Planning Board

The Planning Board, appointed by the Board of Selectmen, is comprised of 5 regular members and one associate member.  One of the regular members is elected as Chair and another is elected Vice Chair.  

The primary goal of the Planning Board is to protect and preserve the character and the quality of life that defines Belmont. The Board addresses issues that may affect the future of Belmont. These may include drafting zoning proposals, studying land-use patterns, reviewing traffic concerns, and evaluate specific development projects. The Board is responsible for holding public hearings on all zoning amendments as well as for applications for Design and Site Plan Review. The Board often operates in conjunction with the Zoning Board of Appeals.  The Board also makes interpretations of the Zoning By-Law at the request of the Inspector of Buildings.

The Planning Board typically meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month in the Board of Selectmen's Meeting Room, Town Hall, at 7:00 p.m., although it is recommended that the Town's Meeting Calendar on the Town's web site be checked to confirm the date and time. All meetings are open to the public.


Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Jeffrey Wheeler Senior Planner (617) 993-2666
Spencer Gober Staff Planner (617) 993-2666

Board Members

Name Title
Charles Clark Chair, Term Expires 2019
Karl Haglund Term Expires 2018
Stephen Pinkerton Vice Chair, Term Expires 2020
Thayer Donham Member, Term Expires 2020
Edmund Starzec Member, Term Expires 2018