What does abutters' notification mean?

The abutters' notification is required under the state and local wetlands laws to allow neighbors to comment on projects that may impact them. Information about the project (including the application and plan(s) of proposed work) may be viewed during regular business hours at the Town Clerk's Office (main level of Rockport Town Hall - 34 Broadway) and at the Conservation Commission Office (Rockport Town Hall Annex - 26 Broadway). Attending the public hearing for the project and speaking during the public comment section is the best way to make your concerns known to the Conservation Commission.

If you are unable to attend the hearing, written comments may be sent to the Commission:

Your comments, if sent in time for the meeting, will likely be read at the hearing, but whenever sent, will be made part of the record.

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1. Where can I purchase sediment control products?
2. What is the procedure for obtaining approval from the Conservation Commission? My project may be in an area regulated by the commission jurisdiction.
3. What information is needed to present a project? If approved by the Conservation Commission, are other approvals needed?
4. What are the laws and rules that regulate wetlands in Rockport?
5. How do I find out if my property is in a location that has activities regulated by the Rockport Conservation Commission?
6. Can I clean out my stream?
7. Do I need to file for permission to do landscaping?
8. How long does it take to begin a project once my application has been submitted?
9. Do I need to hire an engineer or wetland scientist?
10. What do I do with the department of environmental protection file number?
11. What does abutters' notification mean?
12. What happens if I do not file an application?
13. Which permit application should I use for my project?
14. Upon submitting my application, how long does it take to be put on the agenda?
15. Which areas are protected wetlands?
16. Why can’t I just fill in the little swamp in the backyard?
17. Why do I have to file with the Conservation Commission?
18. Why do we bother protecting wetlands anyway?
19. Can the Conservation Commission give me advice on what I can and cannot do on my property?