Town of Falmouth, MA
Barnstable County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Falmouth Annual Town Meeting 12-16-1991, Art. 24. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Waterways — See Ch. 231.
Wetlands protection — See Ch. 235.

§ 227-1 Authority.

This chapter is adopted by the Town of Falmouth under its home rule powers, its police powers to protect public health and welfare and its specific authorization under MGL C. 40, §§ 21 and 21D.

§ 227-2 Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to protect, preserve and maintain the public health, safety and welfare of the inhabitants of the Town of Falmouth by safeguarding the Town surface water supply at Long Pond and to ensure the continued high quality of this essential Town water resource.

§ 227-3 Enforcement authority.

The enforcement authority shall be the Town's Director of Public Works, the Health Agent, the Director of the Department of Natural Resources, the Police Chief or their designees.

§ 227-4 Area designated; prohibitions.

A. 
The following chapter shall apply to the area commonly referred to as the "Town Forest" and includes generally the area bounded on the north by Brick Kiln Road, westerly by State Highway Route 28, southerly by Goodwill Park and easterly by Gifford Street.
B. 
Within said area there shall be:
(1) 
No trespassing within one hundred (100) feet of the shoreline of Long Pond except on designated roadways.
(2) 
No fishing in Long Pond.
(3) 
No boating on Long Pond.
(4) 
No swimming in Long Pond.
(5) 
No unauthorized motor vehicles or motorized recreational vehicles within the Long Pond Watershed as described above, including mopeds and snowmobiles.
(6) 
No fires within the Long Pond Watershed.
(7) 
No unauthorized tree cutting or firewood gathering.
(8) 
No group activities without written permission from the Director of Public Works or his designee.

§ 227-5 Violations and penalties.

Any person or entity who violates this chapter shall be liable for a fine in the amount of fifty dollars ($50.) for the first violation and one hundred dollars ($100.) for each subsequent violation. Fines shall be recovered by complaint before the District Court or by noncriminal disposition in accordance with MGL C. 40, § 21D. Each separate instance of noncompliance following the issuance of any warning or citation pursuant to this section shall constitute a separate violation.

§ 227-6 Severability.

The invalidity of any portion or provision of this chapter shall not invalidate any other portion, provision or section hereof.