Training

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 Zoning Board of Appeals to meet this training requirement. In addition, there are many training opportunities available in neighboring counties and online.

Cayuga County Planning Board Training Series

Pre-registration for training sessions in the Cayuga County Planning Board Training Series is required by 1 p.m. the day of the training. To sign up, please contact the Cayuga County Department of Planning and Economic Development.

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

Upcoming Sessions in the Cayuga County Planning Board Training Series

March 16, 2022 | 7:00 pm

CONDUCTING SITE PLAN REVIEW

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. 

LOCATION: Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES, 1879 Genesee St. Rd., Aurelius 

COST: Free, 2 hours credit.  

PRESENTER: Cayuga County Planning.  

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August 17, 2022 | 7:00 pm

BUILDING RESILIENCY & RESOURCE PROTECTION INTO YOUR ZONING CODE

Increased flooding, compromised water quality, and other disturbances from climate change have placed a hardship on smaller communities that may not have the resources necessary to respond. Attendees will learn how a systematic, structured approach to proactively planning for disturbances can help pinpoint revisions to zoning codes and local laws.   

LOCATION: Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES, 1879 Genesee St. Rd., Aurelius 

COST: Free, 2 hours credit.  

PRESENTER: Cayuga County Planning.  


November 2, 2022 | 7:00 pm

IMPLEMENTING YOUR PLANS: FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES IN NEW YORK STATE 

Presenters will highlight grants available through the Consolidate Funding Application including: the Water Quality Improvement Projects Program, the Climate Smart Communities Program, parks and trails programs, and others. A breakdown of the application process and a review of recent grants awarded in Cayuga County will also be provided. 

LOCATION: Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES, 1879 Genesee St. Rd., Aurelius 

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 email the Planning Department.

Presentations and resource materials from past trainings are available in the document center.


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.