Zoning meeting set for March 19

 The Terry Town Council and Zoning Commission will address the town’s proposed zoning issue during a Tuesday, March 19 meeting at Terry Town Hall, set to begin at 7 p.m. 

“Everyday I go to the post office I see somebody different who asks me about zoning,” said Mayor Ron Kiosse. He added the consensus of the majority of Terry residents support zoning.
Kiosse questioned criticisms that the Zoning Commission or Town Council has been unwilling to alter the zoning ordinance draft. 
“We have made some changes to it,” Kiosse said.
Oral and written comments have been sought by the council regarding the proposed zoning draft during a meeting held in December of last year and  meetings held earlier  this year. 
The zoning draft, along with the changes that have been made to it, can be found at the Town of Terry’s website at www.townofterry.com under the Zoning Commission tab.
Kiosse expects to appoint a replacement for Zoning Commission Chairman Charles Deisher at the March 14 regular town council meeting. Deisher, who is moving from Terry, resigned from the position last month. He has served on the Zoning Commission since its inception. The three-member Zoning Commission also includes Heather Carter and Elden Netzer.
It was unclear by press time how many more public hearings will be held before the town council votes on whether to adopt the 50-plus page zoning ordinance draft. Kiosse said the council could vote on the issue at the March 19 meeting, but Town Clerk Lynn Strasheim said she would need to consult with Town Attorney Rebecca Convery before confirming that.

Published March 6, 2013

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