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Raynham, Massachusetts.  Incorporated 1731

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9.1  PURPOSE    
The purpose of this District is:

A.  To provide, that the land in this area which is subject to seasonal or periodic flooding, shall not be used for residence or certain other purposes in such a manner as to endanger the health or safety of others.

B.  To assure the continuation of the natural flow pattern of the water courses, to provide adequate and safe floodwater storage capacity.

C.  To protect the community against costs which may be incurred when unsuitable developments occur in swamps, marsh, wet meadows and other wetlands and along water courses.

D.  To conserve in these areas the natural conditions, wildlife and open spaces for the education, recreation and general welfare of the public.

E.  To protect existing property owners from damages arising out of the development of wetlands, including damages consequent to the construction of flood runoff and possible disruption of natural water table resulting from the alteration of existing surface or sub-surface water flows.

1.  Agricultural uses such as farming, grazing, truck farming, horticultural, and cranberry related activities.

2.  Forestry and nursery uses.

3.  Outdoor recreational uses, including fishing, boating, play area.

4.  Conservation of water, plants, wildlife.

5.  Wildlife management areas, foot, bicycle, and/or horsepaths.

6.  Temporary non-residential structures used in connection with fishing, growing, harvesting, storage, or sale of crops raised on the premises.

7.  Buildings lawfully existing prior to the adoption of these provisions.

8.  The portion of any lot within the Wetland’s Overlay District may be used to meet area and yard requirements for the district(s) in which the remainder of the lot is situated provided that portion does not exceed 20% of the minimum required lot area, and the remaining portion shall be contiguous dry land. (added S.T.M. 2/12/90)


A.      The storage or disposal of any soil, loam, sand, gravel, rock or other mineral substance, refuse, trash, rubbish, debris or dredged spoil.

B.      Draining, excavation or dredging or removal or relocation of loam, peat, sand, gravel, soil or other mineral substance, except as accessory to work permitted as of right or by special permit.

C.      The storage or disposal of materials used for snow and ice control including sand, salt and other de-icing chemicals.

D.      The storage or disposal of hazardous wastes, as defined by the Hazardous Waste Regulations promulgated by the Hazardous Waste Board, the Water Resources Commission, and the Division of Water Pollution Control under the provisions of Section 27 (8), 52, 57, and 58 of Chapter 21 of the General Laws.

Town of Raynham 558 South Main St., Raynham, MA 02767
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