Government: Boards/Committees

Land Use Board

About the Board

The Vernon Township Land Use Board is a quasi-judicial body meaning it operates similar to a court of law but is not as strict. It hears two different types of applications—those which are generally in compliance with the township’s land development regulations and those which are not.

Permitted use applications include site plan and subdivision applications, conditional use permits, related bulk “C” and “D” variances, encroachment permits and site plan waiver requests. It is the board’s responsibility to ensure that these applications are in conformance with the township Master Plan and development ordinances, that they satisfy public safety concerns, meet generally accepted design standards and require no variances.

Nonpermitted use applications may or may not require variances. The board hears requests for providing an applicant relief from zoning requirements which are nonconforming. Its decisions are based upon the ability of an applicant to prove his/her case in accordance with the Municipal Land Use Law (MLUL).

2022 Land Use Board Roster
Board MemberTerm Ends
John Auberger12/2022
Andrea Cocula12/2024
Brian Lynch12/2022
Willard McPeek12/2025
Richard Spoerl12/2023
Martin Theobald12/2024
Michael Whitaker12/2022
Craig Williams12/2022
Kelly Mitchell, Alternate 112/2023
Joseph Tadrick, Alternate 212/2022
Paul Mele, Alternate 312/2022
Mark Vizzini, Alternate 412/2023

Land Use Board Professionals

Board Attorney
Glenn C. Kienz, Weiner Law Group LLP
Board Engineer
Cory Stoner, Harold E. Pellow & Associates, Inc.
Board Planner
Jessica Caldwell, J. Caldwell & Associates, LLC

2022 Meeting Schedule

  • July 13
  • July 27
  • August 10
  • August 24
  • September 14
  • September 28
  • October 12
  • October 26
  • November 9
  • December 14
  • Jan. 11, 2023
  • January 12
  • January 26
  • February 9
  • February 23
  • March 9
  • March 23
  • April 13
  • April 27
  • May 11
  • May 25
  • June 8
  • June 22

The board holds its regularly scheduled meetings on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. and are held at the municipal building at 21 Church Street in Vernon. An agenda for each regular meeting, which contains the items to be considered by the board, is posted here as well as on the bulletin board at the municipal building.

Contact Information

Land Use Administrator

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Tel: 973.764.4055, ext. 2279
Fax: 973.764.9528

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