Planning Board

Pursuant to the Municipal Land Use Law (MLUL), the Planning Board exercises its power in regard to the following: Preparation and adoption of the Master Plan of the Township and the reexamination of the Master Plan every ten years; Subdivision control and site plan review; Review and recommendation with regard to the adoption or amendment of the official map of the Township; Conditional use approval; Preparation of capital improvement program as authorized by the Township; Variances, other than variances pursuant to NJSA 40:55D-70d, and certain building permits in conjunction with subdivision, site plan and conditional use approval.

The Planning Board may also participate in the preparation and review of programs or plans required by State or federal law or regulation, assemble data on a continuing basis as part of a continuous planning process, and perform such other advisory duties as are assigned to it by ordinance or resolution of the Township for the aid and assistance of the Township or other agencies or officers.

Meetings

1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month; 7:30 pm, via Zoom

Upcoming Meetings

For information and supporting documentation to be addressed at the upcoming meeting, please visit the Upcoming Meetings page.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Members

There are four classes of membership:  Class I (the mayor or the mayor’s designee) whose term corresponds to the mayor’s official tenure; Class II (an official of the municipality appointed by the Mayor) whose term is 1 year; Class III (a member of the Township Council) whose term is 1 year; Class IV (other citizens of the municipality appointed by the mayor) whose term is 4 years.

Connie Valenti, Board Secretary
Email Connie Valenti
Phone: 908-464-2700, 2124

Robin Greenwald, Town Official
Term expires: December 31, 2021

  • Angie Devanney, Mayor
    Term expires: December 31, 2021
  • Bill Robertson, Board Attorney
    Term expires: December 31, 2020
  • Jeanne Kingsley, Council Member
    Term expires: December 31, 2021
  • Dan Monaco
    Term expires: December 31, 2021
  • Craig Johnson, Vice Chairman
    Term expires: December 31, 2022
  • Kevin Hall
    Term expires: December 31, 2022
  • Michael Mangold
    Term expires: December 31, 2023
  • Richard Niceforo
    Term expires: December 31, 2021
  • Marcela Schwarz
    Term expires December 31, 2024

Alternates

  • Lawrence Cunningham, Alternate Number 1
    Term expires: December 31, 2021
  • Susan Poage, Alternate Number 2
    Term expires: December 31, 2022

ZOOM Instructions

TO JOIN A LIVE MEETING:

  1. If you are joining from a smartphone or tablet, install the Zoom app using the App store and join meeting number 357-574-7364 (and Password: 360071).
  2. If you are joining from a desktop or laptop computer with a web browser, open https://zoom.us/j/3575747364 --You may need to DOWNLOAD & RUN ZOOM first Meeting ID: 357-574-7364. Password: 360071
  3. You may join the meeting using AUDIO or AUDIO & VIDEO.
  4. If only joining audio by phone, call: 1-929-205-6099, then provide
     meeting ID: 357-574-7364#

Members of the public are invited to watch the meeting and participate (optional) using Zoom. Your microphone will be off (muted) by the host of the meeting. If you wish to participate in the public comment portion of the meeting, you must follow the instructions below:

  1. Controls appear at the bottom of the Zoom window. Use the “chat” function to send a typewritten message to the “host” of the meeting which should include only a) your first and last name and b) your home address.
  2. When you hear your name announced during the public comment portion of the meeting, you may address the Board with your objections or comments.
  3. When you are finished speaking, your microphone will be muted to allow others an opportunity to speak.

Members of the public who lack the ability to access the meeting or need assistance may contact Connie Valenti, Board Secretary, at 908-464-2700, Ext. 2124 or 908-963-3454 (cell) or by email at cvalenti@bhtwp.com. 

Recorded Meetings

Some Planning Board meetings are recorded.  Those meetings are available on the Township video archive for meetings prior to April, 2020 (pre-COVID-19).  Meetings after April, 2020 can be found on the Township YouTube channel, on the 'Planning Board" playlist here. For convenience, some recent meetings are available for immediate viewing here.

September 9, 2020 Meeting


August 19, 2020 Meeting





Apply to Become a Planning Board Volunteer

Submit an application to become a volunteer on the Planning Board.

The Township welcomes and encourages residents who have specific experience applicable to each Committee, Board and Commission to apply for available positions. Please note that there are only a few volunteer opportunities available each year as there are staggered terms for members of each Committee, Board and Commission. However, many committees are always in need of extra volunteers for various events throughout the year.

Volunteer Application