Planning Board

The Planning Board's regular business meetings are on the first Tuesday of every month, starting at 7 p.m. (subject to change). Its members are appointed by the Town Council for 3-year terms.

The Planning Board handles Development Plan Review applications for businesses as well as subdivision applications. The Planning Board can also serve as an advisory Board as directed by the Town Council or in commercial matters that will also require Zoning relief. Additionally the Planning Board has recently completed an update to the Town's Comprehensive Community Plan.

Secretary of State - Agendas, Minutes


In accordance with Chapter 5, Capital Improvement Program, of the Code of the Town of Barrington, the Planning Board prepares an annual capital budget and six-year Capital Improvement Program for submission to the Town Manager.

In accordance with Chapter 200, Subdivision of Land, and Sec. 45-23-51.52 of the Rhode Island General Laws, the Board has the authority to adopt, modify and amend rules and regulations governing and restricting the platting and subdivision of land and land development. The Board controls such subdivision and land development pursuant to such rules and regulations.

Additionally, the Board provides for the administration, interpretation and enforcement of, land development and subdivision review regulations. All such regulations and amendments shall be consistent with the Comprehensive Plan, Chapter 185, Zoning, of the Code of the Town of Barrington and all provisions of Chapter 23 of Title 45 of the Rhode Island General Laws, as amended.

The Board sits as the local review board for applications filed under the Comprehensive Permit process.


Reports & Information


Seven Full Members, Two Alternates

  • Robert Humm, Chair

  • Bill Kurtz

  • Roni Phipps, 2nd Alternate

  • Ron Pitt

  • Mariana Silva-Buck, 1st Alternate

  • Richard E. Simms

  • Jared Wallace

  • Jonathan Weinstein, Vice Chair

  • Vacant seat


  • Caroline Joyce, Clerk to the Planning Board

  • Philip Hervey, AICP, Administrative Officer

  • Jacob N. S. Brier, Town Council Liaison