Aerial-vew-of-46-Springdale-with-DEP-data-layers46 Springdale Public Site Visit

Due to late winter weather, our scheduled walk for March 25 was cancelled. Please join us on Sunday, April 2, at 1 pm.  If we need to postpone again, due to weather, we will post a notice here. Please park at Channing Pond and walk across the road to 46 Springdale.

tower2nd Saturday Stroll on Snow’s Hill – April 8th at 10:30am

Please join us for guided walks on the 2nd Saturday of the month, sponsored by the Dover Open Space Committee (OSC). On April 8th, we will walk through Dover’s town-owned conservation land on Snow’s Hill and into the Dover Land Conservation Trust’s Snow’s Hill reservation. We will hopefully get keys and go up the fire tower for the view!

Walks will not be too strenuous but will be over uneven and possibly wet ground so wear appropriate footwear and bring walking sticks, binoculars and cameras. Polite dogs on leash welcome. We will stroll in misty rain to shine. If you have questions, contact us at

Meet at the small circle at the base of Snows Hill Lane, near Centre Street.

Central_Avenue_Centre_Street_bridge_over_the_Charles_River,_Dover_MAConservation Commission

The Dover Conservation Commission is looking for a new member to fill a vacancy on their board.  If you are interested in helping protect wetlands and rivers in the Town of Dover, please contact us for more information.  No experience necessary.

The Commission meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 7:30 in the Lower Conference Room of the Dover Town House.  Please feel free to attend an open meeting to learn more about this opportunity.

Dover Conservation Office Hours
Mon-Thurs. 9 am – 3:30 pm
508-785-0032 x233

town-seal-smallRail Trail Info

At their February 16, 2017 meeting, the Board of Selectmen executed two motions with respect to the proposed Bay Colony Rail Trail.    The Bay Colony Rail Trail Lease requests MBTA approval of the proposed lease agreement before the Annual Town meeting, and the Bay Colony Rail Trail Memorandum of Understanding authorizes Town Counsel to negotiate a memorandum of understanding with the Friends of the Dover Greenway regarding funding.

For documents and more info please view the Rail Trail Info web page.

paytPublic Forum on Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT)

The Dover PAYT Planning Team would like to thank all those who attended our Public Forum on March 1 and shared your thoughts and suggestions on our recommendation to implement a  PAYT program in Dover (Article 22 on the May 1, 2017 Town Meeting Warrant). The presentation given on March 1, with several edits to reflect your input, can be reviewed here. The Planning Team will also be giving a presentation to the Warrant Committee at their Open Hearing on March 20 at 7 pm in the Great Hall.

Sign-BylawPublic Hearing on Proposed Changes to the Sign Bylaw

The Planning Board held a public hearing on proposed revisions to the sign bylaw (Section 185-35 of the Town Code) on February 27, 2017 at 7:30 PM at the Town House. The revisions are in response to a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision requiring sign restrictions to be content-neutral, and based on the Board’s experience implementing the current sign bylaw.  The Planning Board encourages everyone to participate in this discussion and/or to submit comments to the Board.

town-seal-smallAnnual Town Meeting

The Annual Town Meeting will be held Monday, May 1, 2017 at 7:00 PM in the Alan Mudge Auditorium in Dover-Sherborn Regional High School.

CRSNew Middle School at Charles River School

The Planning Board approved the Site Plan Review application on December 12 for the proposed new middle school.  See the Planning Board Page for related documents.

PV-solar-panelSolar Photovoltaic Array at Hale Reservation

The Planning Board approved the Site Plan Review application contingent on Town Counsel’s review and approval of relevant legal documents regarding access and operations at their meeting on September 12. The Board of Selectmen approved those access and operations agreements on November 17, 2016. The Regional School Committee has agreed to purchase electricity from the facility. See the Planning Board page for related documents.