Town of Beekman Planning Board
John FrustaceChairman
Rob Lopane
Peter Poltrack
Faye Garito
Jayson Abbatantuono
Claude Rancourt (Alternate)
New York State statutes authorize municipal legislative bodies to provide for the referral of any municipal matter to the planning board for its review and report prior to final action. While the functions of a planning board may extend beyond land use, in most municipalities the planning board performs primarily a land use control function. 
In addition, the local planning board can have an advisory role in preparing and amending comprehensive plans, zoning regulations, official maps, long-range capital programs, special purpose controls and compliance with the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA). Further, the local legislative body may grant the planning board such regulatory functions as control of land subdivision, site plan review and issuance of special use permits. Where these and related functions are effectively administered, the local planning board can do much to advance the land use.
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