Selectman's Policy on Zoning Amendment Warrant Articles

WHEREAS, Massachusetts General Laws (MGL) Chapter 40A, section 5 affords the Board of Selectmen up to fourteen (14) days to refer voter-petitioned zoning amendment warrant articles to the Planning Board; and WHEREAS, said section 5 further affords the Planning Board up to sixty-five (65) days thereafter to convene its public hearing on said zoning amendment proposals; and WHEREAS, both the Board of Selectmen and the Planning Board desire that an adequate amount of time be afforded to the Planning Board to formulate its recommendation to Town Meeting on all proposed zoning amendments; THEREFORE, it shall be the policy of the Board of Selectmen to require that voter-petitioned zoning amendment warrant articles shall be received by the Board of Selectmen no later than ninety (90) days prior to the date of a town meeting.