What happens at the public hearing?
Public hearings are required for Request for Determination of Applicability or Notice of Intent filings with the commission. The hearing needs to be advertised in the newspaper and all abutters to the project notified. The Commission members make a site inspection to familiarize themselves with the project before the hearing. The hearing allows a presentation by the applicant or the applicant’s representative; Commission members then ask questions to gather further information. Finally, any members of the public present may ask questions or make pertinent comments. Once the information is obtained, the Commission Chairman will close the hearing.

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1. What if I want to do some work in a wetland or buffer zone area?
2. What is a Request for Determination of Applicability?
3. How do I go about filing a Notice of Intent (NOI)?
4. What happens at the public hearing?
5. What happens after the public hearing?
6. What if I just have a question about a possible wetlands issue?
7. What if I can’t get to the town hall to ask my question or get information on a project?
8. I’m interested in serving on the Conservation Commission-what do I do?
9. How do Conservation Commission members keep up with new regulations and changes?