Information for Town Meeting Articles

Article 4


Article 5

Capital Budget

Article 12

Chickering School A/C

Article 16

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.

Article 17


Article 18

46 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.

Article 19

Rail Trail

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.

Article 20

Citizen’s Petition (Rail Trail)

Article 21

Wildlife Habitat Study

Article 22

Pay As You Throw

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 also gave a presentation to the Warrant Committee at their Open Hearing on March 20 at 7 pm in the Great Hall.

Articles 24, 25, 26

Solar 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.