When requested, the Commission helps communities in efforts to upgrade their zoning, subdivision regulations, or other local land use controls. While the “return on investment” that comes from good community planning may not be as easy to measure as money raised for sewer, water and related projects, Tug Hill communities certainly gain greater control over their own futures by putting such controls in place. Guiding growth in this way can often have big economic returns in avoiding costs associated with road construction and maintenance and other public services.

Training of Municipal Planning and Zoning Officials

For more information, check out our Planner’s Corner

Minor Subdivision Review – Records Checklist (.pdf)
Somewhat Plain English Site Plan Review Process (.pdf)
Site Plan Review – Records Checklist (.pdf)
Technical Checklist for Use in Site Plan/Special Use Review (.doc)
Zoning Appeals without Zoning Officer Denial (.pdf)
Somewhat Plain English ZBA Review Checklist (.pdf)Important SEQR Links
DEC’s Administrative Regulations – 6 NYCRR Part 617 (link)
Downloadable SEQR Forms (link)
SEQR Cookbook (.pdf)
SEQR Flow Chart and Time Frames (.pdf)SEQRA Coordination and Training Unit
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Environmental Permits
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-1750

Tug Hill Commission Model Subdivision Local Law (.pdf)
Guide To Planned Unit Development (.pdf)