If the town takes an action that the taxpayers disagree with then legal may be pursued.
In New York State an Article 78 may be filed.
If the action is against the Zoning Board then action must be filed within 30 days.
If the action is against the town board or planning board the action may be filed within four months.
Information from the New york State Courts
“A special proceeding can only be used where it is specifically authorized by a statute. There are a
number of these, but generally, they relate to challenging the action or determination of a
governmental officer or agency. See, Civil Practice Law and Rules (CPLR for short) Article 78.
Landlord-tenant relations can also be determined in a special proceeding in some instances,
otherwise, special proceedings usually cannot be brought against private parties.
If you are unsure whether or not your matter is considered a special proceeding, it is suggested that
you consult with an attorney to assure that your facts support your claim. If it clearly doesn’t support
your claim, your claim could be dismissed with a sanction as frivolous. By signing a paper, such as
a Petition, that party certifies that to the best of his/her knowledge, information and belief, the
presentation of the paper or the information contained therein is not frivolous. See, Rules of the
Chief Administrative Judge, Section 130-1.1a Signing of Papers.”
New York Courts. found on internet July 1, 2022.