Planning Board

The Planning Board is responsible for the administration of the Subdivision Regulations under the purview of ML ac 41 §81 AK to GG as well as all site plan applications and most of the special permits required under the Zoning Bylaw. 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 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 on specific proposals when requested by other boards and commissions.

The Planning Board meets on the first and third Thursday starting in 2020 of each month at 7:00 PM in the Selectmen's Meeting Room at Ware Town Hall (please check postings for current dates and cancellations).

Planning Board Members

Members Title Term Expiration
Richard Starodoj Chairman 2026
Ed Murphy, III Vice Chairman 2024
Nancy Talbot Clerk 2027
Kenneth Crosby   2025
Chris Dimarzio   2023
Elizabeth Hancock Alternate June 30, 2025
Rules and Regulations of the Planning Board

All application fees and fees associated with public records requests must be paid by check or money order. We are unable to accept cash.

Upcoming Meetings

2022 Meeting Dates

Thursday, April 28th, 2022 @ 7:00pm
Board of Selectmen's Meeting Room - 126 Main Street, Ware, MA 01082
                    Public Hearing for SP-2022-05 & SPR-2022-02 (Green Adventure, LLC)
Legal Notice: HERE
Application Materials: HERE
                              Original Site Plans: HERE
        Zoom Link: HERE
Meeting ID: 784 604 1861
Passcode: 01082
 Phone Number: (929) 205-6099
* Instructions for call-in option: at or before 7:00pm, call the phone number above and enter the Meeting ID number, when prompted.

Recent Meetings

          Thursday, April 21st, 2022
Minutes (awaiting approval from the Board)
Watch the recording on Ware TV (check back soon!)

          Thursday, April 7th, 2022
             Minutes (awaiting approval from the Board)
Watch the recording on Ware TV

          Thursday, March 30th, 2022

          Thursday, March 17th, 2022

          Thursday, March 3rd, 2022
Watch the recording on Ware TV 

Past Planning Board Meeting Agendas

Past Planning Board Meeting Minutes