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Posted on: September 17, 2019

[ARCHIVED] PLANNING BOARD: Town Meeting Warrant Articles


The Winchester Planning Board will hold a public hearing pursuant to MGL Chapter 40A, Section 5, to discuss proposed changes to the town’s zoning bylaws.

Four articles are proposed for the Fall Town Meeting of 2019 (1) MEMBERSHIP into the Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area. (2) AMEND Section 10: DEFINITIONS of the Zoning Bylaw by altering the definition of DWELLING UNIT to make clear that a single dwelling unit may only have one cooking area. (3) AMEND Section 3.5.5 Nonconforming Single and Duplex Residential Structures to make clear that a reconstruction, extension, alteration or change (not just alterations) could be considered by the Building Commissioner to not increase the nonconforming nature of a structure.

 (4) ADD a new Section 4.2.9 Barriers: Fences and Walls. No fence, wall, or any combination of fences placed on top of walls, may exceed 6’ in height without obtaining a Special Permit from the ZBA according to 9.4.2.

The complete text relative to each of the proposed changes is available for inspection at the Town Clerk and the Town Planner’s Office at Winchester Town Hall located at 71 Mt. Vernon St, Winchester, MA during regular business hours. The public hearing for the

articles listed above will be held on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 7:30pm. in the Select Board  Room, Town Hall, 71 Mt. Vernon Street, Winchester, MA.  For further information contact the Winchester Town Planner at 781-721-7120.

Heather von Mering, Winchester Planning Board Chair

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