"Two new bylaws could be good news for aspiring chicken owners, and possibly bad news for the solar crowd.
One of the bylaws would put certain restrictions on the placement of ground-mounted solar panels, and the other would make owning chickens in town much easier.
The bylaws are making their way through town government. Public hearings for the zoning board, planning board, and the town council have not yet been scheduled. Final decisions are predicted to be made by the end of the summer."Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
The Town Council "Action Taken" document can be found here
The proposed changes for poultry can be found here
The poultry bylaw change was referred to the Planning Board. They'll schedule public hearing and take action to recommend or change the bylaw and refer back to the Town Council. The Town Council is required to hold a public hearing and have at least two meetings on the item before voting on it.
The changes for ground mounted solar were scheduled for discussion in the Economic Development Meeting on June 20 but are not yet drafted for review.
|The new portable stage authorized for purchase last year has arrived |
and is set up for the 4th of July Celebration on the Town Common