WOODSTOCK – A special town meeting has been called for April 29 to vote on changes to three ordinances approved by voters Monday. Selectmen set the date Tuesday.

The ordinances pertain to the appeals board, tax-acquired properties and property maintenance.

Town Manager Vern Maxfield said amendments to these regulations had already been written, but there was not enough time to notify voters of them before Monday’s annual town meeting.

“The people were satisfied with the articles regarding the ordinances as written, but it was felt they need to be fine-tuned a bit in order to make them work in the best interest of the town. As a result, the articles passed with plans to further adjust the language of the ordinances and have another vote later this month,” Maxfield said.

The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. in the meeting room at the town office.

Prior to the special town meeting, however, state law requires a public hearing to give people a chance to discuss the changes. That hearing will be held at 6:30 p.m. April 15 in the meeting room at the town office.

In other business Tuesday, it was announced that selectmen are looking for volunteers to serve on two study committees. One is how to lower costs for the Greenwood and Woodstock waste transfer station in Locke Mills village, and the other is how to beautify the town common in Bryant Pond village.

“There are some good ideas that have surfaced, including a plan submitted by Keith Poland, but we need to have some citizen input into what the people would like to see done there,” Maxfield said of the town common work.

Anyone interested in serving on either or both committees should contact the town office at 665-2668.


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