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C.) Final Report, Map, Draft of Proposed By-law. The Commission (or Committee) shall submit to the Town Meeting
a final report with its recommendations, together with a map and a draft of the proposed by-law or amendments
1.) Did the Commission (or Committee) submit a final report with recommendations to Town Meeting (check one)?
2.) Did the Commission (or Committee) submit a map of the proposed district to Town Meeting (check one)?
If yes, please attach a copy of this final report. [Attachment #3, Final Report]
If yes, please attach a copy of this map. [Attachment #4, Map of Proposed District]
3.) Did the Commission (or Committee) submit to Town Meeting a copy of the proposed by-law or amendments
thereto (check one)
If yes, please attach a copy of the proposed by-law or amendments.
[Attachment #5, Proposed By-Law or Amendment}
Section 3. Procedures Applicable to the Amendment of an Existing Historic District By-Law.
An Historic District By-Law may, from time to time, be amended in any manner not inconsistent with the provisions of
G.L. c.40C by a two-thirds vote of Town Meeting, provided that the substance of such amendment has first been
submitted to the Historic District Commission having jurisdiction over that district for its recommendation and its
recommendation has been received by Town Meeting or sixty (60) days have elapsed without such recommendation.
A.) The substance of the proposed amendment was submitted by to the Historic
District Commission having jurisdiction of the district.
Please attach a copy of the Notice to Commission Setting Forth the Substance of Proposed Amendment.
[Attachment # 6, Notice to Commission Setting Forth the Substance of Proposed Amendment]
B.) Please check one:
The Historic District Commission submitted to Town Meeting its
recommendation on the proposed amendment;
More than sixty (60) days have elapsed without recommendations
from the Historic District Commission to Town Meeting
Note 1: Filing with the Town Clerk and Recording in the Registry of Deeds. G.L. c. 40C, § 3, provides in pertinent
part that no ordinance or by-law creating an historic district, or changing the boundaries of an historic district, shall
become effective until a map or maps setting forth the boundaries of the historic district, or the change in the boundaries
thereof, has been filed with the town clerk and has been recorded in the registry of deeds for the county or district in
which the town is located, and the provisions of section 13A of chapter 36 shall not apply.
Note 2: Filing with Massachusetts Historical Commission. G.L. c. 40C, § 15, provides in pertinent part that all by-
laws creating an historic district adopted by a town under authority of Chapter 40C and under authority of any special law
- unless the special law shall otherwise provide - amendments thereto, maps of historic district created thereunder, and
annual reports and other publications of commissions, and rosters of membership therein, shall be filed with the
Massachusetts Historical Commission.