Planning Board

Meetings


  • 7 p.m., *unless otherwise noted.
  • See meeting schedule below

Agendas, Minutes & Meeting Recordings

Agendas are available prior to the meetings and are typically posted on Fridays before a scheduled meeting. Minutes are available following approval. View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Meeting recordings can be found on the Minute Man Media Network's Youtube page. Recordings are added to the Youtube page a few days after the meeting. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1TTzrWEKOOkSstQV0d4I-Kvy6M6RrC3p

2022 Meeting Schedule

Meeting Date Location
Nov 8, 2022 8 pm via Zoom
Nov 22, 2022 Check agenda for Zoom Link
Nov 29, 2022 Check agenda for Zoom Link
Dec 13, 2022 Check agenda for Zoom Link

2023 Meeting Schedule

Meeting Date Location
Jan 3, 2023 Check agenda for Zoom Link
Jan 24, 2023 Check agenda for Zoom Link
Feb 7, 2023 Check agenda for Zoom Link
Feb 21, 2023 Check agenda for Zoom Link
Mar 7, 2023 ATM Public Hearing - Check agenda for Zoom Link
Mar 21, 2023 Check agenda for Zoom Link
Apr 11, 2023 Location TBD
Apr 25, 2023 Location TBD
May 9, 2023 Location TBD
May 23, 2023 Location TBD
Jun 6, 2023 Location TBD
Jun 20, 2023 Location TBD
Jul 11, 2023 Location TBD
Jul 25, 2023 Location TBD
Aug 8, 2023 Location TBD
Aug 22, 223 Location TBD
Sep 12, 2023 Location TBD
Sep 26, 2023 Location TBD
Oct 10, 2023 Location TBD
Oct 24, 2023 Location TBD
Nov 14, 2023 Location TBD
Nov 28, 2023 Location TBD
Dec 12, 2023 Location TBD

Planning Board Members

Member   Term Expires
Mark Giddings   May 31, 2027
Nathan Bosdet Chair May 31, 2023
Vacant   May 31, 2024
Andrew Boardman   April 30, 2026
Sue Felshin   May 31, 2027
Haley Orvedal Vice-chair May 31, 2024
Linda Miller   April 30, 2025

Planning Board Charge


The Planning Board consists of 7 members, appointed for 5-year, staggered terms by the Selectmen. By reason of Chapter 40A, all decisions as special permit granting authority shall require a two-thirds vote.

It shall be the duty of the Planning Board to investigate all petitions calling for a variation, modification, change, or extension of use under the Zoning Bylaw and to report its recommendations thereon to the Board of Appeals.

It shall be the duty of the Planning Board to conduct investigations respecting proposed amendments to the Zoning Bylaw appearing in the Warrant for any Town Meeting, and to present its recommendations to the Town for consideration at such Town Meeting. The Select Board shall cause the Planning Board to be notified of all such proposed amendments.

Subdivision Rules and Regulations set forth the Planning Board's procedures and standards to be followed in the subdivision of land and the construction of ways. The Concord Planning Board is authorized under the General Laws of Massachusetts to regulate the laying out and construction of ways in subdivisions to insure the safety, convenience and welfare of present and future inhabitants of Concord. The Board shall exercise its authority with due regard for the provision of adequate access to all of the lots in a subdivision by ways that will be safe and convenient for travel; for lessening congestion in such ways and in the adjacent public ways; for reducing danger to life and limb in the operation of motor vehicles; for securing safety in the case of fire, flood, panic and other emergencies; for insuring compliance with applicable provisions of the Concord Zoning Bylaw and the Wetlands Protection Act; for securing adequate provision for water, sewerage, drainage, underground utility service, police and fire protection and other requirements where necessary in a subdivision; for coordinating the ways in a subdivision with each other and with the public ways in neighboring subdivisions; and for preserving the special historical and rural character of Concord.