PLANNING BOARD

 ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

Andy Mashanski, Zoning Officer 

Extension 839 

amashanski@spotswoodboro.com

 

Charles McCook, Chair

 

Joanna Carlson, Board Secretary

Extension 833

jcarlson@spotswoodboro.com

Larry Kraemer, Council Liaison

lkraemer@spotswoodboro.com

Planning Board

 

  • Processes applications for developments and variances.

  • Is responsible for maintaining current application files in addition to keeping minutes and records for public viewing.

  • Maintains the Master Plan, Land Development Ordinance, Zoning map and administrative files in accordance with the Municipal Land Use Law.

  • Administers escrow accounts for review of development applications, in addition to preparing and planning reports and reviews for the boards.

Zoning Board of Adjustment

The Zoning Board enforces compliance with the Borough zoning ordinances that limit and regulate buildings and structures according to types and use.

 

It also:

 

  • Regulates the nature and use of land for trade, industry, residence, open space, and any other purposes.

 

  • Regulates the height of buildings, the number of stories permitted, the size of buildings, lot size compliance, and open space requirements.

 

  • Maintains the standards for planned developments.

 

  • Hears and decides requests for interpretation of zoning maps and ordinances.

 

  • Grants relief from provisions of positions of the Municipal Land Use Law due to the exceptional shape of the topography of a piece of property.

 

  • Grants variances from the zoning laws.

Forms and Links

Land Use & Development Ordinance

Planning Board Subdivision Site Plan Application

Planning Board Application Fee Calculation Sheet

Planning Board Escrow Deposit Fee Calculation Sheet

Planning Board Variance Application Form

Planning Board Bulk Table

Zoning Map

Zoning Permit Application

We wish to thank Captain George Ahrend, a former Borough of Spotswood resident and police officer, for sharing his artistic talent in contributing to the design of the Borough of Spotswood's seal. We thank Mr. Thomas Sullivan, a former Borough of Spotswood resident and sanitation employee, for sharing his artistic talent in contributing to the design of the Borough of Spotswood's seal.