Tuesday, June 27, 2006

BAYFIELD: The Bayfield Town Board has passed a measure restricting high-elevation development. The restrictions will promote safety and smart growth on the town's biggest hillside.

The measure, passed by the board, requires developers who want to build above 7,500 feet elevation to seek a waiver from the Town Board following a Planning Commission recommendation.

Developers of projects above that elevation would be required to submit plans for an access road, a cistern for emergency water supply, adequate water pressure and sewage, fire mitigation emphasizing defensible space, sprinkler systems for any uninhabited buildings and maintenance of the natural environment, vegetation, wildlife habitat and migration corridors.


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