Planning Board

Mission Statement

The Planning Board studies the resources and needs of the Town, particularly conditions affecting public welfare and safety related to land use and development. The Board uses the Master Plan and related processes to plan and make recommendations for the development of the Town, with special attention to the proper housing of Town residents. The Board has total responsibility for all Subdivisions, for the administration of the Subdivision Regulations, and for Special Permits required by the Fairhaven Zoning Bylaw.

The Board also has the primary responsibility for the writing of Zoning Bylaws, reviewing amendments to the Zoning Map, which appear in the Warrant for any Town Meeting, and to present its recommendations to the Town for consideration at such Town Meeting.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Paul Foley Director of Planning and Economic Development 508-979-4023 ext 122
Marie Ripley Administrative Assistant Ext. 123
Pattie Pacella Ext. 117

Board Members

NameTitleTerm Expiration

Chairman

2022

Rene J. Fleurent, Jr.

SRPEDD Representative

2023

Member

2023

Jeffrey T. Lucas

Member

2020

Cathy Melanson

Clerk

2021

Vice Chair

2020

John (Jay) Malaspino

Member

2023

Geoffrey A. Haworth

Member

2022