Planning & Zoning Commission

The Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission writes and enforces the town’s zoning and subdivision regulations, which enable the town to maintain its identity as a beautiful, historic, sparsely developed municipality.   The commission also considers and reviews any special permit requests that residents may apply for, and makes a final decision whether or not to approve such requests.

The residents of Lyme elect the seven members of the P&Z Commission, who then serve for five-year terms.  The current board members are:

  • Ross C. Byrne, Republican – Chairman
    (Term expiration: November 19, 2019)
  • William T. Koch, Jr., Republican
    (Term expiration: November 21, 2023)
  • Ann Rich, Democrat
    (Term expiration: November 21, 2023)
  • Phyllis Ross, Democrat
    (Term expiration: November 16, 2021)
  • David J. Tiffany, Republican
    (Term expiration: November 16, 2021)
  • Kelvin N. Tyler, Republican
    (Term expiration: November 19, 2019)
  • E. Hunter Ward, Republican
    (Term expiration: November 21, 2023) 

Typically, the P&Z Commission meets the second Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Lyme Town Hall. 


For More Information

  • P&Z Commission Meeting Minutes.  Click here.