Planning Board

Authorized by General Municipal Law 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. The Board of Supervisors confirmed the appointment of a fifteen member Board under a system of three year staggered terms.

Referrals from and Actions taken by 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 of the week prior to the board meeting date, which is equal to 7 working days before the scheduled meeting date. Please contact your local municipal code enforcement office to begin the referral process. 

Zoning Referral Form (PDF)

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 intermunicipal or county-wide 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 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.


  • January 27*  *Remote Meeting
  • February 24*
  • March 31*
  • April 28*
  • May 26*
  • June 30
  • July 28
  • August 25
  • September 29
  • October 27
  • December 8**

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

  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