The purpose of the Mayor’s [Ad Hoc] Action Group on Agriculture and Resource Protection (MAG-ARP) will be to craft draft ordinances addressing Income and minimum land usage requirements in Auburn's current Agriculture Resource Protection Zone, for consideration and action by the Auburn City Council.
MAG-ARP will consist of Mayoral appointees as follows:
1. 1 City Councilor to be selected by the Council
2. 1 Planning Board member-nominated by Chair of the Planning Board
3. 1 Conservation Committee member- nominated by the Chair of the Conservation Committee
4. 2 Residents working in the Agriculture industry
5. 1 Resident/Landowner in current ARPZ
6. 1 Resident at Large
7. The Mayor or a designee acting as a non-voting Chair
All resident applications must be received no later than September 15th by the Application Committee, who will review and provide recommendations for appointment [application available in the menu on the left of this page].
Application Committee should forward all applications and their recommendations/notes no later than September 23rd. Conservation Commission and Planning Board Chairs Should make their appointments no later than September 23rd. Members of the Committee will be annouced by Mayor Jason Levesque on or before September 30th.
The process will consist of approximately 4 to 6 public meetings over a 60 day period starting October 2nd at 6:00PM, with future meetings to TBD. All meetings will be recorded and made available to the public. The City Manager will assign appropriate staff resources to this committee, and help in promotion of open positions and future meetings to maximize public participation. Upon completion of draft ordinances, they will be presented to both Conservation and Planning Boards for further review period, which shall not exceed 2 meetings or 60 days, at which time they shall forward their recommendations, notes, suggested edits etc. to MAG-ARP, which will then present, via workshop, findings and draft ordinances to the City Council for deliberation and action.