Campground moratorium approved in Tremont

TREMONT—Voters in Tremont on Tuesday approved a moratorium that will give a six-month pause to the review of campground applications.  

More than half of the town’s registered voters cast a ballot in the election, with 428 people voting for the moratorium and 215 voting against.  

The moratorium, which is retroactive to Aug. 2, would have halted the proposed 55-site Acadia Wilderness Lodge had the Planning Board not approved the project the night before.  

The AWL project, which had been reduced from a 154-site campground to a 55-site glampground, was the subject of a three-part Planning Board meeting, totaling 15 hours, for the application’s review. 

Over the next six months, the Planning Board will work on changes to the land use ordinance to better position it to deal with campground applications.  

The moratorium can be extended for an additional 180 days by a vote of the Select Board after the initial 180 days expires.  

Faith DeAmbrose

Faith DeAmbrose

Managing Editor at Mount Desert Islander

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