What We Do

Plan of Conservation and Development Update

The Town Planning and Zoning Commission is currently in the process of updating five chapters of the 2004 Plan of Conservation and Development dealing with residential and economic development, village enhancement, and natural and historic resource preservation and conservation.  For more information or to participate in this update process, please click on the plan update link to the right.

Planning Department

 

The Planning Department is responsible for numerous planning, zoning and inland wetlands functions as well as census activities, environmental protection, mapping and other functions as outlined below.

 

Support Boards & Commissions

 

Planning Functions

 

Geographic Information System

  • Develop and gather necessary geographic data to support town functions.
  • Create maps/databases and perform analysis to support town programs.

 

Did You Know?

Hve you ever wondered why local produce taste so much better than store-bought?  A typical food item today travels 1,500 miles from farm to table.  Much of it is produced on huge corporate farms using heavy machinery and migrant labor; shipped using refrigerated trucks and railroad cars; and heavily fertilized and sprayed with herbicides and pesticides made from oil and natural gas.

 

Many store-bought fruits and vegetables are bred to survive shipping, handling, and long-term cold storage, rather than for their taste.  They are often picked unripe and treated with chemicals to preserve and then ripen them, or give the appearance of ripening, prior to sale.

 

If everybody grew a little something according to his or her own abilities and tastes, we could significantly reduce our dependence on foreign oil and eat healthier in the process.