Planning Board


The Rutland Planning Board’s primary responsibility is to administer the Subdivision Control Law pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 41 in order to ensure the public safety, interest and welfare of the residents of the Town of Rutland.  The Board conducts meetings and public hearings in compliance with Massachusetts General Laws to review subdivision plans as well as applications for Site Plan Approval and Special Permits.  The Board also reviews applications for Approval Not Required (ANR) Plans.

Another responsibility of the Planning Board is to consider and prepare amendments to the Town of Rutland’s Zoning Bylaws.  They conduct public hearings on amendments that are submitted to the Board by way of Town staff, other municipal boards or committees or citizen petition pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 40A, Section 5.  The Planning Board is also responsible for preparation of and updating the town’s Master Plan.  Lastly, the Planning Bard conducts studies on topics such as economic development, housing, transportation and zoning.


  • 2nd & 4th Tuesday of Each Month
  • 6:30 P.M.
  • Rutland Public Library (Lower Level) - 280 Main St.

* Any document(s) or material(s) to be submitted to the Planning Board for consideration and/or action at a meeting  must be submitted a minimum of one (1) week prior to the meeting date at which said document(s) or material(s) are to be considered or acted upon.  A paper copy and electronic copy are to be submitted to the Town Planner.  Any document(s) or material(s) submitted after the deadline will be accepted but not considered or acted upon until the next regularly-scheduled meeting of the Board.

Agendas & Minutes

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MemberRoleTerm Expiration
Norman AndersonChair2027
Timothy NahrwoldVice Chair2025
C. Richard WilliamsMember2024
Keith TuttleMember2028
Britton BradfordMemberMay 2024 Annual Election

Members are elected at the Annual Town Election & serve for 5-year terms.

Planning Board Bylaw Subcommittee

MemberRoleTerm Expiration
Timothy NahrwoldChair2025
C. Richard WilliamsMember2024
Norman Anderson Member2027
Britton BradfordMember2024

Members are appointed by the Planning Board

  1. John Charbonneau

    Town Planner & Community Development Coordinator
    Phone: 508-886-4100 Ext. 3001

  2. Office Hours

    • Monday | 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
    • Tuesday | 8:00 A.M. - 5:30 P.M.
    • Wed. | 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
    • Thursday | 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
    • Friday | 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. (Remote)