Planning Board

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2021 Regular Meeting & Work Session Schedule

  • 7:00 p.m. 1st & 3rd Tuesdays
  • Municipal Building, Court / Council Room

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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  • Walter Garner III, Chairman
    • Term expires: 12/31/23
  • Robert Lucibello, Vice Chairman
    • Term expires: 12/31/21
  • Gene DeAugustines
    • Term expires: 12/31/21
  • Mary Lou DiMattia
    • Term expires: 12/31/24
  • Robert Meier
    • Term expires: 12/31/23
  • Tiffany Della Croce, Alternate 1
    • Term expires:  12/31/22
  • Robert Verrengia, Alternate 2
    • Term expires: 12/31/21
  • Frank E. Matthews, Council Representative
    • Term expires: 12/31/21
  • Richard S. Goldberg, Mayor


The Planning Board is responsible for review and approval of applications for site development and subdivision of property, for approval of a Master Plan or changes to the Master Plan, reporting on a periodic review of the Master Plan, reviewing and approving applications for certificate of compliance for commercial properties, and advising the Council on changes to the Zoning Ordinance.


Initial questions about applications may be directed to the Building and Zoning Office in the Municipal Building at 973-427-5555, ext. 214.

Applications for use variances must be submitted to and reviewed by the Zoning Board of Adjustment.

Code for Planning Board

Chapter 293, paragraph 293-3, of the Code of the Borough of Hawthorne establishes Hawthorne's Planning Board pursuant to NSJ.A. 40:55D-1 et seq. 

The Mayor serves as the Class I member of the Board during his term of office. The Mayor appoints as the Class II member for a one-year term one of the officials of the Borough other than a member of the Borough Council. The Borough Council appoints one of its members as the Class III member for a one-year term. The Mayor appoints four Class IV members Mayor to 4-year overlapping terms, and two alternate members to two-year overlapping terms.