Planning Board

Authorized by NYS General Municipal Law, Section 239-b, and County Law, Section 220, the Wayne County Board of Supervisors adopted Resolution 25 (1966) in February 1966 authorizing “the establishing of a County Planning Board with initial and succeeding members of said Board to be appointed by the Board of Supervisors’ Planning and Development Committee.” 

Under current practice, appointments are made by the Board of Supervisors, with one representative from each of the 15 towns of Wayne County. The Board of Supervisors confirmed the appointment of a fifteen member Board under a system of three year staggered terms.

Town
2022 Board Member Name
Officer Position 2022
Term Expiration (April 30)
Arcadia
HUTTEMAN, Bob 

2022
Butler
Vacant


Galen
THORN, Ron 

2021
Huron
LOCKWOOD, Larry 

2021
Lyons
Vacant


Macedon
BARTELS, Merton 

2023
Marion
BURNS, Robert 

2021
Ontario
CONKLIN, Kenneth 
Secretary
2022
Palmyra
KROLAK, Matt 

2022
Rose
GUTHRIE, Steve 
Vice Chair
2023
Savannah
Vacant


Sodus
BAKER, Ron 

2022
Walworth
RUTH, Larry

2022
Williamson
PETERS, Bert 

2021
Wolcott
MILLIMAN, Robert
Chairman
2023


Referrals from Local Municipalities

The local municipality where a project is sited must review and refer projects to the County Planning board. A Zoning Referral form must be submitted with any referral from a town or village. Referrals are due to the Wayne County Planning office on the Monday, one week prior to the board meeting date, which is equal to 7 working days before the scheduled meeting date. 

It is important that the applications and all related paperwork are submitted including the “full statement of such proposed action” per General Municipal Law Section 239-m. 1. Definitions (c):  The term "full statement of such proposed action" shall mean all materials required by and submitted to the referring body as an application on a proposed action, including a completed environmental assessment form and all other materials required by such referring body in order to make its determination of significance pursuant to the state environmental quality review act under article eight of the environmental conservation law and its implementing regulations.  When the proposed action referred is the adoption or amendment of a zoning ordinance or local law, "full statement of such proposed action" shall also include the complete text of the proposed ordinance or local law as well as all existing provisions to be affected thereby, if any, if not already in the possession of the county planning agency or regional planning council.   

Please contact your local municipal building/zoning/code enforcement office to begin the referral process. 

Zoning Referral Form (PDF)

Actions taken by Local Municipalities

Once a referral is reviewed by the County Planning Board, written recommendations are returned to the town or village within 10 days of the public Board meeting. Letters include comments from the board meeting and recommendation for approval, disapproval, modifications or a finding that the project will have "no significant county-wide or inter-community impact", often referred to as NCI. The local boards will take these recommendations and use them in their final determination on a project. Once a final decision has been rendered by a local board, a Local Action Sheet is required to be returned to the Planning Dept for inclusion in the project file. 

Local Action Sheet form (PDF)

County Planning Board Meeting Schedule

The Wayne County Planning Board currently meets on the last Wednesday of the month at 7:00 PM in the 2nd Floor Chambers of the old Courthouse, 26 Church Street, Lyons, NY 14489. The meeting is open to the public. Agendas for each meeting and meeting minutes can be found in the Agenda Center.

2022 Referral Deadlines, Mondays

 

2022 Meeting Dates, Wednesdays

January 17

 

January 26

February 14

 

February 23

March 21

 

March 30

April 18

 

April 27

May 16

 

May 25

June 20

 

June 29

July 18

 

July 27

August 22

 

August 31

September 19

 

September 28

October 17

 

October 26

December 5

 

December 14*


**Because of the holidays, the County Planning Board combines the November and December meetings and meets the second Wednesday in December.

RESOURCES 

The NYS Department of State (DOS) has a wide variety helpful publications available to local government to aide local planning and zoning board activities and decisions. Also useful for local boards are the National Wetland and FEMA flood zone maps. The list below contains frequently suggested titles and links to online publications and resources useful to local town/planning/zoning boards and departments. Click here for the Dept Of State page of Publications.

Planning Board Resources
TITLE OF PUBLICATION LINK TO PUBLICATION
NYS General Municipal Law https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/laws/GMU/239-M
Guide to Planning and Zoning Law https://dos.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2021/09/guide_to_planning_and_zoning_laws2.pdf
Questions for the Analysis and Evaluation of Existing Zoning Regulations https://dos.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2021/09/questions-for-the-analysis-and-evaluation-of-existing-zoning-regulations.pdf
Zoning Board of Appeals https://dos.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2021/09/zoning-board-appeals-.pdf
Zoning and the Comprehensive Plan https://dos.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2021/09/zoning-and-the-comprehensive-plan.pdf
Creating the Community you want: Municipal Options for Land Use Control https://dos.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2021/09/creating-the-communityyouwant.pdf
FEMA Flood Map Service Center https://msc.fema.gov/portal/home
NYS DEC Environmental Resource Mapper https://gisservices.dec.ny.gov/gis/erm/
  1. Bret DeRoo

    Senior Planner
    Phone: 315-946-5932

  2. Thomas Lyon

    Thomas Lyon

    Planner / Fair Housing Officer

  3. Deb Hall

    Senior Clerk
    Phone: 315-946-5919

  4. Wayne County Planning Dept