The Ordinance Review Committee met Thursday, January 19th at the Town House at 6:30 pm. Marianne Archard and Susan Burns attended.
The first discussion item covered review of the proposed ordinance amendments on road setbacks and mobile home park subdivisions. Marianne agreed to make the changes necessary for the February public hearing.
The second discussion item concerned the public hearing date, time and location, set for the Ordinance Review Committee's regular meeting, February 19th at 7 pm in the Town House.
The Ordinance Review Committee met Thursday, December 15th at the Town House at 6:30 pm.
[NO MEETING IN NOVEMBER OR LATE DECEMBER]
Creston had advertised this meeting as a substitute for the regularly scheduled November & December meetings which were cancelled in view of the holidays. The meeting convened at 7:00 PM at the Town House. Regular members present were Alan Williams, Ed Lawless, and Creston Gaither. Alan was elected Acting Chairman in Waine Whittier’s absence. Minutes of the October 26 meeting were read and accepted.
Vienna Town Election is Friday, March 10 at the Community Room on the Kimball Pond Rd from 10:00 am - 8:00 pm.
Vienna Town Meeting is Saturday, March 11 at the Community Room on the Kimball Pond Rd starting at 9:00 am.
The offices that we will be voting on are:
The meeting focused largely on the draft ordinance revisions establishing consistent road setbacks in the Building, Shoreland Zoning and Subdivision ordinances. Much of the discussion pertained to the 60-foot setback from public roads and the purpose of the setback. Three of the PB members expressed concern that it was excessive, limiting building from too large an area of a lot. VORC members pointed out that on 4- rod (66 ' right-of-way) roads, a shorter 40- foot setback could result in buildings located only seven feet from the edge of the r-o-w.
Committee members agreed to invite the Planning Board to the November meeting to review and discuss proposed revisions to three ordinances: Building, Shoreland Zoning and Subdivision.