Workshops & Training

MMA's Local Planning Boards and Boards of Appeal sponsored by the Maine Municipal Association - 9/13/18

Location: Franklin Memorial Hospital - G.H. Bass Room - 111 Franklin Health Commons, Farmington ME 04938
Time: 4:00 pm-4:30 pm – Registration / 4:30 pm-8:30 pm – Workshop / 6:00 pm – Light Meal
Cost: MMA Member Municipality/Patron: $55 | Non-Member Municipality: $110
Presenters: Attorneys from the MMA Legal Services Department

Who Should Attend:
This workshop is designed as a basic introduction to the various legal rules and procedures governing decisions made by local planning boards and land use appeals boards. It is aimed primarily at new or less experienced board members. Long-time board members may also find it helpful.

Topics which may be discussed include: 
• Public Notice requirements 
• Site visits 
• Use of e-mail 
• Board records 
• Deadlines 
• Standing 
• Nature of evidence on which to base a decision 
• Procedure for reaching a decision 
• Form of decision/conditions of approval 
• Reconsideration 
• Appeals 
• Variances

Workshop Materials:
A packet of workshop materials will be provided. A 2017 edition of the Local Land Use Appeals Board Manual and a 2017 edition of the Planning Board Manual are available to purchase separately. They also may be printed or downloaded for free from MMA’s website ( 

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