Planning Board


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 Select Board, 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 (ANRs), site plans where they are required under the Zoning Bylaw, zoning special permits for multi-unit residential developments, mixed-use developments, and various other specific uses, and changes affecting trees and stone walls on Scenic Roads. It also makes recommendations to other boards on certain items.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Board Members

  • Chris Gittins, Chair                 Term Expires: 2024
  • Todd Crowley, Clerk               Term Expires: 2025
  • Jacinda Barbehenn                Term Expires: 2026
  • Amy Lloyd                              Term Expires: 2025
  • Steven Hagan                        Term Expires: 2026

Select Board Members-Liaisons to Planning Board

  • Shawn Hanegan-Term Expires: 2025

Planning Department Staff

  • Tony Fields, Planning Director
  • Catherine Perry, Assistant Planner
  • Amanda Hawkes, Administrative Assistant

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