Board of Zoning Appeals

Mission Statement

To provide review and recommendation on land use issues for the Town Boards, staff, residents, applicants or private and governmental agencies to promote the safe and orderly development of the community in balance with property rights, community values and environmental preservation.

Meeting Information

General Information

The Board of Zoning Appeals has approval authority over requests for variances from the requirements of the Town Zoning Ordinance. The Zoning Office Staff advises the Board of Zoning Appeals and also provides information to residents and developers.

Town Staff

  • Melanie Burton – Board of Zoning Appeals Secretary
    • Phone: (585) 723-2355
  • Jon Mead – Planning Aide & Board of Zoning Appeals Advisor
    • Phone: (585) 723-2284
  • Christopher A. Schiano – Deputy Town Attorney

Board Members

  • Albert F. Meilutis, Chairman
  • Linda Andreano
  • Charlie DeCamilla
  • Thomas Hartwig
  • Randy T. Jensen
  • Scott McMichael
  • Anthony F. Wechsler

Board of Zoning Appeals FAQs

  • Review appeals to the Town Zoning Ordinance
  • Provide recommendation of approval or denial of a Special Use Permit request(s)
  • Provide recommendation of approval or denial of a Use Variance request(s)
  • Provide interpretations or determinations as may be designated by Town Board

No, they do not. BZA members are supported by Town of Greece employees. Town employee contact information is listed above under the “Town Staff” heading.

  • Front, rear, and/or side setbacks to property lines
  • Accessory structure square footage
  • Distance from a structure to a swimming pool
  • Decks in front or side yards
  • Excess lot coverage
  • Fence height and location
  • Sign variances for commercial properties
  • Gasoline/Auto Repair stations
  • Cell towers
  • Major home occupations