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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Planning Board of the Town of Plainville 3-14-2012. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Adoption of codified bylaws — See Ch. 1, Art. II.
Adoption of codified Board of Health regulations — See Ch. 571.
Adoption of codified Zoning Board of Appeals regulations — See Ch. 799.
Adoption of codified Conservation Commission regulations — See Ch. 885.
The Planning Board hereby ratifies and confirms the 2012 recodification of its regulations as part of the Code of the Town of Plainville. The following revisions have been made, as incorporated in Division 4 of the document entitled "Draft Regulations  —  Code of the Town of Plainville," published in December 2011, prepared by General Code, LLC, on file in the office of the Town Clerk:
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A chapter number has been assigned to each distinct regulation;
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Each section of the regulation has been renumbered accordingly;
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Chapter and section titles have been inserted;
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Internal references have been updated to reflect the new numbering system; and
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Defined terms have been reorganized so they are indented and capitalized in distinct definitions sections of various chapters.
The Planning Board hereby ratifies the following global changes to the text of its previous regulations, all as incorporated in Division 4 of the document entitled "Draft Regulations  —  Code of the Town of Plainville," published in December 2011, prepared by General Code, LLC, on file in the office of the Town Clerk:
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Statutory references to the Massachusetts General Laws were revised to a standard citation form as MGL c. __, § ___.
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Certain grammatical changes and other minor nonsubstantive changes were made according to publishing standards (i.e., "style conventions"); however, no changes in the meaning or intent of the Board’s regulations have been made, except as specifically noted in § 523-4 hereof. It is the intention of the Planning Board that all such changes be adopted as part of Division 4 of the Code as if the regulations had been previously formally amended to read as such.
The provisions of the Code, insofar as they are substantively the same as those of the regulations in force immediately prior to the adoption of the codified regulations, are intended as a continuation of such regulations and not as new enactments, and the effectiveness of such provisions shall date from the date of adoption of the prior regulation. All such provisions are hereby continued in full force and effect and are hereby reaffirmed as to their adoption by the Planning Board, and it is the intention of said Planning Board that each such provision contained within the Code is hereby reaffirmed as it appears in said Code.
In conjunction with the codification of its regulations, the Planning Board authorized the following text revisions to its existing regulations in order to bring provisions in line with current practice. In Chapter 540, Subdivision of Land, the following revisions are enacted:
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Section 540-9 is revised to read as follows: "The Board of Appeals established under § 500-6 of Chapter 500, Zoning, of the Code of the Town of Plainville shall serve as the Board of Appeals as provided for under MGL c. 41, § 81Z."
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In § 540-21B, the specific fee is replaced with wording referring to the Fee Schedule in the second sentence.
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The statutory citation to the "Hatch Act" in § 540-34A(2), citing "Section 117C of Chapter 131 of the General Laws" is corrected to read "MGL c. 131, § 40," as said statute was renumbered in 1967.
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In § 540-49C, the specific fee is replaced with wording referring to the Fee Schedule.
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In § 540-55A and B(1), the specific fees are replaced with wording referring to the Fee Schedule.
If any clause, sentence, paragraph, section, article, chapter or part of this resolution or of any regulation included in Division 4 of the Code of the Town of Plainville now or through supplementation shall be adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, such judgment shall not affect, impair or invalidate the remainder thereof but shall be confined in its operation to the clause, sentence, paragraph, section, article, chapter or part thereof directly involved in the controversy in which such judgment shall have been rendered.
The provisions of this resolution are hereby made Chapter 523 of the Code of the Town of Plainville, entitled "Adoption of Codified Regulations by Planning Board," and the sections of this resolution shall be numbered §§ 523-1 to 523-7, inclusive.
This resolution shall take effect immediately upon adoption by the Planning Board.