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Planning and Selectmen endorse/adopt Housing Production Plan

June 9, 2020 05:21:28 PM
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The updated Housing Production Plan defines the Town’s goals for diversifying housing and lays out strategies to achieve them.

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Update on Jan 27 Article hearings: EDC Working Session tonight; New materials posted

January 23, 2020 10:56:42 AM
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As I’ve previously posted, the Planning Board will hold public hearings for four proposed Town Meeting Articles on Monday night. For those interested, here are a few updates.

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Downtown Initiative: Zoning efforts update and “Roadshow” at Library

January 14, 2020 04:11:12 PM
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The Economic Development Committee plans to bring zoning changes to Town Meeting in March. Leading up to it, they’re trying to drum up public support.

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ZBA proposing zoning amendments for “Nonconforming uses, lots, and structures”

January 10, 2020 01:27:22 PM
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The Zoning Board of Appeals will ask voters to make edits to the zoning code at Town Meeting.

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Downtown Initiative: EDC & BOS joint meeting; Town pursuing grant for zoning assistance

May 21, 2019 09:54:39 AM
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The discussion this Thursday will follow up on a discussion at the May 7th BOS meeting. On that night, selectmen approved EDC’s pursuit of a state grant to help their efforts.

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Planning and EDC reach apparent compromise on plan to revise mixed-use zoning for Downtown Business Village

May 6, 2019 03:30:00 PM
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Last week, the Economic Development Committee and Planning Board came to a tentative consensus on rewriting zoning to “revitalize” the Downtown Business Village.

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Planning Board hiring consultants: 40B review, zoning revision help, and Open Space project

June 28, 2016 04:01:19 PM

The Planning Board is looking to contract consultants to help them move forward on important efforts.

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Planning Board hearing on bylaw next Monday

March 17, 2015 11:56:45 AM
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The Planning Board plans to present one bylaw to Town Meeting this April. But it may not be the one you were expecting.

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Town Meeting: Barn Hollow Open Space accepted; more controversial items up for vote tonight

April 17, 2014 11:27:34 AM
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Town Meeting had an estimated over 400 in attendance last night. (No official count yet.) Voters easily approved most articles addressed, including a controversial open space acceptance.

13 Articles still need to be addressed at the continued meeting, beginning 7:30 pm tonight at the Trottier Middle School auditorium.

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Town Meeting: Reference page, town report (with kids’ art) and an update on Warrant Articles

April 11, 2014 04:30:21 PM
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With the Annual Town Meeting quickly approaching, I posted a new page under the menu “Town Meeting & Election”. You can check the guide for easy reference to the warrant, a list of scheduled articles, and links to related stories.

Also, an update on some of the Warrant Articles scheduled for vote.

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Vote for what you care about or someone else will

April 3, 2014 04:30:10 PM

Recent conversations have made me realize that some residents don’t understand the power a single voter has at town meeting. Last year, each person who showed up represented 38 registered voters. That 2.6% decide whether to approve a budget or reduce it. So if there’s a budget you care about be there to support it.

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Public hearing on zoning bylaw warrant article – March 31

March 19, 2014 11:48:00 AM

On Monday, March 31st, the Planning Board will hold a public hearing. The warrant article for discussion is replacement of the zoning bylaws for Site Plan Review.

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Planning Board to discuss reassesment of Main Street project articles and continuing controversies – February 10

February 4, 2014 12:00:52 PM
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The Planning Board will meet on Monday night to discuss 9 warrant articles for the Annual Town Meeting. Two are old ones mired in controversy. Four of the articles are related to a recent citizen effort to reassess the Main Street project and burying/moving utility wires.

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New approach to passing zoning bylaw revisions

January 10, 2014 02:30:17 PM

At Monday’s Planning Board meeting, members discussed their intended warrant articles for the Annual Town Meeting in April. They hope to include two zoning bylaw revisions: Medical Marijuana zoning (tabled from fall) and Site Plan Review bylaws.

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