Meeting on moratorium for permits postponed


The Manchester Town Council meeting that was scheduled for tonight has been postponed because members are not ready to discuss a proposed moratorium on building permits.

The discussion, the only item on tonight's agenda, has been moved to the Aug. 9 council meeting, said Town Manager Terry Short.

Council members decided to await the completion of a study of Manchester's water system before taking up the moratorium proposal.

"We thought it would be better to have the information available before taking any action," Mr. Short said.

Councilman Christopher D'Amario, who suggested the ordinance, is out of town today and requested that consideration of a moratorium be delayed, Mr. Short said.

Mr. D'Amario proposed the moratorium earlier this month as a way to combat Manchester's current water shortage.

Last month, Manchester enacted a ban on outdoor water use.

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