Open Government Issues in Planning and Zoning Decisions April 29

Thursday April 29, 2021 at 7:00 pm

“Open Government” is widely accepted as a desirable goal, but there are complexities and intricacies in implementing its principles. This session, by attorney Mark Schachner, focuses on planning and zoning decision-making at public meetings, communications outside of public meetings, site inspections and “FOIL-ability” of various planning and zoning documents. Other topics to be … Read More...

Local Regulation: Enactment Procedure April 15 at Noon

This session, by Chris Eastman and Patricia Burke of the New York State Department of State, addresses the process a municipality must go through in order to adopt a resolution, ordinance or local law, as well as the merits of using each procedure. Topics will include notice provisions and posting; aging of legislation prior to action; required hearings; and required … Read More...

Tug Hill Commission Meeting April 19, Central Square

The board of the Tug Hill Commission will meet next on Monday, April 19, 2021 from 10 am to 11:30 am at the Village of Central Square Municipal Building, 3125 East Avenue, Central Square, NY 13036. In-person meeting attendance will be limited so COVID-19 safety precautions can be followed. If you are interested in attending in person, please contact Gwen … Read More...

Looking for Community Leaders to Support Regional Civic Engagement

The Tug Hill Commission’s mission is to help local governments and citizens shape the future of the Tug Hill region. The commission achieves this, in no small part, thanks to maintaining close working relationships and partnering with local, county, and regional entities as well as state agencies. Furthermore, the commission’s enabling legislation charges the agency to strengthen the “long-term economy, … Read More...

Snowmobile Economic Impact Study Kicks Off

Lewis County Economic Development, working together with Jefferson County Economic Development, the Lewis County Chamber of Commerce, Oneida County Tourism, Oswego County Community Development, Tourism and Planning, Operation Oswego County, the Tug Hill Commission and several area snowmobile clubs, has contracted with the Center for Community Studies at Jefferson Community College (JCC) and Camoin 360 to undertake an economic impact … Read More...

Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Webinar

Thursday February 25, 2021 at 6:30 PM Eastern Time
To register: us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Em8FzMtwT-Oo20JlPC_axg

Electric vehicles have gone mainstream and the growing demand for public charging access will significantly impact municipal planning activities. Whether your jurisdiction is considering providing public charging resources for your residents or adding electric vehicles to your fleet, this webinar will discuss the benefits of developing a robust … Read More...

Right-sizing Stream Crossings Webinar Materials Available

The presentation for and recording of the Right-sizing Stream Crossings for Fish, Wildlife and Resiliency webinar are available.

This training session, originally scheduled for the 2020 Local Government Conference in the highway track, was presented by Corbin Gosier (corbin.gosier@dec.ny.gov), Biologist 2 (Ecology) of the Division of Fish and Wildlife at the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.

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