The Planning Board is tasked with site plan review, making determinations on special use permit applications, and performing sub-division review. The Town Board may seek recommendations from the Planning Board, and the Planning Board may make recommendations to the Town Board regarding any area in their jurisdiction. Board meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7PM.
Zoning Board of Appeals
The Zoning Board is in charge of deciding Area Variance and Use Variance applications and interpreting the Zoning Code. Board of Appeals meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 7PM.
The Clarkson Conservation Board’s overall intent is to preserve the town’s natural environment and control impacts on the surrounding neighborhood, while balancing our Clarkson’s need for an economically viable and environmentally sustainable future. It considers environmental issues and factors affecting development for site-plan approvals, open space development, and advises the Planning Board accordingly. Board meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 6 PM as needed.
Architectural Review Board
The Architectural Review Board provides regulation and guidance for maintaining the appearance of buildings and signs in Clarkson’s Historical Overlay District, for new buildings/signs or modifications of existing buildings/signs. The Architectural Review Board has seven members, appointed by the Town Board for three-year terms. At least one member must be a professional architect licensed in New York State. Board meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 7 PM as needed.
Board of Assessment Review
This Board is the hearing body for residents who file grievances regarding the assessed value placed on their property. After hearing the grievance through the formal hearing process, the Board of Assessment Review has the authority to accept or deny the tax payer’s grievance. When accepting an assessment grievance, the Board does have the authority to set a new assessment on the property. Appointed by the Town Board, the Board of Assessment Review consists of residents who have a general knowledge of property values in the community, and does not include the assessor or staff from the Assessor’s Office.