The Development Department consists of the combination of four existing departments under one umbrella. These divisions consist of the Building Division, Engineering Division, Planning Division and Zoning Division. The eight staff, consisting of the Building Inspector, Assistant Building Inspector, Deputy Town Engineer, Junior Engineer, Environmental Coordinator, Office Manager, Planning Board Secretary and Zoning Board Secretary from each of these divisions work cooperatively together under the supervision of the Town Planner to implement the functions within each of the Divisions. The Development Department provides staff support to the Town Board, Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, Environmental Review Board, Conservation Board, Board of Architectural Review, and the Beautification Advisory Board.
Administrative responsibility for the Development Department is vested in the Town Planner. The Building Division and the Engineering Division serve as the building, zoning and code enforcement division of the Town Government.