Land Use Academy Advanced Training

APA Connecticut Chapter


Saturday, March 26, 2016
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. EDT

Haddam, CT, United States


The Land Use Academy Advanced Training is an all-day advanced course that will cover the following three topics in-depth. This training will include plenty of time for audience participation, questions, and observations. The three topics are as follows: Bias, Pre-disposition and Conflicts • How bias and conflicts are defined • Ex-Parte communications • Appearance and representation by Commission members • Financial or other interests • Relatives • Conduct during the meeting • Recusal Implementing and Enforcing Land Use Decisions: the use of conditions and modifications in land use permitting and the challenges of land use enforcement • Permissible scope of land use approvals • Limits on the use of modifications and conditions • Appropriate imposition of off-site improvements • Construction and bonding of public improvements and E&S controls • Open space and project mitigation • Payments in lieu • Enforcement of subdivision approvals • Zoning and wetlands enforcement- who, what, where and how Running a Meeting and Making a Decision • Pre-application meetings • Keeping control of the meeting (who speaks, when, hostile crowd control, etc.) • Voting by commissioner who misses a meeting • Seating alternates • Running a public hearing • Evaluation of evidence • 22a-19 Environmental interventions • Standards and criteria • Proper motions • Findings • Keeping the record • What to do with reports (IWWC, traffic, CTDEP, neighboring towns, RPAs, consultants, etc.) This program is presented at or above the level of a planner with two years of planning experience.

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