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Township of Marlboro, New Jersey

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Town Hall
1979 Township Drive
Marlboro, NJ 07746


Planning Board

The Planning Board is responsible under state statute for preparing and adopting a Township Master Plan and for reviewing any and all land use development within Marlboro Township, including alterations/additions to the schools, utilities and municipal agencies.  The Planning Board is charged with approving all subdivisions, site plans, planned development applications and conditional uses which conform to Township land use ordinances.  The Planning Board is also responsible for reviewing all ordinances proposed by the Township Council that deal with land use, specifically Chapter 84 of the Township Code, as well Municipal Land Use Law, Chapter 291, Laws of N.J. 1975.

The Planning Board is made up of nine members and two alternate members who are all appointed by the Mayor.  In addition, the Planning Board hires its own consultants at the beginning of each year when it reorganizes.  The current Planning Board consists of the following members and consultants:

Mark Barenburg (Chairman)
Andrew Pargament (Vice-Chairman)
Neil Betoff (Secretary)
Jonathan Hornik (Mayor)
Carol Mazzola (Councilperson)
Rohit Gupta
Christopher Cherbini
Michael Slotopolsky
David Gagliano
Lynn Franco Mayor Designee
Steven Kansky (Alternate #1)
(Alternate #2)
Donna Pignatelli (Administrative Officer)
Planning Board Professionals
Laura Neumann, CME Associates
Michael Herbert, Parker MC CAY, P.A.


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Planning Board Application Process

The Planning Division Office disseminates Planning Board Applications and associated instructions to residents, developers, attorneys, engineers and others for subdivision of land or for preparation of commercial site plans.  When an application is filed, the Planning Division distributes copies of the application and associated plans to the Planning Board professionals for their review.

At the Planning Board's monthly Technical Review meeting the applicant and his or her engineer meet with the Planning Board professionals to discuss how well the application conforms to Marlboro Township's Code.  The Planning Board professionals recommend required changes and the applicant is given an opportunity to resubmit a revised set of plans at a subsequent monthly Technical Review meeting.  Until the plans are "clean" they remain with the Technical Review committee.  Once an applicant's plans are deemed acceptable by the Planning Board professionals, the application is scheduled for a review by the Planning Board at a regularly scheduled Planning Board meeting.

Applications for major subdivision and site plans are done in two phases where the applicant must first attain preliminary approval and meet all the conditions associated with that approval before applying for final approval.  The actual processing time of any given application is dependent on the developer and the outside approvals that are needed.  It is not unusual for an application to take one and a half to two years before final approval is granted.

The Public is informed of Planning Board requirements by either meeting with the Planning Division Administrative Officer or by purchasing a copy of the Planning Board code book from the Municipal Clerk's Office.  Decisions of the Planning Board can be appealed to the Governing Body or through the Court System.  After an approval is given, if a resident feels that a developer is not complying with the resolution of approval, they are asked to contact the Engineering Division who is responsible for assigning inspectors to watch over all construction projects.  Non-Compliance is generally not an issue since compliance issues are handled at the Technical Review Committee level.

A time for public comment is provided during the beginning portion of each meeting. This is an opportunity to speak about overall issues faced by our residents. Generally, the time to question or comment a specific ongoing application is during the application process. Following the applicant’s presentation, including any professional consultants present on their behalf, and the board’s questions on behalf of the township, a time for public questioning is provided. Prior to the board’s final decision, a period of comment on the application is open to the public.

Public Documents

The Planning Division Office logs in and keeps all records, documentation, and plans associated with applications for land use development and makes them available to the public for review by appointment.

Plans are revised as changes are requested by Planning Board professionals during pending applications.  After applications are completed there are no changes made with the exception being field change modifications through the Township Engineers Office.

Planning Board Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a specific question for the Planning Board please consult our list of Frequently Asked Questions. If you don't find the answer that you are looking for we would be delighted to entertain your question by phone (732-536-0200, ext. 1217) during normal business hours.