Planning Department

The Planning Department is responsible for coordinating the review of applications for development by the Town Board and Planning Board. Specifically, the types of applications and projects reviewed include:

  • Major and Minor Subdivisions
  • Commercial, Light Industrial, Industrial and Manufacturing Site Plans
  • Changes of Tenant and Use
  • Special Uses
  • Signs
  • Home Occupations
  • Telecommunication Towers & Co-location Antennas
  • Planned Development Districts

The Planning Department also advises the Town Board, Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals on matters relating to Town Zoning, Subdivision Regulations, the Northern Halfmoon Generic Environmental Impact Statement, the Comprehensive Master Plan, SEQRA (State Environmental Quality Review Act), Addressing, and Stormwater Management (MS4). The Planning Department serves in a support capacity for the Town’s Zoning Review Committee, Trails & Open Space Committee and Business & Economic Development Committee. Planning staff also implement and coordinate the Town’s Road Dedication procedures and issue Zoning Compliance letters when requested.

If you have any questions, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page or feel free to contact the Planning Department.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Richard M. Harris AICP, Director of Planning (518) 371-7410
Paul Marlow Planner/Stormwater Management Technician (518) 371-7410
Sandy McBride Secretary (518) 371-7410
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