Town plan draft heads to selectboard
by Margo Aavakian
Sep 12, 2013 | 1763 views | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend | print
HALIFAX- The four current members of the planning commission met on Tuesday to review the final draft of the proposed new town plan. After checking to be sure any concerns addressed at the public hearing were addressed, and examining draft copies of the maps to be included, the board voted to refer the plan to the selectboard. The selectboard will hold its own public hearing on the plan before it goes to the voters in March.

In other business, the commissioners looked over a sample application for a state municipal planning grant, to be used for updating the town’s zoning regulations.

Secretary Phyllis Evanuk asked board members to “look through it and see what you can contribute to it.” Halifax’s last two applications for planning grants were denied; both were written by the Windham Regional Commission, which administers all such grants.

The board wants to present the WRC with as specific a request as possible this time around and will review the list of shortcomings found by the state in the town’s last application. There is not much time for the task, as the application is due on September 30.
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