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.
Pre-registration for training sessions in the Cayuga County Planning Board Training Series is required by 3pm 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 email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The Seneca County Department of Planning and Community Development and the Wayne County Planning Department are together hosting an evening of training sessions with land use training specialists from the New York State Department of State.
Wayne County also offers its own free training sessions throughout the year. Dates and topics for fall 2014 include:
The Cornell Local Roads Program offers workshops for highway and public works officials in the spring and fall at locations throughout New York State. Fall 2014 topics near Cayuga County include:
The Cayuga County Soil and Water Conservation District offers regular workshops on erosion and sediment control for construction site contractors and operators. The sessions are also useful training opportunities for local officials and board members.