Boards & Committees

Zoning Board of Appeals

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Refer to Village of Potsdam Code, Section 180-33


The jurisdiction of the Board of Appeals shall be appellate only and shall be limited to hearing and deciding appeals from and reviewing any order, requirement, decision, interpretation or determination made by the administrative official charged with the enforcement of any local law adopted pursuant to this article (180-34 D.).


Permitted action by Board of Appeals:

  • Orders, requirements, decisions, interpretations, determinations. The Board of Appeals may reverse or affirm, wholly or partly, or may modify the order, requirement, decision, interpretation or determination appealed from and shall make such order, requirement, decision, interpretation or determination as in its opinion ought to have been made in the matter by the administrative official charged with the enforcement of such local law and to that end shall have all the powers of the administrative official from whose order, requirement, decision, interpretation or determination the appeal is taken.
  • Use variances.
  • Area variances.
  • Imposition of conditions.





Mary Cabral ()
Alternate Member
Phone: 315-265-3163 - H
Term: Term expires 9/19/2021
Edward Komara ()
Phone: 315-265-4756 - H
Term: Term expires 11/3/2023
Richard Del Guidice ()
Phone: 315-265-8948
Term: September 19, 2021
Janna Cummings ()
Term: Term expires 11/18/2024
Mike Weil ()
Alternate Member
Phone: 315-265-5066
Term: Term expires 11/6/2022
Louann Lange
Term: Term expires 9/21/2025
General FAQ's
  1. Regular Meetings are held on the second and fourth Thursday of each month, at 7:00 P.M., in the Civic Center Board Room, 2 Park Street, Potsdam, New York, except during the months of November through March, when one meeting per month is conducted on the second Thursday of each month. Meetings may be canceled if there is no business to conduct.
  2. Public Hearings and Special Meetings are scheduled when necessary.
  3. Members are appointed by the Mayor, subject to the approval by the Village Board, for a five (5) year term unless the appointment is made to fill the unexpired term of a member who resigns.
  4. An Oath of Office is required.
  5. The Mayor, with approval of the Village Board, appoints a Deputy Chairperson and Secretary each year.
  • Use this form to apply to the Zoning Board of Appeals for any kind of variance such as an area or use variance, or to apply for an appeal from a formal decision made by the Code Enforcement, Planning Board, or Village Board. For additional information contact the Code Enforcement Office.
  • $50 application fee.
2020 Meeting Dates (PDF - 10.2 KB)
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