Owls Head resets special town meeting date on zoning change

By George Chappell | Feb 06, 2013
Photo by: George Chappell Town officials on Monday, Feb. 4, changed the special town meeting date for a zoning change that will affect the innkeeper's house at the Coast Guard Light Station in Owls Head.

Owls Head — A special town meeting on proposed changes in the Owls Head zoning and shoreland zoning ordinances has been rescheduled from Tuesday, Feb. 19 to Monday, March 4 at 7 p.m. in the community building.

Selectmen approved the change Monday night, Feb. 4, saying they had another item to go on the warrant as well.

The zoning changes will make possible a Coast Guard lease to the American Lighthouse Foundation to relocate its offices from Rockland to Owls Head.

Eric Davis of the foundation said he was disappointed in the delay because the lighthouse group had hoped to be in the building by March 1.

In other business, selectmen granted a one-month extension on a purchase and sales contract on town-owned tax-acquired property on South Shore Drive to protect the town from legal exposure. Real Estate Agent Dale Martin is handling the sale.

In one other matter, the board voted 3-0 against buying road salt insurance until next town meeting in August. Because many residents have wells for their drinking water, the board wanted to see what the cost for the insurance and contamination would be. The well had been approved at last year's town meeting,.

Courier Publications reporter George Chappell can be reached at 594-4401 or by email at gchappell@courierpublicationsllc.com.


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