Planning

Responsibility

The duties of the Planning Board are outlined in M.G.L., C. 40A and 41. The board shall make rules and regulations relating to subdivision control, initiate Zoning Bylaws, hold public hearings on all Zoning Bylaws submitted to the Selectmen, from time to time make studies of the resources and needs of the Town, and revise and update the comprehensive plan.

The Board also reviews subdivision proposals and "Approval Not Required" plans (ANR's), site plans for commercial developments, zoning special permits for residential cluster and Planned Residential Developments (PRD's), Industrial Mixed Use and Mixed Use Overlay District developments, and changes affecting trees and stone walls on Scenic Roads, and makes recommendations to other boards on certain items.

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Staff Contacts

Name Title
Tony Fields Planning Director
Catherine Perry Assistant Planner
Cathy Silvestrone Administrative Assistant

Board Members

Name Title
Shawn Hanegan Chair, 2019
Amy F. Lloyd Clerk, 2019
Jeffrey M. Cohen 2018
Tim Gray 2020
Jacinda Barbehenn 2020
Caroline Fedele Selectmen Liaison
Edward Pierce Selectmen Liaison