[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Braintree 5-18-2010 by Ord. No. 09-053 (former Ch. 2.28 of the Town Bylaws, which derived from prior code Ch. 36). Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 7-9-2018 by Order No. 18-029(2)]
There shall be a Planning Board of the Town which shall consist of five members and one associate member appointed by the Mayor, pursuant to MGL c. 41, § 81A, and c. 40A, § 9, who shall serve without pay. The Mayor shall designate one of the Board members to serve as Chair, and the members shall choose one of its members as Vice Chair, Clerk, and/or Secretary. The associate member shall be eligible to participate solely on matters in which the Planning Board is acting as the special permit granting authority under the Town' s Zoning Ordinances.
The Planning Board shall exercise the powers and perform the duties provided by the Town's Zoning Ordinances, the commonwealth's Zoning Act, the Subdivision Control Law, and any other relevant legislative acts and regulations, as may be amended. The Planning Board shall also serve as the special permit granting authority, as provided in the Town's Zoning Ordinances.
Editor's Note: See MGL c. 40A, Zoning, and MGL c. 41, § 81K et seq.
All performance bonds, deposits of money or security required to be filed with the Town to insure compliance with the Subdivision Control Law, and/or any requirement made by a Town department relating to same, shall be deposited with the Town Treasurer/Collector. No such security, moneys or bond shall be released or returned, in whole or in part, to the depositor until such time as the Planning Board files, in writing, with the Town Treasurer/Collector a statement that all work within the purview of the Planning Board has been completed in a manner satisfactory to the Planning Board and that the subdivision conforms with the ordinances of the Town and the General Laws of the Commonwealth as they pertain to subdivisions.