Planning Department & Planning Board

The Planning Board consists of nine elected members with 3-year terms and two appointed alternate members. They are responsible for reviewing commercial projects, subdivisions of land and updating the Zoning Bylaws and Subdivision Regulations. The Board meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of most months at 7:00pm at the Bourne Veteran's Memorial Community Building, 239 Main Street, Buzzards Bay.

Proposed Zoning Bylaw Amendments
The Planning Board will hold a joint meeting with the Zoning Board of Appeals, Bourne Housing Partnership, and Bourne Housing Trust to discuss proposed amendments to the Accessory Dwelling Bylaw section 4120 on February 22, 2024 beginning at 7:30 p.m. 

The Planning Board public hearing to discuss Zoning Bylaw amendments will be held on March 6, 2024 beginning at 7: 00p.m.

Click here for proposed zoning bylaw amendments

Planning Publications and Maps

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Jennifer Copeland Town Planner (508) 759-0600 Ext. 1347
Julia Gillis Assistant Town Planner (508) 759-0600 Ext 1357
Patricia Thibault Secretary II (508) 759-0600 Ext. 1301

Board Members

Name Title
Daniel L. Doucette Chairman (2024)
Shaun D. Handy Associate Member (2024)
Jeanne Azarovitz Member (2026)
M. Elizabeth Brown Vice-chair (2026)
David O'Connor Clerk (2025)
Amanda Wing Member (2025)
Christopher J. Farrell Member (2024)
William Meier Associate Member (2023)
John J. Duggan, JR. Member (2026)
James J Robinson, JR. Member (2025)
Catherine Demeo Walton Member (2024)