- Kristin H Kent, Chair
- Phillip Muck
- Curtis Neureuter
- Drew Reidel
- Joseph Winiecki
- Lucille Kaminski (alternate)
- Diane Herzog, Secretary to Zoning Board of Appeals
- Honorable Councilmember Mary Lou Pew (Liaison)
Pursuant to the provisions of Section 267 of the New York State Town Law, the Town of Eden maintains a Zoning Board of Appeals consisting of five (5) members and one secretary appointed by the Eden Town Board.
The Zoning Board of Appeals is authorized to grant relief from any provision of the Town of Eden Zoning Ordinance or any decision of an administrative official charged with the enforcement of that ordinance. In addition, the Board is empowered to grant special use permits in certain instances as specified in the Zoning Ordinance. The Eden Town Law specifies the grounds and criteria that the Zoning Board of Appeals must use to grant a variance.
Applications for variances can be obtained from the Town of Eden Building Department, 2795 East Church Street, Eden, NY 14057.
Hearings by the Zoning Board of Appeal are held once a month, generally the last Thursday of the month. All petitions are public hearings where anyone who wishes to speak are given that opportunity. The decisions of the Board are public record and can be reviewed in the Eden Town Clerk's Office.
The Zoning Ordinance of the Town of Eden, New York (Chapter 225 of the Town Code) has 11 zoning classifications. The following is a list and general description of uses allowed. Please refer to the Code for the Town of Eden regarding specific uses and actions allowed in these districts.
Agricultural: Low density residential and agricultural uses, deliverer of development rights in a transfer of development rights actions.
Conservation: Low density residential and agricultural uses. Mobile homes not allowed.
General Industrial: Manufacturing, industrial and commercial uses.
Planned Industrial: Office and Light industrial uses.
General Business: Business and Office uses.
Local Business: Business uses.
Office Business: Office uses.
Rural Residential: low density residential uses.
Hamlet Residential: Full range of residential uses.
Suburban Residential: Low and medium density residential uses.
Suburban Residential, Restricted Use: Low and medium residential, restrictions upon accessory uses.
For each district listed above a set of bulk regulations are applied. These regulations vary depending on the intensity of the proposed use and the infrastructure present to serve the use.
If you would like more information about the Eden Zoning Board of Appeals you may contact us by E-mail at
or call the Eden Town Hall at 716-992-3408.