We have made a lot of progress towards crafting a new zoning district encompassing the working waterfront properties on Sesuit Harbor over the past several months. To the extent that, after yesterday’s session we actually have the complete draft of a harbor zoning proposal for Sesuit Harbor. Going forward from here we still have a lot of work to do, but it is clearly manageable. Here are the next steps and tentative meetings:
February 20th at 9 am, Discussion with the Town Planner – Review the Complete Draft one more time and make revisions as necessary
February 27th at 9 am, Economic Development Committee at the Town Hall Annex, EDC will receive the draft and initiate its review. Any members of other committees are encouraged to attend if they are available
March 20th at 9 am, Economic Development Committee at Town Hall Annex, continued review of the Sesuit Harbor Zoning Draft
April 17th at 9 am, Economic Development Committee at Town Hall Annex, continued review of the Sesuit Harbor Zoning Draft if necessary
May 19th – tentative joint Meeting of the Planning Board and Zoning By-law Study Committee to review Sesuit Harbor Zoning Draft (note any comments from Planning Board and Zoning By-law Study Committee members during the EDC review would be greatly appreciated to streamline this effort)
June, July and August public discussions to explain the Sesuit Harbor Zoning proposal and receive feedback (EDC Meetings and elsewhere as needed. Yacht Club forum perhaps?).
September 8th (approximately)– Planning Board asked to forward to Selectmen for Fall Town Meeting Warrant
October 6th or 20th Planning Board Public Hearing prior to Fall Town Meeting.
Thanks to all who have participated to date, and I look forward to continuing this effort in the coming months. While you do not see many of those “Discussions with the Town Planner” on the schedule. I expect there will be a few. I might also explore an electronic forum in the next couple of weeks if I can find an appropriate platform.
I am encouraging all relevant board and committee members to try to participate throughout the remainder of these meetings, when possible, so we can have a full a discussion as possible.
Below are links to the draft zoning proposal and map.