Zoning Board of Appeals
Standing from left to right: Chris DiPonzio-Town Councilman; Jason DiPonzio-Zoning Board Attorney; Paul Murphy-Member; Eric Rule-Member; James R. Gray-Chairman; Bud Moran-Member; Don Iannone Member; Seated from left to right: Christine Maurice-Member; Kim Nixon-Winns - Secretary; Cathy Amico-Member
The Zoning Board of Appeals is comprised of seven unpaid members, all Gates residents, who have no interest that would prohibit them from making a fair decision. All members are appointed by the Gates Town Board. The duty of the board is to conduct a public hearing for the purpose of approving or denying an applicant's request for a variance from the Town's Zoning Ordinance. Before any hearing is conducted, the board members make a visual inspection of the property and verify that the proper notice is given to neighbors and interested parties. After that, the board receives evidence and testimony from the applicant and other concerned individuals.
Decisions concerning the issuance of a variance are not made until the board considers the requirements of the Town's Zoning Ordinance. The board then balances the personal rights of the applicant with the effect that the request will have on the character of the affected neighborhood.
Zoning Board Members:
Kim Nixon-Winns, Secretary
Meeting Date, Place, and Time:
Gates Town Hall, Town Hall Meeting Room
Meeting and Filing Dates for 2013 are as Follows:
*All projects appearing before the Zoning Board must be filed with the Building Department no later than 18 days prior to the board meeting by 4:00 P.M.
Last Updated (Friday, 05 April 2013 08:42)