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December 3rd, 2016

Forum to Discuss Marshfield Zoning Revision

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How does local zoning shape the town we live in? Where does it come from? What can we do to effect it?

On Thursday, May 19, at 6 p.m. in the kitchen of the Old Schoolhouse Common in Marshfield, a forum will be held to discuss zoning. Members of the Marshfield Planning Commission along with representatives from the Regional Planning Commission and the Town’s Zoning Administrator will give presentations and answer questions which relate to the current zoning, the Town Plan, how we got here, where we’re going, and how you can effect the outcome as we begin a Zoning Revision Process.

In 2012, the Marshfield Selectboard and the Regional Planning Commission ratified a new Town Plan for Marshfield. Town Plans are outlines for development and conservation required from each municipality by State statute. Municipal entities must abide the Town Plan, and so the Marshfield Planning Commission has begun a Zoning Revision Process to bring the town’s zoning into compliance with the Town Plan.

As this important process unfolds public oversight and input are essential to see that local zoning fits the needs of those it effects as best it can while keeping with State and Federal regulations. To this end the Marshfield Planning Commission invites and urges all residents of Marshfield, and any others interested, to attend a series of zoning forums beginning with the May 19 presentations.

More information on existing zoning and the Town Plan are available on the Marshfield Town Site, http://www.town.marshfield.vt.us/

Any questions regarding the upcoming forum, the revision process, or the Town Plan may be directed to Marshfield Planning Commission Chair Jon Groveman, reachable by phone at (802) 426-4200 or by E-mail at jon.groveman@gmail.com’

Ivan Shadis
Marshfield Planning Commission

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