Zoning Board

  • Zoning Board Notification


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

For the 10/7/2021 Zoning Board Meeting Agenda, use the link below: 
(Zoning Board Agenda, 10/7/2021)

For the 10/7/2021 Zoning Board Meeting Public Notice, use the link below:
(Zoning Board Public Notice with meeting access code)

For the 10/7/2021 Zoning Board Meeting Participation Procedures with meeting access link, use the link below:
(Zoning Board  Legal Notice - 10-7-2021 meeting)

For the 10/7/2021 Zoning Board Meeting Zoom Instructions, use the link below: 
(ZOOM instructions


For materials related to the Zoning Board Application, McElduff ZB 20-16,  31 Heights Terrace, Block 68, Lot 06 please use links below:

  1. McElduff ZB Application 20-16
  2. 10-26-20 Denial ZPA 20-325 – Bl 68 L 06 – 31 Heights Terrace
  3. Completeness Planning Review 4.2.21 – 31 Heights Terrace - FINAL
  4. B68 L06 – 31 Heights Terrace – Property Photos
  5. Survey dated 9.1.20
  6. McElduff Architectural Plans dated 2.12.21
  7. McElduff Architectural Plans dated 10.18.20
  8. 6.23.21 letter to Borough filing revised Plans
  9. I House – Mr. & Mrs. McElduff
  10. I House - North Elevation
  11. I House –West Elevation

For materials related to the Zoning Board Application Burke ZB 21-02, 104 Willow Street, Block 55, Lot 07, please use the links below:

  1. Application and Checklist
  2. ZPA Denial 10.28.19 104 Willow B55 L07
  3. Completeness Planning Review – 104 Willow Street v3
  4. Completeness Planning Review – 104 Willow Street v2
  5. Completeness Planning Review – 104 Willow Street v1
  6. Burke response to Completeness Planning Review v1
  7. Pictures
  8. Architectural Drawing Burke 1 5.12.21
  9. Architectural Drawing Burke 2 5.12.21
  10. Architectural Drawing Burke 3
  11. Architectural Drawing Burke 4
  12. Architectural Drawing Burke 5
  13. Architectural Drawing Burke 6
  14. Architectural Drawing Burke 7
  15. 130509 Plot Plan 4-30-21 Soil Erosion Notes
  16. 130509 Plot Plan 4-30-21 Plot Plan
  17. 130509 Plot Plan 4-30-21 Grading Plan
  18. Topographic Survey dated 12.20.20
  19. REVISED - Architectural Drawings - 104 Willow

For materials related to the Zoning Board Application, Stevens ZB 21-05,  108 Lewis Lane, B78 L20 please use links below:

  1. Marchese 5.27.21 cover letter
  2. Application and Checklist Stevens ZBA 21-05
  3. Legal basis for variances
  4. ZPA Denial 3.25.21
  5. 108 Lewis Lane – Second Completeness + Planning Review v.3.1
  6. Architectural Plans revision date 7.30.21 v.1
  7. Survey 12.15.11
  8. Meeting materials – Marchese email 9.28.21 – survey, 200’ buffer and pictures
  9. 200’ list
  10. Pictures
  11. Attorney Letter - 08-16-2021 - Legal Basis for Variances
  12. Attorney Letter - 08-16-2021 - 108 Lewis Lane - List of Variances
  13. Fair Haven Request for Waivers
  14. HGA MOMO #3

The Zoning Board adopted Resolution No. ZBR 2021-09 at their April 8, 2021 meeting which adds special meeting dates throughout 2021 as follows: 

Thursday, April 15, 2021                  Thursday, August 19, 2021
   (April 15, 2021 - cancelled)
     Thursday, May 20, 2021                   Thursday, October 21, 2021
     Thursday, June 17, 2021                  Thursday, November 18, 2021
     Thursday, July 15, 2021                   Thursday, December 16, 2021


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.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Sandi Papa Office (732) 747-0241 x*215

2021 Zoning Board Members

NameTitleTerm of Expiration
Todd Lehder



Peter Neczesny

Vice Chairman


John Ridgeway



Martin Ryan



Patricia Quigley



Adam Ludman



Sam Laufer



Paul Kinsella

Alternate #1


Al Schiavetti

Alternate #2


Michael A. Irene, Jr., Esq.

Board Attorney

James Kennedy

Board Engineer

Council Liaison