posted on: 3/8/2017

Wondering how you can help shape Dover’s future? Volunteer to help guide the latest chapter of the City of Dover’s Master Plan.

The Dover Planning Board and the Planning Department are now seeking Dover residents interested in volunteering on a committee tasked with overseeing the development of the Climate Adaptation chapter of the Master Plan. This new chapter will incorporate topics addressed in other chapters of the Master Plan, as well as new topics.

As part of the update, the Planning Board will create a Steering Committee to oversee the work and ensure ample opportunity for public participation.  

City of Dover seeks volunteers for Master Plan update

posted on: 3/8/2017

Wondering how you can help shape Dover’s future? Volunteer to help guide the latest chapter of the City of Dover’s Master Plan.

The Dover Planning Board and the Planning Department are now seeking Dover residents interested in volunteering on a committee tasked with overseeing the development of the Climate Adaptation chapter of the Master Plan. This new chapter will incorporate topics addressed in other chapters of the Master Plan, as well as new topics.

As part of the update, the Planning Board will create a Steering Committee to oversee the work and ensure ample opportunity for public participation.

The Steering Committee will be comprised of five to seven members who will work closely with the Planning Department, who is partnering with the Strafford Regional Planning Commission and the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension Service. The goal is to have a Steering Committee diverse in interests and areas of expertise. The process is scheduled to begin in March and take approximately six to eight months.

The Climate Adaptation Chapter will review potential impacts on public and private assets and infrastructure from future climate changes. Adaptation strategies and recommendations will be developed to protect vulnerable areas and key infrastructure and resources that may be prone to flooding and sea level rise.

The Master Plan, a blueprint for the City’s future development, is updated every five to 10 years by the Planning Board. The Master Plan is designed to help a community meet change responsibly, guiding its growth in an orderly manner.

For more information, contact City Planner Steve Bird at 603-516-6008 or s.bird@dover.nh.gov.

Those interested in serving on the Steering Committee are asked to respond by March 21, 2017.