Planning Board


The Bar Harbor Town Council on March 16 declared a pandemic emergency and unanimously approved an emergency ordinance closing municipal offices to the public, and cancelling all non-emergency meetings, through at least Monday, March 30. The emergency ordinance can be viewed here.

Due to the preparatory work and meetings that would need to take place in advance, the Planning Board meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 1 is cancelled. It is possible that the Town Council will choose to extend the provisions it enacted on March 16 for a longer period of time, beyond March 30, as that date draws closer. That could potentially affect additional Planning Board meetings.

Staff is working with applicants who are already in the Planning Board review process to continue advancing those projects forward within the parameters of town ordinance and state statute. Anyone with questions about a pending or planned project is encouraged to contact Planning Director Michele Gagnon by emailing for more information.

This page will be updated when new information is available about what the schedule and process will look like for Planning Board applications until operations return to normal. This is uncharted territory for everyone — thank you for your understanding.

** Planning board meeting — friday, april 10, at 10 am **

Please note, this meeting will be held remotely and broadcast via Town Hall Streams. Instructions on how the public may participate in the meeting will be posted here prior to the meeting.

A copy of the application being heard at this meeting, SD-2020-03 (Clark Acres Revision), is available here.

A copy of the public notice for the meeting is available here.


  • 1st Wednesday of each month at 4 PM in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Building (93 Cottage Street)

Agendas, Packets, and Minutes

  • Agendas are available prior to the meetings.
  • To view an agenda, click on the Calendar and select the meeting by date.
  • Minutes are available following approval and signing.
Most Recent AgendaView All Packets and Minutes




  • Mr. Tom St. Germain, Chair
    Term expires 2022
  • Joseph Cough, Vice Chair
    Term expires 2020
  • Mr. Basil Eleftheriou Jr., Secretary
    Term expires 2021

  • John Fitzpatrick
    Term expires 2020

  • Erica Brooks
    Term expires 2021

Contact the Planning Board via email

Please note: Sending an email to this address will go to all members of the Planning Board, as well as town staff. If it relates to a particular project, that email will also be provided to the applicant.

Contact information for individual Planning Board members is not provided, as anything sent to individual member(s) of the board and not all parties involved in a particular project would constitute ex parte communication.


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