Maine Revised Statutes

§6-A. Farmland registration

In addition to the powers assigned in section 6, a soil and water conservation district shall review applications for the registration of farmland pursuant to Title 7, chapter 2-B. The district shall, by majority vote of the supervisors, certify whether the land described in the application: [1989, c. 478, §2 (NEW).]

1. Acreage.  Consists of 5 or more contiguous acres;
[ 1989, c. 478, §2 (NEW) .]
2. Farm products.  Includes only land used in the production of farm products, as defined in Title 7, section 52, subsection 3-A, in one of the 2, or 3 of the 5, calendar years preceding the date of application for registration under Title 7, chapter 2-B;
[ RR 2011, c. 2, §7 (COR) .]
3. Relationship to boundary established.  Is within 50 feet of any property boundary and that the application includes a depiction of the distance between any area producing farm products under consideration and any property boundary within 50 feet that is sufficient to determine the impact of Title 7, section 56, subsection 1-A on abutting land; and
[ RR 2011, c. 2, §7 (COR) .]
4. Renewal.  For farmland registered within the time frame provided under section 53-B, subsection 1, continues to meet the eligibility requirements of Title 7, section 53-A that were in effect at the time the land was registered.
[ 2011, c. 608, §18 (NEW) .]

A district shall complete its review under this section within 60 days of receiving an application. [2011, c. 608, §18 (AMD).]

SECTION HISTORY
1989, c. 478, §2 (NEW). 2007, c. 649, §6 (AMD). RR 2011, c. 2, §7 (COR). 2011, c. 608, §18 (AMD).