Planning Commission


Drew McKay - Chairperson
Kay Carnahan - Vice Chairperson
Joe Hoechner - Secretary
James Linnen
Nina Cannata
Sumner Crosby
Melanie Moser
Thomas Pannetta
Mark Harris

Ex-Officio Members

Dennis Reardon - City Council
Ted Becker - Mayor
Tom Owen - Board of Public Works
Ann Marie Townshend - City Manager
Darrin Gordon - General Manager, BPW
Glenn Mandalas - Attorney
Tom West - City Planner

Recording Secretary

Jacqueline Doherty
The Planning Commission meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:00pm. Meetings are held with Council Chambers at City Hall, unless otherwise noted.
The Planning Commission was established by Mayor & City Council in 1987 with the adoption of Chapter 33 of the Lewes City Code, consisting of not less than 5 and not more than 9 members appointed by the Mayor & City Council for staggered terms of 3-years.
The Planning Commission's authority has been vested by the State of Delaware in Chapter 7, Title 22 of the Delaware Code and by Resolution of the Lewes Mayor & City Council.
It is the responsibility of the Planning Commission to review and make recommendations to Mayor & City Council regarding land development, major & minor subdivision applications, amendments to the Zoning Ordinance and the updating of the Lewes Comprehensive Plan.


Planning Commission Bylaws

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Delaware Code, Title 22, Chapter 7

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Ch 170. Subdivision & Land Development

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Chapter 197. Zoning

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