Update to the 2005 Master Plan is underway
The Town-Wide Planning Committee shall encourage, assist and review long and short term planning efforts by boards, committees and officials of the Town and incorporate these plans into a comprehensive Master Plan. The Master plan shall be presented to the Town meeting for approval by the voters and shall be reviewed and updated at least every five years. The comprehensive Town-wide plan shall also include land use, open space, economic development, facilities and any other plans necessary to fulfill the future needs of the Town and its citizens.
The membership of the Town-Wide Planning Committee shall consist of thirteen (13) members, including the Town Administrator as chairperson, and twelve (12) members appointed in conformity with the provisions of Chapter 23 of the Acts of 1995 as follows: One representative or designee from the Board of Selectmen; one representative or member of the School Committee; one representative or designee from the Planning Board; one representative or designee from the Finance Committee; and eight other voters, six of which shall not be municipal employees or officials. Members of the Town-Wide Planning Committee are appointed by the Town Administrator.
The Town-Wide Planning Committee was established by town meeting vote on October 24, 1994 under Article 23, which amended the General Bylaws of the town to include Article V - TOWNWIDE PLANNING COMMITTEE.