Trainings Announced for Fall 2023!
The Monroe County Department of Planning & Development hosts workshops as part of the Land Use Decision-Making Training Program each Spring and Fall. This program is designed for new board members to learn the basics of land use decision-making, for returning municipal board members to go deeper into specific areas of land use, and most classes also offer something new for municipal officials and staff, agency personnel, planners, attorneys, architects, developers, engineers, landscape architects, surveyors, and citizens.
In Spring 2023, the Monroe County Department of Planning & Development will host two in-person trainings and one online training. On Wednesday, June 7th Site Plan Review will be offered both in-person and online, this hybrid session will run four hours. To participate in the virtual training you will need an internet connected device such as a computer, tablet, or smartphone and an email address.
All trainings will be four hours each and satisfy New York State’s four-hour annual training requirement for members of Municipal Planning Boards and Zoning Boards of Appeals. Code Enforcement Officers and Building Officials are also eligible for training credits for several trainings. All Monroe County attendees will receive a certificate of participation at the completion of all sessions.
- Past Training Courses Offered
Spring 2023 Schedule
Site Plan Review (Printable Flyer)
Wednesday, June 7, 2023 - 4:30 - 9:00 PM
Topic: This is a hybrid session that you can attend in-person or via-video conference. This course walks you though the typical site plan review process from concept to final plan. Peter will explain terminology, provide guidance on reading and interpreting plans, and discuss external plan review. When registering, please select the session that corresponds with how you plan on attending. Information below for more details.
Faculty: Peter Vars, President, BME Associates, P.C.
Site Plan Review (In-Person)
In-Person Location: Empire Room (Second floor) of Flynn Campus Center (Building 3) of Monroe Community College, Brighton Campus. Check-in begins at 4:00 PM. Dinner is provided and will be served around 6:00 pm. Participants will receive four-hours of training credits. Free parking is available in lot M.
Site Plan Review (Online)
Online Location: This is the online version of this session and will be a synchronous event held from 4:30 to 9:00 PM. Online check-in begins at 4:15 PM. The session will pause for 30 minutes when the in-person session pauses for dinner. Rejoin us to receive full credit (credit will be prorated if you leave before the session ends). After registering you will receive a confirmation email from Monroe County. A few days prior to the event an additional email will be sent out with a link to the event and meeting materials. IMPORTANT: Please use the same email address for both registration and to join the online meeting.
Should you have any questions, please reach out to Pat Gooch at 585-753-2032.
Preventing Flood Damage and Promoting Climate Resilience through Development Permitting and Project Analysis (In-Person Only) (Printable Flyer)
Thursday, June 22 — 4:30 PM—9:00 PM
Topic: This course will cover the basics of hydrology, watersheds, floodplains, storm water and how recent rain events and flooding have impacted communities and infrastructure. Faculty will explain existing regulatory and permitting structures to be mindful of and purposes behind the regulations. Lastly, faculty will make connections between planning and development that you can advance in your community.
Faculty: Karis Manning, New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation; Andy Sansone, Monroe County Dept. of Environmental Services; Additional speakers to be announced.
Location: Empire Room (Second floor) of Flynn Campus Center (Building 3) of Monroe Community College, Brighton Campus. Click Here to view map. Check-in begins at 4:00 PM. Dinner is provided and will be served around 6:00 pm. Participants will receive four-hours of training credits. Free parking is available in lot M.
Payments are accepted online, if your municipality neeeds to pay with a PO or Check please mail all payments and registration forms to:
Monroe County Planning Board Training Program
c/o Kim Hudson
Monroe County Department of Planning and Development,
City Place, 50 W. Main Street, Suite 1150
Rochester, NY 14614
Make all checks/claim vouchers payable to: Monroe County Planning Board
Please include the name of the registrant or order number on the check or claim voucher if registering online and submitting a check or claim voucher via mail.
Financial assistance is available. No charge to veterans, active members of the military, and Monroe County employees with proof of ID.
Please contact Pat Gooch (585-753-2032) or Kim Hudson (585-753-2038) with any questions.
Or send them an email by clicking here.
The Monroe County Land Use Decision-Making Training Program is proud to be endorsed by the following organizations:
American Society of Civil Engineers--Local Chapter, Genesee Valley Branch of the American Public Works Association, American Society of Civil Engineers--Local Chapter Institute of Transportation Engineers, Center for Environmental Information, Rochester Green Business Network, Monroe County Environmental Management Council, Monroe County Supervisors Association, Monroe County Village Mayors Association, New York Bar Association & Upstate New York Chapter of the Municipal Law Section New York Planning Federation, New York Upstate Chapter of the American Planning Association, Rochester Home Builders Association, Rochester Regional Community Design Center, Upstate New York Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.