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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.

The Planning Board meets monthly on the first Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers.

2023 Planning Board Schedule

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  • Planning Board Members
  • John R. DeLeo

    Term to expire: 6/30/2028
    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


        Term Expires:  6/30/2026

          Michael Hangge - Code Enforcement

          Michael Hangge


          Term to expire: 6/30/2025
          Date appointed: 6/20/2022

            • Technical Review Team
            • Process
            • 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. 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