Public hearing on zoning ordinance change – Jan. 11



Monday, January 11, 2020 (Public Hearing)

Monday, January 25, 2020 (* see note below)

VIA ZOOM MEETING ID 869 9222 1379

Draft agenda for meeting

6:30 p.m.

The Wilmot Planning Board will hold a Public Hearing on Monday January 11, 2020. Following the Public Hearing, the Planning Board will decide if a second and final Public Hearing is to be held.

*Note: If the Planning Board votes to hold a 2nd and final Public Hearing it will be Monday, January 25, 2020 at 6:30 PM online via Zoom using the same meeting ID: 869 9222 1379 as the first hearing. Or dial in at 929-205-6099.

The purpose of the Public Hearing is to solicit comments from the public on the proposed zoning amendment to be included on the 2020 Town Meeting warrant for consideration. All are welcome and encouraged to attend the public hearing and/or submit written comment to the Planning Board prior to the public hearing. Written comments submitted to the Town prior to the meeting will be made part of the public record. Please submit written comments to the attention of the Planning Board, or by email to Bill Chaisson, Property/Land-use Clerk,

Proposed changes (underlined and in red ) include:

2020 Proposed Zoning Amendment

Town of Wilmot

Article II: Establishment of Zoning Districts

Section V: Uses.

This section describes the uses that are permitted in a given Zoning District. A building or structure may be erected, altered or used, and a lot may be used or occupied only as described. All terms are defined in Article XIII: Definitions. All uses must comply with Article III: General Regulations, All Districts.

i. Uses Permitted in All Districts

A. The following uses shall be permitted in all districts:

  1. Single-family dwellings and two-family dwellings, including manufactured homes, and structures associated with the residential use.
  2. Accessory dwelling units, per the provisions of Article XVII: Accessory Dwelling Units.
  3. Agriculture and forestry, and structures associated with the agricultural use.
  4. Home occupations and cottage industries, per the provisions of Article XIV: Home Occupation/Cottage Industry Ordinance.
  5. Bed and breakfasts.
  6. Day-care facilities.
  7. Short-term Rentals

All these uses are subject to Site Plan Review by the Planning Board, except 1, 2, 3, 7 and a Home Occupation, if it is deemed not to be a Cottage Industry.

Related Definition:

Short-term Rentals: Any dwelling unit that is offered for a fee for a term of less than 30 days.

The complete text of the proposed amendments is available for review at the Wilmot Town Office at 9 Kearsarge Valley Road, Wilmot, NH 03287; By appointment Monday- Thursday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. You may also find information on the Town’s website,

Questions regarding the zoning amendments and zoning amendment process can be directed to Bill Chaisson, Property/Land-use Clerk, 603-526-4802 or

Any person who feels that he or she may be unable to participate in a Town of Wilmot public meeting should contact the Town at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting. Please contact the Town Office at 526-4802.

For a discussion of the rationale of this change, see the draft minutes of the planning board meeting from Dec. 7, 2020.

Bill Chaisson
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