The Ayer’s Cliff Municipal Council opted to reject, Monday night, a proposed zoning change that would have allowed Ripplecove Hotel owner Richard Laliberté to build up to 68 condominiums on his property. “The council has decided not to accept the request of the developer,” said Ayer’s Cliff Mayor Vincent Gérin, explaining that there were “certain elements” of Laliberté’s plans for the property that council members were not satisfied with. Gérin shared that he would rather have seen the zoning change approved, arguing that the municipality would have been able to get more control over other elements of the project if it had been approved, but he accepted the fact that the members did not feel able to proceed with the change as outlined. “I believed that through the adoption of a zoning change we would be able to reduce the impact of this zone,” the mayor said. “We were successful to a certain degree but the council had meetings with the developer and finally the council was not satisfied with all of the things the developer wanted to do.” See full story in the Wednesday, May 9th edition of The Record.