Surry voters to decide on comprehensive plan

SURRY — Surry now has a state-approved comprehensive plan. The last hurdle is to present it to voters to accept or reject.

The state requires towns and cities with zoning laws to have comprehensive plans. Plans identify rural and growth areas and recommend ways to protect the former and encourage growth in the latter.

Those cities and towns with state-approved plans have an advantage when applying for state grants.

Voters should expect two warrant articles dealing with the comprehensive plan, one will be voted on at the annual Town Meeting April 28, the other, focusing on minimum lot sizes will be decided on during the November referendum.

Surry officials will hold a public hearing on the plan on Thursday, April 10, at 7 p.m.

A copy of the revised plan is available at

Surry Comprehensive Plan Public Hearing: Thursday, April 10, at 7 p.m.

Hearings on a proposed Fireworks Ordinance and Waterways Ordinance also will be conducted during that meeting.

Editor’s note: Initially bother warrant articles dealing with the comprehensive plan were going to be decided at the annual Town Meeting, now one will be decided in November.

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Jennifer Osborn

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