Planning Board

The Planning Board is responsible for administration of the Subdivision Control Laws as set forth in Massachusetts General laws Chapter 41 and the Truro Rules and Regulations Governing the Subdivision of Land. The Planning Board also is the Special Permit Granting Authority for Communication Structures, Wind Generators, Large-Scale Ground-Mounted Photovoltaic Arrays and Affordable Accessory Dwelling Units and the Board issues permits for Temporary Signs.

Actions of the Board During the COVID-19 State of Emergency

As you may know, restrictions on public gatherings have been imposed due to the public health threat posed by COVID-19 by order of the Governor, and Truro Town buildings have been closed to the public. In light of this, Town Counsel has recommended to the Board that all public hearings be postponed so as to allow full public participation during the hearing process. The Board therefore requests that applicants wait to submit new applications until the restrictions on public gatherings have been lifted.

Any submittals relating to new or existing applications that require filing with the Town Clerk must be sent via Certified Mail or deposited in the drop box located at the northerly entrance to Town Hall (adjacent to the Clerk’s office and facing the DPW facility). Please make sure that your contact information is clearly attached to your submission. Submittals cannot be accepted via email. For submittals including plans, one copy of the application and one set of plans is sufficient at this time. Town staff will contact you about receiving additional copies as needed.

The Board will continue to hold brief virtual meetings as needed solely for the purpose of addressing procedural hearing matters. No substantive discussion of the cases will occur, and no testimony will be taken. Pursuant to the Governor’s “Order Suspending Certain Provisions of the Open Meeting Law, G.L. c. 30A, §20,” issued on March 12, 2020, the minutes from these meetings are posted here:

If you would like more information or have questions, please reach out to Town Planner Jeffrey Ribeiro at [email protected] or (508) 214-0928.

Click here for the Zoning Bylaw amendments proposed for the 2020 Annual Town Meeting.

Board Members

Name Title
Steve Sollog Member-Appointment expires ATE 2022
Karen Tosh Vice Chair-Appointment expires ATE 2021
Jack Riemer Clerk-Appointment expires-ATE 2020
R. Bruce Boleyn Member-Appointment expires ATE 2023
Anne Greenbaum Chair-Appointment expires ATE 2024
Paul Kiernan Member-Appointment expires ATE 2020
Peter Herridge Member-Appointment expires ATE 2021