The Village Zoning Board of Appeals will be having regular meetings with the Planning Board the 2nd Wednesday of each month starting April 8, 2020. The Zoning Board of Appeals usually only meets when it receives an appeal application and schedules a hearing. To contact the Village Zoning Board Members, contact the Village Clerk.
The Zoning Board of Appeals has the responsibility to conduct hearings on issues appealed to it. These matters may be appeals from decisions of the Code Enforcement Officer, and questions involving interpretation of the Zoning Law.
Article XI, Section 11 of the Village of Allegany Zoning Law of July 2003 (pdf) describes the organization, powers, duties, and responsibilities of the ZBA.
When the ZBA holds a hearing, it usually involves a request for an area or use variance. Village of Allegany Local Law and New York State Law are specific as to what a Zoning Board of Appeals can and cannot do, and what procedures must be followed. The only appeal beyond a ZBA is an Article Seventy-Eight Proceeding that is filed with the State Supreme Court.
The Zoning Board of Appeals is a five member board, appointed by the Mayor, for five year terms, with the approval of the Village Trustees. The Mayor also appoints the Chairman of the ZBA with the Village Trustees approval. The Vice Chairman is selected by vote of the ZBA Members.