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Zoning Board of Appeals

Zoning Board of Appeals

Zoning Board of Appeals
Duties and Responsibilities

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 267 of the New York State Town Law, the Town of Amsterdam maintains a Zoning Board of Appeals consisting of five (5) members appointed by the Town Board, each for a term of five (5) years on a staggered basis.

The Zoning Board of Appeals is authorized to grant relief from any provision of the Town of Amsterdam Zoning Ordinance or any decision of an administrative official charged with the enforcement of that ordinance. In addition, the Board is empowered to grant special use permits in certain instances as spelled out in the Zoning Ordinance. Town Law specifies the grounds and criteria that the Zoning Board of Appeals must use to grant a variance.

Applications for variances can be obtained from the Town of Amsterdam Clerk’s Office, 283 Manny’s Corners Road, Amsterdam, NY 12010.  Hearings by the Board are held once a month, generally the second Wednesday of the month, and all petitions are open to the public where anyone who wishes to speak is given that opportunity. The decisions of the Board are public record and can be reviewed in the Town of Amsterdam Town Clerk’s Office.


Agenda Zoning Board 04.12.2023

There is no Zoning Board of Appeals meeting for March 2023.

PH Quattro Development

09.14.2022 Zoning Board of Appeals Agenda

The Zoning Board of Appeals meets at 7 pm on Wednesday, 8/10 concerning the Truax Road Solar Project.

Please be advised, that the Zoning Board of Appeals meeting scheduled for this Wednesday, June 8th has been canceled. The next meeting of the Zoning Board will be on July 13th at 7:00 pm.

Zoning Board of Appeals Agenda 07.13.2022

Full Env Assessment Form Truax Road Solar

Truax Road Solar Project Site Map Received July 6, 2022

Amp Energy Letter Truax Road Received July 6, 2022


TOA signed referral Truax Road Solar

Zoning Board of Appeals Agenda 04.13.2022

ZBA Agenda 02-09-2022

AMP Solar Screening Visuals Banewicz.1

AMP Solar Letter 01.23.22

Amp Solar Banewicz 10.29.21

Truax Road Solar Letter Amp Energy.

Truax Road Solar Variance Application

Truax Road Amp Solar Use Analysis

07.14.21.zba agenda

2nd Wednesday of each month.

List of Members
Michael Fariello-Chairman – 518-842-7961
Donald Hosier
Neil Pareene
Gregg Brown
Charles Rossi
Secretary-Darlene Thibodeau