Conducting Meetings and Hearings During the Pandemic | Tuesday, December 8th (2:00-3:15pm)
This webinar will provide an overview of how meetings and public hearings can be conducted during this pandemic in compliance with both EO 202.1 and the Open Meetings Law. 

Lawyers and Ethics for ZBAs and Planning Boards | Thursday, December 10th (2:00-3:15pm)
This webinar will address the various ways local governments may retain a municipal attorney, the issue of who the attorney’s client is, and when local officials and employees have a right to an attorney or to contact the municipal attorney.

Cell Towers and Wireless Regulations and a Case Law Update | Tuesday, December 15th (2:00-3:15pm)
This webinar will offer an overview of important court cases including RLUIPA, short-term rentals, and special use permits.

Solar Panels, Large Scale Energy Generation Siting, and Local Zoning | Thursday, December 17th (2:00-3:15pm)
This webinar will provide an overview of the recent amendments to New York’s large energy generating siting rules, including what local governments can and cannot do with respect to regulating small solar installations.

NYCOM Legislative Priorities 
and Business Meeting

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 (10:00am - 12:00pm)
via Zoom for NYCOM members only

2020 NYCOM Fiscal Pain Tracker

NYCOM Advocacy Update: November 13, 2020

NYCOM Advocacy Update: November 13, 2020

Action Alert: Join the Renewed Effort for COVID Relief

 VIEW UPDATE (added 11-13-20)

Nominating Committee Appointed to Fill Vacancy in 2nd Vice President

Nominating Committee Appointed to Fill Vacancy in 2nd Vice President

NYCOM President Rich David has appointed an 8-member Nominating Committee to nominate a city mayor to fill the current vacancy in the office of NYCOM 2nd Vice President.  Any city mayor interested in being considered for the vacancy must, by November 17th, provide the members of the committee (see the attached list of names and contact information) with a resume and any additional materials outlining their qualifications for the position.  Candidates for 2nd Vice President traditionally come from the Executive Committee, but that is not a requirement of the by-laws.  

VIEW NOMINATING COMMITTEE LIST

National Civic League Now Accepting Applications for the 2021 All-America City Award!

National Civic League Now Accepting Applications for the 2021 All-America City Award!

APPLICATION DUE: FEBRUARY 10, 2021

LETTER OF INTENT: BY DECEMBER 1 (SAVES APPLICANTS $100 ON FEE-NOT REQUIRED)
The 2021 theme is “Building Equitable and Resilient Communities.” This year’s awards will recognize communities that have worked to improve equity and resilience.

FOR MORE DETAILS AND LINK TO APPLICATION FORM

“Local Champions” Offers $8,000 Grants for Climate Smart Communities

“Local Champions” Offers $8,000 Grants for Climate Smart Communities

Application Deadline: December 14th

Lifeboats HV, a new funding initiative sponsored by The New World Foundation, has launched a pilot project aimed at helping Hudson Valley communities become more climate-smart. The project, known as “Local Champions” will award $8,000 grants to six communities to support the hiring of “climate-smart coordinators.” These individuals will participate in a six-month program of training and technical assistance as they shepherd their communities through the NY State Climate Smart Communities bronze certification process.

VIEW PROGRAM DETAILS

NYCOM Advocacy Update: October 29, 2020

NYCOM Advocacy Update: October 29, 2020

Update: Moratorium on Termination of Residential Utility Service

View Update (added 10-29-20)

NYCOM Webinars Available

NYCOM Webinars Available

Upcoming and Recorded

• Planning and Zoning ( Conducting Meetings and Hearings During the Pandemic; Lawyers and Ethics for ZBAs and Planning Boards; Cell Towers and Wireless Regulations and a Case Law Update; Solar Panels, Large Scale Energy Generation Siting, and Local Zoning)
• The Police Reform Collaborative Process: Making It Work for Your Community
• Holiday Travel Alert: What You Need to Know BEFORE You Leave!
• 2021 Village Elections
• Understanding Village Government and Your Place In It
• New Mandatory Operations Plan for Public Health Emergencies
• 2020 Village Elections Updates
• Accessing Federal Funding from FEMA
• Public Access to Police Disciplinary Records
• 
Reopening Local Governments
• 
Reopening NY’s Restaurants
• Securing Federal Funding in a Time of Crisis
• 
Helping Local Businesses During the COVID Pandemic
• Workforce Management in the Shadow of a Pandemic
• Enforcing the Governor's COVID Executive Orders & the Procedure for Issuing Local COVID-Related Emergency Orders
• Conducting Meetings & Public Hearings During the COVID-19 Pandemic

CLICK HERE TO VIEW RECORDED WEBINARS AND HANDOUTS
(NYCOM MEMBERS ONLY)
Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for member access.

Freedom of Information Law Virtual Training

Freedom of Information Law Virtual Training

Thursday, December 3, 2020 (10-11:30 a.m.)

Kristin O’Neill, Assistant Director of the Committee on Open Government, will be presenting a one-hour overview of the statute, followed by 30 minutes of a question and answer period.

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2020 Virtual Taking the Bench - Training

2020 Virtual Taking the Bench - Training

Session One: Virtual - 12/3, 12/4, 12/7, 12/8, 12/9
Session Two: TBD

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NYCOM ADVERTISING PROGRAM

NYCOM ADVERTISING PROGRAM

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Help Wanted • Items For Sale

Help Wanted • Items For Sale

Help Wanted:
• Accountant, City of Peekskill
• 
Administrator, City of Beacon
Development Director, Town of North Elba/Village of Lake Placid
• Executive Director Vermont League of Cities & Towns
 Deputy Comptroller, City of Long Beach
• Clerk, Village of Northport
Public Works Construction & Maintenance Supervisor, Village of Malone 

For Sale:
1993 Seagrave Marauder Pumper (Mileage 13,864, Hrs: 676, 500 Gal Tank) (Asking $33K) Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Snap-On 95 Anniversary Edition Tool Box (Asking $9K)

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