Area Plan Implementation Teams
Brown Team – Economic Development
Implementing the Greater Tom Nevers Area Plan with initiatives to
maintain the residential character of our neighborhood by assuring that
home-based businesses are kept fully aware of their need to meet all the
regulations and standards specified in existing Town bylaws.
Action Steps to be Taken
1. Home-Based Businesses
- Draft guidelines that include the following home-based
businesses: camps, day care centers, cooking or food smoking
operations, landscaping, and construction.
- Meet with the responsible Town employees to obtain their input and
- Communicate these guidelines and recommendations to Tom Nevers
property-owners through the TNCA newsletter.
- Review existing Town bylaws to determine if, when a special zoning
variance is granted for a business, that variance expires when the
business is closed. If the existing bylaw is unclear, prepare an article
for a future Town meeting to have the variance expire either when the
business is closed or the property is sold.
Progress to Date
Employing a plan similar to the Grey Team’s, our Brown Team will draft
an easy-to-understand "Zoning Guidelines for Operating a Home-Based
Business in Tom Nevers." and institute a formal complaint and review
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