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Public Hearing Planned Growth 04/22/2014

South Berwick Town Council
Public Hearing
Chapter 102 Planned Growth
April 22, 2014

Chairman Gerald W. MacPherson, Sr. opened the hearing at 6:30pm.  Councilors present included Jean Demetracopoulos, David H. Webster, and John C. Kareckas.  Town Manager Perry A. Ellsworth was also in attendance.  Councilor Russell Abell was not present.

The purpose of the hearing was to receive public comment on the proposed amendments to Chapter 102, Planned Growth, sections 102-3, Conformity & 102-5, Exemptions.  The intent is to exempt zones that have Town Water, Sewer, and public road access from the annual permit cap.

Mr. Kareckas read the text of the proposed changes.  Discussion regarding the text vs. the map ensued.  The text always overrides the map.

The Council also discussed the inclusion of the R2 zone.  Mrs. Demetracopoulos stated that she was fine with including the R2 zone for two reasons.  The southerly zone R2 is already built-out.  The northerly zone R2 does have several large tracts; development would be unlikely.  The Water District owns some parcels and the others do not have Town water & sewer access.

No comments were received from the public.

The hearing was closed at 6:54pm.


Barbara Bennett, CCM