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.
County staff will also be on hand to discuss Dutchess County’s referral process including intermunicipal agreements, the Referral Identifier Tool, RAMP (the online portal for referrals), and upcoming procedural changes of note.
- Patricia Burke, Local Government Specialist, NYS DOS Local Government Training Program
- Ebony Mapp, Local Government Specialist, NYS DOS Local Government Training Program
- Staff from Dutchess County Department of Planning and Development