Planning Commission

DSC_0127The Planning Commission consists of five members appointed by the Commissioners for five-year terms.

The Planning Commission meets on the 4th Thursday of the month at 6:00 p.m. Unless notice is given of an alternative venue, all meetings are held at the Edgar M. Bosley Building (Town Office), at 300 Mill Street.

The Planning Commission prepares and approves the Town Comprehensive Plan covering the lands and waters of the Town.

Town of St. Michaels Architectural Guidelines can be downloaded here:
PART 1 TOSM Architectural Guidelines 2018
PART 2 TOSM Architectural Guidelines 2018

Planning Commission Rules of Procedure

The Commission:

  • oversees plans for major geographic sections or divisions of the Town, including proposed subdivision plats and re-subdivision of existing record plats,
  • reviews site plans for compliance with the Town Code,
  • recommends boundaries of the various districts and appropriate regulations to be enforced,
  • reviews and make recommendations to the Town Commissioners on applications for growth allocation,
  • advises the Town Commissioners and Board of Appeals on matters relating to zoning, annexations, applications for special exceptions, and variances when appropriate.

Recent accomplishments include:

  • Re-draft of town parking regulations
  • Work on documentation necessary to establish a Target Investment Zone within the Town in an effort to make available State and Federal Funding for capital projects for both public and non-profit organizations


Members Term Ending
Jeff Knapp, Chair 12/31/2023
Helen Herman, Vice-Chair 12/31/2022
Carol Parlett 12/31/2021
Paulette Florio 12/31/2020
Christopher Thomas 12/31/2024

The following is a list of minutes for past Planning Commission meetings occurring in St. Michaels. AUDIO recordings are posted shortly after the meeting date. Official minutes are added when approved by the Planning Commission, usually at the following month’s meeting.

6-25-20 Video – Planning Commission Work Session (Password MsuiJ7EK); Approved Minutes Pending
6-17-20 Video – Planning Commission Work Session (Password 42DsGmhM); Approved Minutes Pending
2-27-20 Audio – Planning Commission Meeting; Approved Minutes Pending
1-23-20 Audio – Planning Commission Meeting; Approved Minutes 1-23-20
12-19-19 Audio – Planning Commission Meeting; Approved Minutes 12-19-19

Past approved minutes:
12-17-19 Workshop
12-4-19 Workshop
11-23-19 Workshop
10-2-19 Workshop
9-24-19 Workshop
9-5-19 Workshop
8-20-19 Workshop
8-6-19 Workshop
7-9-19 Workshop
6-18-19 Workshop
6-11-19 Workshop
5-21-19 Workshop
5-14-19 Workshop
4-23-19 Workshop
4-9-19 Workshop
3-19-19 Workshop
3-5-19 Workshop
2-19-19 Workshop
2-16-19 Workshop
2-5-19 Workshop
1-15-19 Workshop
1-8-19 Workshop
12-11-18 Workshop
10-11-18 Workshop