Town of Chelmsford, MA
Middlesex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Special Town Meeting of the Town of Chelmsford 9-19-1988 by Art. 11. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 174.
Traffic rules and orders — See Ch. 203.
[Amended 12-3-1990 STM by Art. 2]
Except as may be provided herein, not more than one unregistered motor vehicle shall be placed, stored or kept on property, except property used for business or industrial purposes. No unregistered motor vehicle shall be stored, placed or kept on a paper street or private way. All privately owned unregistered motor vehicles shall be stored, placed and kept on private property.
Subject to the conditions herein set forth, the Board of Selectmen may issue a permit authorizing an applicant to place, store or keep more than one such motor vehicle on such property.
Any such permit may be issued by the Board of Selectmen only after said Board has:
Held a public hearing on the application therefor, 14 days' notice of the time, place and subject matter of which has been given at the expense of the applicant by publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the town and by registered or certified mail to the last known address of all owners of land abutting upon the property in question as appearing upon the Assessor's most recent tax list; and
Determined that the presence of more than one such motor vehicle on such property:
Will not constitute a danger to the safety and welfare of the inhabitants of the town; and
Will not create or continue a condition detrimental and injurious to the neighborhood in which the property in question is located.
Each such permit that may be issued by said Board:
Shall be issued as a personal privilege of the applicant and not as a grant attached to and running with the land;
Shall include a reasonable time limit, but not for a period longer than one year; and
May specify a location on the property where such motor vehicle or vehicles will not be exposed to the view of abutting residents or the general public.
This chapter does not apply to:
Motor vehicles in enclosed buildings; or
Motor vehicles on property where the principal business use is a farm, garden or nursery, provided that such motor vehicle is necessary to the operation of such business.
The enforcing authority under this chapter shall be the Chelmsford Police Department.
The enforcing authority shall give written notice of any violation of this chapter to the person committing the violation. Thirty days after receipt of such notice of violation, the person receiving the notice shall be liable to a penalty of $50 for each separate offense. Each day of a continuing violation shall constitute a separate offense.[1]
[Amended 10-21-1999 ATM by Art. 47]
Editor's Note: Original Section 8, which immediately followed this subsection and stated that violations would be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, was deleted 10-21-1999 ATM by Art. 47.