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.


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
Barbara KleinertClass IV Member12/31/2016
Jeffrey PlazaClass IV Member - Chairman12/31/2016
Jim BaldassareClass I Member - Mayor's Designee12/31/2016
Jodi AlperClass IV Member - Vice Chair12/31/2016
John MalayClass III Member - TC Voting Member12/31/2016
Kippy PiediciClass IV Member 12/31/2017
Leon HarrisClass IV Member 12/31/2017
Paula AxtClass IV Member 12/31/2018
Randy SantoroClass II Member - Shade Tree Commission12/31/2016
Rich MoschelloClass IV Member - Alternate #112/31/2017
Scott RossClass IV Member - Alternate #212/31/2016

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:

  • 02/07/2017 7:30PM
  • 02/21/2017 7:30PM
  • 03/07/2017 7:30PM
  • 03/21/2017 7:30PM
  • 04/04/2017 7:30PM
  • 04/18/2017 7:30PM
  • 05/02/2017 7:30PM
  • 05/16/2017 7:30PM
  • 06/06/2017 7:30PM
  • 06/20/2017 7:30PM
  • 07/18/2017 7:30PM
  • 08/08/2017 7:30PM
  • 08/22/2017 7:30PM
  • 09/05/2017 7:30PM
  • 09/19/2017 7:30PM
  • 10/03/2017 7:30PM
  • 10/17/2017 7:30PM
  • 11/07/2017 7:30PM
  • 11/21/2017 7:30PM
  • 12/05/2017 7:30PM
  • 12/19/2017 7:30PM

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, Frances Florio, 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, Frances Florio 908-204-3026