S a f e t y
M a t t e r s
Please do your part to keep 'Sconset roads safe for all.
Please consider the safety of traffic, pedestrians, and bikers when you decide on the height of your hedge. In some circumstances, Nantucket law or policy requires hedges to be only three feet high for public safety reasons.
Section 132-1A of the Nantucket Code states:
"Hedges [that are planted in the Town owned right-of-way, aka the "Town Way"] for properties on corner lots shall be no higher than 3 feet for a distance of 20 feet along each road and there shall be no plantings or landscape elements within that 20 feet radius higher than 3 feet."
"Hedges that extend from a driveway along [a Town-owned right-of-way] shall be no higher than 3 feet for a distance of 20 feet on either side of the driveway."
"20 is Plenty in 'Sconset"
The speed limit in 'Sconset is 25 mph unless otherwise posted.* But that doesn't mean you should go that fast!
"20 is Plenty in 'Sconset" bumper stickers are available from the Civic Association at no charge at all our member meetings. You can also request one by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Encroachments into the Public Way
The placing of plants, stones, structures (such as fences, stakes and posts), and other obstructions within the boundaries of the public way (the area along the side of public roads that is owned by the Town) without obtaining permission from the Town is an unlawful encroachment. (See Chapter 127-3 of the Nantucket Code)
Under the Town's Encroachment Policy: