Planning Board Overview April 29th
The Course will address the powers and duties of town, village and city planning boards and commissions. Both the administrative and regulatory roles of the planning board will be discussed, including comprehensive planning, site plan review , special use permits and subdivision review. We will look at the role of the board in making recommendations to the zoning board of appeals as well as the importance of board procedures, referral to the county planning agency and making findings.
Harry Willis, Esq. - Associate Attorney, NYS Dept. of State
Bernard E. Schmelz, AICP - Land use Trainging Secialist, NYS Dept. of State
Community Design Tools - Taking Control of Yor Community's Character - May 17th
Municipal officials have a variety of tools available to them to help shape the appearance of their community. At this session you will hear about tools ranging from simple design guidelines to landscape ordinances to architectural review boards. We'll look at some practical approaches that can be applied to both public and private development, and explain some basic design concepts.
Lori Heithoff, AICP - Land Use Training Manager, NYS Dept. of State
Lawrence Weintraub, Senior Attorney, NYS Dept. of State.
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