Lisa Sheehan, Alternate Term is reappointed annually
The Planning Board's main roles are to:
Regulate the subdivision of land
Create and update the Town's Master Plan
Review proposed amendments to the Zoning By Law
Review applications for certain kinds of Special Permits
The overall purpose of the Planning Board is to provide for and guide the orderly growth and development of the community. This is accomplished primarily through development of a Master Plan for the Town, the Zoning Bylaw, and the Planning Board's Rules and Regulations Governing Subdivision of Land. The purpose of these administrative duties is to ensure the public safety, interest and welfare of the residents of the Town within the Planning Board's functional areas as mandated by statutes and local bylaws and regulations. Additionally, the board has adopted a "Sidewalk Installation Policy" to ensure that pedestrian and bicycle needs are included in all development proposals.