Land Use Board

120 Filmore Street
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
Phone: (908) 454-5500, Ext. 341
email : Kelly Lefler, Secretary

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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 and Zoning Board of Adjustment pursuant to PL 1975, c. 291 in compliance with the State of New Jersey Municipal Land Use Law [MLUL] NJSA 40:55D.

Excerpts of this ordinance detailing the composition and terms of the board can be seen by clicking here:  Chapter 360 – Town Code

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The Land Use Board (Often referred to as the ‘Planning Board’) has a wide range of responsibilities among which is the responsibility of making  important decisions regarding development and safety within our town. The Land Use 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 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 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 the Zoning 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.

Name Term Expires Name Term Expires
Todd Tersigni, Mayor 12/31/2023 Robert Fulper, Council VP 12/31/2021
Robert Bengivenga, BA 12/31/2021 James Hanisak 12/31/2023
John Penrose 12/31/2023 William Duffy, Chairman 12/31/2024
Keith Zwicker, Vice Chair 12/31/2024 Savario Samarelli 12/31/2024
Bernard Brotzman 13/31/2024 John Turnbull, Alt. 1 12/31/2022
Bernard Rooney, Alt. 2 12/31/2021
Land Use Secretary  Kelly Lefler (Interim) klefler@phillipsburgnj.org
Land Use Attorney    Scott Wilhelm wilhelms@wwgrlaw.com
Land Use Engineer Stanley Schrek sschrek@vcea.org
911 Coordinator Travis Zechman Tzechman@pburg.org
Fire Chief   Rich Hay rhay@phillipsburgNJ.org

Land Use Agenda 092621

55 & 65 Howard St.

170 Howard St.

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Land Use Special Meeting 071221

Notice – Amendment to GDP and Site Plan (7-12-2021)

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Public Notice    Bridge Legal Notice    Agenda

01 COVER SHEET SITE    02 VICINITY MAP    03 AERIAL MAP    04 GENERAL NOTES

05 OVERALL DEVELOPMENT SITE PLAN    06 OVERALL PHASE 2 SITE PLAN

07 BUILDING #1 SITE PLAN ‘A’    08 BUILDING #1 SITE PLAN ‘B’    09 BUILDING #1 SITE PLAN ‘C’

10 BUILDING #1 GRADING PLAN ‘A’    11 BUILDING #1 GRADING PLAN ‘B’    12 BUILDING #1 GRADING PLAN ‘C’

13 BUILDING #1 GRADING INSETS ‘A’    14 BUILDING #1 STORMWATER PLAN ‘A’

15 BUILDING #1 STORMWATER PLAN ‘B’    16 BUILDING #1 STORMWATER PLAN ‘C’

17 BUILDING #1 UTILITY PLAN ‘A’    18 BUILDING #1 UTILITY PLAN ‘B’

19 BUILDING #1 UTILITY PLAN ‘C’    20 BUILDING #1 LANDSCAPE PLAN ‘A’   21 BUILDING #1 LANDSCAPE PLAN ‘B’

22 BUILDING #1 LANDSCAPE PLAN ‘C’    23 BUILDING #1 LIGHTING PLAN ‘A’    24 BUILDING #1 LIGHTING PLAN ‘B’

25 BUILDING #1 LIGHTING PLAN ‘C’    26 BUILDING #1 SOIL EROSION & SEDIMENT CONTROL PLAN ‘A’

27 BUILDING #1 SOIL EROSION & SEDIMENT CONTROL PLAN ‘B’

28 BUILDING #1 SOIL EROSION & SEDIMENT CONTROL PLAN ‘C’

29 CONSTRUCTION DETAILS    30 CONSTRUCTION DETAILS    31 CONSTRUCTION DETAILS

32 CONSTRUCTION DETAILS    33 CONSTRUCTION DETAILS    34 CONSTRUCTION DETAILS

35 TEMPORARY SEDIMENT BASIN    36 OVERALL SIGN EXHIBIT    37 GREEN SPACE PLAN

38 BUILDING 1 OVERALL HYDRANT LOCATION PLAN EXHIBIT

39 PHASE 2 WATER SYSTEM THRUST BLOCKS

2019-10-24 Signed resolution amendment to GDP    2021 June – GDP Plan Report – Full    2021-06 SWM Summary full

2021-06-09 NJDOT Permit Assessment     2021-06-11- Town of Phillipsburg – Kelley Lefler

a110-PB    a201-PB    a202-PB    a203-PB    a204-PB    Application Fee Check

GDP 01 COVER SHEET    GDP 02 UPDATED AMENDED GENERAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN

GDP 03 AMENDED GENERAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN    GDP Application Site Plan Application    W9 Form

 

01-200222-00-ALTA         AR #TBD Phillipsburg, NJ- Brandbook 030821         Attorney 01

J200708_Rev0b       O&M 03-2021       SWM Report 03-2021

Completeness Review for B1004 L3

LAND USE AGENDA APRIL 2021

2021 02 19_Riverfront Redevelopment Amendment-District 5_Peron Construction_Consistency Review

Map1_ExistingZoning_GreenAcres_RiverFrontDev_StudyArea

Map2_ProposedZoning_GreenAcres_RiverFrontDev_StudyArea

Map3_ProposedZoning_GreenAcres_RiverFrontDev_StudyArea

Land Use & Open Space Master Plan Notice

Land Use Plan A

Land Use Plan B

Land Use Plan C

445 James Submission Drawings and Exhibit:

445 James Reso

445 James Minor Subdivision Plans

Exhibit 1A Alternate Subdivision

445 James Conventional Site Plan Application

445 James St. Info for Review

445 James Subdivide Letter

4000 Addison Drive (Romark/Guard House) Site Plan Exemption:

http://www.phillipsburgnj.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/4000-Addison-Drive-Romark-Site-Plan-Exemption.pdf

http://www.phillipsburgnj.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Dynamic-Bridge-Bldg-6-Guard-House.pdf

Ingerman Reso

 

Upcoming Events

  1. Trunk or Treat

    October 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  2. Land Use Board Meeting

    October 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  3. Trick or Treat

    October 31 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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