The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) interprets the Town Zoning Code and evaluates the benefit an applicant would realize if they were to be granted a variance against any impacts that the town might realize as a result of the variance. The ZBA can grant use variances to allow the use of land for a purpose that is otherwise not allowed or is prohibited by zoning regulations. The ZBA can also grant area variances to reduce the required setback distances if an applicant can demonstrate suitable hardship.
Zoning Board of Appeals Meetings
The Zoning Board of Appeals meets on the third Thursday of the month when there is business to which the board needs to attend. Residents may request a board meeting if they have specific concerns they would like addressed.
Procedure to Petition Board
To petition the board, call (607) 869-9326 to schedule a meeting or no later than one week prior to the scheduled meeting.