Planning Board

The Planning Board handles Development Plan Review applications for businesses, subdivision applications, and Comprehensive Permits. 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 Board relief.

Regular Meetings

Meeting agendas and minutes can be found on the Secretary of State’s website


  • Roni Phipps, Chair
  • Gregory Lucini, Vice Chair
  • Kathleen Berard, Full Member
  • Bill Kurtz, Full Member
  • Brian Morley, Full Member
  • Brian Rua, Full Member
  • Richard E. Simms, Full Member
  • VACANCY, 1st Alternate
  • VACANCY, 2nd Alternate
  • Carl Kustell, Town Council Liaison
  • Teresa Crean, AICP, Town Planner and Administrative Officer
  • Isabelle Gillibrand, Clerk to the Planning Board


Additional Information & Responsibilities

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.