Zoning Board of Appeals


"The creation of a board of appeals, with discretionary powers to meet specific cases of hardship or specific instances of improper classification, is not to destroy zoning as a policy, but to save it. The property of citizens cannot and ought not to be placed within a strait-jacket. Not only may there be grievous injury caused by the immediate act of zoning, but time itself works changes which require adjustment. What might be reasonable today might not be reasonable tomorrow." 

People v. Kerner, 125 Misc. 526, 533 (Sup. Ct., Oneida Co., 1925).

Purpose of the Board

The Zoning Board of Appeals as established by the Town Board of the Town of Canandaigua shall hear and decide appeals and requests for variances from the requirements of the Zoning Chapter of the Canandaigua Town Code. 

The Zoning Board of Appeals shall hear and decide appeals when it is alleged there is an error in any requirement, decision, or determination made by the Local Administrator in the enforcement or administration of the Zoning Chapter of the Code.

Board Members

Please see the Development Office if you would like to contact a Board Member. Thank you.

Carl Sahler - Chairperson
4214 County Road 16
Canandaigua, NY 14424

Kelly La Voie Vice Chairperson
5279 Red Fox Drive
Canandaigua, NY 14424

Shannon Chevier
Canandaigua, NY 14424

David Emery
1950 New Michigan Road
Canandaigua, NY 14424

Bob Hilliard
3924 Chatham Lane
Canandaigua, NY 14424

Jason Outhouse- Alternate

Karine Hatch - Secretary  




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