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Planning Board

Meets Fourth Wednesday of each month at 6:00 pm, Board Room of the Municipal Building, 303 N. Franklin Street, Watkins Glen, NY

The Planning Board is scheduled to meet on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 6:00 PM.

Duties of the Planning Board:

The Planning Board is a five-member board appointed by the Village Board. Each member serves a five-year term. To qualify, a Planning Board member must be at least 18 years of age, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the Village of Watkins Glen. Each member must satisfy a training requirement of four hours annually in an eligible planning-related education session.

The Planning Board is primarily responsible for reviewing development applications in accordance with the applicable regulations of the Village of Watkins Glen Code and NYS Village Law, and ensures that each application complies with the regulations implementing the NYS Environmental Quality Review Act. The Planning Board coordinates its review and provides advisory recommendations to the Village Board of Trustees and Zoning Board of Appeals on matters related to community planning and zoning as needed. Planning Board members attend one meeting per month, and are required to review the submissions before the Board.

Relevant People

Tom Fitzgerald

  Planning Board Member

Alex Gill-Pelchar

  Planning Board Member

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