Planning Board Info – Agenda and Minutes

Steps to gain Town approval of your business idea:

-Click the Site Plan Application at the right. After completing it, submit it to the Code/Zoning Enforcement Officer.

– After the Code/Zoning Enforcement Officer has determined that your Site Plan Application is complete and complies with the Zoning Law it will be forwarded to the Planning Board for review.

  1. You are required to attend the Planning Board Meeting. It is held at the Town Hall Meeting/Court Room at the Cairo Town hall, 512 Main St. Cairo, NY 12413, on the first Thursday of every month at 7 pm.
  2. 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.
  3. At your first Planning Board meeting you’ll be required to submit 2 separate checks: One check for the Application fee ($200 or more- see Town Fee Schedule)  and one $35 check for the Escrow fee. For larger projects additional escrow fees will be required.

– When 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.

Joseph Hasenkopf
Chairman (518) 701-4823
planning@townofcairo.com

Donna Vollmer
Secretary Clerk

Planning Board Position Term Length
Joseph Hasenkopf Chairperson 2015-2021
Ed Forrester Member 2019-2023
Allen Veverka Member 2014-2020
Beth Hansen Member 2016-2022
Kevin Hicks Member 2020-2024
Stacey Poulsen Alternate 2020-2020
Donna Vollmer Secretary Clerk 2020-2020


2021 Minutes
2020 Agendas
2020 Minutes
2019 Agendas
2019 Minutes
2018 Agendas
2018 Minutes
2017 Agendas
2017 Minutes
2016 Agendas
2016 Minutes
Did you know facts.

Did you know...

Cairo’s central location in the county made it an ideal place for an airfield. With the return of American pilots from WWI, residents and visitors were treated to exciting rides with spectacular mountain and river vistas.

Former members of Eddie Rickenbacher’s Hat-in-Ring squadron, not only barnstormed up and down the valley, but flew mail and supplies into the mountain towns and remote areas of the Catskill Park.