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Zoning Amendments 2016
Agricultural Commission Proposed Zoning Amendments 2016

The Agricultural Commission is proposing Zoning Amendments for Town Meeting 2016.  All residents are invited to participate in a discussion regarding theses changes at a Zoning Workshop scheduled by the Planning Board on January 12, 2016 at 8:30pm and a Public Hearing scheduled for January 26, 2016.

TOWN OF LINCOLN PLANNING BOARD

 Notice of Public Hearing for Changes to the Zoning By-Law 

In accordance with the provisions of M.G.L. Chapter 40A, Section 5, the Lincoln Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 7:00 PM, in Town Offices, 16 Lincoln Rd., Lincoln, Massachusetts, to review the following proposed changes to the Lincoln Zoning By-Law:

Amend Sec. 6.1 and Sec. 6.2 to add parties permitted to farm by right, add agricultural uses permitted by right on parcels less than five acres, and to clarify agricultural uses requiring a special permit on parcels containing less than five acres, substantially as on file with the Town Clerk.

Further details of the proposed changes are also available for inspection in the Planning Office – Town Offices, 16 Lincoln Rd., Lincoln, Massachusetts, between 9:00 AM and
 2:00 PM, Monday-Friday. Copies will be provided upon request.


Margaret Olson, Chair

 Lincoln Planning Board



WARRANT LANGUAGE

To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning Bylaw sections 6.1 and Sec. 6.2 to add parties permitted to farm by right, add agricultural uses permitted by right on parcels less than five acres, and to clarify agricultural uses requiring a special permit on parcels containing less than five acres, substantially as on file with the Town Clerk or take an action relative thereto.

 Agricultural Commission


Proposed Zoning Amendments, Language to be approved by Town Counsel

Lincoln Zoning Bylaw Proposed Agricultural Amendments Revised 1/26/2016

 Deletions are crossed out and additions are in bold italic:

 Section 6.1 Uses Permitted:

   (d)  preservation of a lot in its natural conditions; fields, pastures and wood lots; orchards, nurseries, truck gardens and farms, but not including piggeries  or farms operated in substantial part for disposal of garbage, sewage, offal or renderings; greenhouses for private uses; keeping of pets and farm animals for residents’ use; sale or the offering for sale of farm produce by an owner, resident tenant, lessee or licensee of the land in the Town providing ed that, for parcels under five acres, a substantial majority of the proceeds from sales portion of such produce is raised within the Town;

   (e)  the keeping, raising, breeding or training of animals on a commercial basis on parcels under 5 acres, generating sales less than $5,000 per acre, per calendar year annually including: the keeping, raising, breeding training, or training breeding of poultry, swine, cattle, horses, dogs, sheep, goats, rabbits, ratites, camelids, bees and other animals for food, fiber, or other agricultural purposes.

 (Renumber the subsequent subsections old (e)-(h) to (f)- (g))

 Section 6.2  The following uses require a Special Permit from the Board of Appeals, as provided in Section 20 below, with the written advice of the Planning Board in each case, and when pertaining to agriculture, the additional written advice from the Agricultural Commission.  See M.G.L. c40A, s.3 for specifically described uses that may be exempt from this special permit requirement.

   (d) commercial greenhouses on parcels under 5 acres;

   (e)  the raising and keeping of poultry for other purposes than the use by the occupants of the residence, or  The boarding, training, raising, or breeding of dogs other than for the residents’ own use as pets or farm animals (e.g., sheep dogs)., or the training, breeding or offering for hire of riding horses other than for the residents’ own use 

   (f)  The keeping, raising, breeding or training of animals on a commercial basis on parcels under 5 acres, generating sales of $5000 or more per acre, annually per calendar year, including the keeping, raising, breeding training or training breeding of poultry, swine, cattle, horses, dogs, sheep, goats, ratites, camelids, bees and other animals for food, fiber, and other agricultural purposes.

 ( Renumber old (f) – (i) to new (g) – (j)).

 

 


Planning Board Proposed Zoning Amendments 2016

The Planning Board is proposing Zoning Amendments for Town Meeting 2016 to codify the Board's lighting guidelines into the Zoning Bylaw.  All residents are invited to participate in a discussion regarding these changes at a Zoning Workshop scheduled by the Planning Board on January 12, 2016 at 9:00pm and at a Public Hearing scheduled for February 9, 2016.

TOWN OF LINCOLN PLANNING BOARD

Notice of Public Hearing for Changes to the Zoning By-Law

In accordance with the provisions of M.G.L. Chapter 40A, Section 5, the Lincoln Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 8:10 PM, in Town Offices, 16 Lincoln Rd., Lincoln, Massachusetts, to review the following proposed changes to the Lincoln Zoning By-Law:

Amend Sec. 13.5 and Sec. 23 to add definitions and require design standards for exterior lighting, including color, output and glare restrictions, substantially as on file with the Town Clerk.

Further details of the proposed changes are also available for inspection in the Planning Office, Town Offices, 16 Lincoln Rd., Lincoln, Massachusetts, between 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM, Monday-Friday. Copies will be provided upon request.

Margaret Olson, Chair
Lincoln Planning Board


WARRANT LANGUAGE:

To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-Law, Sections 13.5 (exterior lighting) and 23 (definitions) by revising residential exterior lighting standards to incorporate "dark sky" principles and to update definitions to reflect current technology, substantially as on file with the Town Clerk, or take any action relative thereto

 Planning Board

Proposed Zoning Amendment, Language to be approved by Town Counsel

Lighting Amendment Final 02092016

MOTION      Planning Board

 MOVED:  that the Town amend the Zoning Bylaw Sections 13.5 and 23 as follows, with proposed deletions to the bylaw language shown in strikethrough text and additions shown in bolded italic text. 

 13.5 Exterior Lighting: 

All artificial lighting permanently installed in any district, shall consist only of fully shielded light fixtures and be so installed or shielded as to prevent direct light or glare from the light source from interfering with the vision of motorists or pedestrians passing in the street or streets abutting the premises and as to prevent direct light or glare from illuminating neighboring properties.   

13.5.1  All exterior lamps shall have a Correlated Color Temperature (CCT) value of 3000K or below. 

 

Section 23  Definitions. 

Fully shielded light fixture: A fixture that does not emit above a horizontal plane through the fixture.  

Light Fixture: The assembly that holds the lamp in a lighting system. It includes the elements designed to give light output control, such as a reflector (mirror) or refractor (lens), the ballast, housing, and the attachment parts. 

 Lamp: A device that produces light.