Community Development

Welcome to the Community Development Division’s web page!

Community Development is now a Division of the Department of Public Works. Community Development conducts a review of all residential and commercial development proposals; provides staff support to the Planning Board; recommends revisions to the town’s Zoning Ordinance, Development Regulations for approval by the Planning Board, and/or Town Ballot vote, and Master Plan. The department also provides guidance to residents and developers.

Our goal is to make this a truly efficient process. Please view us as a resource. We strongly encourage you to meet with the Town Planner as your first step. This is also where you will find our Assistant Public Works Director/Town Engineer.

Roles & responsibilities of the Community Development Division include:

  • Boundary Line Adjustment Plan Reviews
  • Capital Improvement Program (CIP)
  • Condominium Conversion Plan Reviews
  • Construction Monitoring
  • Development Regulation Promulgation and Amendment
  • Economic Development
  • Farmers' Market
  • GIS Mapping
  • Issuing Driveway and Roadway Excavation Permits
  • Long Range Planning
  • Lot Mergers
  • Master Plan Update
  • Site Plan Reviews
  • Site Plan Review Escrows
  • Subdivision Plan Reviews
  • Technical and Administrative support to the Planning Board
  • Technical Review Committee (TRC)
  • Zoning Ordinance Promulgation and Amendment

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
James J. Donison, P.E. Assistant Public Works Director/Town Engineer (603) 268-0279
Jo Ann Duffy Town Planner (603) 268-0279
Kathy Lawrence Administrative Assistant (603) 485-4117
Leann Fuller Administrative Assistant (603) 485-4117