Town of Orchard Park

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Boards & Committees

Architectural Overlay District Committee

   |   8:30 PM - 4:30 PM |   1 Openings


The purpose of the Architectural Overlay District is to maintain and enhance the unique character of North Buffalo Road from the Village of Orchard Park north border to Southwestern Boulevard.

Board of Ethics

   |   Volunteer |   8:30 am to 4:30 pm |   1 Openings

Qualifications / Education

Must be a resident of Orchard Park

Economic Development Committee

   |   Permanent |   8:30AM - 4:30PM |   1 Openings


The role of the OPEDC is to be the first and most obvious contact to be made by outside parties looking to bring economic development to the Southtowns. The OPEDC performs in an advisory capacity to the Town and Village Boards on matters pertaining to economic development and maintenance of a viable business friendly economic climate in the Town of Orchard Park.

The OPEDC acts as facilitators in assisting companies, groups and individuals interested in bringing business to Orchard Park or expansion of local business.

Historic Preservation Board

   |   Volunteer |   8:30am to 4:30pm |   2 Openings


The Historic Preservation Board is charged to protect and enhance the landmarks and historic buildings in the Town of Orchard Park that represent distinctive elements of Orchard Park’s historic, architectural and cultural heritage. This Board may recommend the designation of a property or group of properties as an historic site, subject to Town Board approval, as a Town Landmark. In addition, the Historic Preservation Board assists property owners seeking Town, State or National Historic Landmark designations, reviews all applications for building permits on Landmark designated properties and issues approvals prior to the issuance of building permits. The Board is also charged with the task of taking a photographic inventory and historic survey of old buildings in the Town and keeping all records of these properties identified as significant.

Insurance Advisory Board

   |   Permanent |   8:30AM - 4:30PM |   3 Openings


The Insurance Advisory Committee is an adhoc group of Orchard Park residents who are in the insurance business, appointed annually by the Town Board. This committee advises the Town Board about the selection of carriers, coverage and deductibles, self insurance and other insurance matters involving required property, auto, and liability and workers compensation insurance coverage. The committee meets on an as needed basis to seek and review quotes from insurance companies, to review claims against the Town and to assist in risk management. The Insurance Brokers Advisory Committee meets annually with the Town Board prior to the expiration of annual insurance policies, to report on claims history and to recommend for the upcoming insurance policy year.

Recreation Commission

   |   Permanent |   8:30AM - 4:30PM |   1 Openings


The seven member Recreation Commission was established pursuant to Town Law by the Town Board in 1998. Prior to this a Recreation Committee which met on an as needed basis to advise the Town Board, completed an initial survey of Town residents to assess recreational activities and needs in Orchard Park, and advised the Town Board of the need for a Recreation Commission. Members of the Recreation Commission are appointed to seven year terms by the Town Board. Each year one member’s term expires. The Commission’s main function is to develop a master plan for recreation, including parks, facilities and programs which meet the present and future needs of the community. The Commission is charged with providing well researched and well thought out recommendations to the Town Board to enhance and expand recreation. The members of the Commission work closely with the Recreation Director, the Town Board, the Engineering Department, the Parks and Grounds Superintendent, the Planning Board, and the Trails Task Force. In addition the Commission works to develop partnerships with various volunteer recreational groups to assist the Town in providing recreation as deemed appropriate by the Town Board.

Trails Task Force

   |   8:30 PM - 4:30 PM |   3 Openings


The Trails Task Force, an adhoc advisory committee established in 2001, by the Orchard Park Town Board , is designated to recommend guidelines for the implementation of trails, jogging paths’ “rails to trails”, walkways and other means of paths for walkability in the Town of Orchard Park. Location, connectivity, public opinion, and financing are part of its research. When deemed appropriate the Task Force makes recommendations to the Recreation Commission for its consideration.

Tree Conservancy

   |   Volunteer |   1 Openings


Mission Statement:

The Town of Orchard Park believes a health urban forest is an integral part of the town infrastructure and essential for the well being of all area residents.  it is the town’s responsibility to protect, regulate and establish funding to plant, maintain and remove trees and shrubs on town-owned lands and within public right-of-way in a responsive, environmentally sensitive and economical manner.

Full Time

Supervising Code Enforcement Officer

   |   8:30 am - 4:30 pm |   1 Openings

Supervising Code Enforcement Officer



DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: The work involves planning and supervising the overall building inspection operations of a municipality. Under the general direction of the town or village board, the employee in this compliance with the provisions of the local building, zoning and plumbing ordinances and the Multiple Residence Law. Supervision is exercised over a number of technical and clerical employees. Does related work as required.


Plans and supervises the operation of the local building and plumbing inspection activities;

Reviews, checks and passes on plans and specifications submitted with building and

Plumbing permit applications for compliance with the building code, the plumbing code, the zoning ordinance and applicable laws and ordinances prior to issuing permits;

Inspects buildings and structures in the process of construction or repair for compliance

With approved plans and specifications and all requirements of all applicable ordinances and laws;

Inspects piping, traps, fixtures and drainage to see that work is being carried out in

Accordance with approved plans and specifications and applicable ordinances and laws;

Issues building and plumbing permits and furnishes the prescribed certificates of

Occupancy upon application;

Explains the requirements of the local building code, local zoning ordinances and the

New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code Law to building and

Plumbing contractors and to the general public;

Provides for removal of illegal or unsafe conditions and secures the necessary

Safeguards during construction;

Orders unsafe conditions in existing structures to be removed and arranges for

Condemnation notices to owners and builders of improper or hazardous


Inspects existing buildings and structures to ensure their conformity with safety


Investigates complaints and assists in prosecuting violation of the building code,

Plumbing code and zoning ordinance;

Maintains records of acts and decision;

Prepares periodic reports of buildings and structures erected or altered, by such permit

For presentation to the local governing body.





Thorough knowledge of practices, principals, materials and tools used in building


Thorough knowledge of the requirements of the local and New York State Fire

Prevention and Building Code and Zoning Code;

Thorough knowledge of the building trades;

Fundamental knowledge of the principles of engineering and architecture;

Thorough knowledge of fire prevention practices and procedures;


NOTE: New York State Public Officers Law requires U.S. Citizenship.


434.5 Certification of Code Enforcement Personnel


  1. The N.Y. State Fire Administrator shall certify code enforcement personnel as having successfully complete one or more of the training programs set forth in the Part as follows:

Probationary and non-permanent code enforcement personnel scheduled to perform code enforcement duties an average of more than 20 hours per week shall successfully complete a certified basic training program within 18 months of initial appointment. Code enforcement personnel not appointed for probationary terms by appointed on other than a permanent basis and scheduled to perform code enforcement duties an average of between 10 and 20 hours per week shall successfully complete a certified basic training program within 24 months of initial appointment. Code enforcement personnel not appointed for probationary terms but appointed on other than a permanent basis and scheduled to perform code enforcement duties on average of less than 10 hours per week shall successfully complete a certified basic training program within 36 months of initial appointment. Training may be suspended during periods of non-service, but all periods of service shall be counted toward the fulfillment of the applicable requirement.


  1. Equivalent New York State Fire or Code Enforcement Training courses, federally-sponsored course, courses taught at an accredited college or university or courses taught by a professional society may be substituted, in whole or in part as the case may be, for the specific course requirements contained in the Part. Adequate documentation regarding course content and attendance shall be submitted to the State Fire Administrator as prerequisite to certification.


Orchard Park Recreation Seasonal Summer Employment

   |   Seasonal


The Orchard Park Recreation Department prides itself on being able to provide families an opportunity to participate in fun and engaging activities while realizing elements of socialization and receiving health and wellness benefits. The Recreation Department has and continues to be an integral part of the Orchard Park community. We look forward to extending our reach throughout this great town.