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).
|Board Member||Term Ends|
|Martin Theobald, Chairman||12/2020|
|Joseph Tadrick, Vice Chairman||12/2017|
|Harry Shortway, Mayor||12/2019|
|Sandra Ooms, Council Liaison||12/2017|
|Ed Rolando, Jr.||12/2018|
|Willard McPeek, Alternate 1||12/2017|
|Michael Whitaker, Alternate 2||12/2018|
|Kristi Raperto, Alternate 4||12/2017|
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