The Planning board meets once a month on the third Tuesday. Applications need to be filed at least a week before the meeting date. Before the Planning board takes any action on a subdivision application, it is referred to other city boards, agencies, and departments for review and comment.
Depending on the particular subdivision, a number of city departments and boards may be asked for comments on the proposed subdivision. These include the Building, Public Safety, Traffic, Public Works, Planning, and Law Departments. In addition, the Environmental Officer, the Tree Preservation Committee, Conservation board, and Traffic Commission may also be involved.