Planning Board

Planning & Conservation Department Temporarily Closed
All items on the March 30, 2020 Planning Board Agenda have been continued to Monday, April 27, 2020. The status of the April meeting will be determined by the Governor's Order to extend the Stay at Home for non essential business order to May 4, 2020. Stay informed by visiting this webpage where more information will be posted when it becomes available. Please email the Department at if you have any questions. 

Thank you.

Clock_CalendarNext Meeting / Submission Deadlines

Monday, April 27, 2020

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Via conference call in accordance with Governor Baker’s emergency “Order Suspending Certain Provisions of the Open Meeting Law, G.L. c. 30A, §20

2020 Meeting Schedule and Submission Deadlines


Members are appointed by the Board of Selectmen and serve 3 year terms.
NAME ROLE Term Expires
Paul LaFramboise Chairman 2020
Michael Dostoler Vice Chairman 2022
Daniel Morin Clerk 2021
Thomas Klebart Member 2022
Cathy Cody Member 2021
Christella Gonsorcik Associate Member 2022
VACANCY Associate Member TBD

STAFF SUPPORT & Notifications

The Planning Department provides staff support for the Planning Board and the Zoning Board of Appeals. If you’d like more information, please visit the Planning Department webpage.

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The Board typically meets monthly on a Monday evening at 6:30 p.m. or as required.

roles and Responsibilities

The responsibilities of the Planning Board are varied and governed by the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and include reviewing submitted plans for the development of land for residential, commercial, and other uses. In addition, the Planning Board is responsible for guiding the process of zoning amendments and updating the Master Plan.

Applications: The Board is responsible for taking action on various applications as outlined in Massachusetts General Law Chapter 40A (Zoning Act), Chapter 81K (Subdivsion Control Act), the Webster Zoning By-Law (Chapter 650) and the Town of Webster Subdivsion Rules and Regulations. Such permits include:

  • Special Permit
  • Site Plan Approval
  • Subivision Plans - Approval Not Required (ANR), Preliminary & Definitive
  • Scenic Road
  • Chapter 91 - Waterways (recommendation to the State)

Each application has a specific time frame and requirements for submission. Not sure what type of application you need or want to learn more? Please visit the Planning Board Applications webpage.