Zoning Board of Appeals/Planning

Contact the Zoning Board of Appeals Chairman: Michael Gunther

The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) meets on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month, starting at 7:00 PM. All meetings are held at the Town Hall, 201 School Road, Liverpool, NY.

Agendas and legal notices are published in the Post-Standard, the official newspaper of the Town of Salina.

The powers of the ZBA are established by state law, which establish the ZBA as an appellate board who can review the application of a person who has applied to the Code Enforcement Officer for a zoning permit and such permit was denied. An "aggrieved" citizen can also appeal the decision of the Code Enforcement Officer where a permit was granted. In both instances, the ZBA is the first level of appeal from the decision of the Code Enforcement Officer.

The ZBA can hear two types of appeals, those for an interpretation and a variance to the Zoning Ordinances. An interpretation is a determination by the ZBA as to the meaning of a provision of the Zoning Ordinance. There are two types of variances, area variances and use variances. An area variance is a variance dealing with dimensional issues such as setbacks from property lines, building heights, and bulk requirements. A use variance is a variance that allows a use not otherwise permitted on the property by the Zoning Ordinance. The applicant must provide proof to the ZBA to be entitled to a variance.

Zoning Board Members:

  • Chairman: Michael Gunther
  • John Muldoon
  • Richard Hunter
  • Michael Brigandi
  • William Mcgillivray
  • Judy Tassone (alternate member)

Zoning Board Staff:

  • Attorney: Joseph Frateschi
  • Secretary: Nina Hommel
Click here to apply for an interpretation, area or use variance, site plan, or special use permit.  Signed and notarized survey and disclosure affidavits must accompany all applications.