2021Planning and Zoning School Online Only

Saturday, November 13, 2021

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

To register for this webinar, click here

 

A land use training certificate will be provided to all registrants. This event will provide 4 credits of land use training.

This event will not offer CM credits for certified planners. $35.00 for members, $40.00 for non-members.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9:00 a.m.

9:50 a.m.

 

Site Plan Review Basics: The What, Why, and How of Site Plan Review

Nicole Allen, AICP, Director of Planning Services – Laberge Group

 

Site plan review is an essential tool that enables Planning Boards to fully understand and appropriately vet proposed developments within their community. These reviews are intended to ensure that proposed developments do not have adverse impacts on adjacent properties or the surrounding neighborhood, that each development fits properly into the community and conforms to community planning objectives, and that each project quite simply fits on its site. For this presentation, Laberge Group Director of Planning Services Nicole Allen draws on almost 25 years of site plan review experience to explain the site plan review process, address frequently asked questions, dispel common misconceptions, and provide tips and insights to help establish an effective and efficient site review process for your community.

9:50 a.m.

10:00 a.m.

 

Break

 

 

 

 

10:00 a.m. –

10:50 a.m.

 

Planning and Zoning 101

Donald Young, Principal – Law Office of Donald A. Young, Esq.

 

This seminar will offer a general overview of planning and zoning concepts, including: the comprehensive plan, zoning districts, rezoning, spot zoning, grandfathering, subdivisions, site plans, use and area variances, county approval, and enforcement.

10:50 a.m.

11:00 a.m.

 

Break

 

 

 

 

 

11:00 a.m.

11:50 a.m.

 

Short Term Rentals

Speaker TBD, New York State Department of State

 

Short-term rentals have been around for years, but the availability of online booking sites and the growth of local management companies has had dramatic effects on neighborhoods big and small across the state (and around the world). A number of cities, towns, and villages in New York have come up with a variety of means to permit or restrict short-term rentals consistent with the character of the respective communities. This session looks at the problems short-term rentals posed for several of those municipalities and summarizes the regulations with which they responded to the challenge.

11:50

Noon

 

Break

 

 

 

 

 

Noon

1:00 p.m.

 

Tips for Regulating Telecommunications Facilities

Speaker TBD, New York State Department of State

 

Changes to federal law have placed restrictions on the extent to which local governments can regulate both large telecommunications facilities and the small cell components of a growing 5G network. But that doesn’t mean the abilities of local officials to influence telecommunications towers and small cell systems are entirely pre-empted. This course aims to dispel misperceptions and answer questions about the application process for structures that nearly all of us utilize but few of us wish to have right outside our windows

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