TOWN OF BELMONT, NEW HAMPSHIRE
INTERIM GROWTH MANAGEMENT ORDINANCE
Enacted March 9, 2004 -- Expires March 8, 2005
1. Authority and Purpose
This ordinance is enacted pursuant to authority granted by NH RSA 674:23.
The Interim Growth Management Ordinance (IGMO) is intended to promote the orderly development of land within the Town and to promote the public health, safety, and welfare of the residents of the Town.
2. Subdivisions and Multifamily Housing
Under this interim ordinance, the Planning Board shall not accept applications for residential subdivisions or for residential site plan review. Notwithstanding the foregoing, applications for the following are exempt from the limitations of this ordinance when otherwise allowed by the Town of Belmont Land Use Regulations:
a. Boundary Line Adjustments as defined by the Belmont Subdivision Regulations.
b. Developments for bona-fide permanent affordable housing as defined by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.
c. Developments for housing for the elderly where occupancy is limited to persons 62 years of age and older pursuant to NH RSA 354-A:15(II).
d. Commercial development.
e. Industrial development.
3. Building Permits Not Limited
This interim ordinance will not affect the issuance of building permits for the following:
a. lots of record shown by deed prior to January 15, 2004.
b. lots included on subdivision plans recorded prior to January 15, 2004.
c. lots or sites on any subdivision or site plan application which has been accepted by the Planning Board for consideration prior to January 15, 2004.
d. lots or sites on any subdivision or site plan that has been approved by the Planning Board prior to January 15, 2004 and remains in compliance with RSA 674:39.
4. Administrative Procedures
The Planning Board is hereby authorized to establish administrative procedures necessary to implement this ordinance. All such procedures shall be posted.
5. Appeals and Variances
Appeals and variances shall be handled in accordance with the Town of Belmont Zoning Ordinance.
Where the provisions of this ordinance conflict with the provisions of any other ordinance or regulation, the more restrictive provisions which impose the higher standard shall control.
Should any part of this ordinance be held invalid or unconstitutional by a court, such holding shall not affect, impair, or invalidate any other part of this ordinance, and to such end, all articles, sections, and provisions of this ordinance are declared to be severable.
8. Adoption and Amendment
This interim grown management ordinance may be adopted or amended in accordance with the procedures set forth in RSA 674:23.
9. Effective Date
This interim growth management ordinance becomes effective upon adoption and shall remain in effect until 11:59 p.m. March 8, 2005.
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