Zoning Board

  • Zoning Board Notification

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE ZONING BOARD MEETING SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 4TH, 2020, AT 7:15PM WILL BE HELD ELECTRONICALLY

An Electronic Public Meeting is being conducted due to the current situation involving the COVID-19 Virus and directives of State and County governments. Please see the links below for meeting materials, agendas and supporting documents.

For the 6/04/2020 Zoning Board Meeting Agenda, use the link below: 
(Zoning Board Agenda 06-04-2020

For the 6/04/2020 Zoning Board Meeting Participation Procedures with meeting access link, use the link below:
(Zoning Board Public Notice – 06-04-2020 meeting)

For the 6/04/2020 Zoning Board Meeting Legal Notice, use the link below:
(Zoning Board Legal Notice

For the 6/04/2020 Zoning Board Meeting Zoom Instructions, use the link below: 
(ZOOM instructions

For materials related to the 6/04/2020 Zoning Board Application, Mark DelTin, 4 Hendrickson Place, Block 46, Lot 14 please use links below:

  1. Application - DelTin B46 L14 - 4 Hendrickson Place Revisit
  2. Zoning Office Letter - DelTin B46 L14 - 4 Hendrickson Place
  3. Plot Plan - DelTin B46 L14 - 4 Hendrickson Place

For materials related to the 6/04/2020 Zoning Board Application, Fair Haven Retail, LLC for Over Easy Restaurant Appeal, 588 River Road, Block 32, Lot 02 please use links below:

  1. Application B32 L2-588 River Rd-FH Retail-Over Easy Appeal.pdf
  2. Zoning Officer Denial

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 Jennifer Johnson in the Zoning Board Office at 732-747-0241 ext. *215.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Jennifer Johnson Secretary (732) 747-0241, ext. *215.

2020 Zoning Board Members

NameTitleTerm of Expiration
Todd Lehder

Chairman

12/31/2021

Peter Neczesny

Vice Chairman

12/31/2020

John Ridgeway

Member

12/31/2021

Martin Ryan

Member

12/31/2020

Patricia Quigley

Member

12/31/2022

Adam Ludman

Member

12/31/2022

Sam Laufer

Member

12/31/2023

Paul Kinsella

Alternate #1

12/31/2021

Laline Neff

Alternate #2

12/31/2020

Michael A. Irene, Jr., Esq.

Board Attorney

James Kennedy

Board Engineer

Council Liaison