Training Registration

Wayne and Seneca County Planning Departments will present four hours (4 hrs) of training for municipal staff and legislative, planning and zoning boards.  Sessions will be instructed by NY Department of State, Division of Local Government staffnygov-logo member, Christopher Eastman. *Code officials may apply to use all three of these trainings as professional development electives.

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2022 at 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Wayne County Public Safety Building
7376 Route 31
Lyons, New York 14489

Session 1 - Planning and Zoning: An Introduction   4:00 – 6:00 PM

The most elementary of the Training Unit’s course offerings, Planning and Zoning: An Introduction is designed for new members of both planning boards and zoning boards of appeals. The course provides a basic overview of the functions of planning boards and zoning boards of appeals and the land use tools they work with, the role of the comprehensive plan, procedures for holding meetings and hearings, and the enforcement of the boards’ decisions.

Break and Informal Discussion (Pizza & Refreshments available for $5.00/person) 6:00 – 6:30 PM

Pre-registration required and CASH ONLY at the door. Please be sure to register for this service so we know how much food to order.

Session 2 - Joint Boards: Options for Consolidating Review Boards  6:30 – 7:30 PM

Some local governments across the state have been challenged to find citizens able to serve on their planning boards and zoning boards of appeals. One option is to reduce the number of board members; another is for villages and towns to form joint village-town planning boards and sometimes village-town zoning boards of appeals. This course discusses these and other innovative approaches to maintaining planning boards and zoning boards of appeals when there isn’t a waiting list of applicants for those posts.

Session 3 - Short Term Rentals  7:30 – 8:30 PM

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.

TO REGISTER:   ONLINE please use the following link

OR Contact Wayne or Seneca Planning Department

CALL Wayne County Department of Economic Development and Planning at (315) 946-5919 
CALL Seneca County Department of Planning and Community Development at (315) 539-1730

Attendance limited to 65 people due to seating provisions. Please RSVP by October 4th.