Planning Board & Special Permit Granting Authority

Following the provisions of Massachusetts zoning law, the Southbridge Planning Board regulates the subdivision of land, oversees the master planning process, acts as the special permit granting authority, and makes recommendations for additions and changes to the Southbridge Zoning Bylaw.

Planning Board Meetings and Public Hearings are generally held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, except in the months of July, August, and December. Additional hearings may be scheduled at the discretion of the Southbridge Planning Board with sufficient public notice. Meetings begin at 6:30 PM in G.A.R. Hall in the Southbridge Town Hall.

The Town Planner serves as staff to the Planning Board. Additional information can be found on the Economic Development and Planning Department webpage.
The Board invites those interested in serving as alternate members to submit a letter of interest to the Town Manager.

Planning Board Meetings and Public Hearings are open to the public.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Eric Rumsey Town Planner 508-764-5402

Board Members

NameTitleTerm Expiration
David Payeur


June 30, 2019

Lawrence Spinelli

Vice Chairman

June 30, 2020

Cassandra Acly

June 30, 2020

Corey Bellrose

June 30, 2019

Teri Hensel

June 30, 2019

Michael Loin

June 30, 2021