Livingston County Government Center
6 Court St. - Room 205
Geneseo, NY 14454
About the Planning Board
Section 239-l, m and n, of the New York State General Municipal Law requires municipal boards to refer certain development applications, proposed zoning changes, and comprehensive master plans to the County Planning Board for review before taking final action.
Purpose of the New York State General Municipal Law
The purpose of the law is to encourage local decision-makers to consider the inter-community and county-wide impacts of local land use changes and add a regional perspective to local land use decisions. The process allows local officials to take advantage of the professional planning expertise at the county level. In addition, it helps the County Planning Board follow development trends throughout the county.
Local officials who should be aware of the law's requirements include town supervisors, village mayors, town and village clerks, zoning enforcement officers, members of local planning boards, town and village boards, and zoning boards of appeals.