Land Use Board

Meetings

Meeting dates are posted below and can be subject to change. Please check the Meeting Calendar for updates. Land Use Board meetings are open to the public. They are held in-person on the second-floor meeting room at Town Hall, 1766 Union Ave.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are posted prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. View the most recent agendas and minutes in the Agenda Center. You can be alerted of meeting agendas by signing up for the Notify Me service.

To review site plans and other documents currently before the board, visit the Meeting Documents page.

Members

  • Chris Cavanagh, Class IV (Term through December 31, 2026)
  • Cliff Moore,  Class IV (Term through December 31, 2026)
  • Michael Sachs, Mayor, Class I (Term through December 31, 2023)
  • Robert Preston Jr, Committeeman, Class III (Term through December 31, 2023)
  • Michael Fabozzi, Class IV (Term December 31, 2024)
  • Kathy Bossert, Class IV (Term through December 31, 2026)
  • Thomas Horner (Fire Official), Class II (Term through December 31, 2023)
  • Andy Bace, Class IV (Term  through December 31, 2024)
  • John Pereira, Class IV (Term through December 31, 2026)
  • Steve Grossman , Class IV, Alternate No. 1 (Term through December 31, 2024)
  • David Personette, Class IV Alternate No. 2 (Term through December 31, 2023)
  • Michael Lencsak, Class IV, Alternate No. 3 (Term through December 31, 2024)
  • Donald Geoghan, Class IV, Alternate No. 4 (Term through November 1, 2023)
  • Attorney: Gregory Vella; Collins, Vella & Casello (Term through December 31, 2023) 
  • Engineer:  Trevor Taylor, CME Associates(Term through December 31, 2023)
  • Administrative Officer & Acting Zoning Official Robert Bengivenga
  • Board Secretary, Laura McPeek

OVERVIEW

The Land Use Board (LUB) functions under the authority of the Municipal Land Use Law of New Jersey. The Board examines existing and potential development in the Township in accordance with state and local regulations. 

The duties of the Land Use Board members are to ensure that building, zoning, and uses or desired changes to the properties within Hazlet Township are consistent with the Township's Master Plan, township ordinances, and the community's vision for open space. 

The Board is authorized to:

  • Create and adopt a Master Plan, which is subject to re-examination every ten years
  • Review all major and minor subdivision and site plan applications
  • Review conditional use applications
  • Recommend amendments to land use ordinances for submission to the Township Committee
  • Review requests for variances and certain building permits in conjunction with subdivision, site plan and conditional use approval 


Our Land Use Board consists of nine (9) members and four (4) citizen alternates as follows:

  1. Class I: The mayor or the mayor's designee
  2. Class II: One of the officials of the municipality other than a member of the governing body 
  3. Class III: A member of the governing body to be appointed by the Township Committee
  4. Class IV: Six citizens of the municipality appointed by the Mayor  

The Township Committee may appoint four alternate Class IV members to the Land Use Board. These members may participate in discussions of board proceedings, but may not be able to vote unless a board member is absent or disqualified.

2023 Meeting Dates

Meetings begin at 7 p.m.

  • January 5, 2023 
  • January 19, 2023 
  • February 2, 2023 
  • February 16, 2023 
  • March 2, 2023 
  • March 16, 2023 
  • April 6, 2023 
  • April 20, 2023 
  • May 4, 2023
  • May 18, 2023
  • June 1, 20223
  • June 15, 2023 
  • July 6, 2023 
  • July 20, 2023
  • August 3, 2023 
  • August 17, 2023 
  • September 7, 2023 
  • September 21, 2023 
  • October 5, 2023
  • October 19, 2023 
  • November 2, 2023 
  • November 16, 2023
  • December 7, 2023
  • December 21, 2023 
  • January 4, 2024 Re-Org Meeting

Master Plan Reexamination Report - 2008Master Plan Reports and Strategic Plans

Read the 2018 Hazlet Master Plan Re-examination Report, Hazlet 2030 Vision Plan, Bayshore Strategic Plan and more on the Reports and Resources page.