One Stop Shopping for Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals Member Training   

(Monticello, NY) – County Manager David P Fanslau announced “that as part of Sullivan County’s ongoing effort to provide opportunities for our municipal board members to get the New York State requirement of four (4) hours of training annually, the Sullivan County Division of Planning and Environmental Management is offering back-to-back programs supplied by the American Planning Association’s Metro Chapter”.  The Planning Department will be showing prerecorded programs on a variety of subjects.  After each program, there will be an opportunity to discuss the issues and talk about them within the context of Sullivan County.  Come to one, or come to all.


Friday, November 5th, 2010 12 PM to 8 PM Legislative Hearing Room, Sullivan County Government Building, 100 North Street in Monticello


Course Title and Time

Course Description

12:00 – 2:00 PM

Community-Based Brownfield Redevelopment

Too often, community groups and residents of low-income communities are left out of the brownfield redevelopment process. Learn how to engage community members so they can see the opportunities presented by brownfield sites. Find out how the community can weigh the costs of brownfield redevelopment. Hear from community members as well as technical experts. Cosponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

2:00 – 4:00 PM

2010 Planning Law Review

State and federal courts across the country hand down hundreds of decisions affecting the practice of planning and land use law. This program highlights some of the more important decisions and explains their significance.

4:00 – 6:00 PM

Design Guidelines for Small and Rural Communities

Planners often must turn traditional urban design principles inside-out to develop design guidelines for small towns and rural communities. This CD-ROM training package explores those unique approaches planners are using to develop commercial and residential guidelines that are mindful of small-town and rural character.

6:00 – 8:00 PM

Redevelopment and Revitalization for a New Era

The current economy coupled with the federal stimulus package provides new opportunities for redevelopment in many communities. What is being funded and what opportunities are emerging? Will the desire to use resources more efficiently provide a good match with planning goals?


“Each municipality determines what programs are eligible to qualify for the training requirement, but the Planning Department recommends that participants receive two (2) hours of training credit for each session,” said Fanslau.


This event is free and open to the public. Registration is appreciated, but not required.




For more information, call Heather Jacksy at 845-807-0527 or email

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