The duties of the Town Planning Board are to review site plans, special
use permits and housing developments for compliance with environmental
regulations, conformance with the Town's comprehensive plan and to
safeguard the future growth of our community through a balance between
commercial, industrial and residential uses.
For a list of members, see the Planning Board membership page.
All Planning Board Meetings are held at the Senior Citizens'
Center on Market Street in the Village of Saugerties on the 3rd Tuesday
of the month at 7:30 p.m. All Working Sessions are held at the Town
Building Inspector's Office at 4 High Street in the Town of Saugerties.
All submissions of subdivision applications, site plans and
special use permit applications shall be made to the Saugerties Town
Planning Board Office at 4 High Street in the Town of Saugerties, (845)
246-2800 ext. 358.
Working Session appointments will be scheduled through the Town
Building Inspector's Office for all submissions except lot line
All subdivisions are considered non-residential projects.
Planning Board meeting minutes are available here.
For the Planning Board schedule for 2017, click here or see the link at the bottom of this page.
To get on the Agenda for a Planning Board meeting, applicants must make that request though Juanita Wilsey - 845-246-2800 x358.
Forms relevant to the Town of Saugerties Planning board (for example, Land Subdivision Regulations, Site Plan Application, Subdivision Application, Subdivision Regulations, Long and Short Environmental Assessment Forms (SEQR), Design GuidelinesManual Attachment A: Best Practices, and Design Guidelines Manual Attachment B: Zoning Law Standards) are available on the "Applications, Forms and Schedules" Page under the "Planning Board" heading.
PLANNING BOARD FEES
Planning Board fees are included in the Site Plan/Special Use Permit and Subdivision application.
All Planning Board Fees are collected by the Planning Board Secretary.
- Application for Planning Board Action.
- Short Environmental Assessment Form*.
- Affidavit of Ownership
- Application Fee (includes Public Hearing Notice publication fee for newspaper).
- Initial Sketch Plat drawn in accordance with Article III
of the Town's Land Subdivision Regulations. (10 Copies). [At later
stages of the approval process, Preliminary and Final Plats will also be
required to be submitted.]
- Copy of Tax Map
- Letter of Authorization if Applicant is not the property owner.
- Written list of property owners to be notified pursuant to Section 333 of the Town Land Subdivision Regulations.
- Other requirements could include (and are not limited
to) Ulster County Planning Board Referral, Conservation Advisory Board
Review, Town Water and Sewer Review, Fire Department Review, Curbcut
Approval, Health Department Approval, the establishment of an Escrow
- If approved, four (4) signed copies of the signed final
plat will need to be retained by the Planning Board. This does not
include the mylar and one copy of the signed final plat that must be
filed with the Ulster County Clerk or any additional copies for the
Public Hearing Requirements
The Applicant must send written notice of the Public Hearing and an explanation of the proposal:
- To Whom: All abutting property owners
including those directly across any and all streets adjoining the
proposed sub division or lot line revision.
Where To: The owners' last known address as shown on the most recent Town tax assessment rolls.
When: Within five (5) days of the Public Hearing.
How: By certified mail, return receipt requested.
Why: In order to prove that proper
notification was made, all return receipts must be submitted to the
Planning Board along with the applicant's written list of all property
owners required by law to be notified of the Public Hearing.