Use decisions tend to be final and far-reaching - a farm converted
to housing will not be farmland again; and a park changed to an
office complex is lost as a park. The particular look and
feel of a municipality is determined in large part by the
pattern of land use development. That pattern is set by the Master
Plan (adopted by the Planning Board) and the Zoning Ordinance
(adopted by the Township Council). If done properly, these instruments
will protect the natural, cultural and economic resources of the
Township, and improve the quality of life in the community.
Planning Board plans and regulates land use by preparing and adopting
the Master Plan, and then by implementing the Zoning Ordinance
approved in conformance with that Plan. As empowered by the Municipal
Land Use Law (NJSA 40:55D-1 et seq.), the Planning Board regulates
residential and non-residential development through Subdivision
and Site Plan review.
Planning Board applicants are encouraged to meet with the Technical
Review Advisory Committee (TRAC) prior to being scheduled
for a Planning Board hearing. The Planning Administrator will
determine if an application requires a TRAC review.
Chairman & Class IV Member: Peter Klein
Vice-Chair & Class IV Member: Richard Dinar
Class I Member: Michele Meade
Class II Member: Bill Kimmel
Class III Member: Alfred Anthony
Class IV Members: Martin Kalishman, Robert Leopold, Samuel Ratner
Alternate Member No. 1: Gregory Alvarez
Alternate Member No. 2: Jill Wishnew
Township Engineer: Richard Calbi, Jr.
Planning Consultant: H2M - Jessica Giorgianni
Board Attorney: Richard Vallario
Secretary: Jackie Coombs-Hollis
Recording Secretary: Debra Coonce