MANCHESTER — The Planning Board meets Tuesday to consider land-use ordinance changes including an exemption to a ban on mobile signs if they are used to advertise community events.

Planners are also scheduled to discuss possible changes to land area requirements, and hold a public hearing on proposed changes to the land-use ordinance.

The board meets Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Town Office.

Planners are also scheduled to:

* Consider a minor site review pre-application from Mike Jillson to open an ice cream shop with a takeout window at the corner of Western Avenue and McArdle Street, which would be a conditional use in the general development district.

* Consider a minor site review pre-application from Dan Roy of D. Roy & Son Fencing to open a fencing business at 1011 Western Ave., a conditional use in the General Development District.

* Consider a request from Peter MacDonald to replace a nine-by-10-foot shed with a shed of the same size at 47 Williamson Road, which would be a replacement of a non-conforming accessory structure in the Shoreland District, according to town records.

* Consider a minor site review application from Matt Morrill to display timber frames, with possible sale of the frames, at 688 Western Ave. on a lot owned by Fred Wheeler, a conditional use in the general development and shoreland districts.

Vassalboro planners mull well protection

VASSALBORO — Planning Board members begin Tuesday’s meeting with a public hearing on proposed ordinance changes presented by the East Vassalboro Water Co.

Company officials are seeking protection for their wells in East Vassalboro, between South Stanley Hill Road and Outlet Stream. They asked planners to add language to ordinances providing that they would be notified of and allowed to comment on proposed subdivisions, new businesses and building projects, as are abutting property owners.

Also on Tuesday’s agenda are continued review of Leo Barnett’s application to add four lots to his subdivision off Riverside Drive and an application from Susan LaPlant concerning a food processing kitchen at 2038 Riverside Drive.

The Planning Board meets at 7 p.m. in the Town Office.

Pingree office hours Tuesday in Jefferson

JEFFERSON — U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-1st District, has scheduled staff office hours from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Jefferson Fire Department, 204 Waldoboro Road.

Pingree’s office staff will provide assistance with federal programs and agencies, including Social Security, Small Business Administration, veterans claims and more.

For more information, call 774-5019.

From staff reports