The Planning Commission is engaged in land use development management and the regulations that govern the process. The Commission reviews and approves all subdivisions proposals. The Planning Commission reviews and updates the Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Regulations and the Comprehensive Plan. The Commission creates and adopts plans for the planning, improvement and redevelopment of areas within the Town. The Commission has the power and duty to:
- Review and make recommendations to the Town Council on proposed Zoning Ordinance and zoning map amendments
- Hear and decide on applications for site plan approval where Planning Commission approval is required;
- Authorize upon application the following: planned business district site plan, site plan, multifamily development, planned village district development, planned unit development, cluster development and residential compound development; and
- Review and make recommendations on zoning board applications of special use permits and variances upon request from the director or the zoning board of review.
The Planning Commission meets regularly on the first and third Tuesday of each month and holds special meetings when necessary. The Town Planners provide staff assistance to the Planning Commission.
All meetings are held at the Beechwood Center, 44 Beach St., at 7:30 pm unless otherwise noted.
Planning Commission members - view here.