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Local Planning Assistance Training

Planning board and zoning board of appeals members make decisions of major importance to their communities and to all New Yorkers. These decisions can affect the function and appearance of communities for decades to come while impacting property interests important to individual New Yorkers. For this reason the State of New York requires all Planning Board members and members of the local Board of Zoning Appeals to undergo four hours of training each year.

The Cayuga County Department of Planning and Economic Development provides several opportunities throughout the year to help those on local planning boards and ZBAs to meet this training requirement. In addition, there are many training opportunities available in neighboring counties and on-line.

 

Cayuga County Planning Board Training Series

Pre-registration for training sessions in the Cayuga County Planning Board Training Series is required by 1pm the day of the training. To sign up, please use the links below or contact the Cayuga County Department of Planning and Economic Development by phone at (315) 253-1276 or by e-mail at planning@cayugacounty.us.

All sessions in the Cayuga County Planning Board Training Series are free of charge and designed for members of locally elected and appointed boards.

Materials from past training sessions are available HERE.

 

Upcoming Sessions in the Cayuga County Planning Board Training Series

 

Topic: HOT BUTTON LAND USES

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 | 6-8:00 PM

Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES Conference Room 1879 West Genesee Street Road, Auburn, NY 13021

Cost: FREE. 2 hours credit

Presenter: NY Department of State

Local governments are not able to regulate all uses the same way: some uses have special statutory protection or rules established through case law and require special consideration, such as religious uses, mining, and telecommunications facilities. Other uses might be new to the local officials attempting to regulate them, such as solar energy facilities, barn weddings, and short-term rentals. This course is an overview of some of the land uses that many local officials find challenging, along with the statutory rules and case law associated with them and options for regulating them.

Register Here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfm6kkfbE2a_THwB9u4urp9Hos43DJxEZ5FlJelWC36ENDIwQ/viewform

Due to space considerations, registration will be capped at 60 attendees

 

Topic: Site Plan Review

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 | 7-9:00 PM

Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES Conference Room 1879 West Genesee Street Road, Auburn, NY 13021

Cost: FREE. 2 hours credit

Presenter: Cayuga County Planning

Presenters will discuss the fundamentals of Site Plan Review, including what to look for to ensure a safe, functioning plan is approved.  Attendees will leave with a basic understanding of how to read and interpret scaled site plans.

Register Here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScSP4dTErFrAw2FlR5QrXwwlMGEtdU160cjOzt7sGNE1jVbFg/viewform

Due to space considerations, registration will be capped at 60 attendees

 

Save the Date! Topic to be Announced

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | 7-9:00 PM

Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES Conference Room 1879 West Genesee Street Road, Auburn, NY 13021

Cost: FREE. 2 hours credit

Presenter: Cayuga County Planning

 

Have an idea for a training topic that you want to learn about? Call the Planning Department at (315) 253-1276 or send us an e-mail at planning@cayugacounty.us.

OTHER TRAININGS

Below are some of the nearby training opportunities. Look for announcements of other local and regional training opportunities on the NYS Land Use Training Network Calendar.