WILTON — Town planners recently agreed they could not approve a permit for two seasonal campsites on Main Street because it would violate the zoning ordinance.

That leaves applicant Paul Beisaw with the option of taking the issue to the Appeals Board, Code Enforcement Officer Charles Lavin said.

The ordinance considers two or more campsites a campground, Lavin said. The sites at 1076 Main St. are in a residential zone.

The ordinance would allow for two mobile homes or one camp and one mobile home.

The question arose whether a tiny house could be used as a camp or as a recreational vehicle under the ordinance, Lavin said.

A tiny house is defined as less than the 500 square feet, he said.


With more interest in tiny houses, Lavin thought it would be good for the board to address it with a potential adjustment to the ordinance, he said.

The planners discussed adjusting the ordinance to allow permanent tiny houses less than 500 square feet in the residential zone, as long as they meet Maine Universal Building and Energy Code and are connected to the town sewer or a septic system, he said.

In other business, the Planning Board approved a use permit for Summit Support Services, a social service agency, at 860 U.S. Route 2 East and approval of two businesses leasing space in the Bass Building.

Western Maine Behavioral Health and Life Enrichment Advancing People are tenants in the downtown building.

Lavin suggested the board also consider amending the ordinance to allow the code enforcement officer to permit a new tenant, such as the three considered at the meeting.

Other ordinance amendments discussed centered on marijuana cultivation other than for personal use; allowing adult businesses such as a Brew Pub or Cannabis Confectionery in the downtown village zone; and solar farms.

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