Zoning Board of Appeals

Zoning Board of Appeals

Zoning Board of Appeals Meetings:  The Thursday after the second Planning Board meeting of the month at 7:00 P.M. (This usually is the third Thursday of each month, but may occasionally fall on the fourth Thursday in some months.)


Zoning Board Members

Judith H. Breselor, Chairperson

Karol O'Sullivan, Secretary

Geraldine Burger

Melissa Toni

Jeb Bond

Scott H. Bendett


Clerk Office Hours


Tuesday                                         9:00 am - 3:00 pm  

Wednesday (1st and 3rd)                 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm  

Wednesday (2nd, 4th and 5th)         9:00 am -  3:00 pm

Thursday (1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th)      9:00 am - 3:00 pm        

Thursday (3rd)                               2:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Variance or Special Exception Application Steps:

1.   For variances, once a determination has been by the Code Enforcement Officer that a variance would be required for a proposed project or land use, a person may seek relief from Chapter 250, Zoning of the Town of Sand Lake. 

2.  Obtain and complete an application for either an AREA VARIANCE, USE VARIANCE or SPECIAL EXCEPTION.  Applications can be accessed on this website or a paper copy can be obtained from the ZBA Clerk at Town Hall.

3.  Obtain and complete a State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Environmental Assessment Form which can be accessed and completed on the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation at http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6191.html, downloaded  on this website or a paper copy can be obtained from the ZBA Clerk at Town Hall.

4.  Submit the application, SEQR Environmental Assessment Form and application fee to the ZBA Clerk by the First Tuesday of the Month for consideration at the next ZBA Meeting.

5.  The ZBA will review submitted application materials and determine when an application is considered complete.

Note:  The Zoning Board of Appeals is required by the Laws of New York State to conduct a public hearing as part their consideration of all variances or special exceptions.


Application Fees

Area Variance Application Fee: $80.00

Use Variance Application Fee: $105.00

Special Exception Application Fee: $93.00


Code Enforcement Officer
Mike Wager
Phone: (518) 674-2026 x16
Coordinator of Planning and Community Development
Monica Ryan
Phone: (518) 674-2026 x11
Zoning Board of Appeals Clerk
Karol O'Sullivan
Phone: (518) 674-2026 x17


Office Hours:

Tuesday: 9:00AM - 3:00PM

Wednesday 1st and 3rd: 2:00PM - 7:30PM

Wednesday 2nd and 4th: 9:00AM - 3:00PM

Thursday: 9:00AM-3:00PM; Except the 3rd Thursday: 2:00PM-6:30PM


7/21/16 ZBA Cancelled (PDF - 62.3 KB)
Public Notice June 2016 (PDF - 75.4 KB)
Agenda 6/16/16 ZBA (PDF - 89.1 KB)
Agenda for May 19, 2016 (DOC - 25.0 KB)
Agenda for 2/18/16 (PDF - 65.2 KB)
Agenda March 2015-Story (PDF - 70.9 KB)
Agenda Jan 2015-Linen (PDF - 210.5 KB)
March 16, 2017 Agenda (PDF - 7.8 KB)