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Free Training on Subdivisions Offered to Local Officials

Monticello, NY – The Sullivan County Division of Planning and Community Development, in partnership with the New York State Department of State, is hosting a free virtual training for local municipal officials about conducting Subdivision Reviews.

It will be held online on Monday, February 22 at 5:30 p.m., and successful completion will provide two training credits. The session is free, but preregistration is required. To register, please contact the Division of Planning at 845-807-0527 or email

“Upstate New York, and Sullivan County in particular, is experiencing an increase in development pressure as a result of pandemic outmigration, and there is potential for a rise in subdivision applications,” noted Planning Commissioner Freda Eisenberg. “This year's training with the Department of State will provide an overview of the statutory authority for municipalities to review subdivisions. Discussion will focus on the elements of a subdivision plat - layout of lots and infrastructure - along with concepts such as deep lot development and clustering. Review procedures are also addressed, including State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR), county referral, public hearings, decision-making, and the possibility of default approvals.”