8/9/2022 8:16AM: Due to a failed culvert, Shore Road will be CLOSED to through traffic from Pond Ave to Forrest Ave while public works crews work to replace it. This is in the vicinity of the Ellsworth Elementary Middle School. We estimate the road will be closed for the next day or two.
The Ellsworth Board of Appeals is a six-member Council-appointed board charged with the review of all appeals by any person affected directly or indirectly, where such appeal is necessary, proper or required, in accordance with the Unified Development Ordinance, Article 13 – Board of Appeals.
The Board hears and decides appeals where it is alleged that there is an error in any order, requirement, decision, or determination made by, or failure to act by the Code Enforcement Officer or Planning Board in the administration of, but not limited to, Unified Development Ordinance – Chapter 56,Chapter 14 – Licenses and Permits ,Chapter 37 – Special Amusement Permit Ordinance
. The Board interprets provisions of ordinances, approves the issuance of variances subject to conditions in all of the zoning districts, including the shoreland zone, in which a variance shall apply to area, yard space, height, or setback requirements, as long as the hardship criteria are met.
The Board hears and decides on the City Assessors denial of abatement requests or applications for exemption, under Maine Revised Statutes Annotated Title 36 – Taxation. The Board also hears and decides on City Council denials of Poverty Tax Abatements.