Planning Board

The Planning Board module tracks applications, hearings, notices, deadlines, and decisions for planning reviews and subdivision hearings. In addition, the planning module also allows you to record proposed changes to parcel dimensions for subdivision hearings.

With the Planning Board module you can:

  • Create custom application types in the exact wording used in the department
  • Send notices to owners of parcels within a specified distance of the parcel in the application
  • Record hearings and continuations for each review created
  • Show changes to parcels involved in a proposed subdivision, including parcels to be created, deleted or altered
  • Print notice information either to standard module documents or department created custom documents

Once the planning review and subdivision hearing records are created, activity is tracked using specialized Planning Board module features including:

  • Review specific hearing detail screens where the members present, application votes, and the minutes of the hearing are recorded
  • Task specific wizard screens and drop down lists that help you enter information quickly and accurately
  • A parcel subdivision feature that allows you to specify the parcels involved in the subdivision and how they will be altered in the proposal
  • Review deadline calculation features that allow you to specify how to calculate important deadlines for each application type, and calculate deadlines based on dates selected in the record
  • Enhanced abutter list generators that allow you to add and edit existing abutter lists and use them to merge into standard or department created documents which are sent to owners of surrounding properties

The information maintained by the Planning Board module can easily be accessed and reported in a variety of ways including:

  • Screens that display summary or detailed information as needed
  • Various letters, notices, and postings related to hearings and abutters to the property
  • Summary and detail printed reports generated based on criteria selected
  • GIS map displays of the parcel and abutters to the parcel of the review or hearing record