After the resignation of two members of the Historic District Review Board last year, the board was, for a period of time down to just three members. To not be in that situation again, changes to the number of board members from five to seven was proposed. It was also proposed that one member of the town council should also be on the board.
Those changes were rejected this week by the Planning Commission.
Paul Grossman, Town Council’s representative on the Planning Commission noted that he had researched several other localities and found that Town Council members did not sit on any of those boards, and that seemed to be the standard.
During the discussion, there was a consensus that the number should remain at five members, and not seven as was proposed.