by Joseph Gresser
BARTON — After Town Clerk and Treasurer Kristin Atwood warned select board members precipitous action could jeopardize future FEMA money, the board decided to think further before putting a measure to eliminate the town’s zoning ordinance before voters. An item on Monday’s agenda called for a vote to call a special Town Meeting to do away with zoning in town.
Board chair Jeff Cota, who attended the meeting via telephone, argued that there is no point in having a bylaw that can’t be enforced. As he went on board member Ryan Racine realized Mr. Cota was talking about the town’s attempts to enforce an ordinance to get a property owned by Brent Bapp cleaned up.
“That’s a junky yard ordinance, not zoning,” he said….
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