Patricia Lanning (Chair), Leo Caron (Co-Chair), Kathy Bolster (Secretary), Roger Averill, Lance Shores, Alt. Dan Beaulieu, & Alt. Darcy Dow .
The Benton Planning Board meets at 7:00 PM on the second Tuesday of every month at the Benton Town Office. The meeting is open to the public.
While the Planning Board issues Shoreland Zoning and Conditional Use Permits, the Code Enforcement Officer is able to take action on many projects and building permits that don't require Planning Board action or approval. Any questions should be referred to the CEO, Adam Bradstreet 314-4126, and he will advise applicants if Planning Board approval/action is required.
For rules regarding setbacks and minimum lot sizes, refer to the Land Use Ordinance Manual which is available here. The pdf files in the above panels have information regarding zoning.
The following standards for single-family detached dwellings are excerpted from the Land Use Ordinance manual:
Minimum Lot size (for single family detached dwelling).
10,000 sq. ft. (sewered) - Village, Industrial and Growth Districts
20,000 sq. ft. (unsewered) - Village, Industrial and Growth Districts
30,000 sq. ft. - Rural District.
Minimum Street Frontage.
125 feet - Village and Growth Districts
150 feet - Rural and Industrial Districts
Minimum Front Setback.
15 feet - Village and Growth Districts
25 feet - Rural District
50 feet - Industrial District
Minimum Side Setback and Rear Setback.
10 feet [Residential] - Village, Industrial, Rural and Growth Districts
20 feet [Commercial, Industrial, Other] - Village, Industrial, Rural and Growth Districts
Any questions should be referred to the CEO, Adam Bradstreet