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3-for-2 Spring Series: ZBA Overview, Public Meetings, & Adaptive Reuses

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Dutchess County Farm & Home Center

2715 Route 44

Millbrook, NY 12545

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3-for-2 Spring Series

Session 1: Zoning Board of Appeals Overview
Session 2: Public Meetings and Hearings
Session 3: Adaptive Reuses for White Elephants

Help us usher in the warmer weather while brushing up on your planning and zoning skills, in preparation for the increased development activity that always seems to go hand-in-hand with new buds and green grass. Spoiler alert: we are offering 3 sessions for the price of 2!

Session 1: Zoning Board of Appeals Overview, 4:00–6:00pm
This introductory course to the zoning board of appeals focuses on the statutory tests boards must follow to grant use and area variances and proper handling of zoning interpretations. Meeting procedures and notice requirements will also be discussed, along with the ZBA’s relationship with enforcement officials and the planning board, and the importance of making good findings.

Session 2: Public Meetings and Hearings, 6:30–7:30pm
This session addresses the goals and requirements associated with holding meetings, in contrast to the purposes and legal requirements surrounding a public hearing. It explores the role of the chairperson in conducting effective meetings and hearings, and includes a discussion of how to manage the public and the media in the context of a hearing or meeting. Also addressed are aspects of the Open Meetings Law, including executive sessions, quorums, minutes, and public notices.

Session 3: Adaptive Reuses for White Elephants, 7:30–8:30pm
Are you herding white elephants in your community? What’s to be done with those vacant or underused architectural gems like churches, armories, and depots? This course examines the socio-economic reasons for their vacancies, and land use tools that can help restore their rightful places as revitalizing neighborhood anchors. Before you issue that demolition permit, take note of these creative examples of adaptive re-uses.



Date: Tuesday April 24th, 2018
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: 4:00–8:30pm (light supper at 6:00pm)
Where: Dutchess County Farm & Home Center, 2715 Route 44, Millbrook NY 12545
Cost: SPECIAL Buy 2 Get 1 Free! ---$5 for 1 session, $10 for 2 or 3 sessions! Includes program and supper. Pay at the door via cash, check, or voucher made payable to DCPF.

Speakers from the NYS Dept. of State (DOS) Division of Local Government:
Christopher Eastman, Manager
John-David (JD) Wood, Local Government Specialist



Board members may be eligible for two (2) hours of required training credits for Session 1, and one (1) hour each for Session 2 and Session 3.

Code enforcement officials may apply to use these courses toward their professional development electives.

Attendance certificates will be available the evening of the event.

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