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Town of Colonie
Planning and Economic Development Department (PEDD)
Paula Mahan
Sean M. Maguire, AICP CEcD
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Planning Public Notices


This survey helps the Town of Colonie understand how businesses are coping with the current public health emergency and identify potential future needs.
LATHAM, NY – The Town of Colonie has launched a new business survey to assess the impact of COVID-19 on town businesses.
» For information on this survey and press release please download the flyer here. download this Colonie PEDD agenda file


In response to Executive Order 202.1 issued on March 7, 2020 by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo and the State of Emergency declared on March 16, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. by Town Supervisor Paula Mahan, the Town of Colonie has made changes to certain meetings. These meetings, which are open to the public, will remain open to the public using web-based platforms that will provide a live-stream and an opportunity for public comment. In order to protect public safety in the Town of Colonie and prevent the community contact transmission of COVID-19, these meetings will not be conducted in an in-person, group setting during this emergency.

In the Governor’s Executive Order, he has allowed for the “Suspension of law allowing the attendance of meetings telephonically or other similar service.” The Town of Colonie has determined that it remains in the public’s interest to continue the work of certain boards and to engage the public as it would during its normal course of business. The Town of Colonie has taken measures to provide for such continuity using alternative web-based approaches.

Effective immediately, the following boards will meet remotely and will provide both a live-stream via YouTube and an opportunity for public comment via a web-based meeting program called Zoom.

  • Planning Board
  • Industrial Development Agency
  • Local Development Corporation For those who only wish to observe and watch these meetings, please watch the meetings on the » Town of Colonie YouTube channel at this address. No further action is required.

For those who wish to provide public comment, please register at the link provided in the meeting agenda. You will receive instructions via email about how to participate. You will need to have access to at least a telephone to provide public comments and preferably access to a computer or smartphone with a camera, microphone, and speakers connected to the Internet.

The Planning, IDA, and LDC Board meetings will be recorded and uploaded to the Town’s meeting portal for on-demand access.

By: Sean M. Maguire, AICP CEcD Director,
Planning and Economic Development
March 18, 2020