Training

3E. Roadway and Roadside Drainage HandoutAnnual Local Government Conference (LGC)

Each year over 600 local officials from around the North Country gather in the spring for a day of workshops, idea exchange, camaraderie and “recharging” to continue with the sometimes under appreciated task of local government services.

2017 Conference Program

1A. Workers’ Compensation & Your Community
1C. Ethical Considerations for Planning and Zoning Boards
1D. Motions, Criteria & Decision Making
1E. Reasonable Suspicion Training for Highway & DPW
1F. & 2F. Storytelling Leadership Through Effective Communication
1F. & 2F. Leadership Through Effective Communication
2A. Handout Comp Plans & Your Bottom Line Tug Hill 2017
2A. Comp Plans & Your Bottom Line: What Town & Village Boards Need to Know
2C. Site Plan Review: Process & Paperwork
2D. Use & “Misuse” of Alternate Planning Board & ZBA Members
2E. All the Things a Highway Department Should Know About the Emerald Ash Borer
2G. Community Choice Aggregation
3A. True Cost of Services
3B. Which Way Do I Go? How to Prepare a “Blueprint for Funding” Your Next Project
3C. Planning and Zoning for Solar
3D. SEQR Basic
3E. Roadway and Roadside Drainage Handout
3F. Protecting Municipal Data & Computer Systems
3G. Fort Drum JLUS Overview
4A. Are Cost Effective Pressure Sewers In Your Future?
4B. Public Sector Wage and Hour Laws: The Top Ten Employer Myths and Misconceptions
4F. Workplace Violence Prevention Training
4G. North Country Health Compass and Your Community

2016 LGC, March 31 – 2016 LGC Program
For those that could not attend the conference or who couldn’t make it to all the sessions they were interested in, as many presentations as possible are linked below.
1A. Budgeting For Fire Protection
1B. Municipal Restructuring
1C. Conservation Subdivision Design
1D. ZBA Overview
1H. 2H. Maintaining Assessment EquityLGC16
2C. Reading Interpreting Plans
2G. NYS Ag Districts Law
3B. Justice Court Options
3C. Regulating Locally Unwanted Land Uses
3E. GIS and Changes to the Local Highway Inventory


2015 LGC, March 26 – 2015 LGC Program
For those that could not attend the conference or who couldn’t make it to all the sessions they were interested in, as many presentations as possible are linked below.
1A: Negotiating Fire Dept Contracts In A Tough Economy
1B. Interaction of T/V Boards with the Justice Courts
1C. Record Keeping Tips
1D. Dealing with Difficult Players
1G. The Property Tax Freeze and What it Means to Your Community
2A. A How to Guide to Shared Services
2B. NYS Grants Gateway
2C. Open Government
2D. Public Meetings and Hearings
2E. Roads By Use
2F. Minutes
2G. Importance Of A Community Tree Program
3A. Developing an Effective Fund Balance Policy
3C. Regulating Small Scale & Large Scale Solar Energy
3E. CHIPS
3F. Ethics
4A. Red Flags for Fraud
4C. Enforcement Of Zoning And Other Local Laws
4G. Improving Broadband
4G. NY Broadband Office
The registration brochure is also available for download here!


2014 LGC, March 27 – 2014 LGC Program
2013 LGC, March 28 – 2013 LGC Program


Training Workshops

A dozen or more workshops each year give local elected and appointed officials the latest information and tools for their jobs.  Topics are selected from locally-expressed needs and deal with such issues as zoning and planning, SEQR, and municipal budgets.

April 19, 2016 “Comp Plans & Your Bottom Line” at JCC:  PowerPoint  /  Handouts
November 30, 2015 Agricultural Districts training session at JCC:  Handout