The Planning Commission provides official recommendations to the Town Council on planning and zoning matters as outlined and described in Division 3 of Chapter 2 of the Town Code. Members are appointed to four-year terms by the Town Council.

Current Planning Commission Members

  • Bob Custard Chair (term ends June 30, 2025)
  • Aubrey Torres (term ends June 30, 2026)
  • Jaymie Brooks Dumproff Vice Chair (term ends June 30, 2023)
  • Rocco Blais, PhD (term ends June 30, 2025)
  • David Smith (term ends June 30, 2024)
  • Richard Efthim (term ends June 30, 2025)
  • Stuart Stahl (term ends June 30, 2025)

Email the entire Planning Commission:  [email protected]

Planning

Town Council adopted the 2021 Comprehensive Plan on December 15, 2022. View the Comprehensive Plan

Town Council adopted the Transportation Master Plan on September 23, 2021. View the Transportation Master Plan

Proposed Ordinance Changes

Follow the links below to access proposed Ordinance changes by the Lovettsville Planning Commission that are in consideration through public hearings:

LVZA 2022-0002, Livestock & Fowl. Town Council held a public hearing on November 17, 2022, to hear comments on LVZA 2022-0002, Keeping Livestock and Fowl in Town. The item was sent to the Council’s December 15 meeting. On December 15, 2022, Council voted 5-0-1 (Council member Smith absent) to approve a revised version of the Ordinance. The Ordinance can be viewed here: Adopted Ordinance Effective 12-15-22.pdf.

LVZA 2022-0003, Wellhead Protection. On December 7, the Planning Commission held a public hearing on amendments to the Zoning Ordinance and specifically to permitted and conditional uses in commercial districts, and town-wide storage tank standards that are intended to protect the Town’s water supply wells. The latest Commission draft documents (2) can be found at Revised Commercial Uses and Requirements for All Districts

LVZA 2022-0004, Townhouse Accessory Structures. On December 7, the Planning Commission took public comment on amendments to the Zoning Ordinance that will permit accessory structures on townhouse lots. The Planning Commission draft documents can be found here.

Land Use Applications

LVCU 2022-0002, One Family Brewing Setback Modification – The Town Council public hearing has been rescheduled for February 23, 2023. The Planning Commission materials and action can be viewed here.

LVSP 2020-0001, Lovettsville Fire and Rescue Site Plan – The site plan has been approved and grading is scheduled to commence in February 2023. The site plan can be viewed here.

LVSU 2022-0001, Schoene Property Section 2 – The subdivision is under staff review and initial comments have been provided to the applicant. The initial applicant-submitted plans can be viewed here.

Reports & Resolutions

Follow the links below to access reports and resolutions approved by the Lovettsville Planning Commission:

Meetings

The Planning Commission generally meets on either the first or third Wednesday of every month. For more information, check the homepage for upcoming Town events and public meetings as well as the Fiscal Year Town Calendar on the Mayor and Town Council page.

Commission meeting agendas and documents can be found under the Town Hall Videos page.

All meetings are held at the Town Hall (unless otherwise announced) at 7:00 p.m. and are open to the public. The public is invited to speak at all regular meetings and public hearings.

Citizens wishing to submit written comments to be distributed to the Planning Commissioners may be mailed or emailed to [email protected] and must contain the senders name and physical address. Comments received after the packet is distributed and before 3:00 PM on the day of the meeting will be distributed to the Commissioners at the beginning of the meeting.

Meeting Minutes

June 2017-Present

In June 2017, the Town implemented a video recording system for Town Council and Planning Commission meetings.  The meeting agenda and related documents, videos, and action minutes for meetings since June 2017 can be found on the Town Hall Videos page.

2008-June 2017

Click here to view minutes and agendas of Town Council Meetings prior to June 2017. Audios recordings of these meetings are available upon request.

Prior to 2008

Meeting minutes prior to 2008 are available in hard copy at the Town Hall.