The Planning Board is responsible for reviewing and acting upon land use applications, not within the authority of the Code Enforcement Officer, pursuant to Town ordinances and federal and state regulations; such applications typically involve non-residential / commercial site plans, subdivisions, and certain shore land zone permits. It is also the Planning Board's responsibility to draft and update Town ordinances consistent with the recommendations of the Town Comprehensive Plan.
The Board consists of five voting members with staggered three-year terms appointed by the Select Board. Two alternate members are appointed for one year terms. The Board meets regularly on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month and also conducts on-site public hearings on certain applications. All Planning Board meetings and hearings are open to the public, and residents are encouraged to attend.