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The Planning Board is established as authorized under RSA 673:1. The Planning Board, as enumerated in RSA 673:2,II, is composed of 6 elected members. One Selectmen serves as an ex-officio member.

RSA 673:6 notes that up to 5 alternate members may be appointed by the Planning Board, as it is an elected board. The alternates shall assume a seat on the Board in the absence of, or whenever a regular member disqualifies him/herself from a hearing. The alternate member, to sit for a hearing, is designated by the chairperson of the Planning Board.

The Zoning Board of Adjustment and Conservation Commission may each have a maximum of one Planning Board member that is appointed by the Board of Selectmen.

The Planning Board's responsibility is to "prepare and amend the master plan to guide the development of the community," to "make any investigations, maps and reports, and recommendations which relate to the planning and development of the community." To recommend capital improvements regarding structures and programs and to recommend their financing. "To recommend . . . amendments" to the zoning ordinance or map, and to promote municipal planning within the community.

The Board reviews, and either approves or disapproves, subdivision applications, and is responsible for site plan review for the development, change, or expansion of use of tracts of land for nonreidential or multi-family dwelling units.

The Planning Board meets the first three weeks of the month on Thursday evenings.  Public hearings are scheduled for the first and third weeks of the month, while work sessions are scheduled for the second week of the month.

Planning Board Members include:

Chair - Jonathan Wood (Term ends March 2016)
Vice Chair - Don Hedman (Term ends March 2017)
Secretary - Steve Wallerstein (Term ends March 2015)
Harry McClard (Term ends March 2015)
Gretchen Gott (Term ends March 2016)
Carolyn Matthews (Term ends March 2017)
Greg Bemis, Board of Selectmen Ex-officio
Bill Hoitt, Alternate Board of Selectmen Ex-officio

The Planning Board is seeking Alternate Members!  Alternate members are required to attend three (3) Planning Board meetings before being considered for appointment.  After the third meeting attended, the Board will ask general questions of the candidate prior to holding a vote on whether or not to appoint the candidate to the Board as an Alternate.  Alternate member terms are three (3) years in length.

Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission Appointments:

Vacant Seat
Vacant Seat
Vacant Seat

Members and alternates to the Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission are recommended by the Planning Board and appointed by the Board of Selectmen.

Online GIS
The Town of Raymond utilizes CAI Technologies to provide online GIS, which can be accessed here.

Regulations & Ordinances:
Regulations and Ordinances can be found here.


2014 Planning Board Agendas

(meeting cancelled)
01/16/2014 02/06/2014
02/20/2014 03/06/2014 03/20/2014
04/03/2014 04/17/2014 05/15/2014
06/05/2014 06/12/2014 06/19/2014

2014 Approved Planning Board Minutes
(Draft minutes are available at the Town Clerk's Office)

(meeting cancelled)
01/16/2014 02/06/2014
02/20/2014 03/06/2014 03/20/2014
04/03/2014 04/17/2014 05/15/2014
05/22/2014 Site Walk 06/05/2014 06/12/2014

Archived Planning Board Minutes



The Planning Board is looking for interested residents to serve on the Capital Improvements Program (CIP) Committee as a member-at-large.  The CIP Committee currently has two vacant positions: (1) one-year and (1) three-year term.  Those interested should contact Assistant Planner Robert Price at or 895-4735 x126

2014 Zoning Amendment Information

Draft Lamprey Rivers Management Plan (LRMP) 

Outside Reviewer Cover Sheet for LRMP


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