PROPOSED Shoreland Zoning Ordinance Amendments

July 10, 2020

Two proposed amendments to the Town of Cranberry Isles’ Land Use & Shoreland Zoning Ordinance were recently approved by the Town Planning Board.  The Board of Selectmen will be scheduling a Public Hearing for comment concerning these proposed changes once a legal review of the amendments is completed.  The Proposed Amendments are as follows:

Proposed Amendment #1 adds Section 13(H) to the Land Use and Shoreland Zoning Ordinance:

Section 13 (H).  Split Districts.  Split Districts contain more than one district in the same shoreland zoning location as shown on the Shoreland zoning map.  The Resource Protection district portion of split districts includes areas within other districts that fit the criteria of 13. A. above, or places otherwise protected by Mandatory Shoreland Zoning, Natural Resource Protection Act, or other laws.  These areas may include, but are not limited to significant wildlife habitats that require buffer zones of various measurement depending on the particular habitat classification.  Maine Department of Environmental Protection, Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, and other agencies  regulate activities within these buffer zones.   

Proposed Amendment #2 changes Section 16(C)(1) of the Land Use and Shoreland Zoning Ordinance:

 Section 16(C)(1) Currently reads

 C.  Permit Application

(1)     Every applicant for a permit shall submit a written application, including a scaled site plan, on a form provided by the municipality, to the appropriate official as indicated in Section 14.

 

The Proposed Change reads as follows:

C.  Permit Application

(1)     Every applicant for a permit shall submit a written application, including a scaled site plan, on a form provided by the municipality, to the appropriate official as indicated in Section 14. The application must include preconstruction photographs of the shoreline vegetation and development site.  Post construction photographs of shoreline vegetation and the development site are required no later than 20 days after completion of the project.