Planning / Zoning

Planning Board


To contact the Planning Board, write to this address:, and your message will be delivered to the correct party.  Thank you.  


The Town of Cambria Planning Board was established by resolution of the Town Board on July 5, 1955.

The members of the Planning Board review and render decisions relative to site plans and proposed subdivisions within the town. Additionally, they are involved in the preparation of a comprehensive master plan for the development of the entire area of the town.

Zoning and Subdivision applications are available at the office of the Building Inspector.

Members of the Planning Board

William J. Amacher, Chairman (716) 731-5277
Gerald E. Kroening
(716) 731-9597
Douglas H. Mawhiney (716) 434-4934
Roger Schreader, Sr (716) 433-6513
Garrett Meal
(716) 439-8467
Gary Billingsley, Attorney (716) 434-5783


Meetings of the Planning Board are generally conducted on the third Monday of each month at 7:00 PM. Public hearings, which are posted at the Town Hall and advertised as required, are conducted as necessary. All meetings are open to the public.

Cambria Comprehensive Plan Update

Minutes of Planning Board Meetings

Click on a date listed below to open a PDF file the view the minutes of the Planning  Board Meetings. PDF file requires Get Adobe Acrobat Reader - click here to download

Subdivision Application Procedure

  1. Review Zoning Ordinance.

  2. Contact Building Inspector at 433-8161 to make appointment to complete application. 

  3. Submit Application and all applicable: maps, drawings, plats, surveys, easements, affidavits, licenses, contracts, and other information which characterize the application and property.

  4. To obtain action submit to Chairman of Planning Board via Zoning Officer at Town Hall by the first day of the month, prior to a Planning Board Meeting. (Prepay applicable fees to Zoning Officer)

  5. Applicant and/or owner must attend each Public Planning Board Meeting and Site Inspection to obtain any motion toward approval of plan.

  6. Applicant and owner must agree to Planning Board conditions or no approval will exist.

  7. Questions should be directed to the Planning Board Chairman via the Zoning Officer at Cambria Town Hall.


Zoning Board of Appeals


To contact the Zoning Board, write to this address: and your message will be delivered to the correct party.  Thank you.  


Cambria Zoning Map

The Zoning Board of Appeals consists of five members appointed by the Town Board.

The Board of Appeals hears and decides appeals from and reviews requirements, decisions or determinations made by the Building Inspector, who is charged with the enforcement of the Zoning Ordinance. The concurring vote of a majority of the members of the board is necessary to reverse any decision or determination of the Building Inspector or to decide in favor of the applicant any matter upon which it is required to pass under the Zoning Ordinance or to effect any variation in such ordinance.  To download the Cambria Zoning Ordinance, click here.

You may view a full-sized zoning map at the Town Clerk's office or purchase one for $7.00.  Click here to view the .pdf version of the new zoning map.

Members of the Zoning Board of Appeals

 Peter Smith, Chairman

(716) 434-4614
Bradley Rowles
(716) 690-5438
Harmony Retzlaff - Hurtgam
(716) 791-4146
Thomas C. Andrews (716) 731-5790
Alan Johnson
(716) 433-3923
Cheryl Shoop, Alternate
 (716) 434-8051



Planning AGENDA



Generally, the Zoning Board of Appeals meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 7 PM. Public hearing notices are conspicuously posted at the Town of Cambria Town Hall and all meetings are open to the public.

 Minutes of Zoning Board Meetings

Click on a date listed below to open a PDF file the view the minutes of the Zoning Board Meetings.


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