Art. 4
10-16-2002
Community Preservation Committee
Ch. 9
ATM, Art. 14
10-16-2002
Zoning amendment
Repealed by 11-19-2008 STM, Art. 19
ATM, Art. 15
10-16-2002
Zoning amendment
Repealed by 11-19-2008 STM, Art. 19
Planning Board
4-3-2003
Planning Board fees amendment
Ch. A352
ATM, Art. 14
5-13-2003
Scenic roads
Ch. 249, Art. III
ATM, Art. 16
5-13-2003
Solid waste amendment
Ch. 245
ATM, Art. 17
5-13-2003
Zoning amendment
Repealed by 11-19-2008 STM, Art. 19
ATM, Art. 18
5-13-2003
Redevelopment Authority
Ch. 340
ATM, Art. 19
5-13-2003
Zoning Map amendment
NCM
ATM, Art. 17
5-12-2004
Acceptance of scenic roads
Ch. 249, Art. II
ATM, Art. 19
5-12-2004
Zoning amendment
Repealed by 11-19-2008 STM, Art. 19
ATM, Art. 16
6-21-2004
Zoning amendment
Repealed by 11-19-2008 STM, Art. 19
ATM, Art. 12
10-20-2004
General Law acceptance
Ch. A351
ATM, Art. 17
10-25-2004
Zoning amendment
Repealed by 11-19-2008 STM, Art. 19
ATM, Art. 14
5-11-2005
Community Preservation Act Committee amendment
Ch. 9
ATM, Art. 25
5-11-2005
Zoning amendment
Repealed by 11-19-2008 STM, Art. 19
ATM, Art. 30
5-11-2005
Water use
Ch. 270
ATM, Art. 31
5-11-2005
Sidewalk construction
Ch. 249, Art. IV
ATM, Art. 3
10-19-2005
General Law acceptance
Ch. A351
ATM, Art. 4
10-19-2005
General Law acceptance
Ch. A351
ATM, Art. 7
10-19-2005
Town Meetings amendment
Repealed 11-29-2006 ATM, Art. 18
ATM, Art. 8
10-19-2005
Alarm systems
Ch. 77
ATM, Art. 9
10-19-2005
Rapid entry key lock box system
Ch. 150, Art. I
ATM, Art. 10
10-19-2005
Building construction amendment
Ch. 98
ATM, Art. 11
10-19-2005
Registration of businesses amendment
Ch. 106
ATM, Art. 13
10-19-2005
Zoning amendment
Repealed by 11-19-2008 STM, Art. 19
Annual Election, Question #1
5-2-2006
General Law acceptance
Ch. A351
ATM, Art. 9
5-10-2006
General Law acceptance
Ch. A351
ATM, Art. 10
5-10-2006
Town Meetings amendment
Repealed 11-29-2006 ATM, Art. 18
ATM, Art. 11 ATM, Art. 14
5-10-2006 5-10-2006
Town Meetings amendment Water use restrictions amendment
Repealed 11-29-2006 ATM, Art. 18 Ch. 270
ATM, Art. 15
5-10-2006
Abandoned, junked and unregistered vehicles
Ch. 265
ATM, Art. 18
5-10-2006
Sanitation
Ch. 338
ATM, Art. 19
5-10-2006
General Law acceptance
Ch. A351
ATM, Art. 28
5-10-2006
Zoning amendment
Repealed by 11-19-2008 STM, Art. 19
ATM, Art. 29
5-10-2006
Zoning Map amendment
NCM
ATM, Art. 30
5-10-2006
Zoning amendment
Repealed by 11-19-2008 STM, Art. 19
ATM, Art. 31
5-10-2006
Zoning amendment
Repealed by 11-19-2008 STM, Art. 19
ATM, Art. 32
5-10-2006
Zoning amendment
Repealed by 11-19-2008 STM, Art. 19
Board of Health
10-11-2006
Solid waste: rubbish
Ch. 305
ATM, Art. 17
11-29-2006
Taxation: brownfields tax abatement agreements
Ch. 156, Art. I
ATM, Art. 18
11-29-2006
Town Meetings amendment
Ch. 63
ATM, Art. 19
11-29-2006
Zoning amendment
Repealed by 11-19-2008 STM, Art. 19
ATM, Art. 20
11-29-2006
Zoning amendment
Repealed by 11-19-2008 STM, Art. 19
Board of Health
12-13-2006
Smoking in membership associations
Ch. 304, Art. II
ATM, Art. 17
5-2-2007
General Law acceptance
Ch. A351
ATM, Art. 19
5-2-2007
Water use restrictions amendment
Ch. 270
ATM, Art. 20
5-2-2007
Alarm systems amendment
Ch. 77
ATM, Art. 21
5-2-2007
Board of Health penalties and fines amendment
Ch. 29, Art. I
ATM, Art. 22
5-2-2007
Stormwater management
Ch. 247
ATM, Art. 26
5-2-2007
Zoning amendment
Repealed by 11-19-2008 STM, Art. 19
Board of Health
5-11-2007
Fats, oils and grease
Ch. 315
Annual Election, Question #2
5-15-2007
General Law acceptance
Ch. A351
Board of Selectmen
7-18-2007
Vehicles and traffic amendment
Ch. 293
ATM, Art. 13
11-14-2007
Affordable Housing Trust
Ch. 3
ATM, Art. 17
11-14-2007
Petition for Charter amendment
Charter, footnote only
ATM, Art. 18
11-14-2007
Petition for Charter amendment
Charter, footnote only
ATM, Art. 19
11-14-2007
Petition for Charter amendment
Charter, footnote only
ATM, Art. 20
11-14-2007
Petition for Charter amendment
Charter, footnote only
ATM, Art. 21
11-14-2007
Petition for Charter amendment
Charter, footnote only
ATM, Art. 22
11-14-2007
Petition for Charter amendment
Charter, footnote only
ATM, Art. 23
11-14-2007
Petition for Charter amendment
Charter, footnote only
ATM, Art. 24
11-14-2007
Petition for Charter amendment
Charter, footnote only
ATM, Art. 25
11-14-2007
Petition for Charter amendment
Charter, footnote only
ATM, Art. 26
11-14-2007
Petition for Charter amendment
Charter, footnote only
ATM, Art. 28
11-14-2007
Department of Finance
Ch. 24
ATM, Art. 29
11-14-2007
Water use restrictions amendment
Ch. 270
ATM, Art. 30
11-14-2007
Board of Health: enforcement of provisions amendment
Ch. 29, Art. I
ATM, Art. 31
11-14-2007
Zoning amendment
Repealed by 11-19-2008 STM, Art. 19
ATM, Art. 32
11-14-2007
Zoning amendment
Repealed by 11-19-2008 STM, Art. 19
ATM, Art. 14
5-7-2008
Affordable Housing Trust amendment
Ch. 3
ATM, Art. 16
5-7-2008
Zoning amendment
Repealed by 11-19-2008 STM, Art. 19
ATM, Art. 17
5-7-2008
Board of Health amendment
Ch. 29, Art. I
ATM, Art. 19
5-7-2008
Zoning amendment
Repealed by 11-19-2008 STM, Art. 19
Conservation Commission
5-28-2008
Stormwater management
Ch. 343
STM, Art. 16
11-19-2008
Town Meetings amendment
Ch. 63
STM, Art. 17
11-19-2008
Zoning amendment
Repealed by 11-19-2008 STM, Art. 19
STM, Art. 19
11-19-2008
Zoning
Ch. 282
STM, Art. 20
11-19-2008
Zoning amendment
Ch. 282
Ch. 405, Acts of 2008
12-18-2008
Charter
Repealed by Ch. 409, Acts of 2018
Board of Health
3-9-2009
Fats, oils and grease amendment
Ch. 315
ATM, Art. 23
5-6-2009
Wetlands protection
Ch. 280
ATM, Art. 25
5-6-2009
Public consumption of marijuana or tetrahydrocannabinol
Ch. 187
ATM, Art. 26
5-6-2009
Zoning amendment
Ch. 282
ATM, Art. 27
5-6-2009
Zoning amendment
Ch. 282
ATM, Art. 28
5-6-2009
Zoning amendment
Ch. 282
ATM, Art. 29
5-6-2009
Zoning Map amendment
NCM
Board of Selectmen
10-21-2009
Fees amendment
Ch. A352
STM, Art. 10
11-16-2009
General Law acceptance
Ch. A351
STM, Art. 12
11-16-2009
Affordable Housing Trust amendment
Ch. 3
STM, Art. 13
11-16-2009
Youth activity
Repealed b y 11-17-2015 STM, Art. 7
STM, Art. 14
11-16-2009
Zoning amendment
Ch. 282
ATM, Art. 15
5-5-2010
Zoning amendment
Ch. 282
ATM, Art. 16
5-5-2010
Zoning amendment
Ch. 282
ATM, Art. 17
5-5-2010
Zoning amendment
Ch. 282
ATM, Art. 18
5-5-2010
Soil removal amendment
Ch. 242
ATM, Art. 19
5-5-2010
Zoning amendment
Ch. 282
ATM, Art. 20
5-5-2010
Zoning amendment
Ch. 282
ATM, Art. 21
5-5-2010
Zoning amendment
Ch. 282
ATM, Art. 22
5-5-2010
Zoning amendment
Ch. 282
ATM, Art. 23
5-5-2010
Zoning amendment
Ch. 282
ATM, Art. 24
5-5-2010
Zoning amendment
Ch. 282
ATM, Art. 25
5-5-2010
Zoning amendment
Ch. 282
ATM, Art. 26
5-5-2010
Zoning amendment
Ch. 282
ATM, Art. 27
5-5-2010
Zoning amendment
Ch. 282
ATM, Art. 28
5-5-2010
Zoning amendment
Ch. 282
Board of Health
9-29-2010
Private and semipublic water supplies amendment
Ch. 312
Board of Health
9-28-2010
Sewage disposal systems: procedure for as-builts amendment; responsibilities of installer amendment; rules and regulations governing the subsurface disposal of sewage amendment
Ch. 303, Art. I; Ch. 303, Art. II; Ch. 303, Art. III
Board of Health
9-28-2010
Wastewater treatment plants amendment
Ch. 307
STM, Art. 14
11-29-2010
Retail establishments: all-night operations amendment
Ch. 227, Art. I
STM, Art. 15
11-29-2010
Zoning amendment
Ch. 282
Board of Selectmen
12-15-2010
Fees amendment
Ch. A352
Conservation Commission
1-24-2011
Wetlands protection regulations
Ch. 348
ATM, Art. 15
5-4-2011
Water use restrictions amendment
Ch. 270
ATM, Art. 16
5-4-2011
Zoning amendment
Ch. 282
STM, Art. 10
11-30-2011
Noise amendment
Repealed by 5-3-2017 ATM, Art. 16
ATM, Art. 14
5-2-2012
Animal control amendment
Ch. 87
ATM, Art. 15
5-2-2012
Youth athletic activities: head injuries and concussions in youth athletic activities played on Town-owned fields
Ch. 281B, Art. I
ATM, Art. 16
5-2-2012
Streets and sidewalks: designation of scenic streets and roads amendment
Ch. 249, Art. II
ATM, Art. 17
5-2-2012
Demolition delay bylaw for historically or architecturally significant buildings amendment
Ch. 125
ATM, Art. 18
5-2-2012
Building construction: Stretch Energy Code
Ch. 98, Art. III
ATM, Art. 19
5-2-2012
Zoning Map amendment
NCM
STM, Art. 12
11-28-2012
Water amendment
Ch. 334
ATM, Art. 19
5-1-2013
Zoning amendment
Ch. 282
ATM, Art. 22
5-1-2013
Animal control amendment
Ch. 87
ATM, Art. 23
5-1-2013
Water use restrictions amendment
Ch. 270
ATM, Art. 24
5-1-2013
Water use restrictions amendment
Ch. 270
ATM, Art. 25
5-1-2013
Affordable Housing Trust amendment
Ch. 3
Board of Health
9-10-2013
Tobacco and nicotine delivery product sales
Ch. 305
STM, Art. 9
11-19-2013
Animal control amendment
Ch. 87
STM, Art. 16
11-19-2013
Zoning amendment
Ch. 282
STM, Art. 17
11-19-2013
Zoning amendment
Ch. 282
STM, Art. 18
11-19-2013
Zoning amendment
Ch. 282
STM, Art. 22
11-19-2013
Zoning amendment
Ch. 282
Board of Selectmen
7-9-2014
General Law acceptance
Ch. A351
ATM, Art. 21
5-7-2014
Capital Improvement Committee amendment
Ch. 42
ATM, Art. 22
5-7-2014
Zoning amendment
Ch. 282
ATM, Art. 23
5-7-2014
Zoning amendment
Ch. 282
ATM, Art. 24
5-7-2014
Zoning amendment
Ch. 282
ATM, Art. 25
5-7-2014
Zoning amendment
Ch. 282
ATM, Art. 26
5-7-2014
Zoning amendment
Ch. 282
ATM, Art. 27
5-7-2014
Town Meetings amendment
Ch. 63
ATM, Art. 8
5-6-2015
Zoning Map amendment
NCM
ATM, Art. 18
5-6-2015
Water use restrictions amendment
Ch. 270
ATM, Art. 19
5-6-2015
Zoning amendment
Ch. 282
ATM, Art. 20
5-6-2015
Zoning amendment
Ch. 282
STM, Art. 7
11-17-2015
Youth activity repealer
Ch. 281A, reference only
STM, Art. 8
11-17-2015
Abandoned, junked and unregistered vehicles amendment
Ch. 265
STM, Art. 10
11-17-2015
Board of Health: enforcement of provisions amendment
Ch. 29, Art. I
ATM, Art. 4
5-4-2016
Capital Improvement Committee amendment
Ch. 42
ATM, Art. 13
5-4-2016
Community Preservation Committee amendment
Ch. 9
ATM, Art. 17
5-4-2016
Water use restrictions amendment
Ch. 270
ATM, Art. 19
5-4-2016
Abandoned, junked and unregistered vehicles amendment
Ch. 265
ATM, Art. 20
5-4-2016
Donation collection bins
Ch. 126
ATM, Art. 21
5-4-2016
Zoning amendment
Ch. 282
ATM, Art. 22
5-4-2016
Zoning amendment
Ch. 282
ATM, Art. 23
5-4-2016
Zoning amendment
Ch. 282
STM, Art. 8
11-28-2016
Water use restrictions amendment
Ch. 270
STM, Art. 9
11-28-2016
Water use restrictions amendment
Ch. 270
STM, Art. 11
11-28-2016
Zoning amendment
Ch. 282
STM, Art. 12
11-28-2016
Zoning amendment
Ch. 282
STM, Art. 13
11-28-2016
Zoning amendment
Ch. 282
ATM, Art. 3
5-3-2017
Finances amendment
Ch. 26
ATM, Art. 16
5-3-2017
Nuisance noise
Ch. 204
ATM, Art. 19
5-3-2017
General Law acceptance
Ch. A351
ATM, Art. 21
5-3-2017
Zoning amendment
Ch. 282
STM, Art. 14
11-14-2017
General Law acceptance
Ch. A351
STM, Art. 15
11-14-2017
Plastic bag reduction; fees amendment
Ch. 183; Ch. A352
STM, Art. 17
11-14-2017
Zoning amendment
Ch. 282
ATM, Art. 15
5-2-2018
Marijuana
Ch. 81
ATM, Art. 19
5-2-2018
Zoning Amendment
Ch. 282
ATM, Art. 20
5-2-2018
Zoning Amendment
Ch. 282
ATM, Art. 21
5-2-2018
Zoning Amendment
Ch. 282
ATM, Art. 22
5-2-2018
Zoning Amendment
Ch. 282
ATM, Art. 23
5-2-2018
Zoning Amendment
Ch. 282
ATM, Art. 24
5-2-2018
Zoning Amendment
Ch. 282
STM, Art. 8
11-28-2018
Zoning Amendment
Ch. 282
STM, Art. 15
11-28-2018
Finances Amendment
Ch. 26
STM, Art. 16
11-28-2018
Licensing: Requirements for Issuance and Retention Amendment
Ch. 178, Art. I
Ch. 409, Acts of 2018
1-9-2019
Charter
Charter
Ch. 448, Acts of 2018
1-11-2019
Dissolution of Redevelopment Authority
Ch. 340, reference only; Ch. A351
Planning Board
1-19-2019
Planning Department Fees
Ch. 338A