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, Chairman

Gene Castagna

Matt Cumiskey

Mark Germansky, 2nd Alternate

William Hoefling

John Keane, Vice Chairman

Allen Morgan, Mayor

Robert Sartorius

Denise Torsiello, 1st Alternate

Steve Warner, Attorney

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

To volunteer please complete the online Volunteer Application.

Meetings for the Year 2019 and for January 2020 

January 8

January 15

February 5

February 12

March 5

March 12

April 2

April 9

May 7

May 14

June 4

June 11

July 2

July 9

August 6

August 13

September 3

September 10

October 1

October 8

November 5 (Election Day)

November 12

December 3

December 10



 January 7

January 14




Planning Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Planning Board meeting agendas
Planning Board meeting minutes
Planning Board resolutions

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