Planning Board

Members

  • Lance Muir – Chair (15)
  • Angela Piersimoni – Vice-Chair (14)
  • Scott Esty (12)
  • Jim Ormiston (17)
  • Carl Masler (15)
  • Robert Byland (13)
  • David Seely (16)
  • John Hunter – Alternate (12)
Secretary: Brenda Belmonte

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Planning Board Objectives

The Planning Board reviews applications for subdivisions and site plans for residential, commercial, and industrial development within the Town of Big Flats. The members of the Planning Board are instilled with the responsibility to ensure that future growth and development is in accord with town zoning regulations and is done in a manner which recognizes that responsible development is important to town residents. It is strongly encouraged that potential developers contact the Building and Planning Department to acquaint themselves with the application process before meeting with the Planning Board. Applicants must submit all documentation to the Planning Board Secretary no later than 14 days prior to the scheduled meeting.

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Public Hearings

  • There are no public hearings currently scheduled

2012 Meeting Schedule

The schedule for 2012 is complete. Please click below to see the new schedule.

2012 Schedule

Planning Board Meetings

The Planning Board meets the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm. All Meetings are in the courtroom at the Big Flats Town Hall at 476 Maple Street unless otherwise posted.

 

Meeting Minutes

*Agendas are posted prior to the meeting
*Meetings may be cancelled if there is no business or the board does not meet quorum

 

Zoning Board of Appeals

Members

  • Diane Lantz (12)
  • David Robbins(16)
  • Heather Hanson (13)
  • Richard Seeley (15)
  • Don Williams (14)
Secretary: Brenda Belmonte

Zoning Board Objectives

The Zoning Board of Appeals is directly given appellate jurisdiction by State law. Appellate jurisdiction is the power to hear and decide appeals from decision of those officials charged with the administration and enforcement of the zoning ordinance of local law. The primary function and purpose of the Zoning Board of Appeals in zoning administration, and encompasses the power to interpret the zoning ordinance or local law and to grant variances.

The Town of Big Flats Zoning Board of Appeals interprets the Town of Big Flats Municipal Code – Title 17, Zoning.

Applying to the Zoning Board of Appeals

The applicant must contact the Planning Department to first determine if a variance is necessary. If a variance is necessary, the Planning Department will provide the applicant with the necessary documentation. The completed application and fees must be submitted to the Planning Department.

The application is automatically scheduled for a Planning Board meeting at least thirty days (30) prior to the scheduled hearing date to the Zoning Board of Appeals. Once a recommendation is made by the Planning Board, the application and applicable documentation is submitted to the Secretary for the Zoning Board of Appeals. A public hearing will be scheduled and a legal notice advertising the public hearing must be published at least five days (5) prior to the hearing date.

Public Hearings

  • There are no public hearings currently scheduled

2012 Meeting Schedule

The schedule for 2012 is complete. Please click below to see the new schedule.

2012 Schedule

Zoning Board Meetings

The Zoning Board meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm. All Meetings are in the courtroom in the Big Flats Town Hall on Maple Street.

Meeting Minutes

*Agendas are posted prior to the meeting
*Meetings may be cancelled if there is no business or the board does not meet quorum