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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

Town of Buxton
  185 Portland Road, Buxton, ME 04093 (207) 929-5191
Town Office Hours: Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri 8:30am to 4:30pm & Wed: 11:30am - 7:30pm
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