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Planning Board

  • James Glick, Chairman (Former consultant and manager with Union Carbide. Previous served on Board of Education, Montville Utilities Authority and Zoning Board)
  • Ladis Karkowsky, Vice-Chair
  • Marie Kull
  • Gary Lewis (Construction Official, City of Summit, NJ)
  • Russell Lipari (Owner of texitile pigment manufacturing company. Served on Township Committee and is President of Board of Commissioners for Montville Fire District #2)
  • John Rosellini
  • John Visco
  • Steve Moscone, Mayor
  • Deborah Nielson, Township Committee Member
  • Larry Hines, Alternate #1
  • Leigh Witty, Alternate #2


Michael Carroll, Esq.

Planning Consultant
Adrian Humbert, AICP, PP

Stan Omland, PE
Omland Engineering Assoc.
Cedar Knolls

Meetings: Second and fourth Thursday of each month, 7:30 PM, Municipal Building

Planning Boards are responsible for generating and updating a community's master plan, a comprehensive, long-range plan intended to guide the growth and development of a community. This document contains elements that provide for future economic development, housing, recreation, open space, transportation, community facilities and land use. The Master Plan is then used to develop and implement broad land use policies for guiding the growth of a municipality.

A primary element of the Master Plan is the Land Use Plan. This element serves as the basis for development of the Township's zoning ordinances, a set of local regulations that provides for controls on how the land in Montville is used, occupied or utilized. The Land Use Plan is also implemented through a zoning map of zone types recommended in the Land Use Plan. The Township recently adopted a new zoning map reflecting changes recommended and approved by the Planning Board. Some of the areas in the Township have been upgraded in zoning protections due to extensive wetlands, environmental issues and/or lack of sewer service in area.

Other functions of the Planning Board involve subdivision and site plan review, creating the official map and associated zoning ordinances and reviewing the capital improvements program for the Township. The Board is also empowered with the ability to approve "C" variances (departures from zoning ordinances) in conjunction with development applications and also establishes procedures for review of these applications.

The Planning Board is involved in review of other state or federal programs or plans. The Board also assembles data for planning purposes and performs other advisory duties as requested by the Township Committee to aid them in the planning process.

The Board is heavily involved in reviewing major subdivisions and site plans and finalizing the Land Use Regulations that will support the zoning ordinances of the Community. Subdivision review is required whenever any lot, tract or parcel of land is divided into two or more lots, tracts and parcels. Site plan reviews are required when someone proposes development for anything other than an individual lot application for detached one or two dwelling units.

Plans for development are available for public inspection in the Land Use Department located at the Municipal Building. The Planning Board meets regularly. Public participation is always encouraged and welcomed at these meetings.

Public Hearing Process

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