Thursday, November 17, 2016

Rooming house zoning requirement has to be redone

A sharp-eyed attorney from Vermont Legal Aid has discovered that the town failed to follow the state requirement for public posting of potential new zoning regulations, meaning the new rooming house regulations have to have another public hearing and be re-adopted.    


  1. Way to go Vermont Legal Aid. Just keep nit-picking away and soon EVERY building in Springfield will be a Section 8 hellhole! BRAVO!!!!

  2. don't know what the big deal is,town makes all these rules and regs and never enforces them,waste of everybody's time

  3. Good job, Vt Legal Aid. An unenforceable reg is worse than no reg at all.

  4. As much as I do not like the blight/slum in Springfield, they do not enforce any zoning laws. People even in so called good neighborhoods violate them and the town will do nothing. Why have permits and rules when they are not enforced? Then an abutting neighbor is stuck fighting with the neighbor that violated these rules. What does the town say? Nothing we can's the properties owners problem, even though it is the Town that gave a permit to build etc in the first place.

  5. Even businesses violate zoning laws - Willow Farm still refuses to comply with their conditional use permit yet keeps operating. I have talked to the town about this and am told nothing can be done due to lack of enforcement.

    1. They want to keep out of it because of legal fees. But can spend thousands to order a building removed, thousands more for structurally engineers and then a lawsuit for a POS property. We need to have elected Mayor vs Town Manager and get rid of our zoning guy. Better yet get rid of everyone that has worked for the town administration and police department and start over.


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