Letter: Falmouth CDC chairwoman responds

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A letter titled “Falmouth conservation plan goes too far” last week addressed changes made in a proposed ordinance regarding the town’s natural resources. The changes were made by the Community Development Committee to accommodate landowners who had voiced concerns that the original proposal was too restrictive.

Unfortunately, the letter contained an inaccuracy that needs to be corrected.

It stated that the natural resources regulation would affect 4.69 acres of land. The figure should be 0.795 acres. That is one-third of an acre more than the current ordinance governing vernal pools.

The proposed ordinance would establish a 100-foot buffer around vernal pools. The calculations in the letter are based on a 250-foot buffer.

There will be a hearing on the proposed ordinance at the Town Council meeting, April 12 at 7 p.m. The council welcomes comments about proposed ordinances as part of a healthy debate on issues affecting our community.

Bonny Rodden, chairwoman
Falmouth Community Development Committee