Planning Board

The Planning Board is responsible for administering the Subdivision & Land Development Regulations of the Town as they review and critique applications for minor and major subdivisions and land developments in the Town. The Board may offer advisory opinions and recommendations to the Zoning Board of Review on zoning matters, and to the Town Council on other issues as requested by the Council. They are responsible for conducting studies and preparing reports on such areas as:

  • Land use and land use regulation
  • Transportation facilities
  • Public facilities
  • Blighted areas
  • Housing problems and the development of housing programs
  • Environmental protection
  • Natural resource conservation
  • Disaster protection
  • Economic & social characteristics of the population
  • Preservation of historic sites and buildings
  • Economic Development

The Planning Board is also responsible for reviewing and updating the Comprehensive Plan, as mandated by State Law, and the Zoning Ordinance in a manner that protects public health, safety and promotes the general welfare. The Board periodically undertakes such other work as may be assigned by the Town Council in connection with the physical growth and development of the Town. The members are appointed by the Town Council according to Town Charter. Meeting Information

Planning Board 2018 Meetings & Submission Deadlines

Board Members


Mr. Jeffrey Partington, Chairman


50 Park Avenue, Harrisville, RI 02830

Mr. Leo Felice, Vice-Chairman


75 Eagle Peak Road, Pascoag, RI 02859

Mr. Bruce Ferreira, Secretary


29 Ross Road, Pascoag, RI 02859

Mr. Michael Lupis


315 South Shore Road, Pascoag, RI 02859

Mr. Christopher Desjardins


1140 Sherman Farm Road, Harrisville, RI 02830

Mr. Marc Tremblay


303 Courthouse Lane, Pascoag, RI 02859

Mr. Dov Pick


700 Cherry Farm Road, Harrisville, RI 02830

Mr. Robert Woods


300 Olney Keach Road, Pascoag, RI 02859

Mr. Stephen Foy


711 Colwell Road, Harrisville, RI 02830

Stephen N. Rawson


Town Council liaison