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The Role of the Planning Board
The Town of North East Planning Board is appointed by the Town Board. The Planning Board has two main responsibilities assigned to it by the Town Code – to review and approve detailed site plans where site plan approval is required by the Code, and to review and approve of any proposed subdivision of any property parcel in the Town Code.
The Town Code requires Planning Board approval of site plans for all uses of property located in the Town’s commercial zoning districts and for special use permits in all of the Town’s zoning districts. The procedures for seeking site plan approval from the Planning Board, and the standards the Planning Board is required to apply in considering an application for site plan approval, are described in detail in Article III of the Town Code.
The Town Code also requires that any proposed subdivision be reviewed and approved by the Planning Board. The procedures for seeking approval of a subdivision from the Planning Board and the procedures the Planning Board is required to follow and the standards it is required to apply in considering an application for subdivision approval are also described in detail in the Town Code.
In 2019, the Town adopted a new Comprehensive Plan. Section 272a-11 of the New York State Town Law provides that the zoning provisions of the Town Code, and the districts created in the Town Code, are made in accordance with the Town’s Comprehensive Plan. This Plan, created with the involvement of residents, business and community leaders, and elected and appointed officials, guides us to a vibrant future that maintains a high quality of life for our residents in a way that is both economically and environmentally sustainable. The Planning Board encourages all applicants to review the Comprehensive Plan and to incorporate its principles into their development projects. A copy of the Plan can be found here.
PLANNING BOARD MEMBERS:
Chairman: Dale Culver
Board Member: Bill Kish
Board Member: Leslie Farhangi
Board Member: William McGhee
Board Member: Charles Barrett
Board Member: Daniel Sternberg
Board Member: Scott Culbreth
Secretary: Deb Phillips (meetings)
Secretary: Lorna Sherman (office)
The Planning Board meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 7:30PM
Agendas and Minutes of Planning Board Meetings can be found here.
- Town of North East Zoning Map
- FactSheet – SEQR
- Sample Checklist for Site Assessment
- Model Habitat Assessment Guidelines
- North East Housing Toolbox Guidebook