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Land Use Director Calls 
Bylaw ‘Antiquated’

by Brian McCarthy

    The town’s Planning Board met at Town Hall Monday, April 10 to debate several project development issues. The board’s main focus of the evening concerned repeals and amendments of protective bylaws for the town of Lunenburg- specifically, protective bylaws 6.2 and 6.4, both of which fall under the town’s general provisions statute. 
    Land Use Director Adam Burney opened the discussion, and referred to protective bylaw 6.2 as “antiquated”  
“It’s a portion of the bylaw, as I understand it, that hasn’t been applied in well over a decade”, said Burney. “This is an old way of marking the property”, he said. 
    Vice Chairman Damon McQuaid and board member Kenneth Chenis echoed Burney’s assessment, and McQuaid stated that the current bylaw doesn’t serve a clear purpose. 
“I hesitate to think that it’s critical to have in there”, said McQuaid.
    Planning Board Chairman Matthew Allison argued in favor of amending the bylaw instead or repealing it entirely, and stated that bylaw serves a real purpose to the town. 
“It’s not at all antiquated”, said Allison. “I think it’s sad it’s been overlooked for a decade”, he said. 

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