Planning and Development

Contact Information

81 Public Avenue
Montrose PA 18801
(570) 278-4600
Alternate Phone (570) 278-5950
Fax (570) 278-5951

Robert G. Templeton, Planning Director -Ext 3040
Eleanor Kurosky, Deputy Director – Ext 3041

About the Department

The Susquehanna County Department of Planning and Development administers the day-to-day operations of the Susquehanna County Planning Commission. Review of subdivision and land development plans, preparation for the monthly Planning Commission meeting, ordinance review and development, and supporting any and all activities relative to land use and the development of the county are duties of the Department.

The Susquehanna County Planning Commission meets on the last Tuesday of each month at 7:30 PM at the County Office Building, 81 Public Avenue, Montrose, Pa.  The tentative agenda for the upcoming meeting is posted one week prior to the meeting.

One of the most important aspects of the Department is interacting with the public. Listening to what you say and letting you know what we’re doing is essential to the orderly development of the county. We welcome your ideas and comments!

Tell us what you think! Here’s your chance. We need to know!

Click HERE to tell us your ideas.

Thank YOU for helping to plan the future of Susquehanna County!

Board Members

The members of the Susquehanna County Planning Commission and their planning districts are as follows.  In municipal matters the Commission members act in an advisory capacity only.  For technical assistance contact the municipality directly.

Powers and Duties of the Planning Commission

John Butler – (570) 553-2199 – Apolacon Township, Forest Lake Township, Friendsville Borough, Little Meadows Borough, Middletown Township, Rush Township

Chris Caterson – (570) 278-1151 – Bridgewater Township, Brooklyn Township, Jessup Township, Montrose Borough

Richard Franks – (570) 879-4376 – Great Bend Borough, Great Bend Township, Hallstead Borough, New Milford Borough, New Milford Township

Nancy Harvatine – (570) 679-2273 – Forest City Borough, Gibson Township, Herrick Township, Uniondale Borough

Nancy Hurley – (570) 853-4839 – Harmony Township, Lanesboro Borough, Oakland Borough, Oakland Township, Susquehanna Depot Borough

Harry Phillips – (570) 222-4589 – Clifford Township, Harford Township, Lenox Township

Ted Place – (570) 833-4024 – Auburn Township, Dimock Township, Hop Bottom Borough, Lathrop Township, Springville Township

John Ramsay – (607)-748-5347 – Choconut Township, Franklin Township, Liberty Township, Silver Lake Township

Katherine Shelly – (570) 756-2429 – Ararat Township, Jackson Township, Thompson Borough, Thompson Township


Documents and Information

2016 Annual Report

For Help in subdividing or developing your land click on the following:
Subdivision and Land Development Questions and Answers
Subdivision and Land Development Application Forms
Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance