Planning Board

Steps to gain Town approval of your business idea:

– Contact the Zoning Enforcement Officer (ZEO) for a Site Plan Application.

– Fill out the Site Plan Application and submit it to the ZEO 15 days prior to the Planning Board’s monthly meeting in order to secure a spot on the agenda at their next upcoming meeting.

– After the ZEO has determined that your Site Plan Application is complete and complies with the Zoning Law he will forward it to the Planning Board for review.

– The Planning Board will contact you to have you attend their next meeting.

  1. Planning Board Meetings are held at the Town Hall Meeting/Court Room on the first Thursday of every month at 7 pm.
  2. At your first Planning Board meeting you’ll be required to submit 2 separate checks: One $100 check for the Application fee and one $30 check for the Escrow fee.
  3. Also, if you do not own the property on which you are planning to conduct the business on, you will need a letter from the owner stating you have permission to do so.

– If the Planning Board approves your site plan, you will then need to go to the Code Enforcement Office/Building Department and file for a Building Permit.


Ray Pacifico

Sherry B True
Secretary Clerk

Planning Board Position Term Length
Ray Pacifico Chairperson 2017-2018
Ed Forrester Member 2018-2024
Jessica Dillon Member 2012-2018
Beth Hansen Member 2016-2022
Joseph Hasenkopf Member 2015-2021
Allen Veverka Member 2014-2020
Pete Kavakos Member 2013-2019
Kevin Hicks Alternate Member 2017-2018
Sherry B True Secretary Clerk 2017-2018

Did you know...

Did you know...

Cairo is home to the oldest geologic site in the world, with evidence of a prehistoric forest dating back roughly 387 million years. In 2012, an archaeological dig at a stone quarry on town property discovered the remains of some of the earliest trees to evolve.  These Devonian period fossil root systems form the footprint of an ancient stand of trees belonging to the world’s oldest known forest. Evidence of an extinct, palm-like tree named cladoxylopsid was discovered, as well as conifer relative (archaeopteris) that may be the missing link between trees that reproduce with spores (like ferns) and the seed bearing trees we know today.

(Photo from: Claude Haton.)