Get out the Vote! – Hanover Town Meeting – May 10th

Dear Ford Sayre Community Members,

Please consider voting “YES” on Article Eight at the Hanover Town Meeting on May 10th.

WHY is this important?  Discussions are underway to enhance the cross country ski experience at Oak Hill (the trails near Storr’s Pond), with the goal of creating more reliable snow conditions through snow-making, homologation of trails (homologation is a fancy term for a “system of evaluation” that is designed to guide the development and upgrade of Cross-Country competition courses), and lighting.  The college is also exploring the possibility of constructing a facility for skiers and other outdoor recreation users to be used for ski tuning/waxing, refuge and training during inclement weather, restrooms, and a gathering space.

What does article eight change? Article eight (amendment 7) changes the definition of “outdoor recreation” and makes it clear that buildings and structures associated with outdoor recreation are allowed as Special Exceptions.  It adds structures associated with Outdoor Recreation to the list of Special Exceptions in districts where Outdoor Recreation is an allowed use. Please note that any new structures that are allowed with this new definition of outdoor recreation must still be reviewed and approved by the Zoning Board of Adjustment.

Hanover voters: Please review the language below and consider supporting Article Eight at the May 10th election (Voting: 7am to 7pm at the Hanover High School)

Thanks!

Aricca

Here is the language that you will see on the ballot:

Article Eight: Amendment No. 7: Modify the definition of ‘Outdoor Recreation” At a public hearing held on March 1, 2016, the Hanover Planning Board voted to recommend that Town Meeting adopt this zoning amendment. This amendment changes the definition of “outdoor recreation” and makes it clear that buildings and structures associated with outdoor recreation are allowed as Special Exceptions and adds structures associated with Outdoor Recreation to the list of Special Exceptions in districts where Outdoor Recreation is an allowed use.

For more information on this and other proposed zoning amendments, click hereFor an absentee ballot, click here

 

 

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