PLAN REVIEW COMMITTEE
The Plan Review Committee (PRC) is hereby established to assist the Planning Board in reviewing Site Plan/Subdivision applications and plans. The PRC reviews proposals for compliance with Town regulations and advises the applicant of any potential issues that may arise as the project moves forward. The PRC provides the applicant with an overview of the entire approval process, so that the applicant is aware of the steps in the process from the submittal of the application to the final release of escrow. PRC review also ensures that the various Town departments are aware of the new projects and potential impacts they may have on their departments.
The PRC shall be composed of the Town Planner (who shall act as Chairman), the Director of Public Works or representative of the Department of Public Works as designated by the Director, the Fire Chief or a representative of the Fire Department as designated by the Fire Chief, the Police Chief or a representative of the Police Department as designated by the Police Chief, the Building Inspector, the Conservation Coordinator or other representative as designated by the Conservation Commission and the Planning Board’s engineer.
All site plan and/or subdivision applications, except minor subdivisions (2 lots or less), lot line adjustments, condominium conversions and special permits must first go through the technical review process. An applicant will not be scheduled for a public hearing before the Planning Board until the plan review process has been completed.
The Chairman of the PRC is authorized to determine the scope of the review and whether a formal meeting of the PRC is necessary.
When deemed necessary by the Chairman of the PRC, additional meetings of the PRC may be scheduled to ensure all aspects of a proposed project are properly analyzed prior to submittal of recommendations to the Board.