Planning Board

Meetings


  • 7 p.m.
  • Typically the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month
  • Town Hall
    41 Highland Avenue
    Lower Level Meeting Room
    Cohasset, MA 02025
This meeting schedule is subject to change to accommodate busy periods. It is a recommended to contact the Planning Board Office to confirm the time of a particular hearing that you may be of particular interest to you. All Planning Board Meetings are open to the public.

Agendas & Minutes


Meeting agendas are posted on the first floor of the Town Hall 48 hours before each meeting, Agendas are also posted to the Town's website. Meeting minutes are available on this website and archive copies are available for a nominal charge by calling the Planning Board.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Members


  • Clark H. Brewer, Chariman
    Position Type: Elected
    Term: 5 Years
    Expires: May 31, 2021 
  • Brian Frazier, Clerk
    Position Type: Elected
    Term: 5 Years
    Expires: May 31, 2020
  • Michael Dickey, Member and CPC Liaison
    Position Type: Elected
    Term: 5 Years
    Expires: May 31, 2019
  • Charles A. Samuelson, Member
    Position Type: Elected
    Term: 5 Years
    Expires: May 31, 2018
  • Erik T. Potter, Member
    Position Type: Elected
    Term: 3 Years
    Expires: March 31, 2022
The Planning Board consists of 5 members, with 1 member elected each year for a 5-year term, and 1 associate member elected for a 3-year term. The Planning Board elects from among its members, a Chairman, a Vice Chairman, and a Clerk.

Responsibilities of the Planning Board


  • Studying the needs and potential of the Town, and when necessary, prepare plans to meet those needs and potentials. This includes writing, reviewing, updating, conducting public hearings, editing and publishing the Master Plan, and the official town map.
  • Drafting, conducting public hearings and submitting zoning amendments and recommendations for consideration at Town Meetings
  • Administration of the Subdivision Control Laws in accordance with Chapter 41, Section 81K - 81GG of the Massachusetts General Laws, including reviewing and conducting public hearings for all preliminary and definitive subdivision filings and Form A - Approval Not Required (ANR) Applications, and rendering decisions regarding those filings
  • Reviewing, conducting public hearings and rendering decisions for Site Plan Review and Special Permit filings
  • Reviewing, conducting public hearings and making recommendations to the Building Commissioner for all Large Home Review filings
  • Other duties and responsibilities as imposed upon it by Chapter 40A and Sections 81A - J of Chapter 41 of the Massachusetts General Laws