[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Falmouth AFTM 11-18-2002, Art. 9. approved 3-13-2003. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Board of Selectmen — See Ch. 65.
To ensure the most appropriate use of Town land and to allow for citizen participation in the planning and preliminary design of important building projects, the Town hereby requires the Board of Selectmen to conduct at least one public hearing regarding the potential use of any Town parcel to be used for municipal purposes, including but not limited to public buildings, public works, schools, parks, marinas or similar projects.
Notice of said hearing shall be published twice in a newspaper of general circulation, the first notice published no less than two weeks prior to the hearing date and notice sent to abutters as defined in MGL c. 40A, § 9. The Board of Selectmen shall forward a copy of said notice to the following Town boards: Board of Health, Conservation Commission, Historical Commission, Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals and to any other board the Selectmen deem appropriate and no action on the use of any Town property shall ensue prior to receiving written comments or after 35 days from the close of the public hearing, whichever occurs first, from each of these boards.
The Board of Selectmen shall bold a joint meeting with any of the above boards or other board it deems appropriate to the context of the hearing when in its judgment such a joint hearing would facilitate the gathering of citizen comment and the dissemination of information to the public.