Planning Board

The charter of the Planning Board is to review and guide proposed development projects so that they are in compliance with the regulations set forth in the Hillsdale Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance, 5/1/1995 (revised 6/20/2000 and further revised 6/18/2007). The principal goals of the Comprehensive Plan are to maintain the rural character of Hillsdale and protect our environment.

The Planning Board meets on the second Monday of each month at 7:30 PM in the Hillsdale Town Hall. Contact Elizabeth Scheer, Planning Board Secretary, at if you need an appointment or wish to be added to the agenda.


Hank Henward, Chairman (2025)
Mark Barbato (2024)
Richard Freiman (2022)
Deborah Bowen (2021)
Bud Gardener (2023)
Ellen Levy (2020)
Patti Rohrlich (2024)
Barbara Olsen-Pascale, Alternate

Planning Board members serve for 7-year terms expiring 12/31 of the year listed.