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Planning Board Meeting Information

The following Zoning discussions will take place during the Planning Board Meeting November 3, 2022 at 7pm
    in the Ware Junior/Senior High School Auditorium 237 West Street, Ware MA 01082

  • Redrawing of the district boundary line (256 West Street, Tractor Supply)
  • Prohibition on Urban Fill
  • Rural Business Overlay District along the Route 9 corridor

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 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 Alternate 2023
Elizabeth Hancock Alternate June 30, 2023
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.

2022 Meeting Dates

Planning Board Meeting Agendas

Past Planning Board Meeting Minutes

Planning & Community Development News