The Ellsworth Planning Board is a seven-member Council-appointed board charged with the review of all proposed subdivision and major conditional use projects, as well as ordinance amendments and zone changes.

City Ordinance Chapter 18 establishes and guides the Planning Board.

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  • Planning Board Members
  • Technical Review Team
  • Process
  • John Fink

    Chairperson
    Term to expire: 6/2021

    James Barkhouse

    Term to expire: 6/2018

    Mike Howie

    Term to expire: 6/2019

    Roger P. Lessard

    Term to expire: 6/2017

    Darrell Wilson

    Term to expire: 6/2020

    Barbara Hegenbart

    Alternate
    Term to expire: 6/2018

  • The purpose of the Technical Review Team (TRT) meeting is to:

    1. Help developers prepare for the Planning Board meeting, and
    2. Provide the Planning Board with an opinion on the completeness of the project proposal and on the quality of the information provided.

    The TRT, consists of the Police Chief, the Fire Chief, the Highway Foreman, the Water Superintendent, the Wastewater Superintendent, the Code Enforcement Officer, and the Planner. The TRT reviews and comments on specific development proposals that may be or are scheduled to be heard by the Planning Board.

    Written findings from the regular TRT monthly meeting are provided to the Planning Board members for their consideration. The same information is  provided to the applicant upon request.

    Applicants are strongly encouraged to request a special TRT meeting prior to the regular TRT monthly meeting. The regular monthly meeting is scheduled on Wednesday immediately following the Planning Board project submittal deadline, at 10:00 am in the Council Chamber. See the Planning Board Schedule to find the planned TRT meetings. Please call to confirm the date, time, and location of the TRT meeting as it is sometimes rescheduled.

    Contact the Planning Department at (207) 667-2563

  • City of Ellsworth Plan Approval and Permitting Procedures