Soil Conservation Board

The Soil Conservation Board is responsible for issuing permits concerning earth removal and reconstruction of sites from which earth has been removed. Permits are renewed annually and projects are bonded according to the Soil Conservation By-Laws. The properties also have official bi-annual inspections.

The larger operations permitted by the Board are for reconstruction of vacant land into cranberry bogs and agricultural land. The Board also investigates complaints from abutters and concerned citizens about unpermitted activities.

Before an applicant can be granted a permit from the Soil Conservation Board, they must have received permission from the Board of Appeals except for incidental acts related to agriculture.

The Board is made up of one member from the Select Board, Board of Public Works, Finance Committee, Board of Health and Planning Board and two members from the Conservation Commission.

In July of 2009, the Board’s budget was eliminated and thereby removing the funding for expenses, the part time clerk and inspector. The duties of the Soil Conservation Board are now carried out with the assistance of the Board of Health’s staff.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Christopher Michaud Inspector 508-910-1804
Courtney Cohen 508-910-1804

Board Members

Name Title
Richard Mallen Member
Thomas W. Hardman Chair
Gloria Bancroft
Kelli Martin Taglianetti
Kelly J. Wilbur
Joseph Toomey

Members - Appointed by Respective Boards and Committees

NameTitleTerm
Thomas W. Hardman

Chair

Annual

Member

Annual

Richard Mallen

Member

Annual

Kelly J. Wilbur

Member

Annual

Stephen E. Taylor

Member

Annual

Gloria Bancroft

Member

Annual

Member

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