The Ordinance Review Committee (VORC) met Thursday, October 19th at the Town House at 6:30 pm. Present were Jim Anderberg and Susan Burns, VORC; Dodi Thompson, 1st Selectman; Waine Whittier, Planning Board Chairman
The first discussion item was the VOR Committee makeup, size and tasks. Those present agreed to the expansion of the Committee from three members (one seat is currently vacant) to five and the inclusion of a Planning Board member as one of the three new appointees. The Selectmen will appoint the new members. Meetings of the Committee will resume after the appointments have been made and a need for ordinance work has been determined.
The second discussion item pertained to Planning Board ordinance work. Waine indicated the Planning Board is considering proposed amendments to Vienna's Shoreland Zoning Ordinance in line with the Maine State Shoreline Zoning Guidelines.
The last item involved a general discussion of the referendum and laws pertaining to marijuana. The State has yet to address the law, which may occur either later this year or in 2018.
The meeting adjourned at 7:10 pm.