Available Training

Available Training
As we prepare our schedule for training opportunities, we want to hear what you are interested in.  Do you want to attend a Planned Unit Development training session or would you rather learn what your role and duty is as a planning or zoning board member?  These are just some examples of training that can be conducted.  Please contact the Planning Department at either (585) 815-7901 or to let us know what training you think is necessary. 



Land Use Training for Local Officials
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
5:00 – 9:30 P.M.
Niagara County Community College
Humanities & Social Sciences Building (E), Room 140
3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn, NY 14132

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.: Solar Energy Regulation

This course addresses the authority of local governments to regulate photovoltaic solar energy systems—from modest residential and agricultural systems to large-scale institutional and commercial solar arrays and sun farms. Environmental and economic benefits and aesthetic challenges are discussed, and tools such as the New York State Unified Solar Permit are provided to allow solar arrays and regulate their impacts.

7:00 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.: Stormwater Regulation for Local Review Boards

Nearly every project that comes before a board for review has stormwater impacts to consider. This course examines the relationship between different types of development and the potential for environmental damage from increased runoff, on-site best management practices, and the specific role of project review boards to mitigate stormwater impacts from new development with local, state, and federal regulations. 

8:45 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.: Tests for Granting Use and Area Variances

A brief review of the four-part statutory test for granting use variances and the five-part balancing test to grant area variances.

For additional information, please contact Jackie Minicucci by phone or email at 716-278-8753 or

Fall 2018 Monroe County
Department of Planning and Development
Land Use Decision-Making Training Program

Monroe Community College,
Flynn Campus Center, Building 3
4:30 - 9 PM

Tuesday, October 30, 2018: Intro to NYS Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQR)

Wednesday, November 7, 2018: Transportation Fundamentals

Cost: $40 per workshop, includes dinner. Free parking is available in lot M 
Time: Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.  Workshops begin at 4:30 PM and end at 9:00 PM 

All workshops are eligible for up to four hours of continuing education credit for members of Planning Boards and Zoning Boards of Appeals. Certificates of Attendance will reflect the number of hours present at each workshop.

Registration Form can be found at:

Fall 2018 Regional Local Government Workshop
Wednesday November 14, 2018, 
Quality Inn & Suites
8250 Park Road, 
Batavia, New York 14020

Sessions include: Planning Board Overview, Zoning Board of Appeals Overview, Local Government Regulation of Small Telecommunications Facilities, Ethics for Municipal Officers and Employees, Green Infrastructure Retrofit Manual Training, Energy Efficiency in Local Government Operations: How NYPA Can Help!, Clean Energy in Your Community, Vision Into Action, What are the 3 smartest cost-saving energy opportunities every municipality could act on before the end of this year?, 2018 Amendments to SEQR – Important Changes for SEQR Practitioners, Form Based Zoning

For the Workshop information, including registration brochure please visit or contact David Zorn at Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council at or 585-454-0190 x14.

Energy Code Enforcement Training Workshop
Wednesday, November 28th, 
Victor, NY

Learn about the new State Energy Code and help your community to earn a $5,000 grant from NYSERDA while earning CE credit.  

Email Matt Halladay to receive registration link and more details.

The NYS Department of State has five online interactive courses as part of the Local Government Training Program.

Please refer to the Land Use Training Network Calendar for additional training opportunities.