STC staff provides planning assistance by contract to many of the municipalities in Southeast Steuben County. Assistance includes:
STC will contract with communities to accomplish these and/or other planning tasks. Please contact Stephanie Yezzi or Maggie Costello, at (607) 962-5092 to set up an appointment to discuss the scope of work and the potential cost to your community.
Comprehensive planning is an important step for all local governments. It is the responsibility of the local government to maintain an accurate and up-to-date expression of the community’s long-term goals. A Comprehensive Plan can be used to guide capital improvement budgets (road costs, etc.), set up community-wide incentive programs (junk clean up, open space preservation, etc.), prepare for Marcellus gas drilling as well as to ensure that zoning and other land use tools remain up to-date and reflect the needs and desires of residents.
STC will contract with communities to accomplish the comprehensive planning process.
The comprehensive planning process has many steps and ridged requirements set by New York State Department of State. A comprehensive plan process will include:
As part of the planning process, communities must complete requirements set forth by the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) through the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA). Requirements must be completed for comprehensive planning, zoning, and many other planning and development applications.
STC assists communities in completing SEQRA requirements when reviewing applications and through comprehensive planning and zoning.
STC has worked with communities to develop the most effective laws and regulations that protect overall community goals as well as their residents’ quality of life. In doing so, our organization has maintained an archive of best practices and model laws both from our work as well as the work done by our communities. By clicking individual topics listed below, you will be directed to that topic’s specific location within our document library. We recommend the model laws and regulations are utilized as examples when generating, updating, and adopting such documents in your community.