The Conservation Department is subject to the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law (M.G.L. c30A, sec.18-25). If members of the Conservation Commission respond to a communication outside of a public hearing, it could be a violation of the Open Meeting Law. All communications will be responded to appropriately in due course.
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The Conservation Commission meets the first and third Tuesdays of every month with a filing deadline of 2 weeks prior to the regularly scheduled meeting. See the Conservation Commission page for the updated meeting dates and filing deadlines. If you have any questions, please contact our office at (978)623-8630 or Conservation@andoverma.gov
Conservation Meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays of every month. The meetings currently being held virtually via Webex with the Agenda posted prior to the meeting. If any member of the public or abutter to a project wishes to participate in the virtual meetings, please email Conservation Staff at Conservation@andoverma.gov and include your name, the project address and your email address. The recordings of the Conservation meetings are made available on the Town of Andover website after the meeting.
Andover Conservation Division in the Town Offices has paper copies of various DEP application forms. Our most common applications, such as Applications for Determinations of Applicability, Notice of Intent, Certificate of Compliance and Satisfactory Completion of Work Certificates can also be found on our webpage.
The Town uses the State DEP Forms. At the time you file, you should submit 9 copies of the application form including the “plan”, together with the appropriate legal ad fee made payable to the Town of Andover and payment of the By-Law fee, if applicable, all as stated on the Instruction Sheets. If you are unsure which application to file for your project, please contact the Conservation Department.
Many, but not all, may be viewed and downloaded from the DEP’s Publications Page linked below. They also may be purchased from the Massachusetts State Bookstore, with branches at the State House in Boston (617-727-2834) and State House West in Springfield (413-784-1376). The Andover Local Wetlands Protection By-Law Regulations can be viewed online in the Town’s “Code of By-Laws,” Article XIV Wetlands Protection By-Law. The Conservation Division also has copies available.