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Planning Board


Description of Duties: Powers and Duties of the Planning Board:
The Planning Board shall follow the provisions of the Municipal Land Use Law and this chapter, and accordingly shall have authority to:

1. Prepare, adopt, and amend a master plan or component part thereof;

2. Exercise control over and review of subdivisions, site plans and conditional uses, including certain variances and building permits. Notwithstanding the above, the planning Board shall not have the power to review and approve site plans, subdivisions or conditional uses when such applications involve a "D" variance;

3. Perform informal review of concept plans for development;

4. Make recommendations to the Borough Council concerning adoption or amendment of development regulations and an official map;

5. Direct 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. Direct 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. Make recommendations to the Borough Council and/or any housing, parking, highway, special district or other authority, redevelopment agency, school board other similar public agency, State, County or municipal, concerning the relationship of capital projects to the Master Plan pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-31;

8. Prepare a capital improvements program, if authorized by the Borough Council;

9. Participate in the preparation and review of programs or plans required by State or federal law or regulation;

10. Assemble data on a continuing basis as part of a continuous planning process; and

11. Perform such other advisory duties as are assigned to it by ordinance or resolution of the Borough Council for the aid and assistance of the Borough Council or other agencies or officers.

Length of Terms:     Dependent on Class of Membership: Class I is term of the Mayor; Class II and III are both  one year; Class IV is Four Years; Alternate members are Two Years   


Dates/Times of Meetings:   Second & Fourth Tuesday of every month beginning at 7:00pm in the Courtroom of Borough Hall.  *Those months with one meeting date - conflict with Mayor and Council schedule, holiday, etc.

Number of Vacancies:   none





Member & Class Term expires   Member & Class Term expires
Bob Ackerman, Class IV  12/31/2018      
Peter Smith,  Class IV  12/31/2017   John Mocharski, Class IV  12/31/2017
Paul Grzenda, Class IV  12/31/2017   Richard Houghton, Class IV  12/31/2017
Derryck White, Class III, Council  12/31/2017   Jack Pedersen, Class IV  12/31/2020
Michael Pellegrino, Class II  12/31/2017   Mayor Matthew Anesh, Class I  12/31/2018
Stephanie Bartfalvi, Alt I  12/31/2017   Brian Bythell, Alt II  12/31/2017


Board Attorney - Alexander G. Fisher, Esq

Board Planner - T&M Associates - Stan Slachetka, PP, AICP

Board Engineer - Najarian Assoc - Robert W. Bucco, Jr. PE, CME, CPWM

Board Recording Secretary - Joanne Broderick, (908) 226-7623



 Meeting scheduled for September 26, 2017 is CANCELED !!!

January 3 (re-org)   July 11
January 24*   July 25
February 14   August 8
February 28   August 22
March 14   September 12
March 28    September 26
April 11   October 10
April 25   October 24 
May 9   November 28*
May 23   December 12*
June 13    
June  27    

*Those months with one meeting date - conflict with May and Council schedule, holiday etc.

Cancelled meetings are in italic .

Meetings are held at 7:00 pm in the Municipal Building, 2480 Plainfield Avenue, South Plainfield



Borough of South Plainfield
2480 Plainfield Avenue    South Plainfield NJ 07080