Planning Board


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.


  • Chairman:  Joseph Mele            
  • Vice Chairman:   Shana Cohen           
  • Board Secretary: Cathryn Hochkeppel
  • Class I:  Mayor Gail Rottenstrich          
  • Mayor's Designee: Larry Metzger
  • Class II:  Jacob Mamo              
  • Class III: Deputy Mayor Cristina Cutrone             
  • Class IV:  Anna Aleynick
  • Class IV: Amy Hummerstone
  • Class IV:    Jorge Reyes     
  • Class IV:  Luke Walsh
  • Alternate I:  Tiffony Kidd-Schindler
  • Alternate II:    Lisa Cohen 
  • Board Attorney:  Willliam F. Rupp, Esq.
  • Engineer: CME Associates, Inc.


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


Work Sessions shall take place at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers 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.