Planning & Zoning
Land Use: Defining Your Township's Future (F-102)
This four-part series covers a variety of land use-related topics, from building a great team, to defining your master plan, developing your township's zoning strategy and dealing with new and emerging issues. Valid for 6 credits in MTA's TGA program.
Ordinance Basics Part II: Types, Writing & Adopting Ordinances
Listen to an expert in municipal law explains the art of writing an effective ordinance.
Ordinance Enforcement Part II: Tips & Tricks from An Expert
This informative session offers tips, advice and lessons learned from a seasoned ordinance enforcement officer/zoning administrator.
Roles and Functions of the Zoning Board of Appeals: Decision-making & Documentation (Part 3)
As Part 3 of this series, this segment provides the “know-how” and tips that will help you make effective decisions when serving on the ZBA, from site visits to public hearings, deliberation, motions and your roles on the board.
Roles and Functions of the Zoning Board of Appeals: The Basics (Part 1)
As part one of a three-part series, The Basics explores the delicate balancing act between property rights and public interest along with the impact zoning relationships have on ordinances. Learn more about voting requirements, as well as the duties and responsibilities of the Zoning Board of Appeals. Zoning ordinance interpretations will also be discussed.
Roles and Functions of the Zoning Board of Appeals: Variances (Part 2)
In part two of this three-part series, you will discover the “ins and outs” of variances, including identifying strategies and considerations when hearing variance requests and decision standards that will hold up in court. Find out more about non-use and use variances and review the top 10 incorrect reasons variances are granted.