Freedom — September 3, 2009 — Freedom could soon have new regulations on the use of tents and campers on private property. Ned Hatfield, who serves as Freedom’s Code Enforcement Officer, appeared before the the Selectmen Monday night to outline his recommendations on camping and to get the board’s input on amending the zoning ordinance.
Hatfield said new regulations are needed to address what he called resident camping, which includes the use of tents and campers as extensions of private homes to accommodate visitors. Such camping is currently unregulated.
After a brief discussion, the selectmen agreed to support Hatfield’s recommendations, which will now go to the Planning Board where there will be a public hearing. If the Planning Board approves the recommendations, a change to the zoning ordinance will be drafted and presented to voters at March’s Town Meeting.
[Editor’s note: This story has been edited from a previous version to correct an error].