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*Notice to Professionals


  • 7:00 pm
  • First and third Thursday of each month
  • Main Administration Building, main meeting room

View the Planning Board calendar and the Master Plan Subcommittee calendar.

Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are also available following approval.
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  • William J. Gotto, Class I, Mayor
    Term expires: December 2016                     
  • George Gravatt, Class II, Official of the Township
    Term expires: December 2016
  • Robert Nicastro, Class III, Councilmember
    Term expires: December 2016
  • Robert Nash, Class IV
    Term expires: December 2018
  • Arthur L. Fankhauser, Class IV, Environmental Commission Member
    Term expires: December 2016
  • Brian Tannenhaus, Class IV
    Term expires: December 2016
  • Paul Schneider, Class IV
    Term expires: December 2017
  • Thomas O'Donnell, Class IV
    Term expires: December 2016
  • Thomas Russo, Class IV
    Term expires: December 2019                      
  • Kenneth French, Alternate 1
    Term expires: December 2017
  • Thomas Boyle, Alternate 2
    Term expires: December 2016

Member Requirements
  • One Class I member whose term runs concurrent with the mayor's term
  • One Class II member with a 1 year term - Official of the Township
  • One Class III member with a 1 year term - Township Councilmember
  • Six Class IV members with 4 year term
  • Alternates I and II with 2 year terms

One of the above members has to be a member of the Environmental Commission. The term must run concurrent with the Environmental Commission term.

  • The mayor appoints Class I and II.
  • The Township Council appoints Class III and IV and alternates.
  • The chair is appointed amongst the board members.

The board shall have the duty to make, adopt, and from time to time amend a master plan for the physical development of the Township, including any areas outside its boundaries, which in the board's judgment bear essential relation to the planning of the Township. The board shall also administer the provisions of the land subdivision ordinance and site plan review ordinance of the Township in accordance with the provisions of said ordinance and the Municipal Land Use Law. In addition, the board shall consider development applications as filed.