***IMPORTANT NOTICE OF BY-LAW PROPOSALS*** March 13 – 7:00 PM – Galvin Middle School Learning Commons

TOWN OF WAKEFIELD
By-Law Review Committee

***IMPORTANT NOTICE OF BY-LAW PROPOSALS***
March 13 – 7:00 PM – Galvin Middle School Learning Commons

On March 13 at 7:00 PM, the By-Law Review Committee will be having a meeting discussing topics that are likely to be of particular interest to our fellow citizens. The By-law changes will be reviewed and ripe for referral to Town Meeting. We welcome and encourage citizen input!

The meeting will be held at the Galvin Middle School Learning Commons (sometimes referred to as the library). The style of meeting will be that of a public hearing as we discuss proposed changes on several topics.

The Snow & Ice by-law has been completely rewritten. The proposal will require businesses throughout our town to keep the sidewalks safe by their business, including compliance with ADA. It has new enforcement with both the Police and DPW. It does not make changes for residential homeowners.

The Animal Control by-laws have been updated to conform with current state law. There is also wording allowing the Town to protect residents in cases of animal bites and it permits dogs to be off-leash within areas designated by the Board of Selectmen as a dog park.

The Governance by-laws have been updated for clarification and sections added to ensure more consistent governance across Town. This will make it easier for citizens to get information about meetings, minutes from meetings, and to understand the role and responsibilities are for every committee within the town. It also sets clear expectations for our many volunteers and those who want to get involved.