Middlebury board approves zoning changes
MIDDLEBURY — At their July 29 meeting, members of the Middlebury selectboard voted unanimously to approve a series of amendments to the town’s zoning bylaws.
Planning officials at a July 22 pubic hearing described the proposed zoning amendments as primarily housekeeping, to improve language for better clarity and to establish consistency with the objectives of the 2012 town plan.
The selectboard on Aug. 12 will hold its second hearing on what have been some more controversial proposed changes to language in the town plan that relate to the new town office/recreation facility project.
Also at the July 29 meeting, the selectboard received an update from Ilsley Public Library Building Committee Chairman John Freidin on ongoing efforts to size up the library’s space needs. He noted the panel is preparing a survey to solicit residents’ opinions on library services and needs. The panel is also organizing visits to other libraries and taking inventory of its own assets and transactions as it considers renovations to better accommodate its growth.
The board also reviewed fiscal year 2015 water and wastewater budget proposals.