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Old 11-23-2011, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Newport, ME
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There is a camp for sale up near Milo and for zoning it says LURC Zoning. There is already a cabin there, I know there are a couple of you on here that know what this means. No water and septic so under LURC does that mean you can't put them in to live there year round?

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Old 11-23-2011, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Maine's garden spot
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There is a camp for sale up near Milo and for zoning it says LURC Zoning. There is already a cabin there, I know there are a couple of you on here that know what this means. No water and septic so under LURC does that mean you can't put them in to live there year round?

Thanks in advance
Contact LURC. They will give you the answer.
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Old 11-23-2011, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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There is a camp for sale up near Milo and for zoning it says LURC Zoning. There is already a cabin there, I know there are a couple of you on here that know what this means. No water and septic so under LURC does that mean you can't put them in to live there year round?

Thanks in advance
52% of the townships of Maine are controlled by LURC.

LURC is a committee of political appointees. They may or may not have any agenda when they decide how to do things. They are not elected and there is no electoral process to change who they are or to change their policies.

If you want to do something on your land, you may submit an application.

Whether the application is approved, or not, lies with LURC and what their plan is for Maine's future.

LURC has a 10-year general plan. It is called a CLEP. Drafts of our current CLEP were mailed out to all out-of-state landowners for their input, before it was finalized. The final CLEP was again mailed out to out-of-state landowners.

My Sister-in-law is an out-of-state landowner, which is where I get my copy of the CLEP. As far as I know, I am the only person in my town that has a CLEP, since landowners who live in Maine and under LURC's rule are not on the mailing list.

Any permit application would need to be screened to see if the landowner's intent complies with the existing CLEP.

If an application is denied, it's denial will be because it does not comply with the CLEP.

Our CLEP focuses a great deal on 'primitive use' only applications. It defines primitive use as non-petroleum-consuming non-electrical-grid and non-paved-road uses.

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Old 11-23-2011, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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It's a CLUP; Comprehensive Land Use Plan. What you can do depends on the 'vision" that LURC activists have for the land you own. You submit your application and keep your fingers crossed. A state legislator came up into LURC territory when the CLUB was being drafted. He had the final draft. He brought it back to Augusta with three bullet holes through the center of the document. Nice group too. No, the legislator was not the one who made the holes. It was a liberty loving citizen.
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Old 11-23-2011, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Ooops, my apology.
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Old 11-23-2011, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Newport, ME
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Well guess that all confuses me a little more
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Old 11-23-2011, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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You could pound a shallow well [sand-point] and use a composting toilet.

And / or you could file for a permit and hope that it gets approved.

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Old 11-27-2011, 12:28 PM
 
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MAINERr, LURC is basically the zoning board for the Unorganized Territories, which your camp apparently is in. It lays out the rules for setbacks, septic systems, and the like. If you're interested in buying the camp, call LURC (207-287-2631) and ask them whatever questions you have. As individuals, LURC staffers have always been helpful to me. Depending on your plans to improve the camp, you may or may not need a permit for the work, just as you would for a house in a city with zoning.
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Old 11-27-2011, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Newport, ME
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MAINERr, LURC is basically the zoning board for the Unorganized Territories, which your camp apparently is in. It lays out the rules for setbacks, septic systems, and the like. If you're interested in buying the camp, call LURC (207-287-2631) and ask them whatever questions you have. As individuals, LURC staffers have always been helpful to me. Depending on your plans to improve the camp, you may or may not need a permit for the work, just as you would for a house in a city with zoning.
Going to try to do it this week. I've applied for a job in Dover (should hear this week if I get the 2nd interview, crossing my fingers) and if I don't get it then I am going to apply for one in Milo. This place would make a great place to crash if the weather got to bad.
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Old 11-27-2011, 05:47 PM
 
Location: 3.5 sq mile island ant nest next to Canada
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Going to try to do it this week. I've applied for a job in Dover (should hear this week if I get the 2nd interview, crossing my fingers) and if I don't get it then I am going to apply for one in Milo. This place would make a great place to crash if the weather got to bad.
Best of luck to you. Knock 'em dead.
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