Zoning Board Minutes


The Zoning Board of Appeals meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm, as necessary.
The agenda for the meeting will close two weeks before the meeting at 12 Noon hour.  Items for consideration at the meeting must be received by that date.

Zoning Board of Appeals Members:

Jane Smith (Chair)

Jeffrey Wimmer 2020

Dennis Dunning (2018)

John Hughes

Ilana Nilsen 2020

The Zoning Board of Appeals for the Town of Union Vale was created by local law on July 13, 1987.  The board consist of five members appointed by the Town Board.  The Town Board designates the Chairman and fixes the terms of office of the members.  Each member is appointed for a term of five years.   These terms are staggered so as to have the expiration of one term each year.  The powers and duties of the Board of Appeals are prescribed by law in Chapter 90 in the Code of the Town of Union Vale; and are specified as follows:

(1) [ Interpretation ] upon appeal from a decision by the Code Enforcement Officer, to decide any question involving the interpretation of any provision of Chapter 90 of the town code, including determination of the exact location of any district boundary if there is uncertainty.

(2) [ Variances ] to issue use variances or area and bulk variances to provide relief from the strict interpretation of Chapter 90 of the town code in case of economic hardship or practical difficulty.

Notice To All Zoning Board of Appeals Applicants 

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Before preparing any application, the applicant should contact the Code Enforcement Officer at 724-5953 to determine the correct classification and forms needed to appear before the Zoning g Board of Appeals. General information can be found in the Town Code. 
Click here to review the Municipal Code Book.  

Bulk Regulations & Use Chart- Zoning

Effective March 5, 2012, no application will be accepted by the Zoning Office unless all of the below stated is included. Payment for application fees are due at the time of submission.

Application Fee 

8 Complete Copies of:
Application (signed and dated)
EAF (Environmental Assessment Forms)

Letter of Consent (if applicable)
Narrative (if applicable)

Maps / Drawings /Survey (signed by the engineer)

The Zoning Board of Appeals meets the 
First Tuesday of each month. The deadline for submission is 2 weeks to the meeting.

Zoning Board of Appeals Fees

Area Variance$250.00*
Use Variance $500.00*
Additional Variances $125.00* each

*There may be other fees or reimbursable amounts related to the review of this Application due the Town of Union Vale.

If you have any questions, please call (845) 724-5600.  The Zoning Office is open Wednesday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM E:Mail pbzba@unionvaleny.us


Zoning Board Of Appeals

Chairperson: Jane Smith