Notice is hereby given that the Harrisville Planning Board will hold its regular monthly meeting at the town office building, 705 Chesham Road, and via zoom, commencing at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, January 13, 2021.

For remote access to this meeting, click here: Zoom link
Dial in #:  646-558-8656


Attendance, Roles and Voting Members

Approval of Agenda

Minutes of previous meetings: 12/9/20

Transportation Committee Update

Electric Aggregate Committee (EAC) Update

  • January 28 Public Hearing #2

  • Website updates

  • Update of Community Power Plan

Proposed (zoning) Ordinance Amendment Revisions for Town Meeting 2021:

There have been 2 Public Hearings held by the Planning Board. At this meeting, the PB will review the ballot and proposals and vote on which to include for Town residents’ votes in March. A full copy of the proposed amendments is available at the Town Offices during regular business hours, as well as on the Town website (

  1. To amend Section 6.1.3 by allowing by Special Exception certain structures to be located closer to the property boundary lines than is currently permitted by the ordinance.

  2. To amend Article XXVI – Definitions, by changing the term, “Accessory Building” to “Accessory Structure”.

  3. To amend Article XI – Historic District, by correcting the designation of Lot 61-3 to Lot 61-4.

  4. To amend Sections 6.3 and 10.3 by deleting the provisions regarding Accessory Dwelling units that are redundant since ADUs are addressed in Article XXIX.

  5. To amend Article XII – Wetland Conservation Overlay District, the purposes of which are to: update definitions to be consistent with state rules; better define a process for identifying wetlands; establish a 100-foot buffer around all wetlands; clarify what activities are allowed within a certain distance from the wetland edge; streamline a process for projects that require additional review; and reorganize and renumber the section accordingly.

New  Business

Posted by: Lisa Marie Anderson, Co-Chair
Date: January 12, 2021