REPORT OF THE PLANNING BOARD 2009
The Sturbridge Planning Board, in collaboration with and guidance from the Town Planner, has various responsibilities including reviewing and approving Site Plans and Subdivision Plans, reviewing Subdivision Approval Not Required Plans (SANR), and
acting as the responsibility
of developing various long-term planning tools for the community
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and Regulations, similar documents
Subdivision Regulations, that are used by the town
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The Planning Board normally meets on the first and third Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the Senior Center located at 480 Main Street (Second Floor). However, this schedule can change from time to time due to availability of the meeting room, and other conflicts. The meetings and agendas are posted on the Town Calendar and on the Town Clerk’s Bulletin Board. All meetings are taped, and are subsequently broadcast via the local public access cable television. Meetings are also viewable and may be downloaded from the Town’s website.
This past year, the Planning Board has undertaken a number of initiatives regarding long- term planning. We have started to prepare a new Master Plan for the first time since 1988. This planning process will be completed by the fall of 2010. Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (VHB), along with their partner RKG Associates, Inc., are working with the
Planning Board to guide and facilitate the process. A made up of interested and committed residents will
13-member Steering Committee, oversee the development of the
Hart, Heather Hendrick, Matt Rousseau, Chris Rovezzi, Bruce Smith, Maryann
Massachusetts Regional Tourist District (Rte. 20 to the State’s Interagency
Planning Commission to conduct a study of the Commercial in Fiskdale) and produce a Revitalization Plan. We also applied Permitting Board (IPB) for the Chapter 43D Expedited Permitting
Program, and five sites in town were approved for listing. Technical Assistance Grant in the amount of $52,770.00 for
expedited permitting. The completion of Department’s overall permitting efficiency.
The IPB also approved a a variety of tasks related to also improve the Planning
DECISIONS: JANUARY 13, 2009
SANR Plan for Scott & Robin Hengen – 138 Walker Pond Road
Voted to Support – Groundwater Protection District Map
Voted to Support – Property located at 680 Route 15, as shown on Assessors Map 50, Parcel 680, & a portion of the property located at 650 Route 15 as shown on Map 47, Parcel 650 containing 103± be changed from Rural Residential District (RR) to Commercial (C).
Duplicate release for Lot 6 - Sanctuary