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  • home icon 455 Route 32
  •       Highland Mills, NY 10930
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          PO Box 546
  •       Central Valley, NY 10917

The Zoning Board of Appeals meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30PM in Woodbury Village Hall - 455 Route 32, Highland Mills. Agendas are set prior to each meeting and posted here. Meeting minutes are prepared following each meeting and are available in hardcopy at the Building Department or electronically below.

The Village of Woodbury Zoning Board of Appeals reviews applications from property owners for special permits variances. When there are practical difficulties or hardships faced by individual property owners in complying with the strict letter of the Village's zoning regulations, the Zoning Board of Appeals has the authority to issue special permits and/or variances, provided the public convenience, safety and welfare are substantially served and the integrity of neighboring properties are not injured.

Zoning Board Members

  • Karen Ungerer - Chairperson
  • Kevin Abrams
  • Joseph DeVenuto
  • Gary Kestenbaum
  • Craig Brady


  • Robert Dickover






August 14, 2019 – 7:30pm


1. Executive Session
2. Approval and acceptance of previous minutes
3. New Business – n/a
4. Action on Decisions –
a) Pulver/Rushmore Estate Winery – Review decision for decision to permit the proposed use of a farm winery. Whereas, pursuant to Section 310-39.1(B), winery access must be to NYS Route 32 and applicant proposes access through Quaker Road (Village Road) and Ice House Road (Private Road). Property is located at 14 Castleton Dr.,HM SBL202-1-70 & 79


5. Public Hearings -
A) The Shops of Woodbury, LLC – Public Hearing for area variances and interpretation. Applicant proposes to construct a commercial center and hotel having a lot area of 9.65 acres. The Applicant requires an interpretation of the applicability of Section 310-27C(3) which requires a 25’ landscape buffer in the front yard. In the alternative the Applicant is requesting a variance from the 25’ landscape buffer. The proposed lot coverage is 76% of the site, whereas pursuant to Section 310-7 of the Bulk Regulations, the maximum development coverage is 65%. The Applicant is also seeking relief from Section 310-7 regulating side yard setbacks and Section 310-12B regulating setbacks for commercial centers from state and county roads. Said property is located in the IB Zoning District off of the intersection of State Route 32 and Locey Lane in Central Valley and is known on the Village of Woodbury Tax Maps as Section 225 Block 1 Lots 34.1 & 34.2 .

B) Reineke Vite – Continuation of Public Hearing for an area variance to permit the construction of a single family dwelling on a preexisting lot having no frontage on a public roadway or suitable roadway improved to the satisfaction of the Highway Superintendent. Said property is located between 97 and 101 Smith Clove Road in the R2A Zoning District and is known on the Village of Woodbury Tax Maps as Section 218 Block 2 Lots 88.

C) Schwimmer - Continuation of Public Hearing for an area variance to permit the installation of an 8 feet high solid pool curtain around an existing in ground swimming pool. Whereas, pursuant to Section 146-5(A), 146-(B), a maximum height of 6 ft. is permitted and a fence made of cloth or canvas is prohibited. Said property is located in the R2A Zoning District at 21 Vanderbilt Drive in Highland Mills and is known on the Village of Woodbury Tax Maps as Section 245 Block 1 Lots 102.


D) Cruz – Public Hearing for a Special Permit to permit the continued use of a 2nd dwelling unit for an individual family members (mother/daughter) pursuant to Section 310-35 of the Village Code. Said property is located in the R1A Zoning District at 39 Pleasant Drive in Highland Mills and is known on the Village of Woodbury Tax maps as Section 211 Block 1 Lot 53.


6. Building Inspectors Report
7. Deliberations on closed Public Hearings
8. Adjournment