LUPC ProposalPosted on June 29, 2018
Recently, the Chamber has been made aware of a new proposal for Adjacency Rules for development of Unorganized Territories, which could have a significant impact on the people and businesses in the Katahdin Region and the entire North Woods.
Here are two websites from both the Committee that is proposing the rules
The Land Use Planning Commission’s page on adjacency: https://www.maine.gov/dacf/lupc/projects/adjacency/adjacency.html
and the Natural Resources Council of Maine’s position
NRCM’s page on adjacency: https://www.nrcm.org/projects/forests-wildlife/north-woods-protection-lupc/
Finally, here is a link to an article in the Bangor Daily News that covered the hearing on June 20th, 2018.
New Rulemaking Schedule for Adjacency Review
Written comments about the Land Use Planning Commission’s (LUPC or the Commission) review of the adjacency principle will continue to be accepted beyond the current deadline of September 24, 2018.
At its meeting on October 10, 2018, the Commission will consider revising the proposal, establishing a new comment deadline, and holding an additional public hearing in winter of 2019. More details about the rulemaking schedule will be available on the website in advance of the October meeting.
How to participate:
To review the proposal, please visit the Adjacency webpage. If you have questions or would like to submit written comments, please email Benjamin.Godsoe; or write to: Land Use Planning Commission, c/o Ben Godsoe, 18 Elkins Lane, 22 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333, Phone: (207) 287-2619.