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Chapter 7.1 Section IV Interpretation and Application

A.      INTERPRETATION:  The provisions of this bylaw shall be interpreted to be the minimum requirements adopted for the promotion of the health, safety or the general welfare of the Town of Holden, Massachusetts and except for the Zoning Bylaw of the Town of Holden dated l954 and all amendments thereto, the provisions of this bylaw are not intended to repeal, or in any way impair or interfere with any lawfully adopted bylaw, regulations, or rules. Whenever the regulations made under the authority hereof differ from those prescribed by any bylaw or other regulations, that provision which imposes the greater restriction or the higher standard shall govern.

B.      APPLICATION:  Except as herein provided, or as specifically exempted by the Zoning Enabling Act, the provisions of this bylaw shall apply to the erection, construction, reconstruction, alteration, or use of buildings and structures or use of land. Except as herein provided, any existing conforming use, structure, or lot shall not by any action become non-conforming and any existing non-conforming use, structure, or lot shall not become further non-conforming.

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