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Planning Board

Introduction:

The Planning Board is exclusively authorized to consider applications for site plan review and variances as to permitted uses and applications for subdivisions. The Planning Board also makes determinations as to the Adoption of the Master Plan and makes recommendations to the Mayor and Council with regard to zoning ordinances and amendments thereto. The Planning Board also participates in preparation and review of programs or plans required by state or federal law or referred to it by the Mayor and Council.

The Planning Board has a specific agenda for each meeting which primarily consists of the applications pending before the Board at that time. The public may attend and observe any meeting. During the hearings for any application, there is a time for the public to speak. The agendas are posted at Borough Hall a few days before each meeting. For information regarding the agenda or if you wish to inquire about when a matter is scheduled to be heard, you can contact the Planning Board Secretary, Cathy Hochkeppel, at 794-5300.

Members:

  • Chairman: Brent Pohlman
  • Vice Chairman: Joseph Mele
  • Board Secretary: Cathryn Hochkeppel
  • Class I: Mayor John Cosgrove
  • Mayor's Designee: Dan Furphy
  • Class II: Benjamin Bontekoe                
  • Class III: Deputy Mayor Amy Lefkowitz                
  • Class IV: Larry Metzger  
  • Class IV: Joan Fragala
  • Class IV: Amy Hummerstone
  • Class IV: Peter Kortright
  • Alternate I:  Oliver Wilhelm
  • Alternate II: James Hughes                
  • Attorney: Thomas Randall, Esq.
  • Engineer: Boswell Engineering

Minutes:

Official copies of minutes can be obtained by contacting the Planning Board Secretary at 201-794-5300.  Meeting minutes are available online.

Meetings:

Work Sessions shall take place at 7:00 p.m. in Room 201 of the Municipal Building immediately prior to the regular meeting. The Regular meeting will commence immediately subsequent to the work session in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building. Formal action may be taken at any scheduled meeting of the Board.

Contact Information

Name: Cathy Hochkeppel
Title:
Board Secretary
Email: planningboard@fairlawn.org
Phone: (201) 794-5300

Fair Lawn Master Plan
Adopted June 23, 2014

Fair Lawn Master Plan
Re-Examination Report

Adopted April 4, 2016