Primary Functions of the Planning Board

  • Review and approve applications, including violations actions where civil penalties (fines) may be imposed relating to activities within or impacting wetlands, ponds, lakes, watercourses, and the surrounding lands within 150 feet of such areas.
  • Review, upon referral, and provide recommendations to the Town Board and Zoning Board of Appeals on actions before those Boards, i.e. zoning changes and use variances.
  • The Planning Board conducts investigations, prepares maps and reports and provides recommendations to the Town Board relating to the planning and development of the Town, including amendments or changes to the Town Comprehensive (Master) Plan.
  • Research and prepare draft legislation and amendments to existing Town Codes relating to wetlands and watercourses, land use and zoning requirements.