Zoning Board of Appeals

In general, the Zoning Board of Appeals is the body established, with the following purpose and authority:

  • Appeals: to hear and decide appeals from and to review any order, requirement, decision or determination made by the Building Inspector or any other officer, official or board charged with enforcement of the Zoning Law of the Incorporated Village of Sea Cliff. Such appeals may be taken by any person aggrieved or by any officer, department, board or bureau of the Village. The Board of Appeals shall have all the rights, powers and duties granted to or imposed upon it by the laws of the State of New York.
  • Applications: to hear and decide applications for special permits as authorized by this chapter.
  • Other matters: to hear and decide all other matters referred to it by the Board of Trustees or matters which may be required to decide under the provisions of any law of the State of New York or any provision of this Code.

The Mayor, with the approval of the Board of Trustees, shall appoint a Zoning Board of Appeals consisting of five members, each of whom shall be a resident of the Incorporated Village of Sea Cliff and each of whom shall serve for a term of five years in the position to which he shall be appointed. Every member of said Board of Zoning Appeals shall be considered a public officer, shall take and sign a constitutional oath of office prior to assuming his duties and commencing his term of office and shall be subject to all of the provisions of law applicable to public officers. The Chairman of said Board shall be appointed from among the five members by the Mayor, with the approval of the Board of Trustees. No member of the Board of Trustees shall be eligible for membership on said Zoning Board of Appeals during his term of office as Trustee. Any member of the Zoning Board of Appeals may be removed by the Mayor for cause after a public hearing.