Zoning Board

ZONING BOARD DEPARTMENT

Permit application drop off will be available through vesitbule drop box access at Fair Haven Borough Hall.

For Zoning, please call:
732-747-0241  Ext *215
Fax: 732-747-6962

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PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE ZONING BOARD MEETING SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 2ND, 2022, AT 7:15 PM WILL BE HELD VIA ZOOM.

Please see the links below for meeting materials, agendas and supporting documents.

For the 6/2/2022 Zoning Board Meeting Agenda, use the link below: 
(Zoning Board Agenda)

For the 6/2/2022 Public Notice and access to meeting
(Zoning Board Public Notice)


(Zoning Board 2022 Legal Notice)

For the Zoning Board Meeting Zoom Instructions, use the link below: 
(ZOOM instructions

 

For materials related to the Zoning Board Application Nick ZB 20-12, 33 Cedar Avenue, Block 31, Lot 09, please use the links below:

  1. Zoning Board application and checklist 10.6.20
  2. Zoning Denial Letter 9.24.20
  3. HGA, Completeness and Planning Review 11.18.21
  4. KCE engineering review 1.25.22
  5. Architectural Plans 10.4.21
  6. Plot Plan, Mid Atlantic Engineering Partners 10.20.20
  7. Grading Statement, Mid Atlantic Engineering Partners 10.20.21
  8. Final Renderings 10.25.21
  9. Property photos – no date
  10. Survey 3.12.19
  11. Topographic Plan 12.29.20
  12. Mailing notice 1.19.22 (will be sent in a second email)
  13. Plot Plan - 3-11-2022
  14. Grading Statement  3-2-2022
  15. Von Arx Cover Letter
  16. Architectural Plans  3-11-2022
  17. Final Engineering Review
  18. Planning Review



For materials related to the Zoning Board Application  Geres and Vitale ZB 22-03 – 946 River Road, Block 62 Lot 2, please use the links below:

  1. Application guidelines and checklist
  2. 200’ foot list date 12.14.21
  3. Part III with signature
  4. Architect, Thompson, letter date 4.15.22
  5. Escrow agreement
  6. Photos 12.31.21
  7. Aikins (attorney) cover letter
  8. List of professionals for meeting
  9. Addendum I – Statement of Exception Conditions
  10. Addendum II -  Statement of Legal Basis
  11. Addendum III – Waiver request
  12. Denial letter dated 1.14.22
  13. Taxes paid dated 2.8.22
  14. Survey 2017
  15. Architectural Plans dated 4.15.22
  16. Completeness Planning Review revised 4.27.22

 

For materials related to the Zoning Board Application Roberts ZB 22-02, 41 Heights Terrace, Block 68 Lot 5,  please use the links below:

  1. Zoning Board application and checklist 1.21.22
  2. Zoning denial letter 10.22.21
  3. HGA, completeness planning review v3 dated 5.5.22
  4. Architectural plans dated 4.22.22
  5. Boundary and Topographic Survey dated 12.21.21
  6. Pictures (6)
  7. 200’ list dated 11.4.21
  8. Proof of taxes paid
  9. Notice materials


The Zoning Board is a separate and independent municipal legal entity and its limited authority is specifically set forth in Borough ordinances and the New Jersey Municipal Land Use Law. It is quasi-judicial in nature and members of the Board are unpaid volunteers, appointed by the Mayor and Council.

The Zoning Board does not enact the Borough Land Use laws and regulations. That is the role of the Borough Council. The Zoning Board does not enforce the Land Use laws of the Borough of Fair Haven. That is the responsibility of the Borough Code Enforcement Officer. This Board deals with appeals for relief from the requirements of the Borough’s Land Use laws or the denials by the Zoning Officer who, in Fair Haven, also functions as the Construction Official.

An applicant is never entitled to a variance, also known as an exception to the Zoning regulations, but must meet specific criteria required by the New Jersey Municipal Land Use Law and the Fair Haven ordinances by satisfying certain required standards of proof. The Board has no authority to waive these requirements. The burden of proof is always upon the applicant to show that he or she is entitled to the specific relief requested. The applicants must prove that a deviation from the regulations will advance the purpose of the ordinance and that the deviation would substantially outweigh any detriment to the zone plan. Variances relate to the future use of the land and are not intended or authorized to remedy temporary or unique personal situations.

Regular Public Meetings are scheduled for the first Thursday of the month at 7:15 p.m. at the Municipal Building. Workshop and special meetings are scheduled as publicly noticed.

If you have any further questions, please contact the Zoning Board Office at 732-747-0241 ext. *215.

2022 Zoning Board Members

NameTitleTerm of Expiration
Todd Lehder

Chairman

12/31/2025

Peter Neczesny

Vice Chairman

12/31/2024

John Ridgeway

Member

12/31/2025

Martin Ryan

Member

12/31/2024

Patricia Quigley

Member

12/31/2022

Member

12/31/2022

Sam Laufer

Member

12/31/2023

Paul Kinsella

Alternate #1

12/31/2023

Al Schiavetti

Alternate #2

12/31/2022

Michael A. Irene, Jr., Esq.

Board Attorney

Board Engineer

Council Liaison