Planning Board

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The Planning Board members have knowledge of planning, architecture, engineering, law and other related fields. The Planning Board is charged with addressing both long and short range planning issues before the Town. They consider applications for site plan, special permits, variances, and rezoning, often recommending to the permit granting authority, the Zoning Board of Appeals.

About The Meetings

  • Second Wednesday of the month, unless otherwise noted
  • Meetings start at 7 p.m. and are televised on local cable channel
  • Town Council Chamber, second floor, 149 Main Street

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available two weeks prior to the meetings

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Minutes are available following approval by the Board

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Five members serve a 3-year term.

Jeffrey W. Brown , Chairman 50 Stoneleigh Circle Term Expiration: 2/15/2021
Jason D. Cohen 153 Common St Term Expiration: 2/15/2019
Janet Buck 212 Boylston Street Term Expiration  2/15/2019
Gary Shaw 77 Russell Avenue Term Expiration: 2/15/2019
Payson Whitney 475B Arsenal Street Term Expiration 2/15/2020