Steve Siwinski, Superintendent of Building Department
One Pool & Garage Road
GPS Location: 124 Stewart Street
The Building Department is responsible for reviewing all plans submitted for alterations or new structures. The Building Department also issues permits and makes the required inspections during construction. This is done to assure compliance with New York State and local codes which leads to the issuance of certificate of occupancy or certificate of compliance within the Village.
By law, obtaining permits for any structural change is a New York State requirement. Building Department inspections protect the owner(s) from inferior workmanship. Providing permits via inspection facilitates obtaining home equity loans, mortgages and, most importantly, easy resale negotiations. Be certain to call the Building Department at 516-326-6319 before you make any changes to your property.
The Mayor and Board of Trustees appoint the Building Superintendent. This officer serves as Liaison to the Architectural and Preliminary Site Plan Review Board (ARB). Certain alterations may require the approval of the ARB for aesthetic purposes before a building permit is able to be issued. Other construction issues may require a hearing before the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) to obtain a variance from the Zoning Code before a permit can be issued. Code compliance is ensured via working with the residents.