What is the benefit of merging Falmouth's Historic Districts Commission and Historical Commission?
The Board of Selectmen’s(BOS) Strategic Plan looks to merge Town boards to achieve greater efficiency. Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 40C will allow the Historic Districts Commission to take on the responsibilities of the Historical Commission, providing residents of Falmouth a single board that advocates for and protects the town’s historic character.

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1. What has been the primary function of each existing Commission ?
2. What will be the primary function of the new merged Historical Commission?
3. What is the benefit of merging Falmouth's Historic Districts Commission and Historical Commission?
4. Where are we in the process of the merger currently?
5. Are there other towns or cities in Massachusetts that have a combined Commission like the one proposed here?
6. What hap pens to the current Commissioners if there is a positive vote of the electorate on the merger?
7. Assuming a positive vote on the ballot item on May 2016 , what is the process and timeline for the actual merger to be completed?
8. How will the public interact with the new Commission once the merger is complete?