Pomfret Zoning Board

David Fridmann-Chairman

Michaelene Comerford
Matthew Estep
Raymond Lewandowski   
Ruth Eckstrom            

-The Zoning Board of Appeals shall act in strict accordance with procedures specified by Law and the Town of Pomfret Zoning Law.
The major duties of the Board shall be to hear and decide on variance requests as well as interpret the meaning of the Town Zoning Law as requested.
Additionally, they shall hear requests for selected Special Use Permits when a Variance (Use or Area) is also requested.

Planning/Zoning Clerk

Teresa Bunge
9 Day Street
Fredonia, NY 14063
Phone:716-672-7496 x7
Email: deputyclerk@townofpomfretny.org

Zoning Board of Appeals Meetings

Town of Pomfret Zoning Board of Appeals 2023 meetings are scheduled for the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 except where indicated:

June 6th
July 11th
August 8th
September 5th
October 3rd
November 14th  
December 5th


Zoning Board Resultons/Minutes

March 1, 2022
, on March 1, 2022 at 6:30 pm hearing # 01-22 for an Area Variance application was duly conducted by the Town of Pomfret Zoning Board of Appeals. Request for an Area Variance was made by Dan Beckley of 10320 Second St., Dunkirk (VBB), NY 14063 seeking approval for the placement of two 5x5 signs for the drive-in business located at 5349 Van Buren Rd, Dunkirk, NY 14048 in an R3 zone also known as Section 111.00 - Block 1 – Lot 2.    

Now, therefore it is hereby resolved by the Town of Pomfret Zoning Board of Appeals as proposed by Ruth Eckstrom and seconded by Ray Lewandowski a motion to grant an Area Variance to Dan Beckley for the purpose of placing two 5’x 5’ signs advertising the Drive-in Theater located at 5349 Van Buren Rd., Dunkirk, located in an R3 zone and known as SBL: 110.00-1-2.
 was approved with a positive decision by roll call vote indicated below with the following
  • Any additional/future signage, adjustments or altercations to signage associated with Project 21-027 (building permit identification) or any project(s) related to the property known as5349 Van Buren Rd, Dunkirk, NY 14048 shall come before the Zoning Board of Appeals prior to installment. 
1. Ruth Eckstrom- ABSTAINED
2. Bob Reuther – YES
3. Michaelene Comerford – YES
4. Matthew Estep – YES
5. Ray Lewandowski - YES
6. David Fridmann, Chairman - YES
Respectfully Submitted, EvaDawn Bashaw

May 3, 2022
ZBA Members present: Dave Fridmann, Chair, Ray Levandowski, Ruth Eckstrom, Michaelene Comerford, Matt Estep, Bob Reuther

Public Present:  Trisha Laurito, Julie McFarland, Kristy Carlson, Adam Rak
Chairman Fridmann call the meeting to order at 6:30 – Read the legal notice aloud.  SEQR explained and conducted with a Negative Declaration determined
Applicant explained the project.  Code Enforcement Officer provided his opinion that the project was inline with the neighborhood and felt it was of little concern to him.
No comment from the public
Ruth Eckstrom moved that the ZBA approve the renovation of the existing garage into a master site and build a new 2 car garage at 5056 West Main Rd, Fredonia.  SBL: 129.00-1-43.1 with a set back of 77 feet from the edge of road.  Seconded by Michaelene Comerford
R1. Ruth Eckstrom- Yes
2. Bob Reuther – YES
3. Michaelene Comerford – YES
4. Matthew Estep – YES
5. Ray Lewandowski - YES
6. David Fridmann, Chairman - YES                                                                                            
Unanimously approved

Michaelene moved to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Ray Lewandowski
Meeting adjourned at 6:50
Respectfully Submitted, EvaDawn Bashaw


Local Law # 2 of 2016-Solar


Pomfret Zoning Code

This PDF contains the documentation for the zoning code for the town of Pomfret.

Download "Pomfret Zoning Code.pdf"

Zoning- Area Variance Application


Zoning- Use Variance Application


Zoning -Special Use Permit Application


Pomfret Zoning Map