Some meetings are designated as Public Hearings. Unlike most other committee or board meetings, hearings generally are concerned with a single agenda item; a hearing may even be conducted during the course of a regular meeting. Hearings provide an opportunity for residents or other concerned individuals to present comment or testimony to a committee or board before a decision on the subject at hand is made.
Boards Requiring Public HearingsPublic hearings are required by law for the following commissions before they can take certain actions:
- Select Board
- Conservation Commission
- Planning Board
- Zoning Board of Appeals