The Zoning Board of Appeals is comprised of seven volunteer Gates residents members and have no vested interest that would prohibit them from making a fair decision which are presented in front of them.  All members are appointed by the Gates Town Board. The duty of the board is to conduct a public hearing for the purpose of approving or denying an applicant’s request for a variance from the Town’s Zoning Ordinance. Before any hearing is conducted, the board members make a visual inspection of the property and verify that the proper notice is given to neighbors and interested parties. After that, the board receives evidence and testimony from the applicant and other concerned individuals.

Zoning Board Members:

  • Christine Maurice, Chair
  • Clare Goodwin, Secretary
  • Don Ioannone
  • William Kiley
  • Robert MacClaren, Attorney
  • Alan Redfern
  • Don Rutherford
  • Mary Schlaefer
  • Steve Zimmer
  • Cosmo Giunta, Town Council Liaison

Decisions concerning the issuance of a variance are not made until the board considers the requirements of the Town’s Zoning Ordinance. The board then balances the personal rights of the applicant with the effect that the request will have on the character of the affected neighborhood.

If you are interested in volunteering for the Zoning Board please contact the Supervisor at 247.6100.

Meeting date, Location and Time:

2nd Monday of every month (unless Monday falls on a holiday) in the Gates Town Hall Meeting Room  at 7:30 P.M.

*All projects appearing before the Zoning Board must be filed with the Building Department no later than 18 days prior to the board meeting by 4:00 P.M. 

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