Citizen Boards, Councils & Committees

  1. Ad-Hoc Committees

    From time to time the Village Board of Trustees creates a temporary Ad-Hoc Committees to investigate and report back to the board on issues of importance to the community.

  2. Board of Architectural Review

    The mission of the Board of Architectural Review is to preserve and promote the character and appearance of buildings within the Village of Scarsdale. The Board of Architectural Review meets once per month to consider applications for exterior alteration of existing buildings, exterior appearance of new buildings, signage and some fencing and impose design conditions to ensure that buildings are designed in harmony with the neighboring community. Members of the Board of Architectural Review are appointed by the Board of Trustees to serve three-year terms. The Chair of the Board of Architectural Review is appointed to serve a one-year term. Members of the Board of Architectural Review should have a professional background in architecture, real estate, engineering, landscape architecture, or building construction.

  3. Committee for Historic Preservation

    The Building Inspector advises the Committee for Historic Preservation regarding each application filed with the Building Department for a permit to demolish all or any substantial part of any building in the Village. The Committee for Historic Preservation meets to decide whether the building in question appears to be one of significant historical impact. Based on their determination, they may advise the Building Inspector as to whether or not it is required that the home owner make an application to the Board of Architectural Review for a Certificate of Appropriateness to determine if a demolition permit application should be granted. If the Committee for Historic Preservation approves a demolition permit, they may impose certain conditions. Members of the Committee for Historic Preservation are appointed to serve three-year terms. The Chair of the Committee for Historic Preservation is appointed to a one-year term.

  4. Conservation Advisory Council

    The Conservation Advisory Council advises the Board of Trustees on the development, management and protection of natural resources. They accomplish this by conducting research in the land areas of Scarsdale; coordinate the activities of other organizations for the purpose of community planning in Scarsdale; and develop an inventory and map of all open marshlands, swamps and all other wetlands and recommend programs for ecologically suitable utilization of these areas. Members of the Conservation Advisory Council are appointed by the Board of Trustees to serve two-year terms

  5. Parks & Recreation

    The Advisory Council on Parks and Recreation assists in promoting recreation programs in the Village of Scarsdale. They accomplish this by recommending programs to foster community support for recreation programs; and appraising the use of Village parks for the purpose of developing recommendations. Members of the Advisory Council on Parks and Recreation are appointed by the Board of Trustees to serve two-year terms. One nonvoting member is appointed by the Board of Education.

  6. Planning Board

    Among the Planning Board’s many duties, they are authorized to report on proposed final action by the Board of Trustees on any changes or additions to the Official Map of the Village, amendments to the Village Zoning Code, review subdivision applications, approve site plans, approve plats, hear appeals from rulings of the Village Engineer, and approve special use permits. The Planning Board meets once per month. Members of the Planning Board are appointed by the Board of Trustees to serve five-year terms. One member of the Planning Board shall be appointed Chair by the Mayor subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees.

  7. Zoning Board of Appeals

    Pursuant to New York State Law, the Board of Trustees has established a Board of Appeals. This Board of Appeals meets once per month to hear requests from Village Property Owners seeking to obtain a variance allowing them to construct on their property in a manner not otherwise permitted by the Village Zoning Code. The Board also hears appeals for variances related to fences, walls, plantings and signs. Members of the Board of Appeals are appointed by the Board of Trustees to serve five-year terms. One member of the Board of Appeals shall be appointed Chair by the Mayor subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees.

  8. Other Boards and Councils

    Learn about the other Volunteer Boards, Councils & Committees of the Village of Scarsdale. Advisory Council Human Relations, Committee for Historic Preservation, Board of Ethics, Etc.

  9. Volunteer to Serve on a Citizen Board

    Read about Volunteer Opportunities in the Village of Scarsdale Government