Core Zoning Code

The Board of Selectmen voted in June 2019 to establish a committee to assist them in crafting a new land use code which:

  • Removed all design standards for the rural areas of town
  • Simplified the process of obtaining permits in the Design Review districts by making standards clear and easily administered
  • Fully complied with the 2018 Comprehensive Plan
  • Did not serve as “window dressing” of the prior character code proposal

In February, the Zoning Committee completed its work and presented the draft to the Board of Selectmen. Below is the latest draft of this proposal which the Board of Selectmen believe complies with the mandate they set forth. The Selectmen invite you to look over this new document and provide feedback on this effort.

You can download a copy of the proposal here or if you wish, you may print out a copy… this draft is just over 100 pages. But if you are unable print or view online, copies of the latest draft are available the Town Office for review during normal business hours.

Comprehensive Plan

On June 12th 2018, the Town adopted the new Comprehensive Plan by a 2 to 1 margin. The approved plan will be sent to approval by the State of Maine within the next few weeks. The Board of Selectmen will soon appoint a Comprehensive Plan Implementation Committee which will oversee the integration of the recommendations within the plan into Town policy. The approved Comprehensive Plan can be found here:  Comprehensive Plan June 12 2018 Approved