Litchfield Planning Board | Public Hearing Notice | January 17, 2023

Public Hearing Notice – Litchfield Planning Board – Zoning Ordinance Amendments

PUBLIC HEARING – ZONING AMENDMENTS

TOWN OF LITCHFIELD
PLANNING BOARD
PUBLIC HEARING
ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENTS
JANUARY 17, 2023
LITCHFIELD TOWN HALL
2 LIBERTY WAY, LITCHFIELD NH
7:00 PM

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with NH RSA Section 675:7 that a public hearing will be conducted to consider proposed amendments to the Town of Litchfield’s Zoning Ordinance: 1. Amending Section 504.00 Home Occupations to provide clearer standards for all home occupations to distinguish between home occupations that require Planning Board approval and those that do not require Planning Board approval, and to provide specific standards for family and adult day care and firearms related home businesses and 2. Amending Section 1040.00, Demolition Review Ordinance, to make the ordinance applicable to buildings that are 60 years old or older rather than to buildings built prior to 1960.

Copies of the full text are available for public viewing purposes in the Town Hall offices during regular business hours and can also be found at here

You are invited to appear in person or be represented by an agent or counsel to provide input to the Planning Board regarding the proposed amendments.

Please address any written input or comments to The Litchfield Planning Board at planningboard@litchfieldnh.gov, referencing “Proposed Zoning Amendments.”  All written submissions will be included as part of the record. 

Litchfield is working to reduce the use of salt

The Town of Litchfield is working to reduce the potential for contamination of local waterways by minimizing chloride (salt) exposure.

Why is salt reduction important?

As of 2021, 50 waterbodies in New Hampshire are polluted with chloride due to road salt application. In several watersheds analyzed in the southern I-93 corridor, more than 50% of the salt load comes from private roads and parking lots.

What can you do?

  • Cover salt piles and place them on an impervious pad.
  • Limit the amount of salt applied to parking lots and driveways.
  • Take consideration of where you dispose of your snow.
  • Do not dispose of snow in waterbodies.

For more information, please visit our website – https://litchfieldnh.gov/stormwater-management/ and review our “Residents Guide to Winter Snow & Ice Operations and Procedures