South Portland Says NO To Boat Storage Rules
March 17, 2011
City Council members in South Portland, Maine, have decided not to pursue new rules that would have governed boat storage in residential neighborhoods, according to a report in the Portland Press Herald.
The discussion of boat storage rules was prompted when a resident raised concerns about the number of boats stored at a neighbor’s home. In response, the City Council considered new rules that would have addressed setback requirements for boats at least 24 feet in length and on-site maintenance work.
However, most of the public comments the City Council received opposed the rules, pointing to South Portland’s identity as a working class coastal community. Mayor Rosemarie De Angelis said the City Council won’t pursue the matter, but will continue to monitor complaints.
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