BYRON – Residents in this northern Oxford County town will have two additional questions to decide when they go to the polls Tuesday.

The Planning Board has put two land-use amendments before them.

The first would update the town’s floodplain-management ordinance by bringing it into compliance with state regulations.

Town Clerk Rosie Susbury said the change would enable homeowners to continue buying flood insurance.

The second proposed amendment would eliminate a section of the current subdivision law that allows cluster development.

Planning Board Chairman David Duguay said minimum lot size will remain at 10 acres. The current ordinance allows homes to be clustered on individual two-acre lots as long as the minimum 10 acres can be maintained in open land for each housing unit.

Duguay said some residents are concerned that developers would designate swamp land or other unsuitable land to meet the open land requirement.

Polls will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the town office Tuesday, Nov. 6.


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