Westport Planning Board: Public Notice – January 23, 2013

Pursuant to the provisions of MGL ch. 40A §5 and Article 2.1 of the Westport Zoning Bylaws, the Westport Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at the Town Hall Annex, 856 Main Road Westport. The purpose of the hearing is to accept public comments on the following proposed amendments to the Town of Westport Zoning By-laws:

Item 1.a. To amend Section 1, Definitions, of the Westport Zoning By-laws by adding definitions relevant to Solar Energy Systems, in the appropriate alphabetical order.

Item 1.b. To create a new Westport Zoning By-law Article 24, Solar Energy Systems, for the purpose of regulating the siting of the generation of Solar Energy Systems (via by-right, site plan approval, or special permit) with a permitting process not to exceed 12 months from date of initial application to date of final approval.

Item 1.c. To amend the Table of Use Regulations by adding the permitted uses as described in Articles 24 for Solar Energy Systems by-right or by special permit

Item 2. To create a new Westport Zoning By-law Article 25, Temporary Marijuana Moratorium Bylaw, be in effect through June 30, 2014 for the purpose of undertaking a planning process to address the potential impacts of medical marijuana in the Town, consider the Department of Public Health regulations Regarding Medical Marijuana Treatment Facilities and related uses, and shall consider adopting new Zoning Bylaws to address the impact and operation of Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers and related uses.

Item 3. To amend the Table of Use Regulations by reformatting the use table approved at the 2012 Annual Town Meeting regarding the Science and Technology Overlay District (STOD) related-uses easier to understand.

A copy of the proposed are on file with the Town Clerk’s office, Town Hall, and Planning Board at the Town Hall Annex and may be inspected there during regular business hours or on our website on-line at www.westport-ma.gov.

David Emilita, Chairman
WESTPORT PLANNING BOARD

January 24 & 31, 2013

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