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October 31, 2020

On Saturday, October 31, 2020 Drummond Woodsum attorneys Christine Fillmore, Keriann Roman, Matt Serge, Steven Whitley and Shawn Tanguay will be presenting on various topics at the 2020 Virtual Land Use Law Conference.  

ZBA Decision Making Process
You’ve notified abutters, held the public hearing, heard hours of testimony, and now it’s time to make a decision. What do you do? Do you need to decide right then and there? What if you only have four members present? Can there be conditions of approval? Do you vote on each of the criteria separately? Do you need to vote on anything at all? If these and other questions have plagued your ZBA, this session is for you.
Presented by: Christine Fillmore, Esquire, Drummond Woodsum
Matthew Serge, Esquire, Drummond Woodsum

Meeting Mechanics of Land Use Boards
Appropriate for beginning members, seasoned veterans, as well as land use administrators, this session will provide an overview on the mechanics of a land use board meeting. Discussion will touch on requirements for legal notice, meeting procedure and conduct, conflicts of interest, Right to Know issues, and more. The session will conclude with Q&A.
Presented by: Tim Corwin, Esquire, Senior Planner and Zoning Administrator, City of Lebanon
Shawn Tanguay, Esquire, Drummond Woodsum

Meeting Conduct and Conflict Resolution
It’s not easy being a board member on a land use board! Join us for a presentation and discussion on the common issues board members face including how to issue clear and strong decisions, how to address conflicts of interest and recusal – for yourself and other board members, how to interact with difficult applicants or angry abutters, among other topics. We will discuss how to address these issues with some real-world examples and will provide relevant statutes and case law. Presented by a current Selectman, and a former Selectman and Planning Board member.
Presented by: Keriann Roman, Esquire, Drummond Woodsum
Steven Whitley, Esquire, Drummond Woodsum


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