Chapter 20 Of the Acts of 2021 has extended permissions for boards and commissions to conduct remote meetings. The Planning Board will conduct its meetings via remote participation to the greatest extent possible using the platform, “Zoom” until further notice. The meeting agenda will include instructions for the public about how to participate remotely. No in-person attendance of members of the public will be permitted, but every effort will be made to ensure that the public can adequately access the proceedings in real time, via technological means. In the event that we are unable to do so, despite best efforts, we will post on the Town of West Newbury website an audio or video recording, transcript, or other comprehensive record of proceedings as soon as practicable after the meeting.
See below for tips on how to stay apprised of Planning Board Agenda Items and how to submit comments and questions for consideration during meetings.
Check the Planning Board Schedule: The 2020 Planning Board schedule can be found within the menu on the left side column on the Planning Board's website. The Board generally meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. The agenda is typically posted on the website and at Town Hall on the Thursday prior to a meeting.
Email Subscription to Planning Board Agenda: You can subscribe to receive an email notification when a Planning Board agenda is posted on the Town’s website. To do this, go to the Town of West Newbury webpage: https://www.wnewbury.org . At the top of the home page you will see a dark green horizontal banner with a list of menu items. Select “Subscribe to News”. A page entitled “Email Notifications” will appear where you can enter your email address and then select items you’d like to subscribe to. Meeting Agendas appear half way down the screen. When you are finished, don’t forget to select “Subscribe Me” at the bottom of the page.
How to ask questions and make comments on Agenda Items During Remote Meetings: During the remote meeting, the Planning Board Chair will give participating members of the public an opportunity to ask questions and make comments. Members of the public can also submit written questions and comments in advance of the meeting by emailing them to email@example.com.
Please don’t hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org should you have questions or need assistance.