LIVERMORE FALLS — Resident and businessman Wayne Knowlton told selectmen Tuesday that he wants the Building Lot Standards Ordinance amended to prohibit mobile homes in the village district.

I am here as a champion for Livermore Falls to try to keep mobile homes from coming into the village area,” he said.

He said when the ordinance was adopted he believed it prohibited mobile homes in that section of town. Recently, someone bought a lot on Park Street and replaced the mobile home there with another one, he said.

The ordinance, adopted in 2005, applies to all new lots recorded after the law took effect. Lots with mobile homes before that are grandfathered.

According to the building lot ordinance, the village district boundaries are the Jay town line on the north, the Androscoggin River on the west, the CMP rite of way on the east and on the south by an east-west line from the river to the power lines and encompassing all properties abutting Gilbert Street, the south loop.

Code Enforcement Officer Rob Overton and the Planning Board are expected to review the ordinance to determine if changes are needed.

“As we are tearing down houses, there is no ordinance to prevent them from putting in a trailer,” Knowlton said.

Board of Selectmen Chairman Heather Bronish said she will look into other towns’ ordinances.

Gould said there could be a moratorium on mobile homes in the village area until an amendment is proposed.

If we get too lenient on this in the future it is not good for the town,” Knowlton said. “I know new trailers are nice but you don’t want them in the village area of the town.”

Knowlton also said he didn’t think the town should allow railroad boxcars or cargo shipment containers in the village.

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