Planning Board 3 YEARS
There is an opening for a member to serve for a 3-year term, due to a resignation.The Planning Board consists of 5 elected members (who serve for 5 years) and 1 appointed associate member. All members are volunteers. The Board:Writes, administers, and advises on the Wellesley Zoning Bylaws and Town Zoning MapOversees the Flood Plains Insurance Program, the Scenic Roads Program, and the status of Chapter 774 low and moderate-income housingAppoints 5 members of the Design Review Board, 1 member to the Community Preservation Committee, a delegate to the Massachusetts Federation of Planning and Appeals, and a delegate to the Metrowest Growth Management CommitteeAdministers the subdivision control law and the Large House Review law
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KATHLEEN E. WOODWARD
Why are you running for this office? What are your top priorities?
Planning Bd. member; Advisory Comm. 2014-2017; Tolles-Parsons Review Comm., TMM 19 years; Attorney
The Planning Board fills a critical role in protecting Wellesley's character and our residents’ quality of life. I believe that my experience as an environmental attorney enables me to make a positive contribution to the Board. It is my priority to support the Town’s vigorous response to multiple Chapter 40B proposals to reach outcomes that are respectful of Wellesley’s neighborhoods. I likewise support proactive efforts to create housing within reach of seniors, young families, and others with moderate incomes through development and implementation of the Town’s Housing Production Plan. My priorities also include promoting sustainability and protecting our natural resources through careful application of bylaws, strategic planning and collaboration with other Town boards.
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