Board of Adjustment (Zoning)

In contrast to the Planning Board, the Board of Adjustment is in charge of non-permitted activities within the construction department. The Board deals with the issuance of variances, which are based on the municipality’s zoning ordinance. The purpose of the Board of Adjustment is to provide relief from zoning requirements that cannot be satisfied. Requests for relief are not based upon policy, but the ability of an applicant to prove his or her case. The zoning board must make decisions as a judge does in court.

The Board of Adjustment meets twice monthly on the first and third Mondays. However, the meeting schedule may vary due to Borough holidays and other conflicts. The schedule is set at the first meeting of each year, held in early January. Meetings start at 8 PM.

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William Nadelberg, Chairman
Jeff Grob, Vice Chairman
Hans Ammitzboll
Malathi Ananthakrishnan
Bill Dunscombe, 2nd Alternate
Alex Kogan, 1st Alternate
Edward Morgan
Mitchell Ping
Bill Sorochen
Board Attorney: Philip J. Morin, III, Esq.

Secretary to the Board: Margaret Koontz, 908-665-1124, fax 908-665-8361
Office Hours: 8 AM – 1 PM, Monday – Friday


January 11 May 3 September 13
January 20 May 17 September 27
February 1 June 7 October 4
February 22 June 21 October 18
March 1 July 12 November 1
March 15 July 26 November 15
April 5 August 2 December 6
April 19 August 16 December 13

For more meetings and up to date changes, go to our municipal calendar.


Board of Adjustment meeting agendas
Board of Adjustment meeting minutes
Board of Adjustment resolutions

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