Phillipsburg Planning Board

Phillipsburg Planning Board

120 Filmore Street
Phillipsburg NJ 08865
Charee Carney –Phone: (908) 454-5500, Ext. 341


*******For the Zoning Page, Please click here (for fences, sheds, change of use, new construction, etc)


The Planning/Land Use Board has a wide range of responsibilities among which is the responsibility of making many important decisions regarding development and safety within our town. The Planning Board is directly responsible for generating and updating the Town’s Master Plan, and is involved in developing and implementing broad land use policies for guiding the growth of the municipality. An integral part of a municipality’s decision making process is the Master Plan. Without the land use element of the Master Plan, a municipality cannot have a valid Zoning Ordinance.

The Planning/Land Use Board has specific authorities over subdivision control and site plan review, the Official Map, Zoning Ordinances and Capital Improvements Program. Moreover, it has been vested with quasi-judicial power in that when reviewing subdivision and site plan applications, it can decide “Variances” and establish procedures for the review of such applications.

The Planning/Land Use Board may also become involved in the review of other State or Federal programs or plans, assemble data for planning purposes and perform other advisory duties as assigned to it by the Governing Body, to aid them in the planning process.

The Board is responsible to hear appeals for “adjustments” in specific cases, whereby an applicant’s proposal does not and cannot meet the requirements of the zoning ordinance. This Board will also hear and decide appeals, where it is alleged by an applicant that there is an error in any order, requirement, decision or refusal made by an administrative officer, based upon or made in the enforcement of the zoning ordinance.

The variances granted by this Board are based upon the review of the application as it relates to a specific property, when the strict application of the regulation will impose difficulties or hardship to the applicant, through no fault of his own. No variance or other relief may be granted unless it can be so done without substantial detriment to the public good and will not substantially impair the intent and purpose of the zone plan and zoning ordinance.

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Board Formation

On December 28, 1976 the Phillipsburg Town Council adopted Ordinance No. O:76-16 for the establishment of a town Planning Board.

Excerpts of this ordinance detailing the composition and terms of the board can be seen by clicking here: Coming Soon


Planning Board Members: (to email, please double click each member’s name)

(Term 1/1/16 – 12/31/19)

Keith Zwicker, Vice Chairman

(Term 1/5/17-12/31/20)

        Mayor Todd Tersigni   (Term expires 12/31/24)
Councilwoman Danielle Degerolamo                                                                          (Term Expires 12/31/19)
David Morrisette            (Term 1/5/17 – 12/31/20)
(Term 1/5/17-12/31/20)
Derick Lewis                      (Term 1/1/2016-12/31/19)
Darren Bodogh                                                                                           
(Term 1/5/17-12/31/20)
                 Bernard Rooney  (Term 1/5/17 12/31/20)

James P Stetner (Alt #1)  
(Term 1/24/19 – 12/31/20)
 (Alt #2)       (Term 1/25/18 – 12/31/19)
Land Use Technical Assistant                                                                 
Charee Carney
120 Filmore Street                                                                              Phillipsburg,NJ08865                                                                                                                908-454-5500 ext 341


William E Mandry Law Offices


PLANNING BOARD ENGINEER                                                                                  Stanley Schrek P.E., R.A., P.P.                                                                    
 P.O. Box 5054                                                                                                                        Van Cleef, 755 Memorial Pkwy., Suite 110                                                                       (908) 454-3080                                                                                 



Upcoming Events


    January 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    February 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm