State of Maine guidelines for municipal shoreland zoning ordinances
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State of Maine guidelines for municipal shoreland zoning ordinances December 15, 1973 (including 1979 amendments). by Maine. Board of Environmental Protection.

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Published by State of Maine in [Augusta, ME .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Maine.

Subjects:

  • Shore protection -- Law and legislation -- Maine.,
  • Zoning law -- Maine.

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Edition Notes

ContributionsMaine. Land Use Regulation Commission.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsKFM451.8.A44 A2 1987
The Physical Object
Pagination18 p. ;
Number of Pages18
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2153384M
LC Control Number88623265

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Get this from a library! State of Maine guidelines for municipal shoreland zoning ordinances adopted by the Board of Environmental Protection pursuant to 38 MRSA Section A (1).. [Maine. Department of Environmental Protection.; Maine. Board of Environmental Protection.;]. 1. STATE OF MAINE GUIDELINES FOR MUNICIPAL SHORELAND ZONING ORDINANCES. After more than three years in the making the amendments to Chapter Guidelines for Municipal Shoreland Zoning Ordinances became effective on Janu While some of amendments are clarifications and corrections others are the result of changes to the mandatory Shoreland Zoning Act enacted . NOTE This handbook is for informational purposes only. It explains Maine’s Shoreland Zoning Law and Guidelines, in words and pictures, for shoreland owners. It is not a substitute for the law, the Guidelines, or municipal shoreland zoning ordinances. State of Maine Guidelines for Municipal Shoreland Zoning Ordinances Maine Association of Site Evaluators Febru Rich Baker Shoreland Zoning Coordinator. Guideline Changes • Effective May 1, • Some changes require town adoption • .

The Guidelineswere written to provide municipalities with shoreland zoning standards, and serve as a model for town ordinances. They are also used by the state to determine if a municipality is in compliance with the Mandatory Shoreland Zoning Act. The Scope of the Guidelines The Guidelinesdocument is written as an ordinance. The Mandatory Shoreland Zoning Act (MSZA) requires municipalities to adopt, administer, and enforce local ordinances that regulate land use activities in the shoreland zone. The shoreland zone is comprised of all land areas within feet, horizontal distance, of . The Official Shoreland Zoning Map shall be certified by the attested signature of the Municipal Clerk and shall be located in the municipal office. In the event the municipality does not have a municipal office, the Municipal Clerk shall be the custodian of the map. D. Changes to the Official Shoreland Zoning Map. State of Maine Guidelines for Municipal Shoreland Zoning Ordinances: Department of Environmental Protection, Part Department of Environmental Protection, - Shore protection - .

The concept of home rule is very important to local government because without home rule authority, cities and towns would depend for their governing authority on specific acts of the State Legislature. Maine has been considered a strong "home rule" state since November , when an amendment to the state constitution delegated broad "home.   Municipal Clerk shall be the custodian of the map. D. Changes to the Official Shoreland Zoning Map. If amendments, in accordance with Section 8, are made in the district boundaries or other matter portrayed on the Official Shoreland Zoning Map, such changes shall be made on the Official Shoreland Zoning Map within thirty (30) days after the. In this area cleared openings are permitted provided that such clearings do not exceed 25% of the lot area, or ten thousand square feet, whichever is greater. In total, however, no more than 40% of the volume of trees can be removed in any year period from the shoreland zone. Chapter Guidelines for Municipal Shoreland Zoning Ordinances -i- Chapter GUIDELINES FOR MUNICIPAL SHORELAND ZONING ORDINANCES PREFACE: The Mandatory Shoreland Zoning Act, 38 M.R.S.A. sections , requires all municipalities to adopt, administer, and enforce ordinances which regulate land use activities within