October 13, 2017

Windham Town Council considers several agenda items by Lorraine Glowczak

The Windham Town Council meeting was held at its usual time of 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 10. This week’s agenda included many votes on various issues that brought many community members to the chamber room.

The topics that prompted public discussion included the Highland Lake watershed emergency moratorium ordinance that was adopted at the Council’s meeting on September 12. To remain in effect beyond sixty (60) days, the Council was required to hold a public hearing and vote on the ordinance again within that time frame. A public hearing and vote were discussed and voted. Upon
hearing all comments, the Council voted unanimously to keep the emergency ordinance active for 180 days.

The second subject of concern included the vote and approval to the amendments to Sections 300, 500, and 900 of the Land Use Ordinance, Chapter 140 of the Code of the Town of Windham, regarding private roads and private ways, both as part of subdivision approval and outside of subdivision approval.

Public comments were expressed to the Town Council on both sides of the issues. After hearing the comments, the Council voted to approve the above stated amendments 4 – 2.

Public comment was also available for a proposed Property Tax Assistance Program Ordinance.
The program established by the ordinance would, beginning in fiscal 2018-2019, provide benefits of up to $500 per year to qualifying persons aged 65 or older who have a homestead and subject to income and property tax limits. No public comment. Town Council voted unanimously for the Property Tax Assistance Program Ordinance.

For more information and details regarding this meeting and/or future meetings, one can view a recorded version on the Town of Windham website at www.windhammaine.us or call 207-892-1900.

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