Planning Board

Responsibilities
The Planning Board is an elected position and is responsible for reviewing and approving land divisions and new subdivisions and for processing certain special permit applications and site plans for a variety of uses and activities. The Board's operating guidelines are the Town of Hubbardston Zoning By-laws and Subdivision Rules and Regulations, the state Zoning Act (Chapter 40A) and the state Subdivision Control Law (Chapter 41 Sections 81A to 81GG). There are five members of the Board, each serving for a term of 5 years, with terms staggered so one seat is up for election each year.

Purpose
(From the Town of Hubbardston Zoning Bylaws - Article 1)  These zoning bylaws are adopted for the following purposes:  a) To ensure the realization of the general statement of purpose declared in Chapter 40A of the General Laws;  b) To protect the right of every resident of the Town of Hubbardston to clean air and water; freedom from excessive and unnecessary noise or odor; and to the natural, scenic, historic, and aesthetic qualities of the environment as declared in Article XLIX of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts;  c) To permit and ensure planned, orderly growth in the Town of Hubbardston;  d) To provide for compatible development and best use of the town's land and resources;  e) To provide adequate housing and services to residents, visitors, and employees in the Town of Hubbardston.

Staff Contacts

Name Phone
Christina Sutcliffe 978-928-1400 x210

Members

NameTitleTermContact
Alice Livdahl

Chair

June 2020

Member

June 2020

Francois Steiger

Member

June 2024

Craig Boissoneau

Member

June 2022

William Homans

Member

June 2023

Joshua DuBois

Associate Member

June 2020