Town Of Ulster
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Zoning Board of Appeals

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The board shall hear and decide appeals from and review any order, requirement, decision or determination made by an administrative official charged with the enforcement of the Town of Ulster Building Code. It shall also hear and decide all matters referred to it or upon which it is required to pass by this chapter as follows:


A. Interpretation. Determination of the meaning of the text of the code or any condition or requirement made under the provisions of this chapter shall be made solely by the Zoning Board of Appeals


B. Variances.

  1. Where there are practical difficulties or unnecessary hardships in complying to the strict letter of this chapter, the Board of Appeals shall have the power to vary or modify the application of any provision of this chapter relating to the use or construction or alteration of buildings or structures or the use of the land. The spirit of this chapter must be observed to protect the safety and general welfare of the public and so that substantial justice is accomplished.
  2. In all cases where the Appeals Board grants a variance from the strict application of this chapter's requirements, the Board may attach applicable conditions and safeguards in order that the result of its action may be as nearly consistent with the spirit and intent of this Zoning Chapter.
  3.  Any person aggrieved by a decision of this Zoning Board of Appeals may apply to the Supreme Court of New York for review by an Article 78 proceeding in accordance with # 267, Subdivision7, of the Town Law. 190-61 Rules of procedure. 
  •  A. The Appeals Board may adopt rules for procedure in handling any subject matter under its jurisdiction, subject to  Town Board approval. Such regulations shall include provisions for the conduct of meetings, the notification of parties, the form of applications and the filing of its decisions.
  • B. Every decision of the Appeals Board shall be recorded in accordance with a standard format adopted by this Board and shall fully set forth the circumstances of the case.

Meetings are held the SECOND Wednesday of each month at 7:00 in the Town Hall.

Geoffrey Ring
Board Chairperson
Term: Expires - December 31, 2020
Bryan Ilgner
Term: Expires - December 31, 2019
Renato DiBella
Term: Expires - December 31, 2021
Lois Smith
Vice Chairman
Term: Expires - December 31, 2022
Rob Porter
Term: Expires - December 31, 2023
Gabrielle Perea
Town of Ulster Building, Planning, Zoning
584 E Chester St Bypass
Kingston, NY 12401
Phone: 845-340-3883