Planning Board

Image of New Providence Shopping CenterThe Planning Board is in charge of permitted activities within the construction department. Their essential duties are to deal with policy (the Borough’s Master Plan) and the implementation of that policy through the zoning, site plan and subdivision ordinances. These ordinances establish ground rules which must be met by an applicant. If the applicant meets the requirements of the particular ordinance, the board must approve the subject application. However, a site or subdivision plan can be denied if it does not fulfill a specific requirement of an ordinance.  The Planning Board is also charged with periodically formulating a plan to meet the mandates of the NJ council on Affordable Housing, as an element of the Master Plan.

The Planning Board meets twice monthly, usually on the first and second Tuesdays. However, the meeting schedule may vary due to Borough holidays and other conflicts and is set at the first meeting of the year, held in early January. All meetings are open to the public and are held in Council Chambers, Municipal Center, 360 Elkwood Avenue, New Providence, NJ, beginning at 8:00 P.M.

Notices of impending action by the Board generally appear in the legal notices section of the Courier-News (Bridgewater) but may also be published in the Newark Star-Ledger or the Daily Record (Morristown).


Bob Lesnewich, Chair

Gene Castagna, 1st Alternate

Matt Cumiskey

William Hoefling

Gary Kapner

John Keane, Vice Chair

Allen Morgan, Mayor

Robert Sartorius

Denise Torsiello, 2nd Alternate

Steve Warner, Attorney

Proposed Meetings for the Year 2017 and for January 2018 

January 10

January 17

February 7

February 14

March 7

March 14

April 4

April 11

May 2

May 9

June 6

June 13

July 11

July 18

August 1

August 8

September 5

September 12

October 3

October 10 – Third Floor

November 7 (Election Day)

November 14

December 5

December 12



January 9

January 16


Planning Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Planning Board meeting agendas
Planning Board meeting minutes
Planning Board resolutions