Petitions against proposed Woodbury Road electric substation submitted

BAR HARBOR — Citizens upset over the controversial proposed electrical substation on Woodbury Road have submitted two petitions seeking to change zoning language regarding the definition of such developments.

The proposed language would create explicit definitions for public utility installations and public utility facilities and would govern where each could be sited. The petitions each contain over 300 signatures and were certified by the town clerk’s office Wednesday.

As long as at least 10 percent of the number of residents who voted in the last gubernatorial election sign the petition (262), the town council is required to put the item before voters.

This likely would happen at town meeting in June. Sponsors of the petitions include Dianne Vreeland, Barbara Fenderson, Sam Dunlap and Donna Karlson.

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