Step 5 – Action by the Town

The receipt of the Decision by the Town reactivates the local permit approval process. The timeframe for local approval, which was put on hold (tolled) when the application was referred to the Martha's Vineyard Commission, resumes.

If the Commission approves a DRI application, either as it was submitted or subject to certain conditions, the local board resumes its own review process. The Applicant should revise the proposal, if necessary, in accordance with the conditions set by the Commission. The town boards may add additional conditions or may deny it. However, any conditions set by the Commission must carry forward. The Town is responsible for enforcing the decision of the Commission including all conditions.

If the Commission denies a DRI application, no local board may issue a development permit for the project.

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The Stone Building
33 New York Avenue
Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Telephone: 508-693-3453
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Mailing Address

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Martha's Vineyard Commission
P.O. Box 1447
Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

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