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Architectural and Historic Review Board

Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Gary Blake, Chair
Steve Keller
Steven King
Richard Kurlik
Andrea Miller
Brandan Moran
Dan Sheehan


Jennifer Borden, Secretary to the Board (631) 261-7502, x317
Jonathan Heidelberger, Attorney

Scope of Review Authority
The Board of Architectural and Historic Review a.k.a. (Archies) is charged with the protection and enhancement of the historic, architectural and cultural character of the commercial and institutional structures in the Village. The primary concerns are changes to the physical and visual environment, such as new construction, exterior remodeling, demolition, and signage. In the Historic Review areas of the Village the authority is extended to all structures. The Archies has an advisory role to the Planning Board, the Zoning Board of Appeals and the Board of Trustees insofar as issues coming before those boards affecting the review authority of the 'Archies.'

Need for Review
All businesses and institutions planning new buildings or signage or wishing to make changes to existing exteriors and signage must apply for Archies review. This includes, but is not limited to, such items as temporary and permanent signs, awnings, façade changes (including color changes) and demolition. An exterior change to any structure located in a Historic Review area must undergo review.

Applicants are encouraged to consult with the Archies at an early stage of design before filing an application for a sign or building permit.  This consultation will allow for project guidance and help identify a list of exhibits required for an application review.  Applications for sign permits are obtained at Village Hall.  Applications for building and demolition permits subject to Archies review are automatically forwarded to Archies.  Reviews are conducted with reference to the mandatory standards and the guidelines specified in the relevant sections of the Village Code.  Reviews are conducted at the regular or special meetings of the Archies or at public hearings, as required.

Village Code
Information about the Architectural Historic Review Board in the village code:
Chapter 13. Architectural and Historic Review, Board of Exit Disclaimer
Chapter A311. Board of Architectural and Historic Review Rules and Regulations Exit Disclaimer

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The Planning Board

Meeting Agendas and Minutes

(Appointed annually by the Mayor with the approval of the Board of Trustees.)
Richard Boziwick, Chair
Pat DeSimone
Paul Ersboll
Robert Flynn, Jr.
Lizbeth Thalheimer

Edward Gathman, Board Attorney
Joy Nygren, Secretary to the Board
Tim Brojer, Village Administrator

Village Code

Information about the jurisdiction and function of the Planning Board in the village code:
Chapter 219. Planning Board Exit Disclaimer

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The Zoning Board of Appeals

Meeting Agendas and Minutes


Andy Cangemi, Chair
Roger Ramme
Janet Pushee
Arlene Handel
David Swift

Jonathon Heidelberger, Board Attorney
Christa Cook, Secretary to the Board

As per the village code, there shall be a Board of Zoning Appeals consisting of five members, appointed and/or removed pursuant to the Village Law. No member of the Board of Trustees shall be eligible for membership on the Board of Zoning Appeals. There shall be a Chairman and Deputy Chairman appointed pursuant to law and for a term established by law. The Board of Zoning Appeals shall have all other powers as granted by law.

Village Code
Information regarding the jurisdiction and the function of the BZA in the village code:
Chapter 306. Zoning, Article X. Board of Zoning Appeals Exit Disclaimer
Chapter A309. Board of Zoning Appeals Rules and Regulations Exit Disclaimer

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