Eddington zoning focus of hearings

Posted April 27, 2010, at 12:05 a.m.

EDDINGTON, Maine — Town officials have been working for nearly a year on new zoning and subdivision ordinances and land use maps, and will hold two public hearings to let residents review the proposed changes, Town Manager Russell Smith said Monday.

“We’re presenting it to get feedback,” he said.

The first public hearing is at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 29, during the planning board meeting, and the second one is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, during the Board of Selectmen’s meeting. Both public hearings will be held at the town hall.

The new ordinances and proposed land use changes are intended to align with the town’s comprehensive plan, which was approved in 2004, Smith said.

The town received a $12,000 Implementation Grant Award from the state in 2008 to update its comprehensive plan and land use ordinances. It hired Renaissance Planning Associates of Albion in August 2009 to help.

More public hearings will be held before the special town meeting is held to enact the changes, Smith said.

Feedback from residents may be used to modify the new ordinances or the land use maps before they are presented for final approval, he said.

Copies of the proposed ordinances and the maps are available at the town office. The proposed ordinances also are posted on the town’s website, www.eddingtonmaine.gov.

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