Zoning Code | Procedures - Administrative Appeal

Description: Appeals to the Zoning Board of Appeals (BOA) may be taken by any person alleging there is an error in any order, requirement, decision or determination made by the Zoning Administrator or any administrative official acting on behalf of the Zoning Administrator.

Decision-maker(s): The Zoning Board of Appeals (BOA) is a five-member body appointed by the Town Board to hear and decide appeals, interpret the Zoning Ordinance, and to approve or deny variances. Another responsibility of the BOA is to provide an appeal mechanism for property owners who believe that the Town administration has made an error in interpreting the zoning ordinance.

Application fee: $0

Submittal deadline: Such an appeal shall be made within 30 days after the decision or the action complained of, by filing with the Zoning Administrator or designee a notice of appeal specifying the grounds thereof.

ProceduresThe Zoning Board of Appeals shall hold a public hearing on each appeal. Time, place and purpose of the appeal shall be published as provided in the state law on planning and zoning and applicable to the Town of Ledgeview. Due notice of the hearing shall be given to the appellant, as well as parties of interest and any other individual who has filed a request with the Zoning Administrator or designee for a written notice of the time and place of the appeal. The Zoning Board of Appeals shall thereafter reach its decision within 60 days from the filing of the appeal. The Zoning Board of Appeals may affirm or reverse, wholly or in part, or may modify the order, requirement, decision or determination appealed from and may make such order, requirement, decision or determination as, in its opinion, ought to be made, and to that end shall have all the powers of the officer from whom the appeal is taken