At the March 15th Zoning By-law Study Committee Meeting the question arose relative to whether the name “Seasonal Resort Community” was a misnomer. It was thought that there could be a more descriptive term substituted for “seasonal” in this portion of the Zoning By-law.
In addition, there is a desire to look more closely at the uses allowed through-out town to consider which might be seasonal, and whether we should be establishing standards for their seasons as well.
I will admit that coming up with an appropriate term is challenging. Ideas are clearly welcome. Some initial thoughts include, “Interval” or “Vacation.” Another thought might be to drop “Seasonal” from the District name, call it simply a “Resort Community District” and maintain the standards that the use of facilities in the district are “not for permanent habitation.”
At that stage, we would perhaps establish standards for occupancy. These would include the occupancy period currently covering the “on-season” time period in the by-law, and would open up the discussion of occupancy standards for other times of the year.
This is brainstorming time, I need your ideas. The Zoning By-law Study Committee will meet next at 9 am on April 12th. I would like to be able to start their discussions with a variety of ideas.