Comprehensive Plan & Zoning Ordinance Update Committee

The Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance Update Committee has been assembled to complete the following work:
  • Update the language and terminology of the Zoning Ordinance
  • Continue to update basic demographics in the Comprehensive Plan
  • Update the Plan for emerging issues such as climate change, aging in place and emerging business clusters
  • Provide a community driven evaluation of what we have accomplished and what we have yet to accomplish, using guidance from our key committees and boards. A special sounding board committee will be established and the evaluation will result in an update of the Comprehensive Plan
  • Review and change where appropriate, the goals and land use patterns map for the purpose of updating the future land use plan with a focus on smart growth principles
  • Update the capital investment strategy
  • Update the Zoning Ordinance based on the above strategies and future land use plan
  • Simplify the Zoning Ordinance for a more business-friendly approach.
View details of the Comprehensive Plan update here

Join the Conversation

Soliciting public input and feedback is a vital and necessary next step for the Comprehensive Plan update. 

Please visit the Community Voice page to add to the discussion.  
The Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance Update Committee meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. on the 3rd floor of Town Hall. All meetings are posted in Town Hall and on the Meeting Calendar.

Committee Members

Title Term Expires
Robert Metcalf
Chair, Planning Board Rep.  
no terms
Nick Branchina
Conservation Comm. Rep.

Barbara Fleshman Historic Preservation Comm. Rep.  
Robert Georgitis
Economic Development Comm. Rep.

Brittany Howard Town Planner  
Christopher Osterrieder
Community Development Dir.

Edward Trainer Resident Rep.  
Janice Vance Community Rep.  
Select Board Liaison  

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