The Zoning Commission prepared for the Village Trustees draft zoning regulations and a draft zoning map based upon careful study and public input.
The Zoning Commission facilitated its first public workshop on December 5, 2006. The purpose of the workshop was to introduce the Zoning Map, District Intent, and Schedule of Uses to the public for discussion and comment. A Public Hearing was held and the Draft Zoning Law was unveiled to the public on March 6, 2007.
The job of a code enforcement officer is an important part of the effort to provide a safe and healthy environment for the public. There are specific regulations and statutes a code enforcement officer needs to learn in order to perform their duties, and these will depend on the size and regulatory scope of the governmental entity they work for.
The village Code Enforcement Officer is Lawrence Allen, who was appointed to the position by the mayor in February, 2013. He replaces Lynn Goman who retired.
A Code Enforcement Officer is responsible for making sure residents are in compliance with sections of the village municipal code, ordinances and resolutions in such areas a planning, zoning, community nuisance, property maintenance, housing, signs, and related areas.
Allen brings nearly 40 years of experience to the position as a long time professional in the home construction industry where he has specialized since 1974 in roofing, electrical, plumbing, building repair and maintenance. He is a New York State licensed inspector and certified home inspector, and has inspected thousands of homes in the Capital Region.
Allen is a member of the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors, President of the local NACHI chapter, an Associate Member of the New York State Building Code Officers, a member of the Better Business Bureau, and is a state certified wood destroying technician.
Since 1993, Allen has been the owner and operator of Visual Structural Inspections LLC of Clifton Park – which inspects pre-owned homes for structural and pest damage. He has also been an instructor for future home inspectors with the Knowledge Network, Albany, since 2006. You can reach Lawrence Allen at (518) 371-7944.
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