Minute Taking and Other Duties of Planning Board and ZBA Secretaries

Course Overview

The responsibilities of secretaries of local planning boards and zoning boards of appeals range from accepting applications, to maintaining and archiving records—and everything in between, including issuing notices and transmitting communications on behalf of their boards. The more effective the board secretary at these tasks, the more efficient local development review and approval will be. In addition, the more complete the record, the better prepared the local government will be to address challenges to decisions. This course explores the essential duties of secretaries to planning boards and zoning boards of appeals, as well as best practices.

This course is 1 hour in length.