Zoning Advisory Committee public forum Oct. 26

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The Zoning Advisory Committee will hold its annual public forum on Monday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m., held remotely via Zoom.

The Zoning Advisory Committee is a nine-member board appointed by the Planning Board, typically with representatives from the Planning Board, Conservation Commission, Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Appeals, as well as at-large positions. The committee meets
one or two times a month, usually on Monday evenings.

The purpose of the Zoning Advisory Committee is to review and develop proposals for zoning bylaw and zoning map amendments, and make recommendations to the Planning Board. Zoning bylaws generally regulate the use of land, buildings and structures.

The purpose of the Zoning Advisory Committee‘s annual public forum is to hear ideas and
proposals for desired changes to the zoning bylaw and/or the zoning map from residents. This is an opportunity to propose changes to the land uses permitted in specific areas in Hopkinton, the manner in which certain uses are permitted, dimensional requirements or other ideas with respect to land use regulation.

The Zoning Advisory Committee encourages residents to attend this forum and provide ideas and proposals for amendments to the zoning bylaws, whether they are changes to regulations currently in place or entirely new regulations. For the Zoom log-in information, check the town’s website (hopkintonma.gov).

The Zoning Advisory Committee also will meet via Zoom on Nov. 9 to discuss the Solar Overlay District and hear public comments related to that proposal.

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