The Coastal Senior College of Lincoln and Knox County Events Committee is collaborating with the Damariscotta Land Use Committee to hold a panel discussion and public forum on the draft of a proposed historic district ordinance for the town of Damariscotta, and the broader issues surrounding the need for such local ordinances, taking into account tax laws, interests of building owners or tenants and the general public, and the need for historic communities to adapt to sea-level rise, traffic congestion, and other challenges to the goals of restoration and preservation.
A summary of the draft Damariscotta ordinance and other materials will be made available at the program, which will be held at the Porter Meeting Hall of the Skidompha Library, Damariscotta, on Thursday, March 8 from 4:30-6 p.m. The program is free and open to the public.
The organizers invite historic societies and people familiar with existing ordinances and policies in other Midcoast communities to participate and provide their insight into what is sound and reasonable policy in this challenging economic and environmental time.
As Max Page has said, “Preservation is not simply about the past; it can be the foundation for building more just communities for the future.”
Anyone who would like to participate, receive further information, or receive a PDF of the draft ordinance is asked to contact Bruce L. Rockwood, events committee co-chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The snow date for this event is Thursday, March 29, at the same place and time.