Community Development

The Community Development Department (CDD) provides assistance to Project Applicants in navigating thru the state and local permitting processes by assisting them with the understanding of which permits may be needed for particular projects and with the interpretation of regulations. The Department also assists board members, project abutters, parties in interest, and the general public understand the permitting process and their role in the permit application process. Since the creation of the Department in September of 2000, communication and coordination between the various departments on projects has significantly improved and results in a streamlined permitting process for the Project Applicant.


The Community Development Department is comprised of the Building Facilities & Construction Committee, Conservation Commission, Economic Development Commission, Open Space Committee, Planning Board, and Zoning Board of Appeals. The staff within the CDD includes the Town Engineer, the Conservation/Planning Agent, and an Administrative Assistant. We welcome your questions and input.


The CDD provides access to Town Bylaws, Rules & Regulations, reports, maps, GIS, engineering and survey information, technical assistance, preliminary application review thru “Tech-Review”, and general guidance to Project Applicants and abutters to projects.

Contact Information:

William J. Cundiff, P.E.
Town Engineer
508-476-4000 x208

Stephen D. Zisk
Part-Time Conservation Agent
508-476-4000 x205

Maria Lajoie
Administrative Assistant
508-476-4000 x257