The 2021 Municipal Bootcamp Program
New for 2021 Hancock Estabrook and the MRB Group are rolling out a new FREE annual training program to assist local governments, town officials, and planning and zoning boards.
The program will include 10 hours of remote training designed to provide a comprehensive education that encompasses all aspects of municipal governance. Each program in the series will be provided remotely on the fourth Thursday of each month with subject matter experts from the MRB Group and knowledgeable attorneys from Hancock Estabrook, LLP. Topics will be lively, useful and – potentially as important – qualify for the education requirements for members of Planning Boards and Zoning Boards of Appeals.
2021 Municipal Bootcamp Program
SESSION 9: WELL, AREN’T YOU SPECIAL?
Reviewing Special Use Permits, Variances, and Other Exceptions to the Rule
How is it possible that every project eventuality would not fit into thousands of pages of code? Well, if you have been planning for a while, you know that it’s all too possible…and probable! We will help you understand the various categories of “exceptions to the rule,” and talk through procedural matters, evaluation considerations, and risks associated with these projects.
SESSION 10: ALL THE RIGHT FORMS IN ALL THE RIGHT PLACES
The Role of Process and Administration in Planning and Zoning Action
How could we forget the bureaucratic junk in the trunk? Forms, motions, publications, websites…it seems basic, but it is the most often challenged part of what we do. We will help you understand the best practices and legal requirements around administrative processes, and help you develop checklists for projects to ensure that you are on solid ground once you get around to making a decision.