The ZBA for the Village of Central Square meets as needed at the Village Offices. The Mayor appoints the five member commission with the advice and consent of the trustees. One person is designated the chairperson. The ZBA hears cases in which there is a disagreement with the Village’s interpretation of the Building Codes and they grant variances as needed.

Powers and Duties
The Board of Appeals shall have all of the powers and duties as set forth in the Village Law.

(1) Applications. The Board of Appeals shall have the power to hear and decide, in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, all applications hereinbefore specified upon which the Board of Appeals is authorized to pass.

(2) Appeals. In case it is alleged by an appellant that there is error or misinterpretation in any order, requirement, decision, grant, or refusal made by an administrative official having authority to issue permits in the carrying out or the enforcement of the provisions of this chapter, an appeal may be filed and a decision shall be made by the Board of Appeals in the manner hereinafter prescribed.

(3) Variances. (a) Where there are practical difficulties or unnecessary hardship in the way of carrying out the strict letter of this chapter, the Board of Appeals shall have the power in passing upon appeals to vary or modify the application of any of the regulations or provisions of this chapter relating to use, construction or alteration of buildings or structures or the use of land so that the spirit of this chapter shall be observed, public safety and welfare secured and substantial justice done. (b) In granting any variance, the Board of Appeals shall prescribe any conditions that it deems to be necessary or desirable to protect the zoning district and promote the General Plan.

July 2020-June 2024


Michael Sperling


Andy Smolnik

January - June 2026

July 2020 - June 2025


Keith Lindstrom

Meets As Needed


Application for Zoning Variance

SEQR Appendix A Full Environmental Assessment Form

SEQR Appendix C Short Environmental Assessment Form

Zoning Board Fees

2018 Zoning Board Minutes

2019 Zoning Board Minutes