The Greene County Planning Board provides local governments with advisory reviews of zoning and comprehensive plan amendments, special use permits, variances, and site plans within 500 feet of specified county or municipal boundaries, county or state-owned lands, roadways, stream channels, and farm operations within New York State-certified Agricultural Districts. The board meets on the third Wednesday of every month.
The County Planning Board provides local governments with advisory reviews of zoning and comprehensive plan amendments, special use permits, variances, and site plans within 500 feet of specified county or municipal boundaries, county or state-owned lands, roadways, stream channels, and farm operations within New York State certified Agricultural Districts.
The Board receives referrals from municipalities and following review may approve, approve with modifications or recommend disapproval. In the case of disapproval, municipalities wishing to override the Board’s objection need a majority plus one vote, and must indicate their reason for acting contrary to the Board’s recommendation.
The County Planning Board meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM at the County Government Building, 411 Main Street, Catskill. Special meetings are scheduled as needed on an occasional basis. Meetings generally last about two hours.
Agendas are published and distributed prior to each monthly meeting. Minutes for the previous month are approved during each meeting and published upon approval.
|January 15, 2020||Agenda||Minutes|
|December 18, 2019||Agenda||Minutes|
|November 20, 2019||Agenda||Minutes|
|October 16, 2019||Agenda||Minutes|
|September 18, 2019||Agenda||Minutes|
|August 21, 2019||Agenda||Minutes|
|July 17, 2019||Agenda||Minutes|
|June 19, 2019||Agenda||Minutes|
|May 15, 2019||Agenda||Minutes|
|April 17, 2019||Agenda||Minutes|
|March 20, 2019||Agenda||Minutes|
|February 20, 2019||Agenda||Minutes|
The County Planning Board along with the Greene County Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Planning, the New York Department of State and Columbia County Planning sponsors training sessions in land use and zoning issues for county, local appointed and elected officials. Recent topics included: open meetings law and FOIL, adopting zoning for the first time, understanding SEQR, and a mock site plan review exercise.
The County Planning Board also host speakers on key countywide issues including the Hudson River Greenway, Local Waterfront Revitalization programs (LWRP), New York City Watershed, Recycling, Scenic Areas of Statewide Significance, and Economic Development.
The County Planning Board is staffed by the Greene County Department of Planning and Economic Development, which prepares minutes and other materials for the Board. The Department also provides recommendations on planning and zoning referrals and arranges for speakers on various planning related topics.
The County Planning Board participates in the review of agricultural districts along with the County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board. It provides recommendations to the Greene County Legislature regarding the addition or deletion of properties.
|Town of Ashland||Erik Allan, Chair|
|Town of Athens||Anthony Paluch|
|Village of Athens||Stephan Bradicich|
|Town of Cairo||Elizabeth Hansen|
|Town of Catskill||Eva Atwood|
|Village of Catskill||Mitchell Smith|
|Town of Coxsackie||Bruce Haeussler|
|Village of Coxsackie||Richard Golden|
|Town of Durham||George Deckers|
|Town of Greenville||Arnie Cavallaro|
|Town of Halcott||Vacant|
|Town of Hunter||Andrew Dale|
|Village of Hunter||Carl Giangrande|
|Town of Jewett||Cynthia LaPierre|
|Town of Lexington||Jennifer Cawein|
|Town of New Baltimore||Jean Horn|
|Town of Prattsville||Jim Dymond|
|Village of Tannersville||Lee McGunnigle|
|Town of Windham||Thomas Poelker|