Planning Board

Public Meetings

The Town of Ithaca Planning Board meets the first and third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm in the Board Room of the Ithaca Town Hall, at 215 N. Tioga Street, Ithaca, NY  14850.  Meeting dates are subject to change.  Please see the Town Meeting Calendar for the most up to date information.  


Agendas & Minutes

Agendas with meeting materials are available on this website or by email request approximately a week before the meeting. Paper copies can also be viewed or obtained at the Ithaca Town Hall (printing costs may apply).  Minutes are available following their approval by the Board.



Responsibilities

The Planning Board is responsible for the following:
  • Considering application requests for the subdivision of land
  • Considering application requests for site plans
  • Considering special use permits
  • Conducting environmental reviews and making determinations on the significance of the above listed application requests, per NY State Environmental Quality Review Act
  • Making recommendations to the Town Board on proposed legislation, plans or other initiatives involving land use and/or planning.


Planning Board Members

Members of the Planning Board are appointed by the Town Board for terms of seven years.  The Board consists of seven members and one alternate member.  Members must be residents of the Town of Ithaca and are required to obtain at least 4 hours of training each year. (More information about the Planning Board


Fred Wilcox - Chair
Term expires December 31, 2016
 
Hollis Erb - Vice Chair
Term expires December 31, 2021

John Beach
Term expires December 31, 2020
 
Jon Bosak
Term expires December 31, 2015

Yvonne Fogarty
Term expires December 31, 2018
 
Joseph Kaefeli
Term expires December 31, 2019

Linda Robinson Collins
Term expires December 31, 2017
 
Vacant - Alternate



Useful Links

Planning Board Forms and Submittal Requirements – provides various application forms and checklists.

Town Planning Department – provides staff contact information, informational brochures on site plan and subdivision review processes, maps, and other useful information and links.