Zoning Board of Appeals

The Purpose of the Zoning Board     

The Town of Poughkeepsie Zoning Board of Appeals (known as the ZBA) is a seven-member panel of Town citizens, with Paul Lahey as Chairman. This Board is required by State law when there is zoning in place. The ZBA is directly given appellate jurisdiction by State law. Appellate jurisdiction is the power to hear and decide appeals from decisions of those officials charged with the administration and enforcement of the Zoning Law (the Zoning Administrator and the Building Inspector). This is the primary function and purpose of the ZBA, and it encompasses the power to interpret the Zoning Law and to grant variances. The ZBA is also empowered to grant Special Use Permits under the Town's Zoning Law.

Meetings

The ZBA meets once a month in the Meeting Room at Town Hall, beginning at 6:00 p.m.  Meeting dates can be found on the Zoning Calendar.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


  1. Diane Levitt

    First Ward

  1. Anthony D'Aquanni

    Second Ward

  1. Paul Lahey

    Third Ward - CHAIRMAN

  1. Arthur Grace

    Forth Ward

  1. Lawrence Slomin

    Fifth Ward

  1. Christine Soricelli

    Sixth Ward

  1. Phyllis Capone

    Sixth Ward

  1. Anthony Staka

    First Ward Alternate

  1. Simona Cohen

    Sixth Ward Alternate

Zoning Board of Appeals Milestone Dates

2021

Month First Submittal Deadline Final Submittal Deadline ZBA Meeting (6:00 PM)
JANUARY December 16th, 2020 December 23rd, 2020 January 11th, 2021
FEBRUARY January 13, 2021 January 20, 2021 February 8, 2021
MARCH February 10, 2021 February 17, 2021 March 8, 2021
APRIL March 17, 2021 March 24, 2021 April 12, 2021
MAY April 14, 2021 April 21, 2021 May 10, 2021
JUNE May 19, 2021 May 26, 2021 June 14, 2021
JULY June 16, 2021 June 26, 2021 July 12, 2021
AUGUST July 14, 2021 July 21, 2021 August 9, 2021
SEPTEMBER August 18, 2021 August 25, 2021 September 13, 2021
OCTOBER September 22, 2021 21 September 29, 2021 October 18, 2021
NOVEMBER October 13, 2021 October 20, 2021 November 8, 2021
DECEMBER November 17, 2021 November 24, 2021 December 13, 2021

Applications for review must be received no later than 18 calendar days before the next meeting date in order to be considered for the meeting that month. Contact Sonia James in the Zoning Office for further details at 845-485-3650.