October 1 2019

Planning Board Looking for Resident to Fill Open Seat

There is an opportunity for a Burlington resident to step up and serve the community by applying for an open position on one of the town’s important boards. 


The Planning Board has one open seat left vacant after former longtime member, Jack Kelly, resigned last month


“The Burlington Board of Selectmen and the Burlington Planning Board will be making a joint Planning Board interim member appointment,” Town Clerk Amy Warfield said in a release. “At this time we are seeking residents who wish to serve their community as an interim Planning Board member.” 


The work of the Planning Board involves technical and legal processes to guide in the use of land and design of the Town to ensure the orderly, long-range development and fiscal stability of the community and work in conjunction with the Massachusetts General Laws and the Town’s General and Zoning Bylaws, the release explains. The Planning Board reviews for recommendation zoning amendments to Town Meeting as well as Site Plans, Special Permits, etc. for site developments, subdivisions, re-developments or improvements. The Planning Board is in the process of finalizing the Comprehensive Master Plan. 


If you wish to be considered for this position, fill out the questionnaire found here and email it to Joint Search Committee at planning@burlington.org


A review of candidates will be made by a subcommittee and the final Candidates for the position will be interviewed at the joint meeting to be held on October 28 at 5:30 p.m. The individual appointed to the Planning Board will serve from the date of the appointment until the Town’s 2020 Annual Election in April. The Planning Board currently meets the first and third Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. 


The deadline for submitting applications will be 4:30 p.m., October 15, 2019.



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