The Ordinance Review Committee met Thursday, December 15th at the Town House at 6:30 pm.
Committee members discussed the draft amendments to the road setback requirements following the work session with the Planning Board in November. The November meeting resulted in a compromise, proposing a setback of a consistent 50-foot distance from public roads and maintaining a 40-foot distance from private roads in the draft amendments to road setback requirements in the Building Ordinance, Shoreland Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Regulations. The November meeting also discussed reducing the building permit fees for so-called hoop and shed-in-a-box structures. Susan agreed to revise the draft amendments for the Committee's January 2017 meeting.
Committee members also discussed adding the term 'mobile home parks' to the list of uses/types of residences covered by the Subdivision Regulations. The proposed changes would include applicable definitions of terms and incorporate appropriate references to Maine State statutes regarding municipal regulation of mobile home parks. Susan agreed to draft the proposed subdivision amendments for the January 2017 meeting.
The meeting adjourned at 7:20 pm.