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August 24, 2016
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Tusten zoning changes hearing

Ned Lang, a local businessman who is running for town council, said there is a problem with the town’s comprehensive plan, which was approved in 2007, because it doesn’t contain elements that would encourage businesses to open in the town. Therefore, he said, the proposed zoning re-write, which flowed from the comprehensive plan, is anti-business and would therefore be negative for the town, because businesses generate more tax revenue than residents.

Referring to a group of five businesses in Tusten as “the stakeholders,” Lang said “Three of the five stakeholders in this town, if we came to this town to put our businesses in this town, we’d be told to go elsewhere. You just can’t outlaw certain businesses.”