Planning Board

Mission Statement

The Francestown Planning Board is entrusted with the task of encouraging and directing appropriate land use in the Town of Francestown. Using the Francestown Master Plan as a guide in making decisions, the Planning Board:

  • Reviews and rules on proposals for subdivision, lot line adjustment, consolidations, and site development according to the town’s zoning ordinance, subdivision regulations and site development regulations;
  • Prepares and updates annually the Town’s 6-year Capitol Improvement Plan;
  • Is responsible for the preparation and periodic update of the Town’s Master Plan;
  • Proposes or reviews suggested changes to the Town’s Zoning Ordinances for presentation to voters at the annual Town Meeting.

Members

The Planning Board is composed of citizen volunteers elected by the citizens of Francestown for a term of three years. The terms are staggered so two members of the board are elected each year. A member of the Board of Selectman also sits as ex-officio member of the Planning Board. Alternate Members are appointed by the Planning Board.

Meetings

Regular monthly meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, at 6:30pm in the Town Offices Meeting Room. Second meetings are the 1st Tuesday of each month, unless otherwise determined by the Chairman. Other meetings may be scheduled by the Board. Emergency meetings shall be at the call of the Chairman.

Board Members

NameTitleTerm
Sarah Pyle

Member

2020

Betsy. Hardwick

Member

2020

Abigail Arnold

Ex-Officio

2020

Linda Kunhardt

Secretary

2021

Chairperson

2021

Thomas P Anderson

Alternate

2021

Gerri Bernstein

Member

2022

Robert Lindgren

Member

2022

Lisa Heath

Alternate

2022