The City of Ellsworth is following Federal, State and Centers for Disease Control Guidelines during the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic. At this time, all City of Ellsworth buildings/facilities/departments have been closed to the public, however staff will be available from 8AM to 4PM to assist citizens and businesses over the phone, and via fax and Email. Options have been provided for the continuation of regular business transactions and functions such as vehicle registration, property tax/utilities collection, license distribution, building permits, etc. Many of these functions are available on-line. Please call 667-2563 with questions on how to complete any business transactions that you normally conduct with the City. You may also contact the City via normal Email and Website channels as well.

Police Department, Fire Department, Emergency Services, Public Works and Water/Wastewater Departments are staffed and available to respond to all emergencies. The Transfer Station will be open Tuesday, Friday and Saturday only until further notice. Please check the City’s Website and Facebook page for updates. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

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

    Term to expire: 6/30/2021
    Date appointed: 6/20/2016

    Roger P. Lessard

    Term to expire: 6/30/2022
    Date appointed: 6/19/2017

    John R. DeLeo

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

    Marc Rich

    Term Expires:  06/30/2020
    Date Appointed:  01/13/2020

      Richard (Rick) Lyles

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

      David Burks

      Term to expire:  06/30/2020
      Date Appointed:  1/13/2020

        Nelson Geel

        Term to expire:  06/30/2021
        Date Appointed:  06/17/2019

        • 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