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2015 Annual Planning Symposium
Presentation List
27th ANNUAL PLANNING SYMPOSIUM March 5, 2015
   
  Keynote:  Consensus Baseline Analysis: Who Does What and What It Costs
  Kathy Murphy Pietrafesa, SYRACUSE 20/20
  Mark Nicotra, Town of Salina
  Mark Olson, Village of Fayetteville
   
A. Revising Zoning
  Patricia Burke, New York State Department of State
  Kevin Gilligan, Costello, Cooney & Fearon, PLLC
 
B. The Wastewater System in Onondaga County
  Tom Rhoads, Onondaga County Department of Water Environment Protection
 
C. MacIntyre Commons: A Case Study in Brownfield Redevelopment, Community Character, and Environmental Integrity
  Jane Rice, Village of Fayetteville Planning Board and edr Companies
  Thomas Goodfellow, Goodfellow Construction Management Ltd.
     
D. Agricultural Districts Law and Local Zoning: What Agricultural Activities are Protected from Local Zoning and What Activities in Agricultural Districts Can Zoning Regulate?
  Agricultural Districts Law
    Bob Somers, New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets
     
  Agricultural Buildings: Special Activities and State Laws
    Catherine Hamlin, New York State Department of State
   
 

Farm Wineries, Farm Breweries & Farm Distilleries:
What Municipalities Need to Know - The Town's Perspective

    John Langey, Costello, Cooney & Fearon, PLLC
   
E. Basic State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA)*
  Diane Carlton, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
   
F. Introduction to Solar Policy
  Adam Schnell, Sustainable CUNY
  Justin Strachan, Sustainable CUNY
   
G. Planning and Zoning: A Brief Introduction
  Patricia Burke, New York State Department of State
  Nadine Bell, Costello, Cooney & Fearon, PLLC
     
H. Advanced SEQRA and Endangered Species Act: Resources to Assist with Environmental Reviews*
  Environmental Assessment Forms and the Environmental Mapper
    Diane Carlton, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
   
  An Overview of the ESA Process and T&E Species
    Robyn Niver, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
     
I. Land Prioritization and Conservation in Your Municipality
  Municipal Land and Water Conservation
    Zachary Odell, Finger Lakes Land Trust
   
  Farmland Protection
    Elizabeth Newbold, Finger Lakes Land Trust
   
  Finding Ways to Connect
    Suzanne Beyeler, Cornell University Department of Natural Resources
    Jason Martin, Cornell University Department of Natural Resources
   
J. White Elephants
  Patricia Burke, New York State Department of State
  Catherine Hamlin, New York State Department of State
     
K. Mapping Resources Available to Assist with Planning and Zoning Board Reviews
  Mapping Resources - SOCPA
    Don Jordan, Syracuse-Onondaga County Planning Agency
   
  Online Mapping Resources - SMTC
    Aaron McKeon, Syracuse Metropolitan Transportation Council
    Jason Deshaies, Syracuse Metropolitan Transportation Council
   
  Online Mapping Resources Links Handout
   
L. Shaping an Age-Friendly CNY
  Charlotte (Chuckie) Holstein, F.O.C.U.S. Greater Syracuse
     
Closing Plenary Session: Case Law Update for Planning and Zoning
  Robert F. Baldwin, Jr., Baldwin & Sutphen, LLP
  Jamie Sutphen, Baldwin & Sutphen, LLP
     
     
PLEASE NOTE: The presentations above are intended to serve as supplementary handouts for Symposium attendees who participated in the training sessions. The online presentations were not developed as stand-alone training courses and should not be used to fulfill annual training requirements for planning and zoning board members.
 
*Per the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), anyone who uses the Basic SEQR or Advanced SEQR presentations must credit them to the NYS DEC.
     

27th ANNUAL PLANNING SYMPOSIUM

March 5, 2015

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