Split recommendation on rooming house rules

BAR HARBOR — Warrant committee members have come out against passage of proposed rooming house rules, while the planning board has reversed its stance and decided to favor the proposal. That will leave voters with conflicting recommendations when they go to the polls this November.

Opponents claim that the rules would allow rooming houses to open everywhere around town, that the rules contain too many loopholes, and that improvements to safety and living conditions that are the purported goals would not be achieved through the language used.

Town manager Dana Reed countered that in the village residential zoning district, the use would not be allowed and only those rooming houses already in existence there and able to prove that existence would be allowed to remain.

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Robert Levin

Robert Levin

Former reporter Robert Levin covered the people, businesses, governmental and nonprofit agencies of Bar Harbor. [email protected]
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