Planning Agency & GML 239 Referrals
Washington County Planning Agency
Washington County Board of Supervisors' Resolution 98 of 2017 established the Washington County Planning Agency. The Planning Agency replaced the Washington County Planning Board which is responsible for the review of certain local planning and zoning actions pursuant to General Municipal Law Section §239-M.
With the establishment of the Washington County Planning Agency under Resolution 98, the Washington County Board of Supervisors did not authorize the Planning Agency review of subdivisions.
Under GML 239m-3(c) The county planning agency may enter into an agreement with the referring body or other duly authorized body of a city, town or village to provide that certain proposed actions as defined by General Municipal Law Section §239-M are of local, rather than inter-community or county-wide concern, and are not subject to referral under this section. These 'exemptions' renew every 3 to 4 years. The renewal of the 2020 exemption agreements shall remain in effect until July 1, 2024 or until such time as it may be amended by one or both parties.
|Next Washington County Planning Agency meeting: Oct. 26, 2021 9 AM|
|View Past Planning Agency meetings on You Tube|
|Washington County Agenda Center Planning Agency Notices & Minutes|
|October 26, 2021|
|GML 239 Municipal Referral for Upcoming Planning Agency Review 10/26/21, 9AM|
|APA P2021-0212||APA P2021-0214|
Planning Agency Members
The Washington County Planning members include:
- Superintendent of Public Works
- Chairperson of the Agriculture, Planning, Tourism and Community Development Committee
- Senior Planner Lake Champlain Lake George Regional Planning Board
General Municipal Law Referrals GML 239
Section 239 of New York State General Municipal Law (GML) requires the referral of certain local planning actions to the County Planning Agency for the examination of possible inter-municipal impacts. In Washington County this referral process is managed by the Washington County Planning Agency.
|GML 239 M|
Planning & Zoning GML 239 Referrals
Click Here to download information regarding the GML 239 referral process. If you have questions regarding the referral process please feel free to contact the Washington County Planning Department for clarification.
|Link to GML 239 Procedural Guidance|
|Link to GML 239 Forms & Guides|
|Link to LGt County Referral Training|
If you have questions regarding the referral process please feel free to contact the Washington County Planning Office for clarification.