Visiting Town Hall / staying safe
- Please continue to call the office, use the Town Hall Drop Off Box (near the parking lot entrance), regular mail, and email to conduct as much business as possible.
- No more than one person permitted at the service counter at a time.
- Face masks and social distancing required.
Please be advised that face masks must be worn at all times when visiting Town Hall and that social distancing is required at all times. Additional protocols, including how to submit comments in advance, can be found HERE. Please read these in advance and call the office if you have any questions. Thank you.
Monday, August 24, 2020
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.