Boards and Commissions

City Planning Commission

City Planning Commission
101 W. Second Street
Elmira NY 14901
(607) 737-5653
Send Email to the CPC Secretary

The City Planning Commission reviews requests for downtown development, variance requests, and other business as appointed by the City Council. The Planning Commission reviews site plans, hears public comments, and issues recommendations to the Zoning Boad of Appeals using the regulations of the Zoning Ordinance and the guidance of the Comprehensive Master Plan Update of 1998 (the Master Plan).
City Planning Commission Application Instructions
City Planning Commission Application
Read the Zoning Ordinance
Read the Comprehensive Master Plan Update of 1998
View the Zoning Map of the City of Elmira

Regular meetings of the Elmira City Planning Commission are held on the first Thursday of the month when there is business to conduct. All meetings are held at 6:00pm in the second floor courtroom at City Hall, 317 East Church Street, Elmira, New York.

Members of the City Planning Commission are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council.

Commission Members
David Harkness
Joseph Mustico
William Knapp
Steven Chesbro
Ronald Ogden

Historic Preservation Commission

Historic Preservation Commission
101 W. Second Street
Elmira, NY 14901
(607)737-5653
Send Email to the CPC Secretary


The Historic Preservation Commission reviews requests by property owners for external renovations in a historic district or on a historical property.
Historic Preservation Commission Application Instructions
Historic Preservation Commission Application
Read the Zoning Ordinance
View the Zoning Map of the City of Elmira
View the Historic District Map
National Register of Historic Places
City of Elmira Historic Preservation Brochure

Regular meetings of the Historic Preservation Commission are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month when there is business to conduct. All meetings are held at 4:00pm in the Law Library on the third floor of City Hall, 317 East Church Street, Elmira, New York.

Members of the Historic Preservation Commission are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council.

Commission Members
Carl Vallely
John C. Humpheries
Mark Delgrosso, Sr.
Robert Butcher
Diana Perron

Traffic Coordinating Board

Elmira Police Department
Traffic Bureau
Traffic Coordinating Board
317 E. Church Street
Elmira NY 14901
(607) 737-5641
Send Email to the TCB Secretary

The Traffic Coordinating Board deals with concerns and requests related to parking, the flow of traffic, street closings, and other traffic concerns. The Traffic Coordinating Board is composed of City officials that deal with public safety and street maintenance. To make a request of the Traffic Coordinating Board, complete the Application For Review by the Traffic Coordinating Board. This form may direct you to complete the Highway Environment or Crossing Sign Application or the Multi-way Stop Sign Control Application depending on your request.
Application For Review by the Traffic Coordinating Board
Highway Environment or Crossing Sign Application
Multi-way Stop Sign Control Application

Regular meetings of the Traffic Coordinating Board are held on the third Thursday of the month when there is business to conduct. All meetings are held at 1:30pm in the City Manager's Conference Room on the third floor of City Hall, 317 East Church Street, Elmira, New York.

The Traffic Coordinating Board is composed of key individuals from City Government who have a responsibility to public safety, traffic control, and street maintenance including the City Manager, the Fire Chief, the City Engineer, and the Supervisor of the Traffic Bureau. A City resident is also appointed to the Board.

Board Members
John J. Burin, City Manager
Pat Bermingham, Fire Chief
Andrew P. Avery, City Engineer
Sgt. Tim Dacey, Traffic Bureau Supervisor
Robert Kurcoba, City resident designee (through 8/2011)

Zoning Board of Appeals

Zoning Board of Appeals
101 W. Second Street
Elmira NY 14901
(607) 737-5653
Send Email to the ZBA Secretary

The Zoning Board of Appeals hears appeals to the City Planning Commission and Historic Preservation Commission decisions, reviews requests for zoning variances, and hears and decides other zoning issues.
Zoning Board of Appeals Application Instructions
Zoning Board of Appeals Application
Read the Zoning Ordinance
View the Zoning Map of the City of Elmira

Regular meetings of the Zoning Board of Appeals are held on the first Tuesday of the month when there is business to conduct. All meetings are held at 6:00pm in the second floor courtroom at City Hall, 317 East Church Street, Elmira, New York.

Members of the Zoning Board of Appeals are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council.

Board Members
Timothy Tobin
Deborah Wich
Patrick Gilboy
Charles Shaffer
Homer Monroe

Service on City Boards and Commissions

The City of Elmira seeks qualified citizens to serve their community by acting as representatives on the City’s various boards and commissions. To be considered for appointment to a board or commission, complete the application below and return it to the Office of the Mayor and City Manager in City Hall. Applicants will be considered when a vacancy occurs on an active board or commission.
Application for Service on City Boards and Commissions 

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