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
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  • John R. DeLeo

    Term to expire: 6/30/2023
    Date appointed: 6/18/2018

    Richard (Rick) Lyles

    Term to expire:  06/30/2024
    Date Appointed:  06/17/2019

    Nelson Geel

    Term to expire:  06/30/2027
    Date Appointed:  07/1/2022

      Marc Rich

      Term Expires:  06/30/2025
      Date Appointed:  08/17/2020

        Molly Friedland

        Term Expires:  6/30/2026
        Date Appointed:  7/1/2022

          Patrick Lyons

          Term Expires:  06/30/2027
          Date Appointed:  07/1/2022

            Michael Hangge - Code Enforcement

            Michael Hangge


            Term to expire: 6/30/2023
            Date appointed: 6/20/2022

          • 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