Planning Board

Regular Meetings


Agendas & Minutes


View most recent agendas and minutes.
View agendas and minutes from 2011 and earlier.

Current Commissioners


  • Paula Caron, Chairperson
  • Paul Fontaine, Jr., Vice Chairperson
  • John DiPasquale
  • Michael DiPietro
  • Andrew Van Hazinga
  • Michael Hurley
  • Kristin Sweeney
  • Laura O'Kane, Associate Member
  • (1) Associate Vacancy

Purpose & Responsibilities


The Planning Board is responsible for:
  • Engages in general planning efforts to improve the physical environment of the City
  • Makes recommendations to the City Council about proposed revisions to the Zoning Ordinance
  • Proposes or reviews zoning amendments
  • Reviewing plans and proposals under the Special Permit provisions of the Fitchburg Zoning Ordinance and Chapter 40A and 41 section 81A of the Massachusetts General Laws

Organization


Per General Law Chapter 41 section 81A and Chapter 3 Article 1 section 3 of the City Code, the Planning Board consists of 7 volunteer residents. Each volunteer is appointed for a five year term.

Additionally per the Fitchburg Zoning Ordnance (PDF) the board has two associate members. Volunteers are appointed by the Mayor, and subject to confirmation by the City Council.