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. Anthony Gates

    Second Ward

  1. Paul Lahey

    Third Ward - CHAIRMAN

  1. Arthur Grace

    Fourth Ward

  1. Lawrence Slomin

    Fifth Ward

  1. Christine Soricelli

    Sixth Ward

  1. Phyllis Capone

    Sixth Ward

  1. Anthony Staka

    First Ward

  1. Simona Cohen

    Sixth Ward Alternate

Zoning Board of Appeals Milestone Dates

2023

MonthFirst Submittal DeadlinneFinal Submittal DeadlineZBA Meeting (6PM)
JanuaryDec 14, 2022Dec 21, 2022Jan 09, 2023
FebruaryJan 11, 2023Jan 18, 2023Feb 13, 2023
MarchFeb 16, 2023Feb 26, 2023Mar 13, 2023
AprilMar 15, 2023Mar 22, 2023Apr 10, 2023
MayApr 12, 2023Apr 19, 2023May 08, 2023
JuneMay 16, 2023Mar 23, 2023Jun 12, 2023
JulyJun 14, 2023Jun 21, 2023Jul 10, 2023
AugustJul 12, 2023Jul 21, 2023Aug 14, 2023
SeptemberAug 16, 2023Aug 27 2023Sep 11, 2023
OctoberSep 20, 2023Sep 27, 2023Oct 16, 2023
NovemberOct 23, 2023Oct 30, 2023Nov 13, 2023
DecemberNov 15, 2023Nov 22, 2023Dec 12, 2023

2022

MonthFirst Submittal DeadlinneFinal Submittal DeadlineZBA Meeting (6PM)
JanuaryDec 15, 2021Dec 22, 2021Jan 10, 2022
FebruaryJan 12, 2022Jan 19, 2022Feb 14, 2022
MarchFeb 17, 2022Feb 27, 2022Mar 14, 2022
AprilMar 16, 2022Mar 23, 2022Apr 11, 2022
MayApr 13, 2022Apr 20, 2022May 9, 2022
JuneMay 17, 2022Mar 24, 2022Jun 13, 2022
JulyJun 15, 2022Jun 22, 2022Jul 11, 2022
AugustJul 12, 2022Jul 19, 2022Aug 8, 2022
SeptemberAug 17, 2022Aug 24 2022Sep 12, 2022
OctoberSep 21, 2022Sep 28, 2022Oct 17, 2022
NovemberOct 24, 2022Oct 31, 2022Nov 14, 2022
DecemberNov 16, 2022Nov 23, 2022Dec 12, 2022

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.