2018 Planning Commission Annual Report

 In 2018 the Planning Commission’s main focus was to merge the zoning bylaw and the subdivision regulations into one document. This new document should be much more user friendly, and easier for both the public, and various town entities to interpret.

 The planners are continuing into the new year with our proposed changes that the voters wanted made to the zoning bylaw. We held informational meetings during 2018, circulated town wide surveys, and finally held a public hearing as required by statute. These proposed changes are a departure from what we have done in the past, but this is the direction that the town appears to want to take. The final zoning bylaw changes will be voted on at our annual town meeting in 2019.

 As always, I’d like to thank my fellow Planning Commission board members for their commitment and hard work. We look forward to 2019 and any challenges that it presents. Lastly, I would like to encourage the voters to attend our meetings which are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM at the Town Clerk’s office.

Respectfully submitted,

William A. Dimick, Chairman