Planning Board

Responsibilities of the Planning Board Pic_Chapt 30 Opens in new window 

The N.J. Municipal Land Use Law provides the Planning Board shall have responsibility for:

  • Preparation and adoption of the Master Plan
  • Subdivision and site plan review
  • Review and adoption the official map
  • Review of the Capital Improvement Program
  • Variances and certain building permits in conjunction with subdivision, site plan and conditional use approval
  • Report to the governing body on any provisions of a proposed development regulation, revision, or amendment, including identification of any provisions which are inconsistent with the Master Plan and make recommendations concerning these inconsistencies.

The Planning Board may:

  • Participate in the preparation and review of programs or laws required by state or federal law or regulation
  • Assemble data on a continuing basis as part of a continuous planning process
  • Perform such other advisory duties as are assigned to it by ordinance or resolution of the governing body for the aid and assistance of the governing body or other agencies or officers


All Meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m., First floor meeting room, Town Hall.

2024 Meeting Schedule

2024 Annual Notice

This schedule is modified from time to time, so it is always best to check with our office to find out about any changes to our schedule and agenda.

Planning Board Members  

NameClassTerm LengthTerm Expiration
Mayor Rocco
Class I One YearDecember 31, 2024
Genie SamardinMayor's DesigneeOne YearDecember 31, 2024
Jeff AckersonClass IIOne YearDecember 31, 2024
Kim LaMountainClass IIIOne YearDecember 31, 2024
Scott Silberman,
Class IVFour YearsDecember 31, 2026
TJ MannClass IV Four YearsDecember 31, 2027

Joyce Ploussas,
Vice Chairperson
Class IV Four YearsDecember 31, 2024
Ron EmmaClass IVFour YearsDecember 31, 2025
Wes FaganClass IV Four YearsDecember 31, 2026
Tom KingClass IVFour YearsDecember 31, 2025
Samantha PolovinaClass IV (Alternate #1)Two YearsDecember 31, 2024
James BellClass IV (Alternate #2)Two YearsDecember 31, 2025

Planning Board Professionals  

  • Planner: Jennifer Beahm, P.P./AICP
  • Engineer:  Robert Yuro, PE, CFM
  • Board Attorney: Martin F. Pfleger, Esq.


Planning Board Regular Meeting:  

TOPIC: PB-21-663 Heavenly Estates, 26 Main street

PLANNING BOARD DOCUMENTS:                                                     

Click the link highlighted below application documents:       


Useful Links  

Planning Board Agenda and Meeting Minutes

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