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Planning Board

Description of Duties: Powers and Duties of the Planning Board: 

The Planning Board shall follow the provisions of the Municipal Land Use Law and this chapter, and accordingly shall have authority to:

  1. Prepare, adopt, and amend a master plan or component part thereof;
     
  2. Exercise control over and review of subdivisions, site plans and conditional uses, including certain variances and building permits. Notwithstanding the above, the planning Board shall not have the power to review and approve site plans, subdivisions or conditional uses when such applications involve a "D" variance;
     
  3. Perform informal review of concept plans for development;
     
  4. Make recommendations to the Borough Council concerning adoption or amendment of development regulations and an official map;
     
  5. Direct the issuance of building permits for buildings or structures in certain areas shown on an official map, when such building permits also require subdivision, site plan or conditional use approval;
     
  6. Direct the issuance of building permits for buildings or structures on a lot not related to a street, when such building permits also require subdivision, site plan or conditional use approval;
     
  7. Make recommendations to the Borough Council and/or any housing, parking, highway, special district or other authority, redevelopment agency, school board other similar public agency, State, County or municipal, concerning the relationship of capital projects to the Master Plan pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-31;
     
  8. Prepare a capital improvements program, if authorized by the Borough Council;
     
  9. Participate in the preparation and review of programs or plans required by State or federal law or regulation;
     
  10. Assemble data on a continuing basis as part of a continuous planning process; and
    Perform such other advisory duties as are assigned to it by ordinance or resolution of the Borough Council for the aid and assistance of the Borough Council or other agencies or officers.

Length of Terms:      Dependent on Class of Membership: Class I is term of the Mayor; Class II and III are both  one year; Class IV is Four Years; Alternate members are Two Years

Dates/Times of Meetings:     Second & Fourth Tuesday of every month beginning at 7:00pm in the Courtroom of Borough Hall.  *Those months with one meeting date - conflict with Mayor and Council schedule, holiday, etc.

Number of Vacancies:    None

PLANNING BOARD MEMBERS AND MEETING DATES

Member & Class Term expires    Member & Class Term expires
Bob Ackerman, Class IV  12/31/2026      
Brian Bythell,  Class IV  12/31/2025   John Mocharski, Class IV  12/31/2025
Gerry Butrico, IV  12/31/2024   Richard Houghton, Class IV  12/31/2025
Derryck White, Class III, Council  12/31/2023   Jack Pedersen, Class IV  12/31/2024
Michael Pellegrino, Class II  12/31/2023   Mayor Matthew Anesh, Class I  12/31/2026
Suzanne Lepore, Alt I  12/31/2024   Maria Campagna, Alt II  12/31/2023

Board Attorney - Savo, Schalk, Gillespi, O'Grodnick & Fisher, PA - Alexander G. Fisher, Esq

Board Planner - T&M Associates - Caroline Z. Reiter, PP, AICP

Board Engineer - T&M Associates - Andrew W. Denbigh, PE, CFM

Board Recording Secretary - Stephanie Merola - 732-215-6383

 

2023 Meeting Schedule

January 24           July 11
February 28    July 25
March 14   August 8
March 28   August 22
April 11   September 12
April 25   ​September 26
May 9   October 10
May 23   October 24
June 13   November 28
June 27   ​December 12

*Those months with one meeting date - conflict with Mayor and Council schedule, holiday etc.

Meetings are held at 7:00 pm in the Municipal Building, 2480 Plainfield Avenue, South Plainfield