Talk of the Towns 10/26/07

Producer/host: Ron Beard

Topic: Constructing Town Land Use Ordinances that Work

Guests: Tom Martin, Executive Director, Hancock County (Maine) Planning Commission; Noel Musson, CES Inc.; Dale Sprinkle, Chair, Planning Board, Surry, Maine

How does a town exercise its authority to guide land use decisions in Maine?  What is the legislative basis for towns to “plan”?  What is a land use ordinance and how does it affect the ways in which landowners use their land?

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