The Planning Board receives and hears applications for major and minor subdivisions, site plan approvals, conditional use applications, and bulk variances in conjunction with subdivision, site plan or conditional use applications, and appeals of Historic Preservation Commission decisions.
The Planning Board is also responsible for preparing the Borough Master Plan under standards defined in the New Jersey Municipal Land Use Law. Each year, the Planning Board evaluates the variances granted by the Zoning Board of Adjustment to determine if there are emerging patterns of use that might require a change to the Master Plan or the Zoning Ordinances. When appropriate, the Planning Board makes recommendations to the Borough Council to change the Official Map and the Zoning Ordinances. It also participates in the preparation and review of programs and plans required by state and federal law.
Depending on the type of application, a notice may be served on every property owner within 200 feet of the subject property. This notice advises neighboring property owners of the relief being sought and the right of interested citizens to be heard at the meeting. The Board is assisted by an attorney, a Professional Planner, and engineer.
For more information or to request an application, please call 973-748-8444.2021 Members Mayor's Designee – Art Dawson