THE TOWN OF BUXTON SEX OFFENDER ORDINANCE
Section 1.~ Authority.
This ordinance is enacted pursuant to Title 30-A M.R.S.A. Section 3001 and 30-A M.R.S.A. Section 3014.
Section 2.~ Definitions.
Sex Offender – A person convicted of a Class A, B, or C sex offense committed against a person or persons who had not attained 14 years of age at the time of the offense.
School – Any public or private elementary, middle, or secondary school .
Municipal Restricted Property – Any municipally-owned athletic field, park, playground, recreational facility or other municipally-owned property where children are the primary users.
Distance – Distance measured from the outer property lines.
Residency – A temporary or permanent dwelling place, including, but not limited to, a house, apartment, condominium unit or motel unit.
Section 3.~ Restrictions
A covered sex offender shall not establish or maintain residency within 750 feet of the property line of a school or a municipal restricted property.
Section 5.~ Exceptions.
A covered sex offender maintaining residency within 750 feet of a school or a municipal restricted property is not in violation of this ordinance if: (a) The residency was established prior to the date of passage of this ordinance and the residency has been continuously maintained; or (b) a school or a municipal restricted property is created or moved to within 750 feet of the place of residency after the residency was established.
Amended November 6, 2012