WELD – The Planning Board is holding a hearing Monday on a proposed six-month moratorium on wind power projects. The hearing will also address the revised Shoreland Zoning Ordinance.
The hearings will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 22 in the multipurpose room at the town office.
Both proposals are expected to go to voters at the annual town meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 6, at the town hall.
The moratorium will give townspeople time to educate themselves about wind power technology and establish guidelines for the development of commercial wind farms in town, if that's what voters choose.
The shoreland zoning revision would allow owners of property in resource protection to upgrade septic systems, town Code Enforcement Officer Katharine Shoaps said Thursday. Currently, there are no provisions for those property owners to replace failed systems that are detrimental to the lake, she said.