Planning Board

Meetings

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Members

  • Ward 1: Rebecca Dillon
  • Ward 2: Dennis Isherwood
  • Ward 3: Joseph J. Marden
  • Ward 4: Robin Tannenbaum
  • Ward 5: Ed Reidman - Chairman
  • At Large: Greg Blake
  • At Large: Rene Daniel - Vice Chairman
  • Alternate: John A. Turcotte
  • Alternate: Open Seat

Responsibilities & Services

The Planning Board is the approval body for allowable residential and commercial development. In addition, the Planning Board is an advisory body to the City Council on matters related to the Land Use Ordinances, Contract Zoning and the Comprehensive Plan.

Applications

For all applications, process overview, and check list please see the Planning Applications page.

Board Composition

The Planning Board is composed of 9 members appointed by the Mayor, subject to the approval of the City Council. Members represent each of the City's 5 wards and 2 members are selected from the city at-large. In addition, 2 alternates are appointed from the city at-large. All terms are for 5 years and the 9 members must be residents and registered voters of the City of Westbrook.

Contact Us/Public Comments

Correspondence to the Planning Board may be made via mail to the Planning Department:

2 York Street
Westbrook, ME 04092

Correspondence may also be submitted via Email. Staff of the City of Westbrook deliver all letters and emails to the Board at the discretion of the Planning Board and/or applicable laws.

If correspondence is related to an application before the Board, it must be submitted by 4 p.m. the Thursday prior to the meeting date at which the application will be reviewed by the Board. Information submitted after the deadline will be delivered to the Board at the next available meeting. This does not apply to comments made at a scheduled public hearing.

Application Discussion Rules

Direct contact with a Planning Board member by an applicant or member of the public in relation to an application under review by the Board is strongly discouraged. These discussions may be deemed to be "ex-parte" communication, which may have legal ramifications on an application or appeal.