Training Opportunities

Upcoming Training Opportunities

Introduction to CPB Explore Area app
Register on-line at  
Wed. Nov. 13. 2019 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am
70 Ontario Street - behind Court House and County Office building.  Ring to enter from vestibule and take elevator to 2nd floor.  Information Services training room is to the left around the corner and then on the right.

Livable Communities & Other Site Plan Review Topics
Register on-line at
Wed. Nov. 20, 2019– 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Register by Friday Nov. 15, 2019
Presented by William Armbruster, AARP Senior Advisor for Livable Communities Program
- 8 Domains of Livability– how to positively impact the well-being of older adult and make communities more livable for people of all ages & abilities
- Comparable community case studies of enhancing public spaces, transportation & housing to benefit livability
Presented by Ontario County Planning Department  
- Do your site plan submission review regulations meet your needs?
- Preserving the ecosystem functions of site and adjoining lands following development.
- Defining and assessing whether proposals fit the desired use and character of site.
- Get YOUR site plan review/impact on neighborhood character/hardship questions answered.
- Emphasis on topics less familiar to many municipal engineers-signs, home occupations, performance standards for lighting, noise, dust, smell, including dark sky compliant lighting.
Location: Ontario County Safety Training Facility
                  2914 County Road 48, Canandaigua, NY 14424 (CR 48 is near Ontario County Complex off CR 46)
2 hour training certificate provided to participants

November 15, 2019 Genesee Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council Batavia $75  Topics include NYSDOS -Planning and Zoning Board Overviews, Comprehensive Planning, and Aging in Place; State, local and Industry reps- clean energy audits & upgrades, renewable energy, Census, Open Meetings, resilience.  Registration from available at:

November 20, 2019 
 Intro to National Flood Insurance Program w/ Class Exercises Auditorium, 1-4:30;Yates County Building 417 Liberty Street, Penn Yan
RSVP or 585-226-5450

Check back for information on December 2019 and January 2020 NYSDOS webinars for new Planning and Zoning Board members.

Training Opportunities For Farmland Owners

Tues. December 9, 2019 - Overview of Agricultural Conservation Easements as a Farmland Protection Option for Landowners

Tues. December 16, 2019 - Business Organization, Transition Planning, and Legacy Considerations for Farmland Owners

Tues. January 6, 2020 - Developing a Land Plan for an Agricultural Conservation Easement
                                        Appraisals: Determining the Value of Farmland and Agricultural Conservation Easements

Tues. January 13, 2020 - In Depth Look at the NYS DAM Agricultural Conservation Easement &
                                         the NYS Farmland Protection Grant Process

All farmland owner trainings are from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Ontario County Safety Training Facility,
2914 CR 48 (off CR 46 near Hopewell Complex), Canandaigua, NY  14424

Trainings offered by the Ontario County Agricultural Enhancement Board, the Finger Lakes Land Trust, & the Genesee Land Trust.

Click here for link to registration form  or call Maria Rudzinski 585 396-4416