Proposed Amendments to the Westford Planning Board Rules and Regulations for  Stormwater Management

In accordance with the provisions of General Bylaws Section 147.5.B, the Planning Board of the TOWN OF WESTFORD will hold a public hearing on proposed Amendments to the Westford Planning Board Rules & Regulations for Stormwater Management (“Rules & Regulations”) as described below. The Planning Board public hearing will open on Monday, June 7, 2021, at a meeting starting at 7:30 p.m. via webinar.

The complete text of the proposed Amendments to the Rules & Regulations is available at the Permitting Department in Town Hall, 55 Main Street, during normal business hours (8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday to Friday). The proposed amendments are also available for download on the Town of Westford website at https://www.westfordma.gov/294/Planning-Board. The Planning Board file for the proposed amendment is PB 2127 SWM REGS.

The Town of Westford is subject to the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Small Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4 Permit). Amendments to the Rules & Regulations are proposed to reflect the latest MS4 Permit requirements and keep the town in compliance with its MS4 Permit. Proposed amendments include updates to stormwater management systems design, new development projects and redevelopment projects, and adding low impact development (LID) requirements.

Any person interested or wishing to be heard on this amendment proposal should submit written correspondence to Permitting Program Assistant, Erin Toothaker, etoothaker@westfordma.gov,

or join the meeting at the time and date designated above via remote access (phone or internet).

In accordance with the Governor’s Order Suspending Certain Provisions of the Open Meeting Law, G. L. c. 30A, § 20, relating to the 2020 COVID19 outbreak, all meetings of the Westford Planning Board will be conducted via remote participation to the greatest extent possible to avoid group congregation and to maintain social distancing until further notice. We will strive to provide access to such meetings via a link to call in, or other similar option. In the event we are unable to accommodate the same, despite best efforts, we will post recorded sessions of the meeting as soon as possible following the same. No in-person attendance of members of the public will be permitted, but every effort will be made to ensure that the public can adequately access the proceedings.

Instructions to participate in the meeting will be available on the above referenced Planning Board Agenda. Any questions about meeting participation should be directed to Matthew Salem at msalem@westfordma.gov or (978) 692-5524.

Dylan O’Connor, Chair

Westford Planning Board

Published at http://masspublicnotices.org

Click here to see the Proposed Amendments to the Westford Planning Board Rules and Regulations for Stormwater Management