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).

2018 Land Use Board Roster
Board MemberTerm Ends
Martin Theobald, Chairman12/2020
John Auberger12/2018
Andrea Cocula12/2020
Daniel Kadish, Council Liaison12/2018
Willard McPeek12/2021
Kristi Raperto12/2021
Ed Rolando, Jr.12/2018
Richard Spoerl12/2019
Craig Williams12/2019
Michael Whitaker, Alternate 112/2019
Kelly Mitchell, Alternate 212/2018
Angela Erichsen, Alternate 312/2018

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

2018 Meeting Schedule

  • July 11
  • July 25
  • August 8
  • August 22
  • September 12
  • September 26
  • October 10
  • October 24
  • November 14
  • November 28
  • December 12
  • Jan. 9, 2019
  • January 10
  • January 24
  • February 14
  • February 28
  • March 14
  • March 28
  • April 11
  • April 25
  • May 9
  • May 23
  • June 13
  • June 27

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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