DUE TO RENOVATIONS IN THE OFFICE, THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT WILL BE LOCATED IN THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN CHAMBERS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Mission & Duties:
Review of Development Plans
The Planning Board reviews plans submitted by applicants who want to develop their land as esidential, commercial or other uses. The Board must follow plan review procedures that are outlined in the Massachusetts General Laws, the Seekonk Subdivision Rules and Regulations and the Seekonk Zoning By-Laws in their consideration of plans for the subdivision of land as well as site plans for commercial and industrial uses.
Guide the Zoning Amendment Process
The Planning Board or the townspeople can initiate the process of amending our local zoning. The Board guides any proposed zoning changes through a detailed procedure outlined in the Massachusetts General Laws. Town Meeting approves final zone changes. The Attorney General’s office then approves any changes for the town.
This Board is also responsible for the review and development of the Town’s Master Plan or Comprehensive Plan. This plan addresses future land use, economic development, sustainability, open space and recreation, housing, public facilities and services, and transportation. The current Master Plan was adopted in 2012 (see link above). The usual life of such a plan is considered to be 5 to 10 years. Seekonk is one of few towns in Massachusetts to have a current Master Plan.
|David Sullivan, Jr.||Chair (2019)|
|Michael Bourque||Vice Chairman (2020)|
|Ron Bennett||Clerk (2019)|
|Sandra Foulkes||Member (2020)|
|James Roach||Vice Clerk (2021)|
|Phoebe Lee Dunn||SRPEDD Representative (2019)|
|Bruce Hoch||Member (2022)|