I am concerned that the proposed development will affect my well.
The Board of Health has jurisdiction over the location of private wells. Please contact the Board of Health with your concerns.
I am concerned that the proposed development will be built on land that doesn’t perc.
The Board of Health has jurisdiction over percolation and deep hole testing, reviews and approves sewage disposal system design plans, and inspects construction for compliance with the approved plan.
I am concerned that the proposed development will have an adverse impact on wetlands.
The Conservation Commission reviews all work within 100 feet of wetlands or 200 feet of perennial streams and rivers as defined in the Wetlands Protection Act or local Wetlands Protection By-Law. Please contact the Conservation Commission with your concerns.
I am concerned that the proposed development will create a drainage or runoff problem on my property.
The Town’s consulting engineer reviews plans and drainage calculations to be sure the plan is designed to produce no net increase in runoff from the property onto abutting lands or public ways.
I am concerned that the proposed development will create additional lighting that will shine on my property.
The Planning and Economic Development Board reviews lighting on non-residential developments as part of site plan review and requires that lighting not glare onto abutting properties or the public way. The Planning and Economic Development Board has no authority to regulate lighting on residential lots.
I am concerned that the proposed development will create noise, dust, and unsafe conditions while it is under construction.
Subdivision regulations and other town ordinances place strict controls over many aspects of subdivision construction and earth removal. The Planning and Economic Development Board, along with its consulting engineer and the Zoning Enforcement Officer, have the authority to regulate work in progress on subdivisions and non-residential construction sites. Please notify the Planning and Economic Development office and/or the Building Commissioner/Zoning Enforcement Officer if you feel a violation has taken place.
I was always told that the parcel being proposed for development was unbuildable.
The determination of whether a parcel is buildable or not depends upon many factors including soil conditions, topography such as steep slopes or ledge, and wetlands. All plans must be prepared by a Registered Land Surveyor or Professional Engineer. The Planning and Economic Development Board, Board of Health, and Conservation Commission must review the plans for compliance with the Rules and Regulations applicable to their jurisdiction. The Planning and Economic Development Board and other town boards have outside engineering consultants to assist with the technical aspects of this review.
The maps that the developer is presenting do not appear to show my lot lines correctly.
The plans are prepared and stamped by Registered Land Surveyors. However, if you have information documenting that there may be an error, please inform the Planning and Economic Development office and the surveyor who prepared the plan.