Town of Dedham, MA
Norfolk County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Dedham as Ch. 30A of the 1996 By-laws; amended 11-18-2013 STM by Art. 16. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
The Planning Board shall prepare a comprehensive Master Plan, including an economic development supplement, in conformity with the requirements of G.L. c.41, § 81D.
The Planning Board shall review, revise and update the Master Plan on an interim basis at least once every five years and publish the revised and updated document on the Town of Dedham website.
The Planning Board shall undertake a comprehensive review of the Master Plan and prepare revisions and updates thereto at least once every 10 years, taking into account all elements required by G.L. c.41, § 81D, and data from the most recent decennial census of the United States Census Bureau.
In addition, at the time of the comprehensive review of the Master Plan as contemplated in § 65-3 the Planning Board shall:
A. 
Undertake a study of the then current Open Space Plan for the Town of Dedham as is in effect in accordance with § 12-20(A) of these By-Laws and evaluate whether the Open Space Plan is consistent with policies, forecasts, and standards of the Master Plan.
B. 
Undertake a study of the then current Zoning By-Laws of the Town of Dedham and evaluate whether the provisions of the Zoning By-Laws are consistent with policies, forecasts, and standards of the Master Plan.
C. 
Undertake a study of the rules and regulations of all other Town commissions and boards (including without limitation the Board of Health, the Conservation Commission, and the Parks and Recreation Commissions) and evaluate whether those rules and regulations are consistent with policies, forecasts, and standards of the Master Plan.
D. 
In its discretion, propose to relevant Town commissions and boards such changes and revisions to rules and regulations of those commissions and boards, for the purpose of achieving consistency with the policies, forecasts and standards of the Master Plan.
E. 
In its discretion, propose to Town Meeting such measures as will promote the policies, forecasts and standards of the Master Plan and consistency between and among the Master Plan, the Open Space Plan, the Zoning By-Law and the rules and regulations of all other Town commissions and boards.