The Jefferson County Planning Department and NYS Tug Hill Commission are sponsoring free training for planning boards on Monday, September 27 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Jefferson Community College (JCC) in the Jules Center, Room 6-002. This Planning Board Basics course addresses the powers and duties of town, village, and city planning boards and commissions. The administrative and regulatory roles of the planning board, including its review of site plans, special use permits, and subdivision plans are discussed, along with the planning board’s role in the municipal comprehensive plan. The importance of board procedures, referral to the county planning agency, and making findings are also covered.
6:30-6:35 p.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
6:35-8:30 p.m. Presentation by Christopher Eastman, followed by Q&A
Christopher Eastman is manager of the Local Government Training program at the New York Department of State. He received a Master’s degree in Regional Planning from the State University of New York at Albany in 2002. The focus of his study included site-value taxation, an alternative approach to property taxation in which land is taxed at a rate greater than the buildings on it in infill areas to provide incentive for development. In addition to having been both a city planner and a county planner, Mr. Eastman has worked for the Preservation League of New York State and, on his own, restoring old windows.
If approved by your municipality, this workshop can provide two (2) hours of training to meet the NYS Municipality Training Requirement.
THERE IS CURRENTLY A MASK REQUIREMENT AT THE JCC CAMPUS FOR BOTH VACCINATED AND UNVACCINATED PEOPLE.
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