Boards & Commissions

Planning Board

horizontal rule Bernards Township Planning Board

Mission Statement:

The Planning Board is responsible under state statute for preparing and adopting a Township Master Plan and for reviewing land use development within Bernards Township. The Planning Board is charged with reviewing subdivisions, site plans, planned development, conditional uses and certain variances. The Planning Board also reviews and recommends revisions to land use ordinances to the Township Committee.

Membership:

The Planning Board is made up of nine members and two alternate members. In addition, the Planning Board retains its own staff and consultants annually at its reorganization meeting.

Name Membership Term Expires
Andrew McNallyClass IV Member12/31/2020
Carol BianchiClass III Member - TC Voting Member12/31/2018
Gregory P. HurleyAlternate #112/31/2019
Jennifer AsayClass IV Member12/31/2021
John CoelhoClass II Member12/31/2018
John CraneClass IV Member12/31/2020
John MalayClass I Member - Mayor's Designee12/31/2018
John SuranoClass IV Member12/31/2018
Kippy PiediciClass IV Member - Chairwoman 12/31/2021
Michael ZaidelClass IV Member - Vice Chairman12/31/2020
Paul DamurjianAlternate #212/31/2018

Meeting Schedule:

PLEASE TAKE NOTE that the Planning Board of the Township of Bernards will meet to discuss or act upon public business at 7:30 p.m. on each of the dates set forth below at the Municipal Building, Collyer Lane, Basking Ridge, NJ:

  • 09/04/2018   7:30 PM
  • 09/18/2018 7:30 PM 
  • 10/02/2018 7:30 PM 
  • 10/16/2018   7:30 PM
  • 11/06/2018 7:30 PM 
  • 11/20/2018   7:30 PM
  • 12/04/2018   7:30 PM
  • 12/18/2018   7:30 PM
  • 01/08/2019  

Notice of revisions or additions to the above schedule will be posted and advertised as required by law.

Additional Facts About Your Board

  • Public Participation:  Residents are welcome to attend the public meetings of the Board and are invited to ask questions and provide comments and statements regarding applications that appear on the agenda.  To review copies of applications for development, please contact Planning Board Secretary at 908-204-3026, Monday thru Friday, 8:30AM to 4:30PM.
  • As of June 6, 2006, the Planning Board has adopted the following procedure. There will be no new cases heard after 10:00 p.m. and no new witnesses or testimony will be heard after 10:30 p.m.
  • Planning Board Staff:

    • Board Attorney, Jonathan Drill, Esq, Stickel, Koenig & Sullivan 973-239-8800
    • Board Planner, David Banisch, PP Banisch Associates, Inc. 908-782-0835
    • Board Engineer, Thomas J. Quinn, PE, EKA Associates 908-322-2030
    • Township Planner, David Schley 908-204-3004
    • Board Secretary, Cyndi Kiefer, 908-204-3026
CONSISTENT WITH THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION AND THE RELIGIOUS LAND USE AND INSTITUTIONALIZED PERSONS ACT OF 2000 (“RLUIPA”), BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, THE PLANNING BOARD, AND THE ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT DO NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST RELIGIOUS EXERCISE, OR VIOLATE THE OTHER PROTECTIONS OF RLUIPA.