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).

2017 Land Use Board Roster
Board MemberTerm Ends
Martin Theobald, Chairman12/2020
Joseph Tadrick, Vice Chairman12/2017
Harry Shortway, Mayor12/2019
John Auberger12/2019
Andrea Cocula12/2020
Sandra Ooms, Council Liaison12/2017
Jessica Paladini12/2017
Ed Rolando, Jr.12/2018
Richard Spoerl12/2019
Willard McPeek, Alternate 112/2017
Michael Whitaker, Alternate 212/2018
Alternate 3
Kristi Raperto, Alternate 412/2017

Land Use Board Professionals

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

2017 Meeting Schedule

  • July 12
  • July 26
  • August 9
  • August 23
  • September 13
  • September 27
  • October 11
  • October 25
  • November 8
  • November 22
  • December 13
  • Jan. 10, 2018
  • January 11
  • January 25
  • January 31*
  • February 8
  • February 22
  • March 8
  • March 22
  • April 12
  • April 26
  • May 10
  • May 24
  • June 14
  • June 28

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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