Board Information - Planning Board

Per the Town of Freeport Administrative Code, the Duties and Responsibilities of the Planning Board are as follows:  

602.2 Duties and Responsibilities

The Planning Board shall have the duty and responsibility to:

1 Prepare, and revise and maintain, subject to the approval of the Town Council, a Comprehensive Plan for the Town of Freeport in accordance with the provisions of 30 M.R.S.A. Subsection 4961. The Planning Board shall constitute the “local planning committee” under 30-A M.R.S.A. section 4324(2).

2 Give the public ample opportunity to be heard concerning the development of the Comprehensive Plan.

3 Advise the Town Council on proposed changes to the Zoning Ordinance. For purposes of conducting public hearings on proposed changes to the Zoning Ordinance, the Planning Board shall constitute the “municipal review authority” under 30 -A M.R.S.A. section 4352, subsections 8, 9 and 10.

4 Advise the Town Council on proposed changes to the Subdivision Ordinance.

5 Advise the Town Council on proposed changes to the Design Review Ordinance. Amended 06/01/2021

6 Investigate and report on any problems referred to it by the Town Council or by the Town Manager.

7 Undertake studies as it may deem necessary.

8 Make recommendations to the Town Council concerning any projected Capital Improvement Programs.

9 Perform such duties and services necessary to its proper function within the limits of the appropriation made for the purpose."