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Planning Board Training - Digital Video Training Module

NMDC, in cooperation with USDA-Rural Development and the Towns of Orient, Oakfield, Weston, Danforth, Smyrna, and Wallagrass have begun the development of a Digital training module for Planning Boards and Boards of Appeal.

This project will address the lack of available training for planning boards and boards of appeal by creating a digital video training tool for the recipient small rural low-income community members, affording them a flexible, repeatable, and cost effective means of increasing the level of competence and confidence in understanding and administering their duties and responsibilities including:

  • Legal Issues, Authority, Duties and Responsibilities
  • Subdivision review procedures and standards; statutory requirements
  • Site Design Review procedures and standards; statutory requirements
  • Shoreland Zoning and Floodplain Management issues


  • Create the DVTM program by assembling “model” procedures for subdivision, site design and other applicable municipal ordinances
  • Script and cast the mock planning board reviews to be digitally recorded
  • Select and work with video production professional
  • Roll out professionally produced video training tool in 15-20 minute modules in digital video format for optimum flexibility for the recipient users.



For more information call 207-532-0644 or toll free in Maine 1-800-427-8736

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