Zoning Board of Appeals

Role & Responsibility

The Zoning Board of Appeals is a quasi-judicial board, assigned by NYS law to adjudicate grievances of decisions of the Village Building Department, and to request variance of the strict application of Village zoning law. Generally, the ZBA has the authority to issue variances to relieve certain zoning restrictions on use of land for a purpose not otherwise allowed, or area variances, relaxing the dimensional or physical requirements of applicable zoning regulations.  Appeals to overturn decisions of the Village Building Department are heard by the ZBA.

Ideal Candidates

The ideal candidates will have a demonstrable sense of judgement, consistency, and fairness.  Capability of thoroughly understanding nuances of the Village Zoning law is a must.  While not required, past members have had education or professional experience in one of the following:

  • Architecture
  • Abitration or Mediation
  • Construction
  • Engineering
  • Land use
  • Landscape architecture
  • Law
  • Zoning


Meetings are held every other month, at 7:30 p.m. in the William J. Vescio Community Center, 1 Library Road. Additional meetings may be scheduled when necessary.

Submitting an Application for ZBA Review

The following information shall be submitted to the Village Clerk by the required submission date by no later than noon:

  1. Seven (7) paper sets collated and one (1) electronic copy of the following:
    1. Full architectural plan, folded, including plot plan
    2. Survey which is to be no more than 5 years old
    3. Application to the Zoning Board
    4. Code of Ethics Certification in accordance with Chapter 27 of the Village Code
    5. Denial Notice from the Building Department
    6. GFA Worksheet
    7. Tax map of parcel and surrounding area
  2. A check made payable to: Village of Briarcliff Manor in the amount of $500.00

Prior to the meeting you will receive a package from the Village Clerk which will include:

  1. A letter to you with instructions
  2. Your Public Notice which will be posted and sent to the Journal News
  3. A list of property owners within a 250 foot radius of your property

You are to send the Public Notice to those on the list by Certified Mail, Return Receipt

The following items shall be submitted to the Village Clerk no later than the Friday before the Public Hearing:

  1. Receipt of Certified Mailing of Public Notice

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
David J. Turiano, P.E. Village Engineer (914) 944-2770
Christine Dennett Village Clerk (914) 941-4801

Board Members

Name Title
Christopher Bogart Chair (04/01/2023) Member (04/2023)
Nicholas Moraglia Member (04/01/2024)
Wayne Edwards Member (04/01/2025)
Conor Savage Member (04/2027)
Tracey Daniels O'Connell Alternate (04/2023)
James Rinzler Member (04/01/2026)
Conor Savage
Tracey Daniels O'Connell