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Wednesday
Feb072018

Wording on the March Ballot as proposed by the Planning Board for changes to the Dublin Ordinance

Article #2. Are you in favor of Amendment No. 1 as proposed by the Planning Board for the town zoning ordinance, as follows: Amend the Sign Ordinance to make it compliant with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Reed v. Town of Gilbert finding content-based restrictions on signage to be in violation of the 1st Amendment’s right to free speech by eliminating from the sign ordinance any restrictions based on the content of the message displayed, and to ease some of the restrictions on signage including those on temporary signs?

Article #3. Are you in favor of Amendment No. 2 as proposed by the Planning Board for the town zoning ordinance, as follows: Amend Paragraph F. (Wetland Buffer Zone section) of Article XIII (Wetland Conservation District) of the Land Use Ordinance so as to:

a) Give the Planning Board the authority to grant waivers to the wetland buffer rules in cases where the applicant can show the proposed activity is at least 50 feet from a functioning wetland and does not pose a risk of harm to that wetland,

b) Grant the Board the authority to enlist, at the applicant’s expense, the assistance of engineers, wetland scientists or other experts in reaching its decision on any such waiver application, and to consider any input provided by the Conservation Commission, and 

c) Remove "Raking or removal of leaf litter" from the list of activities not permitted in the wetland buffer zone.