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Saturday, May 28, 2016
Workshop on Rte. 9 Zoning Change
Last night (5/26/6) Lisbon held a
workshop to discuss the possibility of changing the zoning on rte 9 to
“Commercial Zoning”. This public workshop was attended by approximately 60 people. (5 tables times 12 persons per table). The vast majority of the attendees were residents of rte 9.
Many of the residents voiced concerns
about losing rte 9’s rural/agriculture feel. They also felt that
changing rte 9 to commercial would not only destroy that rural feel but
also open the door for used car lots, junkyards or worse.
After 2 hours of discussion the
consensus was to leave rte 9/s zoning alone and not add a commercial
zone. This sentiment was best exhibited by a show of hands that overwhelmingly supported keeping the existing zoning.
The people have spoken loud and clear, NO ZONING CHANGE IS WANTED OR NEEDED.
The only support for this zoning change appeared to come from a handful
of people that, with one exception, didn’t live on rte 9.
It is my belief that this unwanted
zoning change is being pushed by one of Lisbon’s “powers that be” for
their own financial gain.
Zoning changes should benefit all in Lisbon not just one or two of Lisbon’s elite. Respectfully Joe Hill