Planning Board

Regular Planning Board meetings are typically held on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of every month at the York Public Library and are televised live on Time-Warner Cable's Public Channel 3 and streamed on Town Hall Streams

For more information on upcoming and prior Planning Board meetings (i.e. location, time, items being discussed) please visit the Recent Agendas, Minutes and Meeting Materials page.

General Information

  • All inquiries or comments regarding active applications before the Planning Board may be made through the Planning Director, not the Planning Board members directly. Planning Board members shall not engage in communication by mail or email regarding active applications with any party.
  • The Planning Director holds walk-in hours on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon. This is a time when you can meet with the Planning Director without an appointment to discuss your project and/or upcoming Planning Board agenda items.
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Helpful Documents

Members

  • Alfred J. Cotton Jr. - Chair
    Term Expires: June 30, 2019
    P.O. Box 737
    Cape Neddick, ME 03902
    Email Alfred Cotton
  • Peter Smith - Vice Chair
    Term Expires: June 30, 2020
    8 Kestrel Circle
    York, ME 03909
    Email Peter Smith
  • Gordon Eldridge
    Term Expires: June 30, 2018
    8 Reserve Street
    York, ME 03909
    Email Gordon Eldridge
  • Lew Stowe
    Term Expires: June 30, 2019
    32 Indian Trail
    York, ME 03909
    207-363-2995
    Email Lew Stowe
  • Wayne Boardman, Alternate
    Term Expires: June 30, 2018
    31 Barrell Lane
    York, ME 03909
    207-408-6430
    Email Wayne Boardman
  • Kathleen Kluger, Alternate
    Term Expires: June 30, 2020
    P.O. Box 1450
    York Beach, ME 03910
    Email Kathleen Kluger

A Note From the Chair

The Planning Board of the Town of York welcomes you to its website. You will find a comprehensive array of Town Ordinances, Site Plan and Subdivision Regulations, The Town of York Comprehensive Plan and all current chapters of the Town’s Inventory and Analysis. There is an extensive selection of maps describing critical aspects of York’s natural resources, development patterns and growth trends. You also will find the Planning Board’s current Applications Review and Planning meeting schedules and accompanying agendas.

Responsibilities

The Planning Board is comprised of five regular members and two alternate members, all who are residents of the Town of York appointed by the Board of Selectmen. The Board’s principal responsibilities are the review of subdivision and site plan applications to assure compliance with the Town’s Land Use Ordinances, Subdivision and Site Plan Regulations and the Comprehensive Plan, and the continuing review and amendment of the Town Land Use Ordinances and Comprehensive Plan.

Planning Board members shall not engage in communication by mail or email regarding active applications with any party: other Planning Board members, applicant, property owner, developer, neighbor, opponent, supporter, interested citizen, etc., except at Planning Board meetings. In the event that inadvertent communication with Planning Board members regarding an active Application does occur, Planning Board members shall immediately forward such communication to the Planning Director for distribution to the Applicant and all Planning Board members, and it shall be made a part to the public record.

Stay Connected

We encourage you, the public, to use this important resource. We invite and urge you to keep abreast of Planning Board business by attending meetings and by speaking during the Public Input period which is the first item on every Planning Board meeting agenda. Your York Planning Board welcomes your interest, your wisdom and your encouragement. Thank you.