10/27/2009 Public Hearing - Zoning Bylaw Change

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10/27/2009 Public Hearing - Zoning Bylaw Change

Postby Maria Lajoie » Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:26 am

Notice of Planning Board Public Hearing
Relative to
Proposed Zoning By-law Amendments
Pursuant to M.G.L. c. 40A, § 5

The Planning Board of the Town of Douglas will hold a public hearing to discuss proposed amendments to the Town’s Zoning Bylaws. The Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, October 27 at 7:30 PM, in the Community Meeting Room, 29 Depot Street, Douglas, MA.

The subject matter of the proposed amendments are indicated below. A copy of the proposed amendments is available for viewing in the Community Development Department during regular business hours within the Douglas Municipal Center, 29 Depot Street, Douglas, MA.

The changes to the Town of Douglas Zoning Bylaws primarily of the following revisions:

Section 9.2.1: Increase Zoning Board of Appeals Membership from 3 to 5 Members
“There is hereby established a Board of Appeals consisting of five (5) members and two (2) associate members, appointed by the Selectmen,” provided that such change shall not apply to applications now pending before the Zoning Board of Appeals for which a public hearing has been opened.

Sections 9.4 (Site Plan Review), Section 5.1 (Off-Street Parking Regulations) and Section 5.3 (General Landscaping Requirements). Transfer Site Plan Review Authority from Zoning Board of Appeals to Planning Board:
To replace “Board of Appeals” wherever it appears with “Planning Board”, provided that such changes shall not apply to site plan review applications now pending before the Zoning Board of Appeals for which a public hearing has been opened.

Any person interested or wishing to be heard should appear at the time and place designated.

Linda Brown
Chairwoman
Douglas Planning Board
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