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Town Meeting approved the following to be added to the Town's Code of By-Laws:
Section 1 Statement of Purpose
The purpose of this Construction By-law is to allow the Town of Winchester to establish reasonable limitations on the hours of construction in order to lessen the impact of construction on its citizens and their quality of life.
Section 2 Definition
Construction Any site or building preparation, erection, grading, excavation, demolition, substantial repair, alteration, or assembly, preparation, or mobilization for any such activity on public or private property, structures, or utilities. “Construction” shall not include work performed by a property owner on his or her own property and not for compensation.
Section 3 Construction Times
Construction, as defined above, shall be conducted only between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. weekdays, and 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Saturdays. No construction is permitted on Sundays or holidays except where permitted by state law, in which case construction shall be permitted only between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Section 4 Exceptions
This bylaw shall not apply in the following circumstances:
Section 5 Penalties and Enforcement
This By-law shall be enforceable pursuant to G.L. c. 40, § 21D, through non-criminal disposition by the Building Commissioner or any Town of Winchester Police Officer. Any person who violates this By-law shall be subject to a fine of $100 for a first offense, $200 for a second offense, and $300 for the third and each subsequent offense. Each day in violation shall constitute a new offense.