Town of Adams, MA
Berkshire County
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Building construction — See Ch. 22.
Sewers — See Ch. 93.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 105.
Zoning — See Ch. 125.
Subdivision regulations — See Ch. 201.
No person shall make a subdivision within the meaning of the Subdivision Control Law[1] of any land within the Town or proceed with the improvement or sale of lots in a subdivision or the construction of ways or the installation of municipal services therein unless a definitive plan of such subdivision has been submitted and approved by the Planning Board according to Chapter 201, Subdivision Regulations, of the Town Code.
Editor's Note: See MGL c. 41, §§ 81K to 81GG.
Whenever a definitive plan has been submitted to the Planning Board, the Planning Board shall notify the Board of Selectmen, which shall thereupon notify the Director of Public Works, and it shall be the duty of the latter to confer with the Chairman of the Planning Board and the developer to determine required improvements and estimated costs and to inspect and report on the installation of required improvements, such as domestic and storm sewers, street layout, road beds and grades and surface treatment. It shall be the duty of the Director of Public Works to notify the Planning Board of any installation which does not meet the requirements of the Subdivision Control Law, and the Planning Board shall make the subdivider cease operations until the requirements of the Subdivision Control Law are met.
Upon completion of the subdivision, the Planning Board shall submit a warrant article to the Town Meeting members requesting acceptance as a public way.
The Town hereby appoints the presently existing Zoning Board of Appeals administering Chapter 125, Zoning, of the Town Code to be and act as the Board of Appeals to administer the subdivision control laws as adopted by the Town in accordance with MGL c. 41, § 81Z.