Town of Foster, Town Clerk

Town of Foster, Town Clerk

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Town of Foster, Town Clerk FOSTER TOWN COUNCIL Zoning Ordinance Amendment: The Foster Town Council will conduct a Public Hearing regarding proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendments on October 8, 2020 at 7pm. The Public Hearing will be held remotely via Zoom.us. The proposed Zoning Ordinance amendments include changes to Section 38-292, Solar Installations and Section 38-191, Table of Uses, to re ect proposed changes in Section 38-286, Off Street Parking. The proposed changes to Section 38-292 include the addition of new de nitions for Minor Solar Installation, Major Solar Installation, Medium Solar Installation, Roof-mounted Solar Installation, and Terrain Masking. Other changes include but are not limited to increasing setbacks to 100 feet and limiting the maximum allowed size of any solar installation to 40 acres, requiring landscaping plans, minimize clearing, security fencing, decommissioning using security bonds, operation and maintenance plan, Environmental concerns, and incentives. The Council will also hear proposed Amendments for Off Street Parking, which will include but are not limited to: allowing a Commercial off street parking facility by Special Use Permit on land in excess of 10 acres, but not permitted on vacant land; storage of commercial vehicles over 26,000 lbs not permitted in the AR (agricultural/Residential) Zone unless accessory to a permitted, or legal pre-existing use; storage of vehicles under 26,000 lbs permitted in the AR zone with a maximum of two (2) vehicles per property and vehicles must be registered, parked/stored in designated area as required by the off street parking requirements, and cannot be stored upon the roadway. A full copy of the proposed amendments can obtained from the Foster Planning Of ce. The pro- posed ordinance amendments may be altered or amended prior to the close of the public hearing without further advertising, as a result of further study or because of the views expressed at the public hearing. Any alteration or amendment must be presented for comment in the course of the hearing. Businesses Ordinance Amendment: The Foster Town Council will also conduct a Public Hearing regarding proposed Business Ordinance Amendments on October 8, 2020 at 7pm. The proposed amendment includes updates within the ordinance to Section 12-137 De nitions, Section 12-138 Exemptions; Section 12-161 License required; application; duration; expiration date, Section 12-162 License issuance, fees, limitations, Section 12-163 Rules and Regulations; prohibitions, Section 12-164 license expira- tion; revocation and suspension; violations; penalties; and Section 12-164 Unlicensed Sales. A full copy of the proposed amendments can obtained from the Foster Town Clerks Of ce and on the Towns website townoffoster.com. Planning Department 181 Howard Hill Road. Foster, RI 02825 401.702.5012 Town Clerk 181 Howard Hill Road, Foster, RI 02825 401.392.9202