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The Kenmore Planning Board was established to provide site plan review and approval on various permit applications.  In addition, the Planning Board developed the Village Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan provides general information as to the appearance and needs, both now and in the future, for the Village Business Districts.

The Planning Board members are appointed to 5 year terms by the Mayor, with approval by the Board of Trustees. Planning Board members must be Village of Kenmore residents and/or business owners within the Village. Alternates are appointed annually.


The Planning Board typically reviews Sign Permit applications, Site Plans, Façade and Use changes.

Current members are:


Bruce Shearer                         Term Expires:  April, 2027 

Sara Schumacher-Marks           Term Expires:  April, 2025  

David McLaughlin                    Term Expires: April, 2026  

Colleen Donovan                     Term Expires:  April, 2023

Robert Rumpl                          Term Expires:  April, 2024


Michael Foster                                    Alternate 

Andrew Ross                                      Alternate



The Planning board meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM. Meetings are held in the Council Chambers of the Kenmore Municipal Building.  It is strongly recommended that all applicants be present to review their application with the Planning Board. 


Minutes are available on line.  If you are interested in Minutes which have not yet posted, please contact the Clerk/Treasurer's Office at (716) 873-5700.



Special Board Meetings/Cancellation of Meetings are listed here:  

7/26/22 Meeting is CANCELLED


To obtain a Planning Board Application, please contact the Building Department at (716) 873-5700.


The application deadline is 3 PM Thursday before the Planning Board meeting. Only complete applications will be reviewed.

Please Contact the Building Department for more information (716) 873-5700



Kenmore Municipal Building - Council Chambers (2nd floor)
2919 Delaware Avenue
Kenmore, New York 14217



Telephone:      (716) 873-5700
Facsimile:        (716) 873-0004