Greene County Planning Board

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.

Planning and Zoning Referrals

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.

Referral Forms

Meeting Schedule

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 and Minutes 

Agendas are published and distributed prior to each monthly meeting.  Minutes for the previous month are approved during each meeting and published upon approval.

November 20, 2019AgendaMinutes
October 16, 2019AgendaMinutes
September 18, 2019AgendaMinutes
August 21, 2019AgendaMinutes
July 17, 2019AgendaMinutes
June 19, 2019AgendaMinutes
May 15, 2019AgendaMinutes
April 17, 2019AgendaMinutes
March 20, 2019AgendaMinutes
February 20, 2019AgendaMinutes

Planning and Zoning Seminars

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. 

Training for Municipal Officials

View Training Presentations

NYSDOS On-Line Training

Education

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.

Staffing

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.

Agricultural District Review                                                                            

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.

 

County Planning Board Members

 

Town of AshlandErik Allan, Chair
Town of AthensAnthony Paluch
Village of AthensStephan Bradicich
Town of CairoElizabeth Hansen
Town of CatskillEva Atwood
Village of CatskillMitchell Smith
Town of CoxsackieBruce Haeussler
Village of CoxsackieRichard Golden
Town of DurhamGeorge Deckers
Town of GreenvilleArnie Cavallaro
Town of HalcottVacant 
Town of HunterAndrew Dale
Village of HunterCarl Giangrande
Town of JewettCynthia LaPierre
Town of LexingtonJennifer Cawein
Town of New BaltimoreJean Horn
Town of PrattsvilleJim Dymond
Village of TannersvilleLee McGunnigle
Town of WindhamThomas Poelker