Community Development

Responsibilities


The Community Development Department (CDD) provides assistance to project applicants in navigating thru the state and local permitting processes by assisting them with the understanding of which permits may be needed for particular projects and with the interpretation of regulations. 

The department also assists board members, project abutters, parties in interest, and the general public understand the permitting process and their role in the permit application process. Since the creation of the Department in September of 2000, communication and coordination between the various departments on projects has significantly improved and results in a streamlined permitting process for the project applicant.

The CDD provides access to town bylaws, rules and regulations, reports, maps, GIS, engineering and survey information, technical assistance, preliminary application review thru "Tech-Review", and general guidance to project applicants and abutters to projects.

Department Composition

The Community Development Department is comprised of the Building Facilities and Construction Committee, Conservation Commission, Economic Development Commission, Open Space Committee, Planning Board, and Zoning Board of Appeals. The staff within the CDD includes the Town Engineer, the Conservation / Planning Agent, and an Administrative Assistant. We welcome your questions and input.

Meeting Schedule


 Week  Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday
 1 Conservation Commission
   Zoning Board
   
 2 Economic Development
Commission
 Planning Board
     
 3 Conservation Commission
  Building Committee
Open Space
 
4    Planning Board