Upcoming Training & Events   

According to New York State Law, members of municipal Planning Boards and Zoning Boards of Appeals must complete a minimum of four (4) hours of training on topics relevant to their respective roles as decision makers for their communities.  The Town/Village Board is responsible for setting the parameters of what is considered acceptable training to receive credit. In order to facilitate this we have scheduled the following opportunities to take advantage of meeting these requirements and understanding land use issues that the County is facing.

If you have a topic that you feel should be addressed in an upcoming event, please email us at planning@co.sullivan.ny.us.

Monticello Business Association

Energy Efficient Broadway

Mark DeChiro, L&S Energy Services and Pat Courtney Strong, Courtney Strong Inc., will speak with businesses and building owners about the technical assistance and financial support available from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. NYSERDA helps businesses save money on lighting, heating and cooling their buildings.

Date: Thursday, February 26
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Location: Mr. Willy's, 3695 Rt. 42 South, Monticello NY
RSVP via email to jeff@spencerdaniels.com or call 845-693-4576

DOS Training Course

Effective code enforcement and special use permits
• Get PB and ZBA training  credit from NYS DOS
• Credit for Code Enforcement Officers
• This event is free!

5:00 - 6:30 pm Enforcement of Zoning - Municipalities have various regulations that are an extension of their police power that aren’t necessarily enforced by the police - zoning, property maintenance, and noise regulations, for example. This session reviews how these regulations are enforced, with discussion of the relationship between the enforcement officer and the review boards, the effect of an appeal of an enforcement action to the zoning board of appeals, and judicial enforcement of violations.
Code Enforcement Officers will receive 1 hour of In-Service Credit.

6:45 - 7:45 pm Effects of Committed Code Enforcement - Tim Dexter, from the City of Beacon, NY, will present of the dramatic change that can be realized from dedicated code enforcement

8:00 - 9:00 pm Special Use Permits - Some uses require additional review and should be granted permission only if the application meets certain conditions. These special uses include gas stations, dog kennels, and uses with drive-through windows. The special use permit is also used for development in environmentally sensitive zones with overlays such as for wetlands, steep slopes, and along scenic ridgelines. Scenarios in which the special use permit tool is most helpful will be discussed, along with rules local boards must follow for reviewing and approving applications for special use permits.
Code Enforcement Officers will receive 1 hour of In-Service Credit.

Monday, Feb. 29, 2016
Location: Legislative Hearing Room, Sullivan County Government Center
Address: 100 North Street, Monticello, New York 12701

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This survey is to assess your transportation needs to the Upper Delaware River Valley. A plan is being developed to establish a comfortable dedicated jitney service from NYC stopping in the river hamlets of Pond Eddy, Barryville, Narrowsburg and Callicoon. Service is proposed to begin in May and continue through October with departure from NYC on Friday and return on Sunday. The fare is estimated at under $50 one way, possibly with an option of a reduced rate for round trip or season passes.

Please Complete the Survey Here:

For information regarding the items listed here, please call the Sullivan County Division of Planning & Environmental Management at 845-807-0527 or email us at planning@co.sullivan.ny.us

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