Planning Board

The Planning Board meets the 1st Wednesday of every month at 7:00 PM.

The Machias Planning board is a five member Council appointed board charges with the review of all proposed subdivision and major conditional use projects, as well as ordinance amendments and zone changes.

 Planning Board

Beginning from the right: David Barker, Bill Thompson, Arthur McCurdy, and Joseph Gurney.  Edward Pellon was not available at the time this picture was taken.


Bill Thompson,Chairman

Term expires 2017
Email: tomsminimart@msn.com

Barker, David

Term expires 2018
Email: dvdbrkr10@gmail.com

Joseph Gurney

Term expires 2017
Email: Jgurney1080@gmail.com


Arthur McCurdy

Term expires 2016
Email: boglake@msn.com

Edward Pellon

Term expires 2016
Email: pelco@maineline.net

Barker, Julie (alternate)

Term expires 2017


 Recording Secretary – Cathy Lord

Email: recordingsecretary@roadrunner.com

General Information

Meeting Agenda’s and active Building permits can be found here:

 2006 Comprehensive Plan

Vision: Encourage and support growth and economic development which is compatible with the character of the community and does not adversely impact the resource of Machias.

The full 2006 Comprehensive Plan can be found here: http://www.wccog.net/machias-comprehensive-plan.htm