Planning Board

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The Planning Board, authorized and formed pursuant to MGL Chapter 41, sections 81-A-81J, is the City’s primary agency responsible for the establishment of planning and community development policies. In addition to statutory responsibilities, the Planning Board formulates policies which guide land use and the development of municipal facilities, educates the public and other multi-member bodies with respect to those policies and, with the cooperation of the Community Development Department, studies issues or projects related to the development of the City.


  • 5:00 pm * note new starting time
  • Generally, the first and third Thursday of each month
  • Currently meeting are being held remotely via Zoom
  • 2021 Meeting Schedule (PDF)

Filed Applications

Follow this link to see filed applications [Google Drive - No Account Required]

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to Planning Board meetings.
Most Recent Agenda | View All

Meeting results are also available following approval.
Most Recent Minutes | View All

Planning Board Staff

To speak with the Planning Board’s professional staff, please call (978) 325-5242.


First NameLast NamePhone NumberTitleCommission Expiration
RichardNoonan(978) 282-5555ChairFebruary 14, 2022
HankMcCarl(978) 281-5269Vice ChairFebruary 14, 2025
ShawnHenry(978) 590-4869MemberFebruary 14, 2022
DougCook(978) 281-2005MemberFebruary 14, 2022
DavidRosen(617) 821-7739Fulfilling Jonathan Pratt’s unexpired termFebruary 14, 2022
JaneRemsen(978) 282-7313
MemberFebruary 14, 2025
BeverlyBookin(978) 879-4496MemberFebruary 14, 2023

Documents and Applications