Planning Board

Planning Board members commit to a 7-year term beginning in January in the year following the appointment (e.g., if appointed in December 2020, the appointee will begin their term on January 1, 2021 and end their term on December 31, 2028). While serving on the Planning Board, members are expected to attend Board meetings once a month, generally on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7pm.  Note that due to COVID-19, all Planning Board meetings are conducted via Zoom video conference until further notice. Meeting agendas and materials are posted in advance and public participation through written comments is STRONGLY encouraged.

If you have any other questions or would like more information, please call or text the Town Planner at 607-592-0417 or email

For more details about the role of the Planning Board, see the excerpted document describing the Planning Board Authority from the NYS Department of State.

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The Town of Danby sits on the traditional & ancestral land of the Gayogoho:no’ (Cayuga Nation), one of the five nations to first form the Haudenosaunee. Indigenous peoples were largely forced out of Upstate New York by the Sullivan-Clinton Expedition in 1779. The land that would become the Town of Danby was a part of the Watkins and Flint Purchase, a 336,380 acre patent granted by New York State to numerous eastern investors in 1794. 

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