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Established by Ordinance through Administration of Government, Chapter 15 (§15-80).
Powers and jurisdictions of the Planning Board.
(1) The Planning Board shall have the powers listed below in addition to other powers established by law: 
(a) Make, adopt and from time to time amend the Township Master Plan for the physical development of the Township, including any areas outside its boundaries which, in the Planning Board's judgment, bear essential relation to the planning of the Township.
(b) Subdivision control and site plan review and approval pursuant to this Land Development Ordinance.  
(c) Review and comment on the Official Map of the Township prior to its adoption by the Township Council, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-25a.
(d) Participate in the preparation and review of programs or plans required by state or federal law or regulation.
(e) Assemble data on a continuing basis as part of a continuous planning process.
(f) Annually prepare a program of municipal capital improvements projects projected over a term of six years and amendments thereto and recommend same to the Township Council.
(g) Consider and report to the Township Council within 35 days after referral regarding any proposed development regulation submitted to it and also pass upon other matters specifically referred to the Planning Board by the Township Council.
(2) The Planning Board shall have such other powers as prescribed by law, including, but not limited to, the power to grant the following variances, to the same extent and subject to the same restrictions as the Board of Adjustment, when the Planning Board is reviewing applications for approval of subdivision plans, site plans or conditional uses:
(a) Grant variances pursuant to § 420-6F(1)(c) of this chapter.
(b) Direction pursuant to § 420-6G(1)(a) for issuance of a permit for a building or structure in the bed of a mapped street or public drainageway, flood control basin or public area.
(c) Direction pursuant to § 420-6G(1)(b) for issuance of a permit for a building or structure on a lot not abutting a street.

The West Milford Township Planning Board is comprised of six volunteer members, each serving terms of four years; two volunteer alternates, each serving terms of two years; the Mayor, who serves a [four-year term]; an additional member of the Township Council, who serves a one-year term; and one Township Official, who serves a one-year term.
 

 WEST MILFORD TOWN HALL 
MAIN MEETING ROOM
7:30 P.M.  Regular Meeting Dates

     

2017 Meeting Dates
  Workshop-Regular Regular Meeting
January  5 (Reorg. & Reg) 26 Meeting Cancelled
February 2 Meeting Cancelled 23
March 2 Meeting Cancelled 23 Meeting Cancelled
April 6 27
May 4 25
June 1 22
July ---- 27
August 3 24
September 7 28
October 5 26
November 2 ----
December 7 21
 

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All meetings are held in the Main Meeting Room of West Milford Town Hall, 1480 Union Valley Road, West Milford, New Jersey, beginning at 7:30 p.m.  The Main Meeting Room is ADA accessible.  Special needs can be accomodated by contacting the Planning Board at 973-728-2798.

2017 PLANNING BOARD
Chairman
Christopher Garcia
Vice Chairman
Andrew Gargano 
Members
  
Mayor Bettina Bieri 
Linda Connolly 

Warren Gross
Douglas Ott

Councilman Lou Signorino
Geoffrey Syme
Glenn Wenzel
Alternates                   

#1 Steven Castronova
#2 
Michael Siesta


Secretary              
Tonya E. Cubby
                                 
Board Attorney   
Thomas J. Germinario, Esq.

Board Engineer
Paul W. Ferriero, P.E.
Ferriero Engineering, Inc

Board Planner
Charles T. McGroarty, P.P.
Banisch Associates Inc.


Board Landscape Architect
Michael G. Hakim, L.L.A.
Hakim Associates

Hydrogeologic Consultant
Matthew J. Mulhall, P.G.
M2 Associates


Planning Board Subcommittees:

Site Plan/Subdivision Subcommittee
No Appointments At This Time


Ordinance Subcommittee
Chairman Christopher Garcia
Linda Connolly
Glenn Wenzel
Steven Castronova
                                                                                                                   
Master Plan Subcommittee        
Chairman Christopher Garcia
Andrew Gargano
Geoffrey Syme
Douglas Ott
   
Design Standards Subcommittee
Chairman Christopher Garcia
Steven Castronova
Warren Gross
Councilman Lou Signorino

                 
                                                  
The statutory functions and powers of the Planning Board are:

·     To develop and maintain the Master Plan of the Township. The Master Plan guides the land uses and development of the Township.

·      To develop, maintain, and recommend changes, as may be necessary, to the Official Zoning Map of the Township.

·      To develop, maintain, and recommend changes, as may be necessary, to the Township Land Development Ordinance.

·      To review and control the creation of land subdivisions within the Township. To review and control site plans of permitted non-residential uses within the Township.

·      To review and control conditional use applications.

·      To review, if authorized, the Township’s Capital Improvement Program.


                                

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