Government: Boards/Committees

Land Use Board

About the Board

Due to the COVID pandemic, remote public meetings of the Vernon Township Land Use Board will be conducted using the Zoom operating system through May 26, 2021. Instructions for accessing each meeting will be posted with each agenda. View the resolution and complete Zoom instructions. 

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).

2021 Land Use Board Roster
Board MemberTerm Ends
John Auberger12/2021
Andrea Cocula12/2024
Willard McPeek12/2021
Kristi Raperto12/2021
Richard Spoerl12/2023
Martin Theobald12/2024
Diane Wexler12/2021
Michael Whitaker12/2022
Craig Williams12/2022
Kelly Mitchell, Alternate 112/2021
Joseph Tadrick, Alternate 212/2022
Paul Mele, Alternate 312/2022
Mark Vizzini, Alternate 412/2021

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

2021 Meeting Schedule

  • July 14
  • July 28
  • August 11
  • August 25
  • September 8
  • September 22
  • October 13
  • October 27
  • November 10
  • November 24
  • December 8
  • Jan. 12, 2022
  • January 13
  • January 27
  • February 10
  • February 24
  • March 10
  • March 24
  • April 14
  • April 28
  • May 12
  • May 26
  • June 9
  • June 23

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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