10/28 Overview of ORES Siting Process & NYSERDA's Resources Available for Local Governments Presenter: Bill Oberkehr, NYSERDA Duration: 1 hour REGISTER HERE An overview of the Office of Renewable Siting (ORES) and the new process for permitting large scale solar projects will be provided. Additionally, a description of NYSERDA's Clean Energy Siting tools & resources and technical assistance available for local communities that are managing these larger clean energy projects.
GRANT WRITING ESSENTIALS VIRTUAL TRAINING 2:00 - 3:30 PM Each Day
10/18 SESSION I: How Grants Work - REGISTER HERE 10/20 SESSION 2: Pre-Grant Planning & Budgeting - REGISTER HERE 10/22 SESSION 3: Researching & Developing Relationships with Grantmakers - REGISTER HERE 10/25 SESSION 4: Information & Materials Commonly Required for Grant Proposals - REGISTER 10/27 SESSION 5: Your Questions Answered - REGISTER HERE
11/04 Living With Short-Term Rentals In Your Residential Neighborhoods Presenters: Gary Palumbo and Richard Stanton, Ellicottville NY Duration: 1 hour REGISTER HERE Recent trends in peer-to-peer home rental programs have increased the opportunity for your neighbors to rental their vacant apartment for the weekend. This increase in transient tenants has heightened the potential for neighborhood impacts. This presentation will discuss measures to regulate short-term rentals in your community. We’ll address such questions as; do you want to prohibit or regulate short-term rentals in residential neighborhoods? How can you mitigate impacts and concerns related to personal safety, noise, parking, garbage and the general effects on community character? What about displacement of long-term housing? …and don’t forget, if you choose to regulate, your comprehensive plan should relate the municipality’s intentions and provide a rational supporting short-term regulation.
12/02 Enhancing Transparency & Effectiveness in Planning Proceedings Presenter: Matt Horn, MRB Group Duration: 1 hour REGISTER HERE Public confidence in government is low. Local leaders must find opportunities to bring the public “under the tent” as it relates to planning decisions. Simply “checking the boxes” in terms of open meetings requirements is not enough to ensure that the public understands projects and their potential impact. This presentation will examine best practices and inexpensive (or free) tools to ensure the public understands the impact of proposed projects and your thought process in arriving at a final decision. 12/09 Solar Energy Regulations Presenter: Ian Latimer, NYSERDA Duration: 1 hour REGISTER HERE Introduction to the important considerations for communities looking to implement or update zoning regulations for solar energy systems. We will cover key strategies included in the Model Solar Law, a highly-customizable resource contained in NYSERDA’s Solar Guidebook for Local Governments, and will highlight topics of community interest including system decommissioning, agricultural land impacts, and others.
12/23 Getting the Most Out of Your Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) Presenter: Shannon Clarke, NYS Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services Duration: 1 hour REGISTER HERE A comprehensive hazard mitigation planning process scope of work with a focus on HMP update-specific items, with tasks and subtasks provided; plan maintenance - milestone activities for each year of the plan's five-year lifecycle (make the next update easier too!)
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