11/29/2022 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/29/2022 10:45
Board Agendas, Schedules, Applications, Archives & More Available at www.YonkersNY.gov/ZBA
YONKERS, NY - November 29, 2022 - Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano today announced the City's Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) launched its new webpage, www.yonkersny.gov/ZBA, in its continued efforts to provide more transparency and accessibility for residents. In cooperation with the City's Department of Housing and Buildings (DHB), the ZBA page allows the public to access agenda items, schedules, zoning applications, archives and portal to provide public comment. All public notices also will feature a custom QR code, linking directly to the new ZBA webpage.
"One of our responsibilities in government is to provide residents the tools they need to be active and effective members of their community," said Mayor Spano. "The Yonkers ZBA, led by Wilson Kimball, understands that accessible government is good government when implementing these changes. With these new, yet simple features to our website, Yonkers is encouraging the public to be part of the decision making process that can affect them and their neighbors."
"Mayor Spano tasked the Department of Housing and Building and I with improving customer service in regard to the ZBA. I want to thank the Mayor, the City's DHB and IT departments and the ZBA Board for working hand and hand to make these changes possible," commented Wilson Kimball, Yonkers ZBA Chairperson.
The Zoning Board of Appeals is a seven-member board appointed by the Mayor. The Board hears petitions for area and use variances from the Zoning Ordinance along with appeals from the interpretation of the Commissioner of the Department of Housing and Buildings. Meetings are usually held on the third Tuesday of each month in the Ceremonial Court at Yonkers City Hall at 6:00 p.m. All applications to the Board must be filed at least 22 days prior to the meeting and are filed and processed in the Department of Housing and Buildings. The agenda is prepared by the DBH and is published in the required news publications.
The City of Yonkers' Zoning Board of Appeals include Chairperson Wilson Kimball and board members Harry Singh, Hector Lopez, Ralph Battista, Jr., Jean Tickell, Anthony Gjelaj and Alfred Vasso, Jr.