Planning Board

Meetings

  • Monthly

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

Members

  • David Sullivan, Jr., Chairperson
    Term Expires: 2024

  • David Roderick, Vice-Chairperson
    Term Expires: 2025

  • Bruce Hoch, Clerk
    Term Expires: 2027

  • Phoebe Lee Dunn, SRPEDD Representative
    Term Expires: 2028

  • Sandra Foulkes, Member
    Term Expires: 2025

  • Sandra Escaler, Vice-Clerk
    Term Expires: 2026

  • Rene Gagnon
    Term Expires: 2024

Mission Statement

The Planning Board is responsible for review and approval of all subdivisions of land and approval of site plans for commercial development.

Review of Development Plans

The Planning Board reviews plans submitted by applicants who want to develop their land as residential, 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.

Other Planning

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.

Overview

  • Appointed By: Elected
  • Members: Seven
  • Term:  Five Years
  • Meeting Schedule: Monthly
  • Legal Basis: MGL Chapter 41 Section 81B
  • Purpose: The Planning Board is charged with planning the future of the Town, through zoning and comprehensive plans.