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Planning Functions of Local Boards

Planning and Development
Eoin Wrafter, Acting Commissioner

 


Board
Responsibility

 

 


 

 

Legislative Board
(Town Board, Village Board
of Trustees, City Council)
  • Prepare, adopt, approve, and amend comprehensive plans

  • Enact and amend zoning ordinance, zoning map, subdivision regulations 

  • Appoint members of other boards 

  • Approve budgets for other boards

  • Create advisory boards (e.g. architectural review, conservation advisory council)

  • Review/approval authority (or delegation thereof) for subdivisions

  • Review/approval authority (or delegation thereof) for site plans

  • Review/approval authority (or delegation thereof) for special use permits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Planning Board
(administrative only)

 

 

  • Review/approval authority for subdivisions (typical)

  • Review/approval authority for site plans (typical)

  • Review/approval authority for special use permits (optional)

  • Participate in the preparation/review of a comprehensive plan (optional)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zoning Board of Appeals
(administrative and quasi-judicial)
  • Review/approval authority for area variances (relief from dimensional standards)

  • Review/approval authority for use variances (relief from use standards)

  • Interpretations of the zoning ordinance

  • Review/approval authority for special use permits (optional)

  • Review/approval authority for site plans (optional)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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