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Planning Board
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Land Use Coordinator
Memorial Hall, 272 Main Street
2nd Floor
Townsend, MA 01469
978-597-1700 x 1722
4th Monday each month (or as needed), 7:00 pm, Selectmen's Chambers
Mon - Fri 9:00 4:00

Please Note: Regulations were updated 04-09-15. Check with Town Clerk or Planning Administrator for Current Updates
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Lance J. McNally
Christopher Nocella
Vice Chairman
Laura E. Shifrin
Kathleen Araujo
Edwin H. Howard, Esq.
Jerrilyn T. Bozicas
Associate Member
Associate is an Annual Appointment = July 1st through June 30th
Note: Hearings on the agenda are by appointment only.

The Planning Board is responsible for administration of Subdivision Regulations in accordance with the state Subdivision Control Law, review of residential special permit applications, site plan review, and making decisions and recommendations required by the zoning by-law and the state Zoning Act in regard to zoning amendments and rezoning petitions. The Planning Board also assists other town departments and committees.

Mission Statement
The mission of the Planning Board is to preserve and enhance the quality of life for individual residents and the town community as a whole; to provide foresight and direction through an open, informed and inclusive public decision making process, and to ensure reasonably planned growth and development of land and its use in a manner that preserves the Town's unique rural and historic character.

Through public hearings and open meetings, the Board is responsible for reviewing applications for Subdivisions, Site Plan Review Special Permits, Approval Not Required” (ANR) Plans, and applications submitted under the “Scenic Roads Act.” The Board also serves as the Stormwater Authority to oversee the Stormwater Management Bylaw, and is in charge of updating the Town’s Master Plan. Agendas are posted on the Outdoor Public Notice Board and on the Town Web Site. All are welcomed and encouraged to attend meetings, typically held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month, or as business, holidays and schedules dictate.

Town of Townsend, 272 Main Street, Townsend, MA 01469 (978) 597-1700
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