Sanbornton Planning Board to hold public information meetings about proposed zoning amendments

SANBORNTON — The town Planning Board has scheduled public information meetings on Main 1 and May 10 to discuss the six proposed amendments to the Sanbornton Zoning Ordinance which will be voted on by the voters at the May 13 Town Meeting. Included in these six proposed amendments are two dealing with workforce housing.

The Planning Board has already held an official Public Hearing on March 20 as required by state law and has set the final wording of the proposed amendments as they will be listed on the official ballot. By comparison to the Public Hearing, the upcoming public information meetings, according to organizers, aim to provide factual, unbiased information concerning the proposed zoning amendments and particularly the two amendments having to do with workforce housing.

The meetings will be moderated by an impartial moderator to assure that all sides to the issue will be provided equal opportunity to present their views concerning the proposed amendments.

In order to be more convenient to a greater number of Sanbornton voters, two public information meetings have been scheduled: a mid-week evening meeting and a weekend daytime meeting. The first meeting will be held on Thursday, May 1, at 7 p.m., with the second meeting to be held on Saturday, May, 10 at 10 a.m. Both meetings will be held at the Old Town Hall, 19 Meeting House Hill Road.

The general public is encouraged to attend the meetings and learn more about the proposed zoning amendments in preparation for voting on these proposed amendments at Town Meeting on May 13. Copies of the proposed zoning amendments, as well as general information concerning the State's "Workforce Housing" statute (NH RSA 674:58-61), will be made available to those attending the meeting. Refreshments will be served.

Anyone having questions regarding this matter may call the Planning Board Office at 729-8003.