Following public hearings in May and June which drew opposition from residents, the Selma Town Council has voted not to amend an ordinance that would have allowed cluster developments with the city limits.
Town officials had looked at amending the ordinance to allow multiple small homes on minimal-sized lots as a potential way to maximize the use of land. The proposed change would have required residential cluster developments to be situated on no less than 10 acres of land. Some envisioned a cluster development in Selma being ideal as a senior retirement style village or community.
However, residents spoke in opposition of the development at both public hearings. The Selma Planning Board also voted 5-0 recommending the council not approve the change.
After lengthy discussions at their June 14th meeting, the town board also voted unanimously not to allow cluster home sites.