Proposed Zoning Amendments

2017 Proposed Zoning Amendments

Article #2:

Are you in favor of the adoption of this Amendment as proposed by the Planning Board for the Town of Rindge Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance and generally described as follows:

To amend the Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance by revising the 4th bullet under the “Requirements/Limitations” section as follows:

”An ADU shall only be permitted in a principal dwelling unit in which the owner of record of the property will personally reside in either the principal dwelling unit or the ADU; except for bona fide temporary absences.”

This amendment is intended to bring the Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance into compliance with a new State Statute that will take effect on June 1, 2017 (Senate Bill 146).

Article #3:

Are you in favor of the adoption of this Amendment as proposed by the Planning Board for the Town of Rindge Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance and generally described as follows:

To amend the Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance by revising the 9th bullet under the “Requirements/Limitations” section as follows:

”The gross living area of an ADU shall not be less than 300 square feet or shall not be greater than 750 square feet for principal dwelling units less than 2,250 square feet or shall not be greater than one third (33.3%) of the total floor area of the principal dwelling for principal dwelling units 2,250 square feet or greater.”

  • This amendment is intended to bring the Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance into compliance with a new State Statute that will take effect on June 1, 2017 (Senate Bill 146).

Article #4:

Are you in favor of the adoption of this Amendment to the Town of Rindge Zoning Map as proposed by the Planning Board and generally described as follows:

To amend the Zoning Map such that all of Map 33 Lot 12-1 lies within the Village Zoning District and all of Map 6 Lot 35-3 lies within the Residential Agricultural Zoning District. Currently, the two parcels are bisected by the Zoning District Line due to a recently approved lot line adjustment between the parcels. This will result in each parcel being entirely within a single Zoning District.

  • This amendment is intended to have each parcel fall entirely within a single Zoning District and for the Zoning District line to follow the property lines.

Article #5:

Are you in favor of the adoption of this Amendment as proposed by the Planning Board for the Town of Rindge Zoning Ordinance and Town of Rindge Impact Fee Ordinance and generally described as follows:

To amend the Zoning Ordinance by repealing the Impact Fee Ordinance in its entirety. The Impact Fee Ordinance was enacted pursuant to RSA 674:21 as an Innovative Land Use Control and adopted on March 8th, 2003. Impact Fees will no longer be collected for any occupancy permits obtained on or after January 1st, 2017.

  • This amendment is intended to no longer assess and collect impact fees as an innovative land use control for new development in the Town of Rindge.