TOWN OF LANESBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS
SECTION I - TITLE, AUTHORITY AND PURPOSE
A. PURPOSE. To protect the health, safety, convenience, and general welfare of all the inhabitants of Lanesborough bypromoting the most efficient use of land while preventing over-crowding of the land and undue congestion of population,thus lessening danger from fire, and providing adequate light and air, pursuant to the General Laws, Chapter 40A inclu-sive and all additions and amendments thereto.B. ENACTMENT. Now therefore, be it enacted by the Town of Lanesborough, Massachusetts, this by-law to be knownas "Zoning By-Law, The Town of Lanesborough, Massachusetts", as follows:
The term "abandonment" as used herein shall mean voluntary discontinuance of a non-conforming
use of buildings or land for a period of at least two (2) years. Examples of “abandonment” include, but are not limited
to, the following:1.
Premises have been devoted to another use.2.
Characteristic equipment or furnishing of non-conforming use have been removed from premises and have notbeen replaced by same or similar.3.
Failure to renew the license required.4.
Failure to take all necessary steps to resume the non-conforming use.
A structure on the same lot (or on a lot adjacent to such lot, if in the same ownership) custom-arily incidental and subordinate to the principal residential structure.
- A use of a building, structure or land customarily incidental and subordinate to the principal use of abuilding, structure, or land located on the same lot with such principal use or building, or on a lot adjacent to such lot,if in the same ownership.
Adult Entertainment -
Adult Bookstore: An establishment having as a substantial or significant portion of its stock-in-trade printed matter, books, magazines, picture periodicals, motion picture films, video cassettes, DVDs, parapher-nalia and other matter which are distinguished or characterized by their emphasis depicting, describing or relating tosexual conduct or sexual excitement as defined in Mass. Gen. Laws c. 272, §31.Adult Live Entertainment Establishment: Establishment which features live entertainment which consists of entertain-ers engaging in sexual conduct or nudity as defined in Mass. Gen. Laws c. 272, §31.Adult Motion Picture Theater: An enclosed building used for presenting motion picture material distinguished by anemphasis on matter depicting, describing or relating to sexual conduct or sexual excitement as defined in Mass. Gen.Laws c. 272, §31.
The use of land for farming in all its branches and the cultivation and tillage of the soil, dairying,the production, cultivation, growing and harvesting of any agricultural, floricultural, horticultural or viticultural com-modities, the raising of livestock, the keeping of poultry, swine, cattle, and other domesticated animals used for foodpurposes, bees, fur-bearing animals and any practices, including forestry or lumbering operations performed by afarmer; including necessary farm structures, vehicles and equipment.