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Ashburnham, MA Bylaw Review Committee

ASHBURNHAM BYLAW REVIEW COMMITTEE

The Ashburnham Board of Selectman recently voted to establish an ad hoc Bylaw Review Committee for the purpose of reviewing and making recommendations to re-codify, amend, eliminate or add to the Town of Ashburnham bylaws. The committee will be a five-member advisory committee to the Board of Selectman consisting of the following members:

NAME, AFFILIATION and TITLE OF BOARD MEMBERS:


Bill Johnson, Board of Selectman - Chairman

Glen Hathaway, Board of Health - Member

Walt Meissner, Planning Board - Member

Dave Perry, Zoning Board of Appeals - Member

Marshall Dennis, Conservation Commission - Member



Goals, Objectives and Priorities:

* Update and clarify the definitions found in both the Zoning By-Laws and the Municipal By-laws.

* Clean up grammar, punctuation, numbering, syntax, etc. throughout the document.

* Work on ways to improve consistent enforcement of the By-laws and support the efforts to manage enforcement effectively.

* Clarify and tighten the language in the By-laws to help make them easier to understand and to enforce.

* Work towards making certain that the By-laws reflect current generally accepted practices utilized by similar Massachusetts towns, are in alignment with state regulations, and reflect the preferences of the majority of Ashburnham residents.

* Make recommendations to the Board of Selectman to add, modify, and/or eliminate specific By-laws. After their review the Board of Selectman will request input from Town Counsel as appropriate.

* Once Town Counsel has given their legal opinion a public hearing will be held by the By-Law Review Committee to obtain feedback from residents prior to town meeting.

* Proposals that appear to have public support will be added to a town meeting warrant to be voted on.

For Town:Ashburnham, MA 
Name:Bylaw Review Committee
Chair:Bill Johnson
Clerk:(see Members, below)
Members:Bill Johnson, Chair
Marshall Dennis - Conservation
Dave Perry - Zoning Board
Glenn Hathaway - Board of Health
Walt Meissner - Planning Board
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No meetings of Bylaw Review Committee are currently scheduled.

Past Meetings

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Oct 21, 2021
6 PM EDT
Town Hall LL05 - Not Available Details and Agenda...
Oct 7, 2021
6 PM EDT
Town Hall
Town Hall LL05 -
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Sep 16, 2021
6 PM EDT
Town Hall
Town Hall LL05 -
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Jun 10, 2021
6 PM EDT
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May 20, 2021
6 PM EDT
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May 13, 2021
6 PM EDT
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Apr 29, 2021
6 PM EDT
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Apr 22, 2021
6 PM EDT
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Apr 15, 2021
6 PM EDT
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Apr 8, 2021
6 PM EDT
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Apr 1, 2021
6 PM EDT
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Mar 25, 2021
6 PM EDT
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Mar 11, 2021
6 PM EST
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Mar 4, 2021
6 PM EST
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Feb 25, 2021
6 PM EST
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Feb 18, 2021
6 PM EST
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Feb 11, 2021
6 PM EST
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For information on older meetings, please contact the Town Clerk.

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