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The regular monthly meeting of the Comprehensive Planning Committee takes place on the second Wednesday of each month at 6 PM.

Friday, June 17, 2022 at 12:00 PM — Outreach & Event Planning Subcommittee meeting

Under the Comprehensive Planning Committee's remote participation policy (see following section for more information), the Friday, June 17, 2022 subcommittee meeting will be conducted via a Zoom meeting

The Outreach & Event Planning Subcommittee of the Comprehensive Planning Committee will meet to discuss outreach efforts and planning for upcoming public events related to the work being done to create a new Comprehensive Plan for Bar Harbor with an outlook to the year 2035. There will also be discussion of scheduling future subcommittee meetings.

Public notice for the meeting is available here. Meeting start time is 12 noon.

To join by computer:

To join by telephone:

  • Dial (301) 715-8592, a Zoom telephone number, and enter the following numbers when prompted (Meeting ID: 829 5717 5624  and Passcode: 739339 , in each case followed by the # sign)

In either case, participants will be able to participate by using the "Raise Hand" feature in Zoom. Computer users will see a "Raise Hand" icon at the bottom of their Zoom screen; phone users can do the same by pressing *9.

Remote Participation

The Comprehensive Planning Committee has adopted a policy allowing for remote participation, as allowed under state law. A copy of that policy is available here.

At this time, due to the urgent issue of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic and the declarations of a public health emergency by both the US and Maine departments of Health & Human Services, that remote participation policy is in force and the Comprehensive Planning Committee is conducting its meetings fully remotely. Please contact the Planning & Code Enforcement office at (207) 288-3329 if you have questions about this.

Agendas and Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View all Agendas and Minutes

Elissa Chesler
Jacquie Colburn
Greg Cox
Kevin DesVeaux
Cherie Galyean
John Kelly
Jim Mahoney
Calistra Martinez
Mike McKernan
Kristin Murphy
Misha Mytar
Valerie Peacock
Allison SasnerKyle Shank, Chair
David Woodside

Contact the Comprehensive Planning Committee via email:

Please note: Sending an email to this address will go to all members of the committee listed above, as well as town staff members in the Planning and Code Enforcement office: Planning Director Michele Gagnon, Code Enforcement Officer Angela Chamberlain, Deputy Code Enforcement Officer Mike Gurtler, Assistant Planner Steve Fuller and Administrative Assistant Tammy DesJardin.

If the message relates to a particular application before the committee, that email will also be provided to the applicant. Any message sent to this email address is also considered a public record and may be subject to a request under the Maine Freedom of Access Act. Information that you wish to keep confidential should not be included in email correspondence to this address.

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