Workforce housing ordinance passes in Alton

ALTON — An amendment to the town's zoning ordinance which would identify areas where so-called workforce housing is permitted was adopted by an overwhelming 634-297 vote Tuesday.
Petitioned warrant articles which would have had the town not pay $7,000 in fees for membership in the Lakes Region Planning Commission and would have eliminated the positions of town planner and town assessor were also defeated by wide margins.
The LRPC article lost 558-370, the town planner article 650-283 and the assessor article 658-282.
An article to combine the offices of town clerk and tax collector was adopted 609-326.
Cydney Johnson (517) and Lou LaCourse (503) won three-year terms as selectmen, edging out Phil Wittmann (503).