Skip Navigation
Ware, Massachusetts
Photos of Ware, Massachusetts

  • Residents
  • Businesses
  • Visitors
 
This table is used for column layout.


Emergency Notification Sign-Up:

Connect - CTY

Connect - CTY

Click here for more information


 
Planning Department
Contact TypeContact Information
Contact:
Director of Planning & Community Development
Assistant to the Director
Address:
126 Main Street
Ware, MA 01082
Phone:
413.967.9648 x186
Fax:
413.967.9642
Duties & Responsibilities:
The Planning Department is responsible for performing studies and preparing plans related to land use and development of the town, (particularly the Master Plan); to draft regulations which carry out those plans, and to administer said regulations. The department includes the Planning Board and the Zoning Board of Appeals. These boards receive professional support from the director Karen Cullen, and administrative support from Maggie Sorel.

 
Link to PageLink to Page
Application Forms & Additional Information:
Link to PageLink to PageLink to Page
 
 
Planning Board
Name
Title
Term Expiration
Rick Starodoj
Chairperson
2016
Chris DiMarzio
Vice-Chair
2019
Joseph Knight
Member
2017
Fred Urban
Member
2015
David Kopacz
Member
2015
John Chabot
Alternate Member
n/a
Zoning Board of Appeals
Name
Title
Term Expires June 30
Lewis Iadarola
Chairman
2015
Phil Hamel
 
2014
Chuck Dowd
 
2017
Greg Eaton
 
2017
vacant
 
David Skoczylas
(Alternate)
2015
George Staiti
(Alternate)
2016
The Planning Board is responsible for the administration of the Subdivision Regulations under the purview of MGL c 41 §81 K to GG as well as all site plan applications and most of the special permits required under the Zoning Bylaws. The Board is responsible for creating and updating the town’s master plan; and they usually take the lead in updating the zoning bylaw as well.  The Board also participates in other planning activities in the town, such as the Open Space & Recreation Plan, redevelopment planning, and neighborhood planning. Finally, the Board provides advice on the development of the town or specific proposals when requested by other boards and commissions. The Planning Board meets on the first and third Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm in the Selectmens' Meeting Room at Ware Town Hall.

____________________________________________________________________

The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) is a quasi-judicial body which operates under the authority of Chapter 40A of the General Laws of the Commonwealth for the purpose of promoting the health, safety, convenience and general welfare of the Town of Ware. The ZBA reviews requests for variances submitted by applicants who want an exemption to the local zoning bylaw in order to use their land in a particular way. The ZBA may be asked to review requests submitted by residents or business owners who are aggrieved by a decision of the Building Inspector or the Planning Board. The ZBA reviews requests for Comprehensive Permits submitted under Chapter 40B by developers who wish to create affordable housing. The Zoning Board of Appeals meets when necessary on the third Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm in the Selectmens' Meeting Room at Ware Town Hall.

 

Town of Ware
126 Main Street, Ware, MA 01082
Website Disclaimer | Virtual Towns & Schools Website