Community Development & Planning

   James Bellissimo, Planner         Lee Jay Feldman, Director of Planning   
 (207)698-1101  (207)571-7065
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Long Range Planning
, and support of Envision Berwick: Comprehensive Planning Committee; The Planning Department’s work involves overseeing and directing all planning and urban development activities including:

Planning Process & Scheduling Procedures

1.  Contact the Code Enforcement Officer to determine the level of review required.

2.  Complete applications for Subdivisions & Conditional Uses must be submitted to the Planning Department at least two weeks prior to a meeting of the Planning Board to satisfy proper review and notification requirements.  Incomplete applications or those submitted less than two weeks from the desired meeting may not appear on the agenda.  Ongoing applications must be submitted one week in advance. Review lengths may vary based on project complexity.  For a complete schedule of the review process please consult the Land Use and Subdivision Ordinances or Contact the Planning Department.

3.  Complete applications for a variance or appeal of the Code Enforcement Officer’s decision must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the desired meeting.  Incomplete applications or those submitted less than two weeks from the desired meeting may not appear on the agenda.  Review lengths may vary based upon legal requirements and complexity.

4. Proposals for ordinance amendments must be submitted to the Planning Department 24 days prior to the desired Planning Board meeting.  Contact the Planning Department for full details.