2017 Municipal Law Lectures
These lectures are intended for members of the New Hampshire Municipal Association particularly for municipal officials with an interest in or responsibility for any aspect of municipal land use regulation, including members of planning and zoning boards, planners, land use administrators, select boards, town and city councilors, building inspectors, code enforcement officers, and public works personnel.
Saturday, September 23 (Medallion Opera House, Gorham, NH) or Saturday, October 14 (NHMA Offices, Concord, NH)
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Registration Fee: $100
Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Pre-registration is required.
If you register and do not attend and do not cancel with in 48 hours prior, you will still be charged the cost of the workshop which covers meals, materials and administrative processing fees.
Lecture 1: Procedural Basics for Planning and Zoning Boards
You’ve been asked to run for or sit on your local planning board or zoning board of adjustment. You’ve said yes. Now what? Learn the composition, procedures, powers and responsibilities of each of the boards. Discover practical tips for reviewing complicated applications and making defendable decisions. This presentation will cover the basics of both the planning board and zoning board and will serve as both a starting point for those just joining the board and a refresher for those who have served for years.
Presented by: Laura Spector-Morgan, Esquire, Mitchell Municipal Group, P.A.
Steven Whitley, Esquire, Mitchell Municipal Group, P.A.
Lecture 2: Wireless Facilities: Managing the Approval Process
Does state or federal law trump local zoning for cell towers? How can Planning Boards and ZBAs protect municipal interests and comply with state and federal law when permitting wireless facilities? With all the changes in state and federal law over the past 8 years, it is hard to keep up! And mistakes can be expensive. This presentation will present an overview of the evolving law on permitting wireless facilities, plus provide specific recommendations for procedures your land use boards, municipal staff and regional planners can implement to ensure this tricky process is done right.
Presented by: Katherine B. Miller, Esquire, Donahue, Tucker & Ciandella, PLLC
Justin L. Pasay, Esquire, Donahue, Tucker & Ciandella, PLLC
Lecture 3: Water Quality, Water Protection, and Water Management
All recurrent buzzwords in today's land planning world. Municipal zoning and planning boards need a basic understanding of how the State of New Hampshire regulates shoreland construction, stormwater management and water-based activities, as well as an understanding of how municipal regulations are permitted to supplement such standards. This presentation will introduce the different State programs and permits, discuss the legal landscape for supplementary municipal codes, and explain the role of the planner or land use board member in evaluating and acting upon an applicant’s technical submissions.
Presented by: Ari B. Pollack, Esquire, Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell, P.C.
Robert J. Dietel, Esquire, Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell, P.C.