All hearings must be advertised in the newspaper at least 5 days prior to the date of the hearing. So the paperwork must be submitted to the town office at least 10 (calendar) days prior to hearing. The fee for advertising is the current rate.
If there is a pending application, the Conservation Commission meets each month, on the 2nd Thursday of the month.
A copy of all paperwork must also be sent to:
Department of Environmental Protection
436 Dwight Street
Springfield, MA 01103