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 $30 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

Diane Newkirk
Secretary Clerk

Planning Board Position Term Length
Joseph Hasenkopf Chairperson 2015-2021
Ed Forrester Member 2018-2018
Allen Veverka Member 2014-2020
Beth Hansen Member 2016-2022
Kevin Hicks Member 2018-2019
Stacey Poulsen Alternate 2018-2018
Alternate Member
Diane Newkirk Secretary Clerk 2017-2018


2019 Agendas
2018 Agendas
2017 Agendas
2016 Agendas


2019 Minutes
2018 Minutes
2017 Minutes
2016 Minutes
Did you know facts.

Did you know...

Tourism has been Cairo’s largest industry since the 1800’s. It was one of the first towns in the area to develop ski slopes and trails. Many of the regular visitors have made the conversion to seasonal or permanent residents.

The Cairo Railroad provided freight transportation to the industries in town starting in 1884. Early cargo consisted of locally mined bluestone, and hay and fruit from the local farms. In 1894 the Catskill Shale Brick Company became the railroads primary customer until the plant closed in 1914. The lack of steady freight and the increasing improvements to the local highways resulted in the termination of service at the end of the 1918 tourist season.

(Paraphrased from: https://cairochamberofcommerce.weebly.com/.)