141 Keyes Road
Concord, MA 01742
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Elizabeth (Betsy) Higgins
Jane Hotchkiss Gordy
Planning Board Liaison
Jimi Two Feathers
The West Concord Advisory Committee, a subcommittee of the Planning Board, was formed pursuant to recommendations from the West Concord Task Force whose work provides the foundation and guiding vision for West Concord Advisory Committee agenda.
CHARGE for a WEST CONCORD ADVISORY COMMITTEE
(September 14, 2011)
It is the intention of the Board of Selectmen (BOS), in creating the West Concord Advisory Committee (WCAC), to provide a mechanism for thoughtful and public examination of the issues surrounding future development, growth, and improvement in West Concord Center as defined by the West Concord Village Center Master Plan of 2010; see attached map defining the WCAC’s geographic domain. As a Sub-Committee of the Planning Board, the WCAC will have an advisory role with an active focus on West Concord. The WCAC can be a focal point for soliciting input from citizens, business operators, and property owners as appropriate. The WCAC was recommended by the West Concord Task Force (2008), the Village Centers Study (2007) and the Comprehensive Long Range Plan (2005).
The West Concord Village Center Master Plan of 2010 (“Master Plan”) is the roadmap for future development in West Concord Center and the primary guide for the WCAC. The WCAC shall promote the vision contained in the Master Plan, along with the West Concord Design Guidelines and town sustainability initiatives, when issues are discussed and development is proposed in West Concord.
The WCAC shall be an advisory committee of the Planning Board and receive some support from the Planning Division. The main roles of the WCAC:
Membership Requirements and Expectations
The Planning Board shall evaluate the effectiveness of the West Concord Advisory Committee every two years to determine the need for the WCAC and provide a recommendation to the Board of Selectmen.
The Committee shall elect a chair and a committee clerk, who will be responsible for maintaining the record of the committee’s discussions, votes and actions.
All meetings will be conducted in conformance with the Open Meeting Law including proper notice and posting of meetings, and all records will be maintained in conformance with the Public Record Law.
Requests for staff assistance or operating expenses will be made through the Town Manager who will endeavor to comply with reasonable requests.