Planning Board

Contact:  Harold Kobrin, Chair
Address: One North Main Road, Otis, MA 01253
Phone: (413) 269-0100 ext. 209
Email:  planning@townofotisma.com
Hours:
Term:
Meetings: 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Hall
*Postings of date/time change in the event there is a conflict with a legal holiday.
To be placed on the agenda, the board needs to be notified no later than the Monday prior to the meeting; this gives them adequate time to post the meeting.
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NameTerm
Jim KauffmanMay 23, 2023
Jennifer DailyMAY 27 2026
Harold KobrinMay 24, 2022
Barbara GallagherMay 27, 2025
Rona KnightMay 28, 2024

Planning Board Meeting Agenda 10/13/2021

Planning Board Public Hearing Notice 10/13/2021

Otis Hazard Mitigation and Climate Adaptation Planning Committee Meeting 09/16/21

Planning Board Meeting Agenda 09/13/2021

Planning Board Remote Meeting Agenda Monday, August 9, 2021 7:00 PM

Planning Board Meeting Agenda 07/12/2021

Planning Board Meeting Agenda 06/14/2021

Hazard Mitigation Meeting Agenda 06/07/2021

Otis Hazard Mitigation and Climate Adaptation Planning Committee Meeting May 24, 2021

Planning Board Meeting Agenda 05/10/2021

Otis Hazard Mitigation and Climate Adaptation Planning Committee Meeting will be held on:    April 21, 2021, 6:00 pm

Planning Board Meeting Agenda 04/05/2021

Otis Hazard Mitigation and Climate Adaptation Planning Committee Meeting 03/24/2021

Planning Board Notice of Public Hearing 04/05/2021 (Flood Plain Overlay District)

Planning Board Notice of Public Hearing 04/05/2021 (D&J Development)

Planning Board Notice of Public Hearing 04/05/2021 (Solar)

Otis Hazard Mitigation and Climate Adaptation Planning Committee Meeting 03/10/2021

Planning Board Meeting Agenda 03/08/2021

Otis Hazard Mitigation and Climate Adaptation Planning Committee Meeting 03/03/2021

Planning Board Meeting Agenda 02/08/2021

Planning Board Meeting Agenda 01/11/2021

Planning Board Meeting Agenda 12/14/2020

Attention Upcoming Session; Otis Hazard Mitigation and Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness committee, 12/09/2020

Otis Hazard Mitigation and Climate Adaptation Planning Committee Meeting 11/23/2020

Otis Hazard Mitigation and Climate Adaptation Planning Committee Meeting Agenda 11/17/2020

 

The Planning Board maintains the character of the Town of Otis through proactive research and application for grant funding.  The Planning Board oversees Site Plan Reviews within the V-1 Village districts and hears requests from property owners or developers seeking to divide a tract of land, reaffirm boundary lines or create a new subdivision…who, must submit surveyed plot plans to the Board for appropriate action as governed by MGL, Chapter 41, Section 81.

The Town of Otis requires any new lots to be a minimum of one (1) acre, have 150 feet of road frontage and provide adequate access for emergency and vehicular traffic in the R-1 residential district. In the Village V-1 district, lot area shall not be less than 20,000 square feet and the
frontage shall not be less than 60 feet.

The Planning Board is responsible for changes to the Town Protective By-Laws and is required to review, hold public hearings and make recommendations on proposals that will affect land use.

The cost of a FORM A is $35.00 per parcel; FORM B is $40.00 per parcel; FORM C is $50.00 per parcel.