One of New England's most elegant communities, Edgartown was Martha's Vineyard's first colonial settlement and it has been the county seat since 1642. The stately white Greek Revival houses built by the whaling captains have been carefully maintained. They make the town a museum-piece community, a seaport village preserved from the early 19th century.
The Planning Board extends an invitation to part- or full-time residents of Edgartown to consider serving on the Edgartown Master Plan Steering Committee.
What is a master plan?
Authorized and defined by Section 81D of Chapter 41 of the General Laws, A Master Plan is “a statement through text, maps, illustrations or other forms of communication that is designed to provide a basis for decision making regarding the long-term physical development of the municipality…” Put in other words, a Master Plan defines the Town's overarching Mission, establishes broad policy Goals, and proposes a Strategic Plan for implementing those goals on a timely basis.
Please note: The currently Town of Edgartown text notification system is a separate system from CodeRed and is used for urgent and non urgent notifications. This texting system that operates separate from CodeRed will continue to operate but is an opt-in cell phone reliant system whereas CodeRed can initiate communication to cell phones, email, and land line phones. CodeRed is for Emergency notifications and severe weather alerts only.