The Planning Board consists of seven appointed members and several alternates. The members are appointed by the Board of Selectmen and their term of office is for three years. The Board reviews Non-Residential Site Plans, Water Resource Management Plans, Conditional Use Permits, Sign Master Plans and Subdivision Plans for new construction and existing parcels. They also make recommendations for changes to the Zoning Ordinance to be voted on by Town Meeting.
The Planning Board meets the first Wednesday of the month for their Regular Meetings and the third Wednesday for Worksessions, both at 7:30 p.m. and is supported by staff in the Community Development Office 673-6041 x206.
Archived minutes are available at the Community Development Office . The Planning Board is responsible for all proposed changes to the Town’s Ordinances and Regulations, check out the 2014 Zoning Changes page or the Community Development Office’s Special Projects page for more information.
Much of the work of the Amherst Planning Board is guided by the New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated (RSA), Title LXIV: Planning and Zoning and the Town’s Master Plan which was updated in 2010.
Applications for the Planning Board are handled by the Community Development Department, please contact them at (603) 673-6041 x206 for any questions or information. See the Forms, Permits & Fees pages for links to the Planning Board Applications and Checklists.
Current members of the Amherst Planning Board are listed below.
Board Member Term Expires
Arnold Rosenblatt, Chairman 2016
Sally Wilkins, Vice Chair 2015
Michael Dell Orfano 2016
Clifford Harris 2015
Gordon Leedy 2014
Eric Hahn, Alternate 2015
Allen Merriman, Alternate 2016
Marilyn Peterman, Alternate 2015
Richard Hart, ConCom Rep 2014
John D’Angelo, Ex Officio