Created on Thursday, 06 September 2007 07:22
Last Updated on Thursday, 06 September 2007 07:22
Mad River Valley TV will sponsor and host a public forum on Waitsfield's subdivision regulations next month.
MRVTV, The Valley's public access television station, will host a live
in-studio call-in show allowing members of the public to call in with
questions about the town's proposed subdivision regulations.
The new regulations will come before voters for a town-wide vote on
October 23. In advance of that vote, MRVTV will host the live
call-in event on October 11. It will be moderated by Lisa Loomis,
editor of <MI>The Valley Reporter<D>. A member of each of
the town's three regulatory bodies -- the planning commission, the
select board and the development review board -- has been invited.
The subdivision regulations were adopted by the select board earlier
this summer and members of the public petitioned for a town-wide vote
on the regulations. The regulations were crafted by the planning
commission and came to the select board with the support of the
commission as well as the development review board.
During select board hearings on the regulations, board member Paul
Hartshorn voiced concerns about a clause which asks planners (and now
development review board members) to consider future road networks when
approving subdivisions. Hartshorn is adamantly opposed to any such
provision, calling it tantamount to blackmail at the select board's
last hearing on the topic.
At the October 11 public forum, panelists and the moderator will answer
call-in questions from the public as well as prepared questions and