Planning Board

Visiting Town Hall - Kiosk Open, Offices Closed, staff available, Department directory


November 30, 2020

Town Hall offices are closed to the public at this time. A kiosk has been set up in the hallway off the entrance from the parking lot for people to drop off or pick up materials. The kiosk hours are:

  • Monday through Thursday - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  
  • Fridays - The building is closed.

Face masks and social distancing required at all times. The Drop Off Box next to the building in parking lot area is available at all times.

Staff is available via phone and email during regular business hours

  • Monday - 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday - 8:00 a.m. to Noon.

CLICK HERE for a directory including phone numbers and email addresses.

Thank you and stay safe.


Please be advised that face masks and 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.

Next Meeting

Monday, January 25, 2020

  • Time: 6:30 p.m. 
  • via Remote Participation / Zoom - see agenda for link / log in information

2021 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 2023
Michael Dostoler Vice Chairman 2022
Daniel Morin Clerk 2021
Cathy Cody Member / CMRPC Rep. 2021
Christella Gonsorcik Member / CMRPC Rep. 2022
VACANCY Associate Member TBD
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.