Monday - Friday
8:00 - 4:30
908.369.4313
379 South Branch Road
Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Due to the Governor’s Executive Orders and in keeping with guidance provided by the NJ Division of Local Government Services, the following Board and Commission meetings will be conducted through electronic virtual technology for the foreseeable future – Planning Board, Zoning Board of Adjustment, Environmental Commission, Historic Preservation Commission, and Sign Review Committee. Instructions for accessing a specific meeting will be published at least 10 days prior to the hearing.

Please contact the Hillsborough Township Planning & Zoning Department at dpadgett@hillsbourgh-nj.org (Planning Board/EC/HPC) or ehewitt@hillsborough-nj.org (Board of Adjustment/SRC) for more information.

Board of Adjustment Information

The Zoning Board of Adjustment is responsible for considering applications that require exceptions from standards in the Township’s Development Regulations Ordinance. This body also hears appeals from decisions made by the Township’s Zoning Officer. Pursuant to the Municipal Land Use Law, the Township imposes on an applicant fees and costs to recover expenses incurred in processing applications. Depending on the schedule of the Zoning Board and complexity of the application, the period to complete the process is generally between two (2) and nine (9) months. Assistance in the application process is available in the Planning & Zoning Department.

Meeting Schedule

16 Sep
Board of Adjustment Meeting
Date 09.16.2020 7:00 pm
7 Oct
Board of Adjustment Meeting
10.07.2020 7:00 pm
4 Nov
Board of Adjustment Meeting
11.04.2020 7:00 pm
2 Dec
Board of Adjustment Meeting
12.02.2020 7:00 pm

Board Members

Frank Herbert
John Stamler
Helen Haines
Curtis Suraci
Philomena Cellilli
Frank Valcheck
Janie Erickson
Jim Wohlmacher
Adonis Bassil

Board Professionals

Mark Anderson, Esq.
Board Attorney

Robert Yuro, PE, CFM 
Board Engineer

Michael Lombardozzi, CSR, CRR
Board Court Reporter

William Willard, Esq.
Township Attorney

Robert Keady, Jr., PE, CME
Township Engineer

Contact

908-369-8382
379 South Branch Road
Hillsborough, NJ 08844
Phone: 908-369-8382
Fax 908-369-9718

David Maski
Planning Director

Patrick Gorman
Board Secretary/Zoning Official

Eva Hewitt
Planning & Zoning Clerk

Debora Padgett
Administrative  Assistant/Planning Board Clerk

A Guide to Planning Board and Board of Adjustment Meetings

Introduction

All Board meetings are run by the respective Chairman. The Board must have a majority of its members present – 4 Board of Adjustment and 5 Planning Board – in order to proceed. The Board follows parliamentary procedure (Roberts Rules of Order) to conduct meetings in an efficient and orderly manner. All meetings are conducted in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act (Chapter 231,

P.L. 1975), commonly referred to as the “Sunshine Law.” The Boards and Board Members have the obligation to follow the Municipal Land Use Law (MLUL), and are compelled to act based on the findings of fact and proofs provided during the course of the public hearing. The Board of Adjustment and Planning Board function as quasi-judicial bodies, meaning they operate similar to a court of law.  All discussions, presentations of evidence, questions and comments regarding a pending application must be conducted before the public except for certain matters related to litigation.

For information about a specific meeting or application please feel free to contact the Planning & Zoning Department at 908-369-4313.

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