Board of Appeals

The Council shall provide by ordinance for a Board of Appeals to hear appeals for exceptions to, and variances in, the application of resolutions, ordinances, regulations, building codes, measures and orders of administrative officials or agencies governing zoning and building in the Municipality.  Such Board shall have such other powers and duties, and shall follow such procedures as may be prescribed by ordinances of Council; provided, however, that the Board of Appeals shall have no power or authority to grant any change of or variance in any land use or classification or district from the existing zoning ordinances or the zoning map of the Municipality, or to permit any land use to become nonconforming therewith.  All decisions of the Board of Appeals shall be appealable by any interested person or entity to the Village Council.  Council may review the minutes or records, or have a rehearing, at its discretion, and may affirm, modify, or reverse any decision of the Board of Appeals by a two-thirds vote of all members elected.

Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday monthly at 7:30 p.m. at the Civic Center (held only when plans are submitted).

Current Members:
Joseph Prcela, Chairman
Vetus Syracuse, Chairman Pro-Tem
Shirley Shatten
William Russ
Stivo DiFranco
Tom Hanculak, Law Department
John Marrelli, Building Commissioner
Debbie Garbo, Building Executive Assistant

To contact the Board of Appeals you can email Debbie Garbo at or call the Building Department at 440.461.2213.