Borough of Highlands, NJ
  40.40422oN by 73.990674oW

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Land Use Board

Land Use Board Hours:   Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm & Thursdays  8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Phone: 732-872-1224 x 204


In January of 2016 the Governing Body passed O16-1, to combine the land use powers of the Planing Board and the Zoning Board of Adjustment into a single board to be known as the “Land Use Board,” which shall exercise all of the powers and duties of the individual boards according to the Municipal Land Use Laws.

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 in the absence of the Mayor.
(2) Class II: One of the officials of the municipality other than a member of the governing body to be appointed by the Mayor.
(3) Class III: A member of the governing body to be appointed by the Borough Council.
(4) Class IV: Six citizens of the Borough to be appointed by the Mayor.

NOTE: According to NJSA 40:55D   Class I and III members cannot vote on class “d” variances described as follows:

  1. A use or principal structure in a district restricted against such a use or structure
  2. An expansion of an existing nonconforming use
  3. Deviation from a specification or standard pursuant to section 54 of P.L.1975, c.291 (C.40:55D-67) pertaining solely to a conditional use
  4. An increase in the permitted floor area ratio as defined in section 3.1 of P.L.1975, c.291 (C.40:55D-4)
  5. An increase in the permitted density as defined in section 3.1 of P.L.1975, c.291 (C.40:55D-4)except as applied to the required lot area for a lot or lots for detached one or two dwelling unit buildings, which lot or lots are either an isolated undersized lot or lots resulting from a minor subdivision.
  6. An increase in the height of a principal structure that exceeds the maximum height permitted in a zoning district by 10 feet or 10 percent

The Board meets on the first Thursday of each month at 7:30pm, Community Center

The Zoning Officer must review all development requests and plans prior to being referred to the Land Use Board.  To contact our Zoning Officer, Contact:

Members of the Land Use Board

Land Use Board 2020   Term Exp. Term
Mayor Carolyn Broullon 12/31/22 1 year
Official other than Governing Body Rob Burton 12/31/20 1 year
Council Linda Mazzola 12/31/20 1 year
Member 1 (Chair) Andrew Stockton 12/31/20 4 years
Member 2 Bruce Kutosh 12/31/20 4 years
Member 3 Christian Lee 12/31/21 4 years
Member 4 Rob Knox 12/31/22 4 years
Member 5 Larry Colby 12/31/22 4 years
Member 6 Laurie LaRussa 12/31/23 4 years
Alt 1 Jaclyn Walsh 12/31/21 2 years
Alt 2 Frank Montecalvo 12/31/20 2 years
Alt 3 Miranda Nash 12/31/21 2 years
Alt 4 Annemarie Tierney 12/31/20  1 year  
Secretary Michelle Hutchinson
8:30am - 4:30pm Thursday - 5:30 pm
Attorney Greg Baxter    
Engineer Edward Herrman    
Conflict Engineer David Hoder