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?

If you install a residential solar array (or small wind turbine), Eversource (formerly CL&P) must absorb any electricity that you do not use directly from your solar array and credit it back to you when you use electricity and your solar array is not generating electricity (i.e. at night or on cludy days): eesentially spinning your meter backwards when you generate more than you use.  While you benefit from Eversource's electrical grid acting as your virtual battery, they do not have to pay you for surplus energy that you put onto their grid and do not take back off at night.