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Posted on: February 15, 2017

City Council Candidates for March 14, 2017 Election

The filing period for the March 14th Election began on Tuesday, January 31st at 9:00am and closed on Tuesday, February 14th at 5:00pm. Sample ballots are not yet available, but for now, here is a list of those who filed a Declaration of Candidacy to run for City Council as well as information about the upcoming Chamber of Commerce Candidate's Night and the Zoning Amendments that will appear on the ballot. 

City Council Candidates

One Ward 1 Councilor, Two-Year Term
Candidates Filed: Suzanne M. Prentiss

One Ward 1 Councilor, One-Year Term
Candidates Filed: Jim Winny, Daniel A. Nash and Devin R. Wilkie

One Ward 2 Councilor, Two-Year Term
Candidates Filed: Shane Smith and Dean Sorenson

One Ward 3 Councilor, Two-Year Term
Candidates Filed: Clifton Below

One Councilor at-Large, Two-Year Term
Candidates Filed: Catherine Patch, Michael G. Balog and Karen Liot Hill

The Lebanon Chamber of Commerce will host a candidate’s night on Tuesday March 7th in Council Chambers at City Hall from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. This is an opportunity for Lebanon residents to learn more about the candidates for City Council and School Board.

Zoning Ordinance Amendments to Appear on Ballot

The following three (3) Zoning Ordinance amendments are proposed by the City Council for your consideration:

Amendment #1

Removing cluster subdivision as a permitted use in the R-1, R-2, R-3, RL-1, RL-2, and RL-3 Districts, and replacing manufactured home cluster subdivision with manufactured home PURD (planned unit residential development) in the list of permitted uses in the R-1, RL-1, and RL-2 Districts. (Zoning Ordinance Sections 308.2, 309.2, 310.2, 312.2, 313.2, & 314.2)

This amendment follows the City Council’s approval in January, 2017, of a series of amendments intended to strengthen the planned unit development (PUD) regulations in order to ensure better design and enhanced protection of valuable natural and historic resources. As part of these changes, the cluster subdivision provisions were incorporated into the PUD requirements and the section of the Zoning Ordinance regulating cluster subdivisions (Section 502) was removed. Amendment #1, which will remove all cluster subdivision references in the R-1, R-2, R-3, RL-1, RL-2, and RL-3 Districts, is the final step in enacting the comprehensive amendments to the PUD regulations. 

Yes________ No_________

The Lebanon City Council approves of and endorses the adoption of the proposed zoning amendment to remove the cluster subdivision provisions, which have recently been incorporated into the planned unit development (PUD) option. The combination of these amendments implements specific recommendations of the Land Use, Natural Resources, Economic Development, and Housing chapters of the Master Plan.

The Lebanon Planning Board approves of and endorses the adoption of the proposed zoning amendment. The proposed amendment streamlines the Zoning Ordinance by removing the cluster subdivision provisions, which are now included within the planned unit development (PUD) option.

The Lebanon Conservation Commission approves of and endorses the adoption of the proposed zoning amendment. The proposed amendment streamlines the Zoning Ordinance by removing the cluster subdivision provisions now included within the planned unit development (PUD) option, which is a strong conservation tool.


Amendment #2

In the RL-1, RL-2, and RL-3 Districts, allowing and regulating home based contractor’s yards. This amendment is intended to allow residents of large lots in the rural districts to operate small-scale contracting businesses from their homes.

All home based contractor’s yards will require a public hearing and special exception approval from the Zoning Board of Adjustment. Applicants will need to demonstrate compliance with the specific performance standards set forth in proposed Section 600A, including screening requirements and limitations on the size, scope, and scale of the business, in order to minimize adverse impacts on surrounding properties. (Zoning Ordinance Sections 312.2, 313.2, 314.2, 600A, & Appendix A) 

Yes________ No_________

The Lebanon City Council approves of and endorses the adoption of the proposed zoning amendment. The amendment will help to promote economic sustainability by allowing small local contractors in the rural districts the opportunity to operate from their residences, while requiring heightened public review before the Zoning Board of Adjustment in order to prevent negative impacts on surrounding property owners.

The Lebanon Planning Board approves of and endorses the adoption of the proposed amendment. This will allow small local contractors the opportunity to operate from their residences in the rural districts while requiring heightened public review in order to prevent negative impacts on surrounding property owners.

The Lebanon Conservation Commission approves and endorses the adoption of the proposed amendment. This will require heightened public review in order to prevent negative impacts on the environment and surrounding property owners.


Amendment #3

In the R-1, R-2, R-3, RL-1, RL-2, and RL-3 Districts, allowing and regulating non-accessory renewable energy systems (i.e., solar and district energy systems intended to generate energy for off-site consumption). Except for building-mounted solar energy systems, all non-accessory renewable energy systems will require a public hearing and conditional use permit approval from the Planning Board. This amendment also updates and clarifies the regulations applicable to accessory renewable energy systems (i.e. those systems intended to generate on-site consumption in support of an existing principal use such as a single family dwelling). (Zoning Ordinance Sections 308.2, 309.2, 310.2, 312.2, 313.2, 314.2, 612, & Appendix A)

This amendment follows the City Council’s approval in January, 2017, of an amendment to allow and regulate non-accessory renewable energy systems in all non-residential zoning districts. 

Yes________ No_________

The Lebanon City Council approves of and endorses the adoption of the proposed zoning amendment, which supports the implementation of the Energy chapter of the Lebanon Master Plan and will allow new investments in renewable energy that are appropriate to residential districts, with appropriate review by the Planning Board.

The Planning Board approves of and endorses the adoption of the proposed zoning amendment as it supports the overall goals and desired outcomes of the Lebanon Master Plan. 

The Conservation Commission approves of and endorses the adoption of the proposed zoning amendment as it supports the overall goals and desired outcomes of the Lebanon Master Plan with regard to renewable energy.

 

For questions regarding the proposed zoning amendments, please contact:

Tim Corwin, Senior Planner
603-448-1524 ext. 1445
e-mail: tim.corwin@lebcity.com

David Brooks, Director of Planning & Zoning
603-448-1457 ext. 1472
e-mail: david.brooks@lebcity.com

Information about School Board members and the warrant articles which will appear on the School Ballot can be obtained by calling the Lebanon School District at 603-790-8500 or by visiting the school district website

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