Town of
Ulster County, NY
 Boards & Committees 

Planning Board


The Planning Board is responsible for handling all subdivisions of land within the Town of Hurley. This includes lot line adjustments, site development plan reviews, special use permits, and visual assessments. Their charge is to ensure that all such activities are in accordance with the zoning code regulations of the town.

The Planning Board consists of seven volunteer members, each appointed by the Town Board to serve a seven year term. Every effort is made to ensure that all regions of the town are represented by way of the individuals appointed to the Planning Board.



For any activity requiring the attention of the Planning Board, residents must submit a completed application form and a short or long environmental assessment form along with a preliminary sketch plan or plat. Forms may be obtained by at the Town Clerk's office during normal business hours, or by calling the Planning Board and requesting that the forms be mailed. Applicants will then be scheduled for the next available opening at a Planning Board meeting. Applicants may also call the Planning Board to be placed on the next available agenda.

Some applications require a referral from the Zoning Board of Appeals or from one of the Code Enforcement officers in the Building Department. Most matters will require a public hearing. Some applications will require several meetings prior to approval; the Planning Board can advise you on this. For specific requirements and details of procedures, applicants may purchase a Zoning Code regulations book at a cost of $20.00 or a Subdivision regulations book for $17.00 at the Town Clerk's office.



The Planning Board meets on the first Monday of each month at the Town Hall on Wamsley Place at 7:00 PM.  To be placed on the agenda, the submission deadline for applications and supporting information is 2 weeks prior to the scheduled meeting.


Karl Brueckner
Term: 12/31/2019
Diana Cline
Term: 12/31/2019
Richard Giebelhaus
Term: 12/31/2020
Richard Gramzow
Term: 12/31/2016
Wayne Rice
Term: 12/31/2017
Douglas Whitaker
Term: 12/31/2020
Andrew Zell
Term: 12/31/2018
Joanne Hoban ()
Phone: (845) 331-7474 ext 335
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