Planning & Conservation Department

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Maureen Pollock
Town Planner
Phone: (413) 863-3200 ext 112

Suzanne LoManto
Assistant Planner and RiverCulture Program Director
Phone: (413) 863-3200 ext 115


Town Hall
1 Avenue A
Turners Falls, MA 01376


Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Wednesday: 8:30am - 6:30pm
Friday: Closed

Current Planning Department Projects!

Click on the link to learn more about current Planning Department projects and to find ways to get involved.


The Montague Planning & Conservation Department is responsible for:

  • Land use planning
  • Natural resource protection
  • Economic and community development activities identified in Town Plans

The primary function of the Department is to manage regulatory process for development proposals submitted to the Planning Board pursuant under the Zoning Bylaw and Subdivision Control Law; and to the Conservation Commission pursuant under the MA Wetlands Protection Act Regulations. As part of that process the Department evaluates development proposals for their contribution toward community planning goals as documented in Montague Comprehensive Plan and other local strategic plans. The Department is also actively engaged in programs and projects that help the community achieve its planning goals.

The Department administers the public arts program known as, RiverCulture, to promote the arts, culture, and creative economy of Montague. The Department also provides technical support to the Selectboard, Battlefield Grant Advisory Committee, and the Economic Development and Industrial Corporation (EDIC). The Department represents the Town and its interests at both the regional and state level through a variety of projects and planning initiatives.

Administrative Support to Boards & Commissions

In addition, the Department provides administrative support to the:

Planning: Town Plans

Planning documents prepared for the community that are intended to be a resource for the public and to guide decision making by officials.

Planning: 2018 Open Space & Recreation Plan

Final 2018 Open Space & Recreation Plan documents: