Towns and Cities

Subdivision of Land

SECTION 45-23-55

§ 45-23-55. Administration – The administrative officer.

(a) Local administration of the local regulations is under the direction of the administrative officer, who reports to the planning board.

(b) The local regulations specify the process of appointment and the responsibilities of the administrative officer who oversees and coordinates the review, approval, recording and enforcement provisions of the local regulations. The administrative officer serves as the chair of the technical review committee, where established. The local regulations state minimum qualifications for this position regarding appropriate education, training or experience in land use planning and site plan review.

(c) The administrative officer is responsible for coordinating reviews of proposed land development projects and subdivisions with adjacent municipalities as is necessary to be consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws and as directed by the planning board.

(d) Enforcement of the local regulations is under the direction of the administrative officer. The officer is responsible for coordinating the enforcement efforts of the zoning enforcement officer, the building inspector, planning department staff, the city or town engineer, the department of public works and other local officials responsible for the enforcement or carrying out of discrete elements of the regulations.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1992, ch. 385, § 1.)