Zoning Board of Appeals

The zoning regulations and districts as outlined upon the official zoning maps of the Village are made in accordance with a Comprehensive Plan for the purpose of promoting the public health, safety, morals, convenience, order, prosperity and general welfare of the community. They have been designed to lessen congestion in the streets, to secure safety from fire, panic and other dangers, to provide adequate light and air, to prevent the overcrowding of land, to avoid undue concentration of the population and to facilitate the adequate provisions of transportation, water, sewerage, schools, parks and other public requirements. They have been made with reasonable consideration, among other things, as to the character of each district and its suitability for particular uses and with a view of conserving the value of buildings and encouraging the most appropriate use of land throughout the Village.

The Zoning Board of Appeals was established in accordance with § 7-712 of the Village Law. The Zoning Board of Appeals consists of three members, appointed by the Village Board of Trustees who serve three-year terms. All members must obtain four credits of training per year to continue as members of the Board. The Zoning Board of Appeals meets at Village Hall on an as needed basis. The Zoning Board of Appeals has the following powers:

1) Administrative review: to hear and decide appeals from and review any order, requirement, decision or determination made by the Code Enforcement Officer or other administrative officer carrying out or enforcing any provision of this chapter.

2) Special permit: to hear and decide applications for special permits as specified in Articles V through IX of this chapter and to authorize issuance of special permits as specifically provided therein. The concurring vote of the majority of the members of the Board of Appeals shall be necessary to grant a special permit.

3) Variance: to hear applications for area or use variances from the land use regulations will not be contrary to the law or to public interest where, owing to unique conditions, a literal enforcement of the provisions of this chapter will result in unnecessary hardship, while adhering to the spirit of the land use regulations and doing substantial justice. The Zoning Board of Appeals can, in the granting of both use variances and area variances, impose such reasonable conditions and restrictions as are directly classated to and incidental to the proposed use of the property.

Members

  • Susan Forte (Chair) (term ending 2016)
  • Judith Markessinis (term ending 2020)
  • Mark Thaler (term ending 2017)
  • Ross Phoenix (term ending 2018)
  • Rich Elder (term ending 2019)

Contact

Email: zoningboard@villageofnassau.org
Phone: (518) 766-3044, Ext 2
Fax: (518) 766-2939
Office hours: By appointment

Meeting Archive

2013
  • Meeting 1: Agenda, Minutes
  • Meeting 2: Agenda, Minutes
  • Meeting 3: Agenda, Minutes
  • Meeting 4: Agenda, Minutes
2012
  • Meeting 1: Agenda, Minutes
  • Meeting 2: Agenda, Minutes
  • Meeting 3: Agenda, Minutes
  • Meeting 4: Agenda, Minutes
2011
  • Meeting 1: Agenda, Minutes
  • Meeting 2: Agenda, Minutes
  • Meeting 3: Agenda, Minutes
  • Meeting 4: Agenda, Minutes
2010
  • Meeting 1: Agenda, Minutes
  • Meeting 2: Agenda, Minutes
  • Meeting 3: Agenda, Minutes
  • Meeting 4: Agenda, Minutes