Planning & Development

The Planning & Community Development Department is charged with reviewing building and development projects to ensure compliance with State and Town codes and regulations. The Department also performs long range development and conservation planning projects and studies, gathers community data, advises the public on planning and zoning matters, encourages sound economic development and assists other town agencies as needed. 

Staff provides technical guidance and support to the Planning and Zoning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, Inland Wetlands Commission, Conservation Commission, Agriculture Commission, Design Advisory Board, Water Pollution Control Authority and the Water Commission.

In most cases, responses to emails shall be handled during normal business hours.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Heidi Samokar, AICP Director of Planning & Community Development / Zoning Officer (860) 871-3601
Kevin Berger Assistant Planner (860) 871-3601
James Paquin Building Official (860) 871-3601
Cynthia Murdock Executive Secretary (860) 871-3669
Patty Files Administrative Secretary II (860) 871-3601
Holly Hood Sanitarian (860) 871-3608