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Work Force Housing RSA is a state law, not a town ordinance

To The Daily Sun,

I would like to thank everyone that attended the Sanbornton Selectmen's meeting held Monday, April 14, to review the work force housing amendments. Although our opinions differ, our concerns are the same.

There were many misconceptions regarding the Planning Board's position on this matter. Hopefully, the meeting with the Selectmen, Planning Board, and concerned residents was helpful and their questions and concerns were answered by the town attorney.

To clarify one misconception, Work Force Housing RSA 674:58-61 is a state law, not a town ordinance. Two of the amendments that pertain to workforce housing are there to help the Planning Board control how a developer will be able to develop the land, if they should decide to build workforce housing. Without these amendments the developer or the courts will make the decision for our town.

If you would like more information on this issue, please attend one of the two sessions that the Planning Board is holding. Thursday, May 1, 2014, at 7 p.m. in the Old Town Hall or Saturday, May 10, at 10 a.m. in the Old Town Hall. Our intent is to have an educated and well informed voter on Tuesday, May 13, 2014.

Thank you again for your attendance and input concerning this matter.

For the voters that have supported us in the past, thank you. We look forward to having your continued support and confidence in the Planning Board.

Don Bormes, Chairman

Sanbornton Planning Board

 
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