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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. 

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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 07:00pm

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 07:00pm

Application Deadline: Monday Two Weeks Prior to Meeting

Each member has a 7 year term. 


Planning Board Members

Joseph M. Camarata, Chair
776 Wilber Lake Road
Oneonta, NY 13820
(607) 434 - 2319
Term Expires: 12/31/24
Breck Tarbell
142 Morningside Drive
Oneonta, NY 13820
(607) 434-4206
Term Expires: 12/31/27
Tom Rowe
137 Lower Reservoir Road
Oneonta, NY 13820
(607) 433 - 0043
Term Expires: 12/31/23
Reggie McGuinness
245 East St.
Oneonta, NY 13820

(607) 437 - 2925
Term Expires: 12/31/29
Wendy Cleaveland, Clerk
Town Hall
3966 St Hwy 23,
West Oneonta, NY 13861 
(607) 432 -8606 (office)
Dan Baker
115 Township Rd.
Oneonta, NY 13820
Term Expires: 12/31/28
Rob Lishansky
P.O. Box 155
West Oneonta, NY 13861
(607) 433 - 5261 
Term Expires: 12/31/25
Jenny Koehn
252 Lower Reservoir Road
Oneonta, NY 13820
Term Expires: 12/31/26

 Zoning Board Members

David J. Prouty, Chair
101 Collins Drive
Oneonta, NY 13820
(607) 432 -5449 
Term Expires: 12/31/25
David MacClintock
180 Hillside Drv.
Oneonta, NY 13820
Term Expires: 12/31/27
Kelly Wilde
14 Wisteria Ave
Oneonta, NY 13820 
 Term Expires: 12/31/24
Donald L Allison, Jr.
PO Box 1097
Oneonta, NY 13820
(607) 435 - 1548 
Term Expires: 12/31/23
Laura Sause, Clerk
227 Opperman Road
South New Berlin, NY 13843
Allen Black
3 Miles Ave
Oneonta, NY 13820
Term Expires: 12/31/26


Planning Board / Zoning Board of Appeals (PDF)

Zoning Documents

Planning Documents

Town Attorney

 Rob Panasci

Young / Sommer LLC


office: 518.438.9907 Ext. 251

cell: 518.207.5448

fax: 518.438.9914


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