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Wednesday July 13th, 2016 – 7:00pm
Public Hearing Town of New Hartford
Amendments to the Zoning Regulations
In 2015 the Town of New Hartford updated its POCD which among many other things included a section recognizing the need to “Protect West Hill Pond.” The Plan set forth several action steps for doing so. Earlier this year the town held an open “Round Table” forum to determine the most urgent item in the POCD. Protecting West Hill Pond came out on top. As a result the town has developed proposed zoning amendments – special protections for the R-4 zone (West Hill Pond watershed) alone – which are to be presented at the July 13th public hearing.
It is important to note that these proposed amendments are to the Zoning Regulations. They are not ordinances nor are they proposed changes to the Inland Wetland regulations. Unless you are planning development or expansion activity for which you would need a building permit, these proposed amendments to the zoning regulations would be unlikely to have any direct impact on you.
We encourage all West Hill Lake property owners to become familiar with the proposed amendments so they can better understand how these amendments might impact their property and enjoyment of the lake. Reading and understanding the proposed amendments is important towards understanding whether these will add or diminish value and whether the constraints of additional regulation ends up being beneficial or detrimental. A non-official copy of the amendments can be downloaded from WHPA web-site using the link below.
Proposed Zoning Amendments
There is a link to the existing Town of New Hartford Zoning Regulations available from that same page.
Current Zoning Amendments
Specific questions on the amendments can be addressed directly to Zoning Enforcement Officer Ruth Mulcahy at 860.379.7677.
For an informal discussion on the impacts and your thoughts, feel free to contact one of the WHPA Trustees or WHLSPOA Officers, whose contact information can be found below.
Having reviewed the proposed amendments The Trustees of the Pond Association (WHPA) and Officers of the Lakeshore Property Owners Association (WHLSPOA) have gathered some Frequently Asked Questions with answers we hope you will review. Please read and comment, and if you have additional questions that haven’t been asked, give us a call or send an e-mail so we can add to the list for others to see.