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GML 239 Reviews


OCPB Review Process

The OCPB has 30 days after receipt of a full statement of a proposed action to report its recommendations to the referring board, accompanied by a statement of the reasons for such recommendations. This is accomplished in the form of a resolution.


The OCPB meets every three weeks to review referrals and recommend approval, modification, or disapproval of proposed actions, or report that the proposed action has no significant county-wide or inter-community impact. The OCPB does not conduct public hearings or entertain public comment as part of its municipal referral review process. Public hearings are held by the respective referring municipal board. The public is, however, welcome to attend and observe OCPB meetings.


What does the OCPB look at?

The OCPB review may include inter-community and county-wide considerations with respect to:

  • compatibility of various land uses with one another
  • traffic generating characteristics of various land uses in relation to the effect of such traffic on other land uses and to the adequacy of existing and proposed thoroughfare facilities
  • impact of proposed land uses on existing and proposed county or state institutional or other uses
  • protection of community character as regards predominant land uses, population density, and the relation between residential and nonresidential areas
  • drainage
  • community facilities
  • official municipal and county development policies, as may be expressed through comprehensive plans, capital programs or regulatory measures
  • such other matter as may relate to the public convenience, to governmental efficiency, and to the achieving and maintaining of a satisfactory community environment


Report of Final Action

A referring body must file a report of the final action it has taken on a referred matter with the Onondaga County Department of Planning within 30 days after the final action (separate from the meeting minutes). A referring body which acts contrary to the County Planning Board recommendation of Modification or Disapproval shall set forth the reasons for the contrary action. A "Final Action Report" is available to simplify this reporting.




Contact information

NYS GML Section 239


Guide to OCPB Referrals


OCPB Final Action Report




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