BAR HARBOR — Following a brief public hearing Tuesday night which brought just two residents out, town councilors voted unanimously to place the “repeal and replacement” of the land use ordinance (LUO) on the ballot for June town meeting.
The proposed slate of revisions to the LUO are aimed at making the document clearer, more concise, better organized and less ambiguous, town manager Dana Reed told councilors. The proposed changes were developed by land use attorney Mary Denison in concert with town officials over the past two years. The entire LUO has essentially been re-structured in the process. The proposed new LUO would not allow any new uses nor disallow any existing uses.
The entire proposed new ordinance is available for review in the planning department. All of the proposed changes are highlighted in the review copy.