[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Abington 4-3-2006 ATM by Art. 8. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: This Article also superseded former Ch. 122, Property Maintenance, comprised of Art. I, Discharge of Offensive Matter Into Streets, derived from Ch. 7, Sec. 1, of the 1992 Town of Abington Bylaws; and Art. II, Public Safety Hazard Abatement, derived from Ch. 8, Sec. 16, of the 1992 Town of Abington Bylaws, added by Art. 48 of 1994 ATM.
Article I Discharge of Offensive Matter Into Streets
Article II Public Safety Hazard Abatement
[Amended 6-6-2016 ATM by Art. 9]
No person shall place, or cause to be placed, or discharge or suffer to be discharged, in any public or private way of the Town, the contents of any sink, cesspool or privy.
No person shall place any dead animal or substance, rubbish or garbage, in any public or private way of the Town, except for the purpose of immediate removal therefrom.
Whoever violates any provision of this Bylaw shall be liable to a penalty for each violation.
In order to ensure the public safety and public convenience of the inhabitants of the Town, it shall be the duty of the Fire Chief, Police Chief, Building Inspector and Zoning Enforcement Officer, and Health Agent to require the abatement of any public health or safety hazard on public or private property. The Fire Chief, Police Chief, Building Inspector and Zoning Enforcement Officer, and Health Agent shall investigate and issue orders consistent with the General Laws, to order the abatement of the hazard.
Upon failure of the property owner to abate a hazard within a reasonable time after issuance of a written order to do so, as established by the General Laws or by local order, the Board of Selectmen and/or the Board of Health may assess daily fines and shall direct the various Town officials under its charge to file a complaint in the District Court seeking a criminal complaint to force the abatement of the hazard.
The definitions of a public health or safety hazard will be as defined by the General Laws, Code of Massachusetts Regulations, these Bylaws, and the rules and regulation of the Board of Health.