Spring 2019 Land Use Decision-Making Training Program

The Monroe County Department of Planning & Development will host three workshops as part of the Land Use Decision-Making Training Program this spring at Monroe Community College in Brighton. The cost is $40.00 per workshop and includes dinner. Each session will be held from 4:30 to 9:00 PM.

This program satisfies New York State’s four-hour annual training requirement for members of Planning Boards and Zoning Boards of Appeals. At the end of the program each attendee will receive a Certificate of Participation indicating which workshop(s) they attended.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 – 4:30 – 9:00 PM

Preventing Flood Damage Through Intermunicipal Project Review & Floodplain Overlay Districts: What is it, and could it be a tool for your community’s resilience toolbox?

Location: Empire Room, 2nd floor in building 3

Topics: This session will include a presentation, discussion, and hands-on activities designed to educate those in attendance about the Model Intermunicipal Floodplain Overlay District Local Law Project, a ready to use local law, and customizable template. Combined, the materials promote the No Adverse Impact approach to floodplain management by encouraging neighboring municipalities to coordinate during the planning and development review process to reduce flood damage to downstream properties. This session will introduce you to floodplain concepts, the overlay district local law, and how you might apply this in your community.

Faculty: Jayme Thomann, AICP, CFM, G/FLRPC; Mary Austerman, NY Sea Grant; John Gauthier, Esq., P.E., Town of Greece.

Approved: 4 CM Credits; 4 CECs for Certified Floodplain Managers.

AICP members can earn Certi­fication Maintenance (CM) credits for this activity [or many activities at this event]. When CM credits are available, they are noted at the end of an activity description. More information about AICP’s CM program can be found at www.planning.org/cm. AICP members must be in attendance for the duration of the event in order to receive CM Credit.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 – 4:30 to 9:00 PM

Introduction to Planning & Zoning

Location: Empire Room, 2nd floor in building 3

Topics: This session will familiarize you with the roots of planning and zoning, changes in planning in recent years, the purpose and goals of comprehensive planning, the purpose and goals of zoning, the interdependent relationship between planning and zoning, and your role as a Planning Board or Zoning Board of Appeals member. The session will integrate case studies to provide context on the role planning boards and zoning boards of appeals can play during the review of projects before them.

Faculty: Jason Haremza, AICP, Senior Planner/Urban Design Specialist, City of Rochester and Matthew Ingalls, AICP, ASLA, Principal Planner/Urban Designer, Ingalls Planning and Design.

Monday April 29, 2019 – 4:30 to 9:00 PM.

The New SEQR Basics: 2019 Changes to the State Environmental Quality Review Act

Location: Empire Room, 2nd floor in building 3.

Topics: In 2018, the NYS DEC made the biggest changes to SEQR since the 1990s. This session will focus on the fundamentals of SEQR, an overview of process, roles and responsibilities of boards and applicants, and will highlight the changes that are now in place. The session will also integrate case examples to provide context on the application of SEQR.

Faculty: Jerry A. Goldman, Esq. of Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP; Peter Vars, PE, President, BME Associates.

Pending: 4.5 CLE credits for newly admitted and experienced attorneys.

Each workshop will be at Monroe Community College (Flynn Campus Center - Building 3) and will run from 4:30-9:00 PM (check-in begins at 4:00 PM. Dinner break at 6:00 PM). Free parking is available in lot M (see map below).

Registration From is available at: https://www2.monroecounty.gov/planning-planning.php#landuse

With questions, Contact Pat Gooch at 753-2032 or patrickgooch@monroecounty.gov.