HOPKINTON — Monday’s town council agenda included hearings for four proposed residential and land development ordinance amendments. The ordinances contained outdated language that did not conform to state regulations.
Hopkinton Town Planner Jim Lamphere said many of the ordinances were adopted in 1990 before the Land Development and Subdivision Review Enabling Act of 1992 that required every municipality to adopt state regulations.
“The purpose is to modernize them. There was old language that needed to be updated, plus a little bit of streamlining and clarification,” he said.
Assistant Town Solicitor Scott Levesque said the changes reflected both adherence to the law and the town’s desire to improve its procedures and regulations.
“Some changes are to be consistent with changes to the law and some are from lessons learned – some things we’d like to see differently,” he said.
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