Events & Training


Events & Training


We actively connect our community to available events and training to strengthen the Adirondack Frontier’s businesses, workforce, and economy.

  • Planning and Zoning: An Introduction
Planning and Zoning: An Introduction

Planning and Zoning: An Introduction

Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Time: 4 – 7:30 pm

Place: Paul Smith’s College VIC / 8023 NY-30, Paul Smiths, NY 12970


Planning and Zoning: An Introduction (4 – 6 pm)

This course provides a basic overview of the functions of planning boards and zoning boards of appeals and the land use tools they work with, the role of the comprehensive plan, complying with the State Environmental Quality Review Act, procedures for holding meetings and hearings, and the enforcement of the boards’ decisions.


County Referral (6:30 – 7:30 pm)

Many applications before local boards require referral to the county planning agency before action can be taken on them. This course reviews the requirements of General Municipal Law 239-l, -m, and –n and the law’s impact on local decision making. It includes discussion of the benefits of county referral, the effect of recommendations from the county planning agency, and the consequences of failing to make a required referral to the county planning agency.


  • There is no fee for these courses.
  • Code Officials may apply to use these courses as a Professional Development Elective.
  • Questions or need assistance: call (518) 483-9472 or email


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