Local Government Training - EC & DOS - 2019

Modified: May 28, 2019 9:32am

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Join the Erie County Department of Environment & Planning, Division of Planning for two training sessions by the NYS Department of State Division of Local Government Services.

The training will take place on Thursday May 30th, 2019 from 5 PM to 9 PM.

NOTE: the venue has been changed to the Orchard Park Fire Hall at 30 School Street, Orchard Park, NY 14127

Staff from the Department of State will be presenting the following:

Session 1 - Hot Button Land Issues - from 5 pm to 6:30pm. This session will provide an overview of topics such as drones, mining, moratoria, street vendors/food trucks, among others.

"Local governments are not able to regulate all uses the same way: some uses have special statutory protection or rules established through case law and require special consideration, such as religious uses, mining, and telecommunications facilities. Other uses might be new to the local officials attempting to regulate them, such as solar energy facilities, barn weddings, and short-term rentals. This course is an overview of some of the land uses that many local officials find challenging, along with the statutory rules and case law associated with them and options for regulating them."

Session 2 - Revising Zoning - from 7 pm to 8:30pm. This session will review appropriateness and procedures for revising and amending zoning.

"This course asks when it is appropriate to update a municipality’s zoning regulations and what local officials should be looking at when revising them. The importance of the comprehensive plan for zoning revisions will be discussed, and procedures for the amendment of zoning laws and ordinances—including referral to the county planning board, public hearings, and filing requirements—reviewed. "

You may attend either or both of the sessions. Please register at erie.gov/training or 716-858-6014 no later than May 22, 2019. Each session is 1.5 hours of Land Use Training Credit. Certificates will be provided for the sessions attended.