Not all ZBA actions result in a referral to the Adirondack Park Agency. ZBA denials are not referred. Some ZBA variances granted are APA non-jurisdictional, meaning they are not subject to APA review. If the ZBA is certain the variance is not subject to APA review, no referral will be made.
The Adirondack Park Agency is not required to respond to a referral. If it does not respond within 30 days of receiving a complete referral, the ZBA variance stands. If the APA responds, it generally responds in the following ways:
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