Town Meeting preview: Canaan voters to weigh building, zoning regulations

Published: 2/25/2021 10:04:56 PM
Modified: 2/26/2021 3:23:05 PM

Hot topic: Voters will be asked to approve a zoning ordinance that would dictate what types of buildings are allowed in the Canaan Historic District along part of Canaan Street, as well as regulate signs and set height requirements. The article was proposed by the Planning Board and the Selectboard has come out against it.

Budget: The proposed budget is $4.13 million, about $91,000 higher than last year’s approved general fund budget. According to the town report, taxes are expected to rise 1% because revenue from 2020 was higher than expected and the tax base grew by 1%.

Noteworthy articles: Voters will also be asked to authorize a $1.2 million bond to upgrade the town’s water system, which includes water main replacements from Canaan Street Lake to the water treatment plant. The fees will be paid by people who are on the town’s water and sewer system. Additionally, voters will be asked to approve the sale of Cozy Corner on Route 4 and use the money from the sale toward building a community center on town-owned land in Canaan Village.

Contested races: Selectboard member Al Posnanski is facing challenges from Dan Collins, Ami Gammell and Derek Herro for a three-year term.

When and where: Voting for all articles will take place by Australian ballot from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, at the Canaan Fire Station, 62 Route 118. People can request absentee ballots by calling the town clerk’s office at 603-523-7106, ext. 2.

— Liz Sauchelli


Voters at Canaan Town Meeting will vote on a proposed zoning ordinance for the Canaan Historic District, which encompasses part of Canaan Street. An earlier version of this story imprecisely described the area under consideration.

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