Water Main Break

January 30, 2023 – There is a water main break in the Surry Road area. All of Surry Rd. starting at Laurel St has no water, including Westwood Dr., Mountain View Dr., Hillside Dr. and Edaco Ct. After repairs are completed there will be a boil order for some customers. Further info will be posted when available.

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Ellsworth Planning Board Zoom Webinar Information

Here is the connection information for the Ellsworth Planning Board Meeting being held Wednesday, February 1st, 2023 at 5:30pm.  View the full agenda here:  https://www.ellsworthmaine.gov/notices/planning-board-meeting-notice-and-agenda-for-wednesday-february-1st-2023/ Zoom Webinar Information Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82463661477?pwd=blprRjFlWXFFN0l3Yk9FRjAraklDdz09 Passcode: 914488 Telephone: +1 312 626 6799 ....Read More

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  • Matthew Williams

    Assistant City Planner

    The Ellsworth Planning Department develops, maintains and updates plans, systems, and services necessary to accommodate growth and development in the City. The Planning Department is involved with a wide variety of projects from the planning stages to implementation. Many projects are conducted in conjunction with other City Departments and include a public and private partnership.

    The Planning Department also works with developers in preparation of their project being reviewed by the Planning Board. Technical Review Team meetings, where City Department are at the table to answer questions and provide information, are held monthly. Developers may request a Technical Review Team meeting at any time by contacting the Department staff.

  • Land Use, Zoning & Special Zones Maps

    The Planning Department maintains land use, zoning and special zone maps showing zones within which various uses are permitted.

    Special Projects

    The Planning Department is involved with a wide variety of projects from the planning stages to construction. Many of these projects are conducted in conjunction with other City Departments and include a public and private partnership component.

  • Amendments to the Land Use Ordinances
    This page summarizes and provides drafts of proposed amendments to the City of Ellsworth’s land use ordinances (Chapter 56, Unified Development Ordinance and Chapter 28, Subdivision Ordinance) and provides updates on related or upcoming activities. Any questions can be sent to mwilliams@ellsworthmaine.gov.

    Proposed Amendments:

    The proposed amendments to Chapter 56 Unified Development Ordinance are Article 3 Zoning Districts, Article 6 Site Development Review, Article 8 Performance Standards, and Article 14 Definitions. The proposed amendments will refine existing permitted use categories, major use site plan development review applicability thresholds, performance standards, and/or definitions, primarily as they relate to stand-alone solar energy systems affected by the current moratorium.

    The draft amendments to be reviewed by the Board include the following:

    The Planning Board has held Public Hearing on these Ordinance Amendments on October 5, 2022, November 2, 2022, and December 1, 2022. The Board is expected to hold a final Public Hearing at their January 4, 2023 meeting before recommendation to City Council.

    Current Moratorium:
    There are no moratoriums in place.

  • The Ellsworth Comprehensive Plan is tailored to the needs of the Ellsworth community while meeting the goals of the State’s Growth Management Act.

    Maps

    * Zoning map used when developing the Comprehensive Plan. This is not the current Zoning Map.

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