Planning Department

What's New……

The Planning Board and I would like to thank all of the citizens who attended the Annual Town Meeting in May and voted to approve the second phase of our zoning amendments. We will be back before you at an upcoming Special Town Meeting later this year to wrap the second phase with a few amendments to the Zoning Bylaw's Table of Uses. From there, we move onto the third and final phase of the zoning overhaul project: the sign bylaw.

Once this is complete, the Town will have a fully modernized up-to-date Zoning Bylaw that is easy to read, understand and enforce.

Stephen Wallace, Town Planner


Duties and Responsibilities

The Town Planner assists the Planning Board with its review of new Subdivision Plans, Site Plans, Approval Not Required (ANR) Plans, and those Special Permits under the Board's jurisdiction. The Planner is also responsible for preparing and maintaining the Town's Community Master Plan, and coordinating economic development activities. The Planner also assists the Open Space Committee with the updating and maintenance of the Town's Open Space & Recreation Plan.

The Town Planner helps the Planning Board with the administration of its caseload, prepares grant applications on behalf of all municipal departments/boards/committees, engages in long-range planning studies, represents the Town in State and regional planning initiatives, and works on special projects assigned by the Board of Selectmen and Planning Board.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Stephen Wallace Town Planner (978) 874-7414