The Town of Perinton continuously accepts applications from residents who are interested in serving on its volunteer boards. When a vacancy occurs, the applications on file are reviewed and qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. If you are interested in participating on any of the town’s volunteer boards, please submit a resume and a letter of interest to the Town Supervisor, Town of Perinton, 1350 Turk Hill Road, Fairport, NY 14450. If you have questions, please contact the Town Supervisor at (585) 223-0770.
Board of Assessment Review
A five-member board, appointed to five years terms (no term limit), which meets the fourth Tuesday in May in the Town Hall Board Room. The Board of Assessment Review (BAR) hears complaints filed by taxpayers who feel their assessments are unequal, excessive, unlawful or that their property is misclassified. Board Members exercise judgment and discretion in order to render an impartial, objective determination on complaints. The Real Property Tax Law requires that members of the BAR have knowledge of property values in the assessing unit. BAR members are local public officials and must be residents of Perinton. Meets on the 4th Tuesday of May. For more information, go to Board of Assessment Review
A seven-member Board, appointed to two-year terms (no term limit), which typically meets on Tuesday before the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month @ 7:30 PM in the Town Hall Conference Room – 1350 Turk Hill Road. The parking lot entrance has a sign that states Town Offices. Please enter the building by using the third set of double doors, which are to the right of the flag pole. ; verify meeting schedule with Director Volunteer Boards/Conservation Board Liaison, Lori StidThe Conservation Board serves in an advisory capacity, primarily providing recommendations to the Planning Board on whether applications will have a significant environmental impact in accordance with the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA). The Conservation Board also comments to the Town Board and Zoning Board of Appeals on matters pertaining to environmental issues within the Town.
These workshop meetings are open to the public and are conducted in a more informal manner than the public hearing format of the Planning Board, Town Board, and Zoning Board of Appeals.The Conservation Board meeting is a workshop public meeting; not a public hearing. For more information, go to Conservation Board
Historic Architecture Commission
A five-member board appointed to three-year terms (no term limit), which meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Board Room in Town Hall. The Historic Architecture Commission is a legally constituted board responsible for review and approval of applications for Certificates of Appropriateness involving changes to Designated Landmarks. This board is also responsible for the inventory and Landmark Designation of historically significant structures as well as the promotion of historic preservation through educational programs. For more information, go to Historic Architecture Commission
A seven-member Board, appointed to seven-year terms (no term limit), which typically meets the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Hall Board Room; verify meeting schedule with Director Volunteer Boards Lori Stid. The Planning Board is a legally constituted Board responsible for the review and approval/denial of development applications in the Town, utilizing Subdivision Approval (primarily the tool for approving new multi-home construction) or Site Plan Approval (primarily the tool for approving commercial development). For more information, go to Planning Board
Recreation and Parks Advisory Board
A seven-member board, appointed to seven-year terms. There are no term limits. The board meets the fourth Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in the James E. Smith Community Center. Their purpose is to advise the Recreation and Parks staff and provide recommendations to the Town Board on issues related to recreation programming and the town’s park system. For more information, go to Recreation and Parks Advisory Board
Sustainability Advisory Board
The Sustainability Advisory Board is a seven-member volunteer board tasked with evaluating current and future opportunities to implement sustainable best practices in Town operations. It serves in an advisory capacity to the Town Supervisor and Town Board as well as Town Departments, committees, and volunteer boards. The board’s goal is to preserve Perinton’s natural resources by reducing the Town’s ecological footprint while identifying operational efficiencies to produce cost savings for local taxpayers.
Perinton’s Sustainability Advisory Board focuses its attention on several key action areas, including Facilities and Infrastructure; Fleet; Energy; Resources Recovery; Natural Resources; and Education and Outreach. It also woks to secure grants that may contribute to the reuse and preservation of sustainable infrastructure in the community. Furthermore, the board supports the sustainable and green infrastructure measures of the Town’s Comprehensive Plan Update. The Plan identifies several focus areas such as protecting open spaces and natural resources, supporting the farming and agricultural industry, and embracing local renewable energy sources and alternative energy systems within the Town.
The seven-member board is complemented by ex-officio members, such as representatives from the Planning Board, Conservation Board, Recreation and Parks Department, and Public Works. Perinton’s Sustainability Advisory Board was established by local law and is detailed in Chapter 61 of the Town Code.
For more information, go to Sustainability Advisory Board.
Zoning Board of Appeals
A seven-member Board, appointed to seven-year terms (no term limit), which typically meets the fourth Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Hall Board Room; verify meeting schedule with Director Volunteer Boards Lori Stid. The Zoning Board of Appeals is a legally constituted Board primarily responsible for making decisions on any requests to vary from Town zoning ordinances. It also may hear and decide upon any appeals from any order, decision, or determination of any official charged with the enforcement of the zoning laws. For more information, go to Zoning Board of Appeals
Contact Volunteer Boards
Email: Volunteer Boards
Director Volunteer Boards
Volunteer Board Coordinator