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RFP for Deed Research, Database Development and GIS Mapping – Southborough

Legal Notice The Town of Southborough Planning Department is seeking a qualified consultant to perform deed research, database development and associated GIS mapping review for open space parcels for the Town.   A full bid package with specifications will available Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 12:00 PM in the Planning Department, Town House, 2nd Floor, 17 Common Street, Southborough, MA 01772 or on the Towns website at www.southboroughtown.com.  Questions/RFI’s may be submitted in writing to: Planning Department, 17 Common Street, Southborough, MA 01772 or to via email jburney@southboroughma.com.  A Pre-Bid Conference will be held on Tuesday  September 9, 2014 at 5:00 PM at the Southborough Town House, second floor, 17 Common Street, Southborough, MA 01772.  All bids are due to the Planning Department by Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 5:00 PM.  At … Read entire article »

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RFP for Town Master Plan – Foxborough

The Foxborough Planning Board seeks to engage a planning consultant for the purpose of completing the Town?s Master Plan. Foxborough last adopted a Master Plan in 1971 and since 2012, has completed various elements and portions of a new Plan. This RFP is being issued because the work has been funded and completed in phases, the requested work being the final phase. The chapters/sections remain to be completed are: Future Land Use, with particular emphasis on the Rte. 1 corridor Vision/Goals and Objectives Implementation Plan Design of metrics and/or evaluation process to assess plan implementation and success Also to be included is a public participation process, assistance in plan adoption, and responsibility for outreach and public communication. The work may also include, if appropriate, surveys, focus groups, and public workshops. The response is due 2 p.m. Tuesday … Read entire article »

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Town Planner – Town of Billerica

The Town of Billerica (population 41,000) seeks qualified applicants for the position of Town Planner. The Town Planner works under the direction of the Town Manager and is responsible for administrative and technical work in directing the planning function for the Town. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: land use planning; staffing and providing technical assistance to 7 member Planning Board, drafting planning ordinances, making recommendations to the Planning Board for appropriate action or conditions to be imposed, attending and staffing Planning Board meetings, collecting land use data in preparation of development of zoning regulations, assisting and providing technical assistance to various Town Boards and Committees. In addition this position will work closely with the Town’s Economic Development Team to complete any planning and community development initiatives as may … Read entire article »

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Conservation Agent/Planner – Town of Chelmsford

TOWN OF CHELMSFORD TITLE: CONSERVATION AGENT/PLANNER DEPARTMENT: COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT OFFICE DATE OF POST: June 11, 2012 UNION STATUS: NONE STARTING SALARY RANGE: Up to $48,460 The Town of Chelmsford’s Department of Community Development seeks applicants for the full-time position of Conservation Agent/ Assistant Planner to assist with conservation and land use work. Conservation duties include: administrative and technical support to the Conservation Commission, including review of applications and compliance inspections, attend night meetings, prepare agendas and decisions. Planning duties include: provide support on planning activities; assist with data collection and analysis, and research, draft and present planning studies. This position requires GIS experience.  A more detailed job description is on file in Human Resources. REQUIREMENTS Bachelor’s degree in environmental/land use planning or related field preferred or suitable experience required. Knowledge of Mass Wetlands Protection Act, … Read entire article »

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MAPD Conference Program 2011 – Now Online!

MAPD Conference Program – 2011 … Read entire article »

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‘Principles of Brownfield Regeneration: Cleanup, Design, and Reuse of Derelict Land.’ Book signing and Release Party

Title: ‘Principles of Brownfield Regeneration: Cleanup, Design, and Reuse of Derelict Land.’ Book signing and Release PartyLocation: The Harvard Coop 1400 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA Description: Harvard Coop book signing and release party for Island Press’ ‘Principles of Brownfield Regeneration: Cleanup, Design, and Reuse of Derelict Land.’ Local authors Justin Hollander (Tufts), Niall Kirkwood (Harvard), and Julia Gold (Bristol Community College) will be available for discussion.Start Time: 16:30Date: 2011-02-23End Time: 19:00 … Read entire article »

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Seeking Young Planner Nominations

The MA-APA chapter awards are fast approaching and will be held next Friday, December 10, 2010.  We need nominees for the Young Planner Award for a junior or mid-level young practicing planner who has excelled in leadership, increased the impact of planning in public and private decision making, and enhanced the APA-MA Chapter.  There are many young people among the public and private sector who have been an integral part in bringing projects to fruition…please consider nominating these people within your own companies/municipalities for this newly established award to recognize the importance of young planners within our profession. Send along your nominations by this Friday, December 3, 2010, to Kristen Wilson, YPG Chair (kwilson@th.ci.shrewsbury.ma.us) and Steve Sadwick, APA-MA President (ssadwick@tewksbury-ma.gov) … Read entire article »

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APA Audio/Web Conference – Planning for Signs and Billboards in a Digital Age

Title: APA Audio/Web Conference – Planning for Signs and Billboards in a Digital AgeLocation: CMRPC Offices, Two Washington Square, Union Station–2nd Floor, Worcester, MA Link out: Click hereDescription: CMRPC is pleased to host this APA Audio/Web Conference. Session Description: The challenges to sign regulation are vigorous and ever evolving. So too, digital technology has introduced an entirely new layer of complexity. Learn what the federal study on digital signs and safety concluded. Gain insight into how communities are regulating signs to maintain character, meet contemporary needs, ensure safety, and meet legal standards. (Refreshments will be served and Parking will be validated) Please RSVP to Jonathan Church at 508-459-3316 or jchurch@cmrpc.org by Tuesday, October 12, 2010 so refreshments may be planned accordingly. Start Time: 16:00Date: 2010-10-13End Time: 17:30 … Read entire article »

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Planner and Land Use Administrator – City of Chelsea

CITY OF CHELSEA Department of Planning & Development Planner and Land Use Administrator; Grade 9 Pay Range $45,810 – $59,564. Summary Statement of Duties: (full description available at Chelsea HR Dept.) The Planner and Land Use Administrator is responsible for reviewing applications, preparing recommendations and drafting/filing decisions relative to zoning relief applications, site plan review applications and design review applications in fulfilling requirements as set forth in M.G.L. Chapter 40A and Chapter 41.  Under direction, this position will work in advancing the community planning agenda for the City. Research funding mechanisms, write grant funding applications.  Assist in the efforts of the City’s land use boards, including the Zoning Board of Appeals, the Planning Board and the Conservation Commission; assist in review of site plans and subdivision plans. Qualifications: BS/BA in Planning, Urban Studies or a related field and … Read entire article »

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Moving Together 2010: Moving Massachusetts Forward with GreenDOT and Healthy Transportation

Title: Moving Together 2010: Moving Massachusetts Forward with GreenDOT and Healthy Transportation Location: Marriott Courtyard Downtown Hotel, 275 Tremont Street, Boston, MA Link out: Click here Description: Moving Together 2010, the Commonwealth’s annual statewide walking and bicycling conference, will focus on GreenDOT and GreenDOT’s core emphasis on healthy transportation. GreenDOT is the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s bold new initiative that will establish MassDOT as a national leader in promoting sustainability in the transportation sector. Central to GreenDOT is the promotion of the healthy transportation modes of walking, bicycling and transit. Moving Together 2010 will provide you with the latest insight and information on the GreenDOT policy and on how these healthy transportation modes are quickly transforming the Massachusetts landscape. Moving Together 2010 registration fee is $50, which includes conference registration, continental … Read entire article »

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