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Planning Board

 

 Planning Board Meeting Dates for 2016

 
January 27, 2016 - Reorganization
February 24, 2016
March 23, 2016
April 27, 2016 - Canceled
May 25, 2016
June 22, 2016
July 27, 2016
August 24, 2016
September 28, 2016
October 26, 2016
November 16, 2016
December 28, 2016

 
 
 The Planning Board meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month, at
7:30 pm, in the Borough Annex Conference Room, at 305 Beechwood Place, Leonia.
Please check the calendar above as certain meetings are rescheduled due to official holidays.

 

FORMAL ACTION ON ANY BUSINESS MAY BE TAKEN

About

The Leonia Planning Board, like all planning boards throughout the state, operates under the provisions of the New Jersey Municipal Land Use Law.  The Board meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. in the Borough Annex Conference Room, located at 305 Beechwood Place.

 

Board Responsibilities 

1. Preparing, adopting, and amending a Master Plan that zones the town for particular types of uses and development.  The Master Plan represents the Borough's view of itself and where it should be going.

2. Reviewing for approval proposed subdivisions, site plans, and conditional uses, including certain variances and building permits.  (Variances allow an applicant to vary from the zoning requirements after offering convincing legal reasons for doing so.)

3. Performing informal reviews of concept plans for development.

4. Making recommendations to the Borough Council about adopting or amending development regulations. 

5. Directing 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. Directing 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. Making recommendations to the Borough Council and/or any other governmental authority concerning the relationship of capital projects to the Borough's Master Plan.

8. Participating in the preparation and review of programs or plans required by State or Federal law or regulations.

9. Assembling data as part of a continuous planning process.

10. Performing other advisory duties as are assigned to it by ordinance or by the Borough Council.

 

Planning Board Members 

      Mayor Judah Zeigler, Class I - 2019
      Anthony Cassano - Class II - 2016
      Pat Fusco - Class III - Council - 2016
      Patrick Botten - Class IV - 2018
      Richard Stenken - Class IV - 2019 - Vice-Chairman
      Vincent Petti - Class IV - 2019
      Tim Ford - Class IV - 2018
      Ron Chace - Class IV - 2017 - Chairman
      William Russell - Class IV - 2016
      Yvonne Oliveri - Alternate - 2017
      Brad Wilds - Alternate - 2016
      Paul Poretsky - Alternate - 2016
      Gregg Edelman - Alternate - 2017
 
      Mayor's Alternate - Ira Gold 
 
           
      Dan Melfi - Building Inspector/Zoning Officer 
      Jack Terhune - PB Clerk 
      Tina Evans - Recording Secretary
 
      Planning Bd Attorney - Dan Steinhagen
      Planning Bd Engineer - Robert Costa

Board Protocol

Bringing an Application to the Board: 

Planning Board Applications can be obtained from the Secretary to the Planning Board, Borough Administrator Jack Terhune, who can be reached at 201-592-5780 x221 or via e-mail at jterhune@leonianj.gov. To be heard in a particular month, your application package must be available to the public at Borough Hall ten days prior to the meeting date. There are a number of legal requirements that must be addressed in completing an application, so be sure to allow yourself adequate preparation time. The application must be deemed complete by Zoning Officer Dan Melfi before any matter is assigned a docket number and listed on a Planning Board Agenda. Mr. Melfi may be reached via telephone at 201-592-5780; x 255 or more conveniently, via e-mail at dmelfi@leonianj.gov.  

For New Business Owners:

The Leonia Planning Board is particularly interested in the appearance of the downtown business district. The Planning Board requests that applicants work with Mr. Melfi on the design of facades and signs to be in accordance with the Borough's central business district standards. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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