Planning Board Meetings
Regular meetings 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month (7:00 PM), except as noted.
Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting Schedule
Planning Board Work Sessions take place the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month (7:30 am, DeWitt Town Hall, Meeting Room B)Planning Board Policies and Procedures
The Planning Board has established policies and procedures to both insure consistency and assist applicants. Click here for a list of policies and procedures.
Public Notice of Meeting
Copies of the approved Minutes of the DeWitt Zoning Board of Appeals and the DeWitt Planning Board are provided at this site as a public service. Please be advised that the DeWitt Town Clerk's Office is the official Records Management Officer for the Town and responsible for the custody, storage and disposition of ZBA and Planning Board Minutes.
For SPR: The Planning Board Clerk distributes agendas to established homeowners associations and posts the agenda at the Town Hall.
For a subdivision: The Town Clerk will publish notice in the official paper of the Town, The Syracuse Post Standard or the DeWitt Times, within ten days of the scheduled meeting and send letters to all property owners within 300 feet of the subject property.
Peter Webber, Chairman
Leif Kallquist, Vice Chair
Michael Lazar, Alternate
Jenny Ragan, Alternate
Planning Board Engineer:
O'Brien & Gere
Town Board Consulting Engineer:
(315) 682-0028 x 801
(315) 446-3910 x 137
Do I need to apply to the Planning Board?
All alterations, modifications or improvements to properties other than single and two family residences require the submission of a Site Plan Review Application (SPR) and the approval of the Planning Board prior to the issuance of a Development Permit. Please contact the Planning & Zoning office at (315) 446-3910 x 3.
If you want to SUBDIVIDE your land or sell or lease a part of your land or otherwise wish to exchange or give a part of your land to another person including a family member, then you will need to have a subdivision plan prepared by a New York State licensed surveyor or engineer and file Subdivision Application materials.
When can an application be submitted?
Applications must be submitted no later than two Mondays (10 days) prior to the regularly scheduled meeting.
What is a "complete" application?
- A complete application consists of: (SPR) Site Plan Review Application review:
- Current survey
- Site, stormwater, architectural plans and miscellaneous plans and details as will fully convey the scope and treatment of the proposal
- Site Plan Review Application - Planning Board (Updated 2.25.15)
- Site Plan Review Application For definite information on design guidelines for private property
- Environmental Assessment Forms-Short EAF - Long EAF
- Design Guidelines Text (rev. 2.26.18) and Design Guidelines Drawings (Appendix A); (rev. 12.13.12)
For Subdivision Application:
How are decisions made?
Following full discussion and review of an applicant’s plans, the Planning Board will take action to approve, modify or deny the proposal. A simple majority of the full membership is necessary to pass a resolution.
How do I obtain a copy of a decision?
Decisions of the Planning Board are filed in the Town Clerk’s Office and can generally be obtained within three weeks of a decision.
Can the decision of the Board be appealed?
A decision of the Board may be appealed to a court of competent jurisdiction – typically the New York State Supreme Court.
What is a County Planning Agency review?
The Syracuse-Onondaga County Planning Agency (SOCPA) is required by New York State General Municipal Law, Section 239 l and m, to review certain applications that come before the Planning Board prior to a decision being made. Such matters are referred to the county by the Planning & Zoning office. As an applicant, you are NOT REQUIRED to prepare these materials. Occasionally, meeting schedules of the County and Planning Board do not coincide which may result in a delay of a decision by the Planning Board until the County’s recommendation is received. You will be notified if a delay is expected.