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Planning Board
Contact TypeContact Information
Contact:
Town Planner
Senior Clerk
Address:
Town Hall
116 Main Street, Room 204
South Hadley, MA 01075
Phone:
413-538-5017 - Ext. 206
Fax:
413-538-7565
Meetings:
2nd & 4th Monday of each month at 6:30PM in Town Hall room 204 (unless otherwise posted - please check meeting calendar page for cancellations and special meetings)
 
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Planning Board Members
Name
Title
Term Expiration
Jeff Squire
Chair
2014
Mark Cavanaugh
Vice-Chair
2015
Helen Fantini
Clerk
2016
Joan Rosner
Financial Secretary
2017
 
 
Melissa O'Brien
Member
2018
 
 
Daniel Dodge
Associate Member
3 Years - 2016
Planning Board

The South Hadley Planning Board is an elected five-member board who serve staggered five-year terms. One additional person is appointed jointly by the Selectboard and Planning Board to serve as an Associate Member pursuant to Mass. General Laws Chapter 40A, Section 9.

Planning Department staff primarily provides staff support to the South Hadley Planning Board. However, they also provide limited assistance to the Zoning Board of Appeals. In support of the comprehensive planning effort underway, the Town Planner also advises and assists the Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee. The Town Planner is appointed by and reports to the South Hadley Planning Board.

MissionStatement:

The South Hadley Planning Board and staff assists the community in efforts to achieve balanced growth, quality development, and preservation of community assets through effective development regulation, assisting in obtaining funding resources for community projects, and long-term planning.

In fulfillment of this Mission, the department has primary responsibility for:
circlebullet.jpgdeveloping and administering the Town's Comprehensive or Master Plan;
circlebullet.jpgmaintaining and administering the Town's Zoning By-Law and Subdivision Regulations,
circlebullet.jpgGIS mapping of Town Statistical Data;
circlebullet.jpgReviewing and evaluating Site Plans, Special Permits, and Subdivision Plans; and
circlebullet.jpgAssisting other departments and the community in work on grant applications and economic development.

 
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