Historical Commission

Public Hearing Notice

July 10, 2023

   5:30 PM - Town Hall, Room 315

 Public notice is given to all persons in the Town of Dartmouth that a public hearing will be held on July 10th at 5:30 P.M. in Room 315 at 400 Slocum Rd., Dartmouth, MA 02747, to solicit comments on the application #HDPR-23-22 for demolition of the old police station and sundry adjunct buildings located at 247 Russells Mills Rd., Dartmouth, MA 02748.  The Commission shall decide at the public hearing or within ten (10) business days after the public hearing whether the building should be preferably preserved.

 All people interested are invited to attend this hearing and be heard.

  Chris Sewall, Chairperson

 Dartmouth Historical Commission

  June 23, 2023

Regular Meetings

  • 6:30 pm
  • 1st Monday of every month
  • Town Hall
    400 Slocum Road
    Room 308
    Dartmouth, MA 02747

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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  • Philip V. Baker, Member
    Term Expires: 2023
  • Susan Guiducci, Member
    Term Expires: 2023
  • Robert Harding, Member
    Term Expires: 2025
  • James R O'Day, ASLA, Member
    Term Expires; 2025
  • Christina Sewall, Co-Chairperson
    Term Expires: 2024

About Us

Online Applications Notification Transition from Paper Applications to Online Submissions will be in effect as of September 28, 2022.

The Dartmouth Historical Commission (DHC) monthly meetings are open to the public. Meetings are the first Monday of every month at 6:30 pm in Room 308 at Town Hall.

The DHC is responsible for the preservation, protection and development of the town's historical or archaeological assets and for historic preservation planning for Dartmouth under Chapter 40, Section 8D of the Massachusetts General Laws and Section 3-13 of the Town's General By-Laws.

The DHC conducts research for places of historic value, cooperates with the state archaeologist in conducting such researches or other surveys, and coordinates the activities of unofficial bodies organized for similar purposes. For the purpose of protecting and preserving such places, it may make such recommendations as it deems necessary to the Select Board and subject to the approval of the Select Board, to the Massachusetts Historical Commission, that any such place be certified as an historic or archaeological landmark.

The DHC is also responsible for public outreach, education and advocacy concerning Dartmouth's historic resources that are important to preserve.

Any information received by the DHC with respect to the location of sites and specimens, as defined in section 26B of Chapter 9, shall not be public record.

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