Planning & Community Development

The Planning and Community Development Department staffs the following boards and committees:

  • Planning Board
  • Design Review Board
  • Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Sudbury Housing Trust
  • Community Preservation Committee
  • Sudbury Center Improvement Advisory Committee
  • Historic Districts Commission

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Services

Melone Gravel Pit Property Reuse Planning
CPC funding sought at 2014 Town Meeting
(Posted: Wednesday, April 9, 2014) Load more...
CPC Proposes Articles for Funding at 2014 Annual Town Meeting
6 Funding Articles and 3 Administrative Articles Proposed
(Posted: Friday, February 14, 2014) Load more...
Planning Board Proposes Zoning Articles for 2014 Annual Town Meeting
Public Hearing scheduled for March 12, 2014, 9:00 pm
(Posted: Friday, February 14, 2014) Load more...
Planning Board Adopts New Procedures
Electronic submission of application materials now required
(Posted: Thursday, December 12, 2013) Load more...
CPC to Review FY15 Funding Proposals
(Posted: Monday, December 2, 2013) Load more...
CPA State Matching Funds Announced
Sudbury benefits from increased state revenue
(Posted: Monday, November 18, 2013) Load more...

General Information

Residential Developments in Sudbury
List of residential developments as of December 2013
(Posted: Thursday, January 2, 2014) Load more...
Planning Board Procedures - 2013
(Posted: Thursday, December 12, 2013) Load more...
Stormwater Matters! Informational Slideshow
Sudbury's drainage system carries rainwater from the roadway to outfalls at brooks, ponds, rivers, and wetlands. There are many things a homeowner can do to help the Town keep our stormwater from degrading our water supply.
(Posted: Tuesday, November 6, 2012)
Melone Land Planning/Valuation Report
2012 Report by Larry Koff & Associates
(Posted: Friday, September 7, 2012) Load more...
Route 20 Sewer Project
Questions and Answers from the Technical Advisory Committee - including updates
(Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2011) Load more...
Melone (Gravel Pit) Feasibility Report Complete
CPC funds used to study recreation and housing uses
(Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2011) Load more...
2002 Community Vision for the Old Post Road
Workshops in 2001 and 2002 defined resident's preferences for Route 20 future development
(Posted: Monday, May 2, 2011) Load more...
New Town Center Plans to be Reviewed
Board of Selectmen will take public input on June 1st.
(Posted: Monday, May 17, 2010) Load more...
Bruce Freeman Rail Trail Four Season Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Complete
Study to be used to create concept designs
(Posted: Monday, November 23, 2009) Load more...
Planning Board Amends Stormwater Regulations
Effective January 23, 2013
(Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2009) Load more...
2009-2013 Open Space and Recreation Plan Complete
Lists goals and priorities for next 5-10 years
(Posted: Thursday, July 2, 2009) Load more...
2009-2013 Open Space and Recreation Plan Complete
Lists goals and priorities for next 5-10 years
(Posted: Thursday, July 2, 2009) Load more...
Town Bylaw Preserves Stone Walls and Scenic Roads
Planning Board seeks to educate residents before removal of walls and trees.
(Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2007)
Walkway Planning Initiative
Town Seeks Resident Assistance with Walkway Planning
(Posted: Tuesday, October 9, 2007) Load more...
40B Development Guidelines published
The Town has created 40B guidelines to assist in defining 40B development projects.
(Posted: Monday, June 4, 2007) Load more...
Sudbury Heritage Landscape Inventory Report 2007
The Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation has partnered with Freedom's Way Heritage Association to conduct a Heritage Landscape Inventory Program in Sudbury.
(Posted: Thursday, February 15, 2007) Load more...
Notice to Developers from the Planning Board
(Posted: Tuesday, July 12, 2005) Load more...
MAPC Build-Out Figures Available
Recently released figures from the Metropolitan Area Planning Council project significant growth potential for town.
(Posted: Friday, February 9, 2001) Load more...
Sudbury League of Women Voters Publishes Permitting Guide
Want to know how the town's permitting rules might affect you? Or what that development going up next door had to go through for approval? See the League of Women Voters' primer on the permitting process in Sudbury.
(Posted: Wednesday, September 29, 1999) Load more...

Board of Appeals | Expand

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12/15/2011 Operations and Maintenance Plan December 22, 2011
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14331 Porous Pavement Phasing Sequencing Plan December 22, 2011
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14331 Response to MEPA DEP Comments December 22, 2011
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58-Unit Townhouse Plan, Johnson Farm June 8, 2012
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6.1 Stormwater Management Plan December 22, 2011
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6.2 Stormwater Management Plan December 22, 2011
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6.3 Stormwater Management Plan December 22, 2011
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6.4 Stormwater Management Plan December 22, 2011
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6.5 Stormwater Management Plan December 22, 2011
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6.6 Stormwater Management Plan December 22, 2011
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6.7 Stormwater Management Plan December 22, 2011
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60-Unit Town House Alternative Revised 5.8.2012 May 10, 2012
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Agenda - April 30, 2012 April 13, 2012
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Agenda - March 28, 2012 March 27, 2012
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Agenda 6.18.2012 May 21, 2012
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Alternatives Analysis, Avalon Plan, One Crossing Plan December 22, 2011
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C-10.0 Site Volume Calculations December 22, 2011
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Environmental Notification Form: Residences at Johnson Farm November 15, 2011
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Figure 1 Stormwater Management Plan December 22, 2011
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Fundamentals of Chapter 40B Overview of the Chapter 40B Application, Review, Decision, and Appeal Process prepared by Edward Marchant, EHM/Real Estate Advisor. October 20, 2011
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Johnson Farm Alternative Concept Plan, 60 Units April 13, 2012
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MEPA Decision on the Environmental Impact Report January 26, 2012
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MEPA Memoranda December 1, 2011
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Requested Waivers February 14, 2012
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Single Sheet Site Plan December 22, 2011
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Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan Text December 22, 2011
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Stormwater Prevention Pollution Plan Forms December 22, 2011
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Supplemental Porous Pavement Informational Letter December 22, 2011
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Tetra Tech Memo 5.8.2012 May 11, 2012
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Wildlife Habitat Study - December 2011 January 20, 2012
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Brochure | Expand

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Police Station Brochure April 17, 2013
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Sudbury Community Preservation Facts, 2011 May 2, 2011
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Bylaws | Expand

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Accessory Dwelling Units July 8, 2009
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Scenic Roads Bylaw December 10, 2007
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Sign Bylaw Sign Bylaw voted at 2004 Annual Town Meeting July 11, 2008
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Stormwater Management Bylaw October 23, 2012
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Sudbury Zoning Bylaws Article IX 2008 There was one ammendment to the 2008 Sudbury Zoning Bylaws at the 2008 Annual Town Meeting. These Bylaws are effective as of April 9, 2008. The Zoning Bylaws are Article IX of the Town Bylaws. August 11, 2008
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Committees | Expand

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Land Acquisition Review Committee Mission Statement Mission statement of the LARC August 26, 2009
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Route 20 Sewer Citizen's Advisory Committee July 12, 2011
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Route 20 Sewer Steering Committee - Mission Statement July 12, 2011
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Conservation Commission | Expand

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2011 Spring Walk Series 2011 Conservation Spring Walk series schedule April 29, 2011
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Wildlife Study #2 Map This is the map prepared by Sue Morse to accompany the comprehensive Wildlife Study #2 of the proposed Bruce Freeman Rail Trail. August 17, 2011
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Conservation Office | Expand

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2013 Rail Trail Concept Plans Presentation Staff presentation to the Board of Selectmen on four concepts for a rail trail in Sudbury July 31, 2013
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Johnson Farm - Conservation Comm consultant commments Nov 14 2011 November 15, 2011
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Johnson Farm 40 B Notice of Intent October 6, 2011
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Johnson Farm 40B Wetland Evaluation October 6, 2011
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Johnson Farm 40B Alternative Plans October 6, 2011
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Johnson Farm 40B Landham Rd., Wetlands Protection Act Notice of Intent Notice of Intent form, narratives, and alternative plans as submitted on Oct. 4, 2011 for the 189 Landham Road Johnson Farm. October 6, 2011
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Johnson Farm 40B Porous Pavement report from applicant November 8, 2011
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Johnson Farm 40B wetland summary October 6, 2011
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Johnson Farm 40B Wildlife Habitat Evaluation October 6, 2011
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Johnson Farm DEP MEPA comments December 19, 2011
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Johnson Farm Fire Dept comments November 15, 2011
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Johnson Farm Nov 14 2011 memo - Limited Project and Alternatives Analysis November 15, 2011
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Sudbury Wetlands Administration Bylaw Revision 09/27/10 Current SWAB Regulations October 19, 2010
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Think Green With Your Stormwater Habits September 17, 2009
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Development | Expand

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Coolidge at Sudbury Application Materials August 11, 2010
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Coolidge at Sudbury Decision August 15, 2011
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Coolidge Site Approval February 9, 2011
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Historic New England Letter on Pantry Brook Farm May 2, 2012
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Johnson Farm 60 unit Comparison May 11, 2012
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Johnson Farm Alternative Concept Plan March 23, 2012
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Johnson Farm Application Materials May 24, 2010
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Johnson Farm Comprehensive Permit Application August 25, 2011
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Johnson Farm Comprehensive Permit Architectural Plans August 25, 2011
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Johnson Farm Comprehensive Permit Landscape Plans August 25, 2011
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Johnson Farm Comprehensive Permit Site Plan Cover Sheet August 25, 2011
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Johnson Farm Comprehensive Permit Site Plans August 25, 2011
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Johnson Farm Comprehensive Permit Traffic Study August 25, 2011
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Johnson Farm Comprehensive Permit Traffic Study App. A and B August 25, 2011
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Johnson Farm Comprehensive Permit Traffic Study App. C and E August 25, 2011
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Johnson Farm Comprehensive Permit Traffic Study Appendix A&B August 25, 2011
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Landham Crossing Application Materials May 12, 2010
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Landham Crossing Comprehensive Permit February 21, 2012
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Landham Crossing Site Approval February 9, 2011
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Mahoney Melone Descriptions November 2, 2007
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MassHousing Site Eligibility Letter, Johnson Farm January 25, 2011
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Pine Groves Application Materials May 12, 2010
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Selectmen Comments on Johnson Farm August 17, 2010
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Selectmen Comments on Landham Crossing August 17, 2010
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Selectmen Comments on Pine Grove August 17, 2010
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Selectmen Comments on The Coolidge September 15, 2010
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Fees | Expand

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Application Filing Fees April 8, 2002
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Fee Schedule: Earth Removal Board August 12, 2010
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Fee Schedule: Zoning Board of Appeals August 12, 2010
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List of Fees for Planning Board Applications July 23, 2007
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Forms | Expand

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Application for Accessory Dwelling November 2, 2010
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Application for General SW Permit-Residential October 24, 2012
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Application for Major SW Permit October 24, 2012
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Application Forms for Planning Board Permits Form A - Approval Not Required;
Form B - Preliminary Subdivision Plan Application;
Form C - Definitive Subdivision Plan Application;
Form D - Certified List of Abutters;
Form D2 - List of Abutters for Special Permit;
Incentive Senior Development;
July 20, 2007
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Planning Board Permit /Application FORM D Assessors Certified List of Abutters FORM D- Assessors Certified List of Abutters May 2, 2012
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Planning Board Permit /Application FORM D2 List of Abutters for Special Permits FORM D2- List of Abutters for Special Permits May 2, 2012
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Planning Board Permit/Application FORM ANR Approval Not Required FORM A- Approval Not Required/ANR Application May 2, 2012
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Planning Board Permit/Application FORM B Preliminary Subdivision Plan FORM B- Preliminary Subdivision Plan Application May 2, 2012
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Planning Board Permit/Application FORM C Definitive Subdivision Plan FORM C- Definitive Subdivision Plan Application May 2, 2012
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Planning Board Permit/Application FORM ISD Incentive Senior Development FORM ISD- Incentive Senior Development Application May 2, 2012
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Planning Board Permit/Application FORM Scenic Roads FORM- Scenic Roads Application May 2, 2012
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Planning Board Permit/Application FORM SRC Senior Residential Community FORM SRC- Senior Residential Community Application May 2, 2012
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Planning Board Permit/WRSP Application Water Resource Protection District Special Permit January 29, 2013
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Volunteer Application February 25, 2010
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Volunteer Application September 1, 2009
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Volunteer Form August 13, 2009
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Volunteer Form - Selectmen July 1, 2011
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Volunteer Form for the Historical Commission October 29, 2010
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Goals | Expand

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FY2010 Goals of the Planning Board August 13, 2009
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FY2011 Planning Board Projects and Priorities June 10, 2010
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Planning Board FY12 Projects and Priorities July 12, 2011
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Information | Expand

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40B Guidelines The Town has published 40B guidelines to assist in developing projects in Sudbury. These guidelines provide a solid framework for what the Town would like to see in 40B developments, and further describe the Town's process, architecture preferences, and overall goals. June 1, 2007
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Business Support Letter for Article 20 April 29, 2011
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Conceptual Development of Treatment Plant Property, 641 Boston Post Road April 27, 2011
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CPA Debt Schedule, April 2011 April 5, 2011
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Current Residential Developments December 2013 January 2, 2014
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League of Women Voters Permitting Process Guide An informal guide to permits required in the Town of Sudbury. August 10, 2009
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Letter to Businesses April 2011 April 26, 2011
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Letter to the Editor April 14, 2011 April 26, 2011
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MAPC Build-Out Results Data results of Sudbury's growth potential September 5, 2001
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May 25, 2011 Meeting Presentation May 26, 2011
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Pictures of other decentralized wastewater treatment plants April 27, 2011
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Police Station Exterior Elevations March 4, 2014
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Police Station FAQs 2014 March 13, 2014
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Police Station Frequently Asked Questions May 6, 2013
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Police Station Summary 2014 March 13, 2014
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Route 20 Sewer Frequently Asked Questions April 27, 2011
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Sewer District Service Area Map May 23, 2011
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Streetscape View of Treatment Plant, 641 Boston Post Road April 29, 2011
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Town Center FAQs March 21, 2013
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Town Crier Article April 28, 2011 April 26, 2011
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Town Crier Article March 31, 2011 April 26, 2011
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Walkway Planning and Prioritization Initiative June 10, 2011
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Walkway Planning Priorities March 31, 2009
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Wireless Sites Listing of all Wireless Sites in Sudbury September 30, 2013
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Maps | Expand

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2009-2013 Open Space and Recreation Plan Map May 7, 2009
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Heritage Landscape Inventory Program: Open Space and Historical Resources February 12, 2007
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Maynard and Concord Developments January 17, 2007
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Pantry Brook Farm April 30, 2012
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Sudbury Center Intersection Plan - Engineered 2012 February 19, 2013
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Sudbury Center Intersection Plan - Engineered 2012 February 19, 2013
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Sudbury Center Intersection Plan - Schematic 2013 April 18, 2013
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Minutes | Expand

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Environmental Summit - March 15, 2004 Minutes from the March 15, 2004 Environmental Summit March 16, 2004
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Permits | Expand

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Accessory Dwelling Guidelines November 16, 2010
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Construction after Demolition Guidelines: Re-Use of Non-Conforming Lots April 26, 2011
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Planning & Community Development | Expand

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MAGIC Transit Survey Results - Subregion August 15, 2012
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MAGIC Transit Survey Results - Sudbury August 15, 2012
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Planning Board | Expand

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Wireless Sites List of all wireless sites in Sudbury November 2, 2009
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Plans | Expand

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Police Station Detail Plans 2014 February 28, 2014
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Police Station Plans 2014 February 28, 2014
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Rail Trail | Expand

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Bruce Freeman Rail Trail Four Season Wildlife Habitat Evaluation November 23, 2009
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Bruce Freeman Rail Trail Title Search Letter Sudbury Town Counsel's opinion on the title review regarding the proposed rail trail. This review was requested by Article 22 at Sudbury Annual Town Meeting in 2007. December 31, 2010
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Proposal to "Bring the Trail to Sudbury" The Friends of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail presented this proposal to the Board of Selectmen on June 29, 2011, and discussed it in a hearing with RTCAC on September 22,2011. October 14, 2011
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Proposal to "Bring the Trail to Sudbury" (committee recommendation) The RTCAC submitted this recommendation to the Sudbury Board of Selectmen on October 24, 2011. The Board accepted it on November 1. January 14, 2012
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Proposal to "Bring the Trail to Sudbury" (cover letter) The Friends of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail presented the proposal to "Bring the Trail to Sudbury" June 29, 2011, to the Sudbury Board of Selectmen. October 14, 2011
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Proposal to "Bring the Trail to Sudbury" (slides) The Friends of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail presented this proposal to the RTCAC on September 22, 2011 October 21, 2011
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Proposal to "Bring the Trail to Sudbury" (slides) The Friends of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail presented this proposal to the RTCAC on September 22, 2011 October 22, 2011
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Rail Trail Conversion Advisory Committee | Expand

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2005 RTCAC Annual Report January 14, 2012
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2006 RTCAC Annual Report January 14, 2012
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2007 RTCAC Annual Report January 14, 2012
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2008 RTCAC Annual Report January 14, 2012
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2009 RTCAC Annual Report January 14, 2012
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2010 RTCAC Annual Report January 14, 2012
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2011 RTCAC Annual Report January 14, 2012
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Regulations | Expand

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Incentive Senior Development Regulations Regulations governing Incentive Senior Development Special Permits issued by the Planning Board June 21, 2005
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Planning Board, Town of Sudbury, Massachusetts, Rules and Regulations Governing the Subdivision of Land May 9, 2012
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Rules and Regulations for Special Permits in the Water Resource Protection Districts May 7, 2002
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Senior Residential Community Regulations Regulations governing Senior Residential Community Special Permits issued by the Planning Board June 21, 2005
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Stormwater Management Bylaw Regulations Regulations to administer the Stormwater Management Bylaw adopted at the 2009 Annual Town Meeting. Regulations revised Jan. 23, 2013. January 31, 2013
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Reports | Expand

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1995 Wastewater Disposal Options Assessment of the need for wastewater disposal options, and evaluation of options for the Route 20 business district. October 6, 2010
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2002 Space Needs Study May 11, 2010
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2009-2013 Open Space and Recreation Plan May 29, 2013
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2009-2013 Open Space and Recreation Plan May 29, 2013
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2012 Melone Land Planning/Valuation Report 2012 Report on higest and best uses for the Melone property September 7, 2012
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A Community Vision for the Old Post Road May 2, 2011
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Athletic Field Master Plan Park and Recreation Commission plan of playing fields June 26, 2008
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Community Preservation Committee Report, October 2009 The updated report of the CPC detailing Town goals for community preservation, criteria for project assessment, and procedures for solcitiation of project proposals. March 4, 2010
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Density by Design - Community Opposition Report This is the first of the research reports conducted as part of the UMASS/ARC of Innovation studio design project which was a theoretical exercise to design dense housing developments. October 3, 2007
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Density by Design - Melone Property Design This is the design summary and detailed information produced as part of the UMASS/ARC of Innovation studio design project which was a theoretical exercise to design dense housing developments. October 3, 2007
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Density by Design - Precedents This is the third of the research reports conducted as part of the UMASS/ARC of Innovation studio design project which was a theoretical exercise to design dense housing developments. October 3, 2007
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Density by Design - Regulatory Barriers This is the second of the research reports conducted as part of the UMASS/ARC of Innovation studio design project which was a theoretical exercise to design dense housing developments. October 3, 2007
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Density by Design - Research Summary This is the executive summary of the research reports conducted as part of the UMASS/ARC of Innovation studio design project which was a theoretical exercise to design dense housing developments. October 3, 2007
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Heritage Landscape Inventory Report Results of public identification of properties, views and areas in Sudbury that define its special character. March 23, 2007
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Melone Property Final Report Study prepared by GPR dated January 31, 2011 May 19, 2011
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Open Space Plan 1998 - 2002 July 10, 2007
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Route 20 Visioning Report Results of the August 8, 2001 Route 20 Visioning Session. August 30, 2001
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Route 20 Wastewater Project Evaluation Report, June 2013 Route 20 Wastewater Comprehensive Report prepared by Weston and Sampson, 2013 July 22, 2013
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Route 20 Zoning Recommendations - MAPC MAPC Recommendations for re-zoning Route 20 with a sewer July 19, 2013
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Substainable Sudbury Master Plan (Acrobat) Master Plan prepared by the Sudbury Planning Board dated 2001. Adobe Acrobat 4.0 Version. August 30, 2001
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Substainable Sudbury Master Plan (Word) Master Plan prepared by the Sudbury Planning Board dated 2001. Microsoft Word 6.0 version. August 30, 2001
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Walkway Committee Report, Feb. 2000 The final report of the Walkway Committee, including a list of recommended walkways and a map. March 3, 2000
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Wastewater Management Plan - 2010 Update 2010 updated overview of the wastewater planning efforts performed to date, summary of the current status of the process, and the next critical steps. October 12, 2010
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Wastewater Needs Assessment - 2001 2001 assessment of wastewater management needs for the Route 20 business district, including a preliminary evaluation of alternatives for wastewater treatment and disposal. October 12, 2010
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Wireless Coverage Analysis, February 2010 March 3, 2010
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Town Meeting | Expand

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2013 Town Meeting Zoning Articles February 25, 2013
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Town Report | Expand

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2010 Community Preservation Committee Report April 5, 2011
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Committees - Meetings | Expand

Question
How often does the Planning Board meet? Is it easy to get on an agenda?
The Planning Board meets every 2 weeks. We have recently changed our meeting night from Tuesdays to Wednesdays. Agendas are finalized on the Friday prior to the meeting, and it is usually possible to get time on a Planning Board agenda within 1- 2 meetings after submitting an application.

Conservation Office | Expand

Question
What are my options if a Beaver dam is causing a serious health hazard on or around my property?
Please see the documents available for download section of this website for MassWildlife's Beavers and the Law: A Citizen's Guide to Addressing Beaver Conflicts

Master Plan | Expand

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What will the Planning Board do with the Master Plan? Will it be another study that collects dust on the office shelves?
The Planning Board expects to hit the floor running upon completion of the Master Plan by bringing several initiatives to Town Meeting in the spring of 2000. The Board is currently working on the rewrite of the zoning bylaw, walkways, wastewater alternatives on Route 20, water conservation and senior housing initiatives. Some of these will require Town Meeting votes. Others will continue to be studied for future Town Meeting votes.

Rail Trail - (3) Development Process and Costs | Expand

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20 - What is the Massachusetts Statewide Bicycle Transportation Plan?

This 25 year bicycle plan from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Transportation, made in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration, (the principle funding source for bike paths) has the "primary purpose to develop a prioritized plan of on-and off-road bicycling improvements in order to implement a statewide bicycling network."  The Plan encompasses 740 miles of primary and secondary bicycle routes which make up 7 Bay State Greenway Corridors.  The first 10 years of the plan are dedicated to bike plans either currently advertised or funded.

21 - Is the Bruce Freeman Rail trail mentioned in the Plan?

Yes, Phase 1 is listed as funded and advertised for construction. Additional phases are proposed.

22 - Is the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail Sudbury section described as a Primary Route in the Plan?

No.  Appendix 6 of the Statewide Plan describes the Primary Routes of the 7 corridors in detail. The Bruce Freeman Rail Trail through West Concord, Sudbury and Framingham is not described as either a Primary or Long Term Change to a Primary Route.† Only the section currently under construction through Chelmsford, Westford and Carlisle is denoted as a Primary Route that continues into Acton and then travels through Concord Center into Arlington with the eventual terminus being in Boston.

23 - Is the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail Sudbury section described as a Secondary Route in the Plan?

No.  Appendix 7 of the Plan describes the Secondary Routes of the 7 Corridors. The Bruce Freeman Rail Trail through West Concord, Sudbury and Framingham is not included as a Secondary Route.

Rail Trail Conversion Advisory Committee | Expand

Question
What is the Massachusetts Statewide Bicycle Transportation Plan?

This 25 year bicycle plan from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Transportation, made in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration, (the principle funding source for bike paths) has the "primary purpose to develop a prioritized plan of on-and off-road bicycling improvements in order to implement a statewide bicycling network."† The Plan encompasses 740 miles of primary and secondary bicycle routes which make up 7 Bay State Greenway Corridors.† The first 10 years of the plan are dedicated to bike plans either currently advertised or funded.

Traffic Safety | Expand

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What department should I contact if a tree has fallen or if there are broken tree limbs on a street blocking passage?

 The Dept of Public Works would also be the department to notify in these circumstances.  They can be reached at 978-443-2209, ext. 1389.

 

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What department should I contact if there are any obstructed views at intersections due to overgrown vegetation?

 The Dept of Public Works oversees all Town roadways and walkways, including shoulder mowing, snow removal, paving and repairing.  They can be reached at 978-443-2209, ext. 1389.

Traffic Safety | Expand

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What is the procedure for requesting a change to the speed limit on a particular road?

Contact the Traffic Safety Coordinating Committee in writing via e-mail, trafficsafety@sudbury.ma.us.  Be sure to include a description of any issues leading to the request (i.e. any dangerous curves, reoccurring accidents, unsafe pedestrian activity), specify the location along the road, and provide details about any support for the speed limit change from other Sudbury residents.

The State determines the process for changing local speed limits. The laws regarding speed limit changes can be found at Mass Highway Dept. Speed Regulations.  The Police Department will first measure speeds along the roadway using traffic counters to monitor speed and volume of traffic. From that data the assumed safe speed limit will be whatever 85% of cars travel. If your street shows that cars typically travel at the 85% speed or above, without excessive accidents, it is assumed that is a safe speed and the State will deny the speed limit change.

The Traffic Safety Committee makes recommendations to the Board of Selectmen on resident requests.  If residents are not satisfied with the recommendations of the committee, they can request to discuss the issue directly with the Selectmen at a regularly scheduled meeting.

What is the procedure for requesting the installation of traffic lights, street signs and/or crosswalks in town?

Contact the Traffic Safety Coordinating Committee in writing via e-mail, trafficsafety@sudbury.ma.us. Be sure to include a description of any issues leading to the request (i.e. any dangerous curves, reoccurring accidents, unsafe pedestrian activity), specify the location along the road, and provide details about any support for the request from other Sudbury residents.

The Traffic Safety Committee meets approximately every other month, and discusses the petitions received by their meeting date.  Residents are notified by email of the committee’s recommendations.

The Traffic Safety Committee makes recommendations to the Board of Selectmen on resident requests.  If residents are not satisfied with the recommendations of the committee, they can request to discuss the issue directly with the Selectmen at a regularly scheduled meeting.

What is the procedure for requesting traffic enforcement in a particular area?

 Traffic enforcement is the jurisdiction of the Sudbury Police Department, and they should be called directly at 978-443-1042.

Who do I contact if I have concerns about traffic issues related to development projects, i.e. trucks blocking streets or parking in inappropriate areas; noisy vehicles causing congestion on smaller roads; or trucks traveling at high speeds?

Contact the Traffic Safety Coordinating Committee in writing via e-mail, trafficsafety@sudbury.ma.us. Be sure to include a description of the problem and the location. The Director of Planning and Community Development will forward the request to the relevant department (if it is related to a specfici development), or the Traffic Safety Committee will address any general traffic issue and report back with their recommendation.

Walkways | Expand

Question
How does the town ensure that walkways are fully accessible for persons with disabilities?

The Department of Public Works routinely monitors the condition of the town’s walkways to ensure for safe passage. Please keep in mind that many of the Town’s walkways were built years ago, prior to laws regarding accessibility were enacted.  The Town does make an effort of rebuilding walkways in use by disabled residents to enable passage to the extent feasible. Residents who notice safety issues on walkways are encouraged to notify the Department of Public Works via e-mail, DPW@town.sudbury.ma.us, or by calling 978-443-2209. If calling after office hours, be sure to leave a detailed message as to where the maintenance issue is located.

My neighborhood wants a walkway installed on our street, but an easement will be necessary to accommodate a walkway on my property. What is an easement and what are my rights as a property owner?

An easement is basically the right to use property that the town does not own. Easements are typically needed for walkways where the road right of way is not wide enough to accommodate both a road and a walkway within its legal limits. When a walkway is built in that situation, the town must seek legal permission from the owner to use or improve a specific piece of the property. By granting permission, the owners let the public walk over the property on that walkway.

The easement process can only begin when the engineering of a walkway is complete and the amount of land needed is determined. Once an easement is granted, it will be registered as part of that property owner’s deed.

Typically there are questions from property owners when an easement is asked of them. The more typical questions include the issue of liability and if the property owner will be paid for the easement. The Town assumes liability for the construction and maintenance of the walkway and does not pay the owner for easements.

 

What is the procedure for having a new walkway constructed in my neighborhood?

Residents should first read the Town’s Walkway Planning Initiative to see the process that goes into walkway consideration. Much study about pedestrian safety, road width, environmental impact, and availability of funding goes into determining walkway feasibility and priorities. The Walkway Committee Report, Feb. 2000 can also provide information about building a case for a walkway plan in your neighborhood or potential obstacles that might make a walkway an impossible option on certain roads.

General questions about walkway projects can be directed to Jody Kablack, Director of Planning and Community Development at 978-639-3387, or to kablackj@sudbury.ma.us.</P>

Who should I contact if I notice a safety issue with an existing walkway in town (ex: overgrown vegetation, pot holes, cracks, low-hanging tree branches)?

If you notice any overgrown vegetation, pot holes, cracked asphalt, or low-hanging tree branches on or around walkways, contact the Department of Public Works via e-mail, DPW@sudbury.ma.us, or by calling 978-443-2209. If you call after office hours, be sure to leave a detailed message as to where the maintenance issue is located.

Planning & Community Developmentpcd@sudbury.ma.us | 978-639-3387

Name Position Office Location
Jody Kablack Director of Planning and Community Development Flynn Building
James Kupfer Assistant Planner Flynn Building
Sally Purrington Hild Planning & Zoning Coordinator Flynn Building
Shawna Risotti Admin. Ass't/Sec. I Flynn Building
Kirsten Roopenian Admin. Ass't/Sec. I Flynn Building

Conservation Officeconcom@sudbury.ma.us | 978-440-5471

Name Position Office Location
Deborah Dineen Conservation Coordinator DPW Building
Faith Shapiro Department Assistant DPW Building
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