Council Takes No Action on Maplefields

NEWPORT CITY - After a lengthy discussion Monday night, the city council took no action on the Maplefield store permit. Developers want to tear down the One Stop Mini Mart and Memphremagog Rentals Building and replace them with a new gas station, retail store, and deli. However, some council members, City Manager John Ward Jr., and others recently expressed concerns that the Development Review Board (DRB) issued a permit without considering all Form-Base Code zoning requirements.For the full story see Wednesday's Express.