Planning Board Land Use Code Proposed Changes

Date February 4, 2020




Pursuant to RSA 674:16, 675:3 and 675:6 & 7, the Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Monday February 3, 2020 at 6 pm at the Jaffrey Town Office on proposed amendments to the Jaffrey Land Use Code, Section I: Purpose, Section II: Definitions, Section IV: District Regulations and Permitted Uses, Section V: General Provisions that apply to More than one District, Section X: Guidelines for the Board of Adjustment, and Section XII: Guide to Zoning Districts. In addition, an amendment to the Appendix B of the Subdivision Regulations: Planning Board Authority is proposed.

The effect of the proposed amendments will be to: clarify the permissivity of the ordinance, add to the definitions where referenced elsewhere in the code, remove all references to Village Plan Alternative, move the description of the Mountain Zone to the Guide to the Zoning Districts (narrative description only), clarify expiration of variances and special exceptions, and provide for the appointment of alternates to the Zoning Board of Adjustment and Planning Board.

A full copy of the text of the proposed amendments is available for review in the Town Clerk's and Planning Office between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or you may call the Town Office at 532-7445. Documents are also posted on the Town website on the Planning and Economic Development page.

Interested people are invited to attend and comment on the proposals. Anyone wishing to submit written comments prior to the Hearing should address them to:

Chair, Planning Board 10 Goodnow Street

Jaffrey, NH 03452

Individuals having special needs covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act should notify this office (532-7445) at least five (5) days prior to the Public Hearing.

Jo Anne Carr