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Brookfield to hold public hearing next week on proposed zoning change


January 09, 2019
BROOKFIELD — Next March, Brookfield voters will be asked to change the minimum size for some lots in town from two to 10 acres. The properties affected are all located north of Stoneham Road.

A public hearing on the proposed amendment will be held by the planning board next Thursday evening, Jan. 17, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Town Office building. The Board of Selectmen, who are proposing thus change, will be present to answer questions and consider suggestions.

If any changes are made to the amendment, a second public hearing will be held two weeks later, on Jan. 31.

Following the public hearing, the planning board will vote on whether or not to recommend the amendment.

In any case the amendment will be placed on the printed ballot for voters to consider on March 12. It will not come up for debate at Town Meeting, so any Brookfield resident concerned about the amendment should attend the Jan. 17 public hearing.

The public hearing will be followed by the planning board's regular meeting, where the results of last year's Master Plan survey will be discussed. The Master Plan is a document that inventories the town's assets and provides guidelines for how residents would like future development to be handled.

The last time the Master Plan was updated was in 2006. A copy of that Mater Plan can be found on the town website, brookfieldnh.org, on the Planning Board page: click on the link in the left panel.

A link to the proposed zoning amendment can be found in the same place.

Penny Pitou
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