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Zoning and Planning

The Town of Oneonta's Planning Board is responsible for reviewing all site plans, special use permits, and subdivision applications to ensure consistency with the town's zoning. 

The Board's review includes matters such as water, septic, drainage, lighting, parking, traffic flow, and plantings. Its goal is to apply sound and consistent community planning principles to ensure responsible development. 

Click here to review the full list of Oneonta Town Laws

Click here to review the Comprehensive Plan

The Zoning Board of Appeals, or “ZBA,” is a vital link in the administration of the Zoning Code. The Board's role is to be a “safety valve” for the resolution of zoning matters that may unreasonably affect the use of real property. The ZBA is a quasi-judicial body whose methods and decision making are governed by New York State law. Its jurisdiction extends to all questions relative to the Zoning Code of Oneonta which fall into one of two categories:

  • Variances
  • Interpretation of an Administrative Decision

Town of Oneonta Zoning Board of Appeals

Meetings: 4th Monday of every month at 7:00 pm

Each member has a 5 year term.

Application deadline: 10 days prior to meeting

Town of Oneonta Planning Board

Meetings: 1st & 3rd Monday of every month at 7:00pm

Application Deadline: Monday Two Weeks Prior to Meeting

Each member has a 7 year term.

Planning Board Meeting Agenda

Planning Board Public Hearing Notice - Calhoun

Planning Board Members

Joseph M. Camarata, Chair

776 Wilber Lake Road
Oneonta, NY 13820
(607) 433 - 0806

Term Expires: 12/31/17

Breck Tarbell

142 Morningside Drive
Oneonta, NY 13820
(607) 434-4206

Term Expires: 12/31/20

Tom Rowe

137 Lower Reservoir Road
Oneonta, NY 13820
(607) 433 - 0043

Term Expires: 12/31/23

Reggie McGuinness

110 Middle Court
Oneonta, NY 13820
(607) 437 - 2925

Term Expires: 12/31/22

Wendy Cleaveland, Clerk

Town Hall
3966 St Hwy 23,
West Oneonta, NY 13861 
(607) 432 -8606 (office)

Kirt Mykytyn

33 Jefferson Avenue
Oneonta, NY 13820
(607) 433 - 1021

Term Expires: 12/31/21

Rob Lishansky

P.O. Box 155
West Oneonta, NY 13861
(607) 433 - 5261 

Term Expires: 12/31/18

Jenny Koehn

252 Lower Reservoir Road
Oneonta, NY 13820
607-435-0506 

Term Expires: 12/31/19

Zoning Board Members

Douglas B Cannistra, Chair

1358 County Highway 48
Oneonta, NY 13820
(607) 432 - 2287 

Term Expires: 12/31/19

Michael Stolzer

142 Southside Dr
Oneonta, NY 13820 
(607) 434 - 5438 

Term Expires: 12/31/17

Donald L Allison, Jr.

PO Box 1097
Oneonta, NY 13820
(607) 435 - 1548 

Term Expires: 12/31/18

Laura Sause, Clerk

227 Opperman Road
South New Berlin, NY 13843
(607) 783 - 2992 

Kenneth Pym

394 Emmons Hill Rd
Oneonta, NY 13820
(607) 441 - 3180

Term Expires: 12/31/21

David J. Prouty

101 Collins Drive
Oneonta, NY 13820
(607) 432 -5449 

Term Expires: 12/31/20

Zoning Documents

Planning Documents

Town Attorney

Rob Panasci

Young Sommer LLC
5 Palisades Dr.
Albany, NY 12205
518-438-9907 (Ext. 251)
518-438-9914 (fax)