City Council members in South Portland, Maine, have decided not to pursue new rules that would have governed boat storage in residential neighborhoods, according to a report in the Portland Press Herald.
The discussion of boat storage rules was prompted when a resident raised concerns about the number of boats stored at a neighbor’s home. In response, the City Council considered new rules that would have addressed setback requirements for boats at least 24 feet in length and on-site maintenance work.
However, most of the public comments the City Council received opposed the rules, pointing to South Portland’s identity as a working class coastal community. Mayor Rosemarie De Angelis said the City Council won’t pursue the matter, but will continue to monitor complaints.
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