8014 Pleasant Valley Rd. Bath NY 14810 mail: P.O. Box 186 Hammondsport NY 14840 ph. 607-569-3743

Town of Urbana

Steuben County, New York est. 1822

Contact Information

Deanna Tompkins
607-569-3743


Boards & Committees

Town Board
Planning Board
Zoning Board

Boards & Committees

Zoning Board

Board Meets 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm Town Hall


A zoning law is a community's guide to its future development. That is its purpose. It is
not meant to be just another governmental intrusion, another bit of red tape to be untangled
before the property owner can go ahead with his plans. The protections afforded residents and
property owners within the community from undesirable development come from the
restrictiveness of zoning. Traditionally, zoning is characterized by pre-set regulations contained
in the ordinance or local law, and applicable uniformly within each district. A landowner
can look at the zoning map and regulations and know that if he follows them, he has a right to
use his land in a certain way, and that neighboring property is subject to the same
restrictions. But, because all land in the district is subject to the same rules, and because no two
parcels of land are precisely the same, problems can arise. (NYS Division of Local Government Services)



Board Members

The Zoning Board of Appeals Members are:
Scott Burg, Chair
Nichole Dresser
Jennifer Rethmel
Bill Fries
Steve Catherman