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Planning Commission, and Zoning Board Openings

September 27, 2012 by imc-editor

BINGHAMTON, NY—Mayor Matt Ryan today invited volunteers to submit letters of interest to serve on the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals.

Zoning Board of Appeals Overview & Requirements
The Zoning Board of Appeals is responsible for reviewing applications for variances from applicable zoning regulations, hearing appeals and issuing interpretations. The Zoning Board of Appeals consists of five community members appointed by the Mayor.

The City is seeking community-minded volunteers who can commit to attending one meeting per month. Zoning Board of Appeals meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month, starting at 5:15pm. In addition, ZBA members must complete four hours of training each year.

There are no specific educational requirements for appointment to the Zoning Board of Appeals, but some knowledge of land use policy, construction, planning, sustainable development, architecture and/or civil engineering is preferred. ZBA members must reside in the City of Binghamton.
Planning Commission Overview & Requirements
The Planning Commission is responsible for reviewing site plans, granting Special Use Permits, and issuing advisory opinions to City Council regarding amendments to the Zoning Ordinance and the official Zoning Map. The Planning Commission consists of nine community members appointed by the Mayor and approved by City Council.

The City is seeking community-minded volunteers who can commit to attending one meeting per month. Planning Commission meetings are held on the first Monday of each month, starting at 5:15pm. In addition, Planning Commission members must complete four hours of training each year.

There are no specific educational requirements for appointment to the Planning Commission, but some knowledge of construction, planning, sustainable development, architecture or civil engineering is preferred. Planning Commission members must reside in the City of Binghamton.

Deadlines Letters of interest should be delivered by October 5th at 4:00pm to: Office of the Mayor 38 Hawley St Binghamton, NY 13901

 

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