Here’s a link to the Article as it will appear on the Ballot:
What it means: The owners of the referenced property currently have 2 seasonal structures on one small lot (.13 acre lot). This Article seeks to remove a deed restriction that disallows more than one year-round dwelling on a lot.
Those in favor say: A neighbor said this is a nice family that would be welcomed year-round.
Those against say: People who are opposed to this make several points. The lot is too small for 2 dwelling units if one of them is to be year-round. The homeowners have the option of taking down both small cottages and replacing it with the year-round home they wish to build. Lot sizes in town take into consideration issues such as snow storage, runoff, drainage, etc. Asking for a deed restriction to be removed via Town ballot is in effect attempting an end-run around the appropriate Boards in town.
Fiscal Impact: No tax impact.