Planning Board

Clock_CalendarNext Meeting DateS / Submission Deadlines

Meeting Date: May 21st

  • Deadline for New Applications: Thursday, May 3rd at 11:00 a.m.
  • Deadline for All Other Agenda Items: Thursday, May 17th, 11:00 a.m.

Meeting Date: June 18th

  • Deadline for New Applications: Thursday, May 31st at 11:00 a.m.
  • Deadline for All Other Agenda Items: Thursday, June 7th, at 11:00 a.m.

MEMBERS

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 2019
Thomas Klebart Member 2019
Sharon McMahon Member 2020
Daniel Morin Member 2021
Cathy Cody Associate Member 2021
VACANCY Associate Member TBD

CMRPC Delegates

Delegates are appointed annually. See below for more information.
NAME POSITION APPOINTED BY TERM EXPIRES
Thomas Klebart Delegate Planning Board 2019
VACANCY Delegate Planning Board TBD
Michael Kingsley Delegate Selectmen 2019
VACANCY Alternate Selectmen 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.

Would you like to receive notification of newly posted agendas and other announcements? Please visit NOTIFY ME to sign up.

Meetings

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.

Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC): The Town of Webster has four delegates to the Commission. Two delegates are appointed by the Planning Board and two are appointed by the Board of Selectmen. Delegates meet quarterly. This body is responsible for all policy decisions including approval of the annual work program and budget. Through our delegates Webster has the opportunity to receive direct benefits and shape public policy. Attendance at meetings by delegates earns the Town DLTA (Direct Local Technical Assistance) - free hours of assistance which can be used for many types of projects. Learn more at the CMRPC website. Contact the Planning Department for more information.

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.