Zoning Board of Appeals

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Zoning Board of Appeals

The Zoning Board of Appeals provides relief for aggrieved applicants of a decision of the zoning officer. The Zoning Board of Appeals is a five member board that  meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm.  The Board reviews three types of applications:

Area Variance: for an application not in compliance with the dimensional requirements of the zoning code.

Use Variance: to use land for a purpose not allowed in the zoning code.

Interpretation: made upon a appeal of an enforcement decision where the appellant feels the law was wrongly applied. 


Denise Rhoads, Chair

David Palen, ZBA Vice Chair

Kris Kiefer, ZBA Member

Sherrill Ketchum, ZBA Member

David Lee, ZBA Member

Scott Molnar, ZBA Counsel

Karen Barkdull, Planning & Zoning Clerk kbarkdull@townofskaneateles.com 


Speaking at Meetings

Regular Board Meeting - The public has the right to attend and listen to the Board deliberations.  The public may participate upon the invitation of the Board.

Public Hearing - The public is invited to speak.  The Board is not obligated to answer questions or render a decision.

Public Information Meeting - A presentation is given to the public in order for the public to gain information on a specific project or topic.  Following the presentation, the public is given the opportunity to ask questions.  The presenter may discuss follow-up action.