The Planning Board consists of seven members, one of which is an Ex Officio member of the Select Board, and alternate members.
The current membership is as follows:
Regular Members: Lisa Stone, Chair ('26); Carl Staley, Vice Chair ('25); Stephanie Hurley ('24); Blair Weiss ('25); Gary Gorski ('26); Sarah Steinberg Heller ('24);
Bill Taylor is the Select Board Representative.
Alternates: Sean Thomson, Andrew Dunbar, Michael McGill, Michael Dias
The regular Planning Board members are elected by Town Meeting vote; alternates are appointed by the regular Planning Board members.
Board meetings are now live streamed to Comcast Channel 22 and U-Stream (here: https://video.ibm.com/channel/peterborough---our-town )
PLANNING BOARD JOB DESCRIPTION
The Planning Board is authorized by state statute and Town Meeting vote. The first responsibility of the Planning Board following establishment is the preparation and amendment of a master plan for the town. This responsibility may be delegated, in part, and in Peterborough it is: there is a permanent Master Plan Steering Committee that oversees the development and maintenance of the master plan, although the Planning Board must still hold public hearings prior to adopting any element of the plan. In addition to this role, the Planning Board is responsible for the following:
- Review and approve subdivisions, site plans, and earth excavations, and adopt and amend the regulations for these applications.
- Prepare amendments to the zoning ordinance, and hold the necessary public hearings on proposed or petitioned amendments to the zoning ordinance.
The Planning Board holds one regulatory meeting a month to hear and decide on all development applications, and other business to come before the board. This meeting is held on the second Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the Selectmen’s Room of the Town House. Other meetings may be called by the Chairman as needed (for example, if the Board needs a separate meeting to discuss planning and zoning issues, or a workshop with an applicant).
All past approved minutes can be found on the next tab over. For the most recent approved minutes, go here. Please view the website calendar for all upcoming Board meetings. Notices and agendas will be attached within the calendar. These are also posted on the information boards within the Town House and the Town Library.