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Public Hearing - Select Board - Adoption of the Town Plan

The Town of Pownal Board of Selectmen will hold two public hearings as required for adoption of the Town Plan. This is the first public hearing for the Town Plan and it will be held on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 6:30 p.m. at the Pownal Elementary School Gym.

The full text of the Town Plan may be viewed here.

The outline of the new plan is as follows:

1. Introduction
2. Our Vision for Pownal
3. Population, Housing, Economic Development
4. Natural Resources
5. Land Use Plan
6. Transportation
7. Community Facilities, Services and Utilities
8. Energy
9. Implementation
10. References
11. Review of Statutory Requirements and Consistency with Other Plans

The proposed Pownal Plan favors zoning changes in two sections of town:

1. On both sides of RT 7 heading north from Petit Lane on the east side and from the northern end of Center St (set back but following RT 7 heading north) on the west side extending to the land adjacent to the beginning of Jackson Cross Road on RT 7. These two strips, currently zoned Commercial should be changed to Village.
2. The Green Mountain Racetrack property should be changed from Village to Commercial thus discouraging residential development, since a great deal of the property sits in the Flood Plain, but still encouraging appropriate commercial development in conjunction with our economic development goals.

If you wish to any comments or recommendations re: Proposed Town Plan, please feel free to email pownallcs@comcast.net

Dated this 26th day February, 2018.

Linda Sciarappa, Administrative Assistant

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