Planning Department

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 William Smith

William Smith,
Director of Planning &
Community Development

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Angola, New York 14006


Town of Evans Planning Department

The role of planning in the Town of Evans has diversified to include issues related to long-term Comprehensive planning and zoning, as well as the day-to-day issues associated with growth and development. The Town has adopted a Comprehensive Plan, a Local Waterfront Revitalization Program and an Agricultural Protection Plan, and we are working toward the implementation of the recommendations contained in these documents.

With the support and leadership of Town administrators, we are continuously improving our ability to provide effective planning services to the Town's business community and its residents. The Planning Division is committed to assisting applicants through the development review process. Anyone wishing to submit an application is encouraged to contact the Planning Division to set-up a pre-application meeting. This meeting will help you identify what forms and other information is needed to complete an application. This will help you avoid providing unnecessary or incorrect information that could prolong the review process. We look forward to assisting you to facilitate and expedite the process.

The Planning Division Provides:

  • Application assistance for:
    • Site Plan Review
    • Rezoning
    • Major and Minor Subdivisions
    • Special Use Permits
    • Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) Consistency Review
    • Telecommunication Towers
    • Commercial, Agricultural and Residential Windmills
  • General Assistance with:
    • Zoning and Development issues
    • The New York State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Process
    • The Town of Evans Comprehensive Plan
    • Development in the Local Waterfront Revitalization Area
    • Agricultural Protection
    • Town of Evans Stormwater Management

Click here for the link to Town Code Chapter 200, Article XIII SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS


The Planning Division office staff includes:

  • William Smith, Director of Planning and Community
  • Debra L. Wilson, Planning Clerk
  • Clark Patterson Lee - Planning Consultant
  • Mary Hosler, Supervisor – Town Board Liaison

News and Updates:

Planning Board Meeting scheduled for June 22nd has been RESCHEDULED for Wednesday, July 13th at 7pm.
If you have already registered to view live stream the meeting originally scheduled for June 22nd you will need to re-register to view live stream the meeting to be held on July 13th.**
The Evans Planning Board will be meeting on Wednesday, June 22 2022 at 6pm.
Click here to view the ⇒  pdf Planning Board Meeting Agenda - June 22 2022    
Click here to view the meeting live stream ⇒ Evans Planning Board Meeting ZOOM Link

Public Meetings are conducted solely for the pre-determined action item(s) listed on the official Planning Board Agenda and/or any other business that may be presently before the Planning Board as advertised.

No other unrelated items may be discussed or brought before the Planning Board at Public Meeting.
That being said, if any resident wishes to comment on any action at Public Meeting, it is their right to do so when the floor is opened to the public; if participating virtually, we ask that you raise your hand and we will call on you accordingly. We also ask that all please be considerate of any background noise so that Board members can communicate effectively; if it is not your turn to speak, please mute your phone or the microphone on your computer.

Dates of all meetings are subject to change due to holidays and/or conflicts and are advertised on the Town’s website and in the Angola PennySaver. Comments can be made in writing to the Town of Evans Planning Department, 8787 Erie Road, Angola, NY 14006 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

William Smith
Director of Planning & Community Development



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