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In January of 2016 the Governing Body passed O16-1, to combine the land use powers of the Planning 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.


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

Meetings
First Thursday of each month at 7:30pm
Highlands Community Center

Phone: 732-872-1224 x 204
Email:   landuse@highlandsborough.org

Zoning Officer: mdunn@middletownnj.org
The Zoning Officer must review all development requests and plans prior to being referred to the Land Use Board.

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 Zoning Officer must review all development requests and plans prior to being referred to the Land Use Board.


Upcoming Application Materials


Members and Support Staff of the Land Use Board

Member NameMember TypeTerm Expires
Carolyn BroullonMayor12/31/221
Michelle HutchinsonLand Use Board SecretaryN/A14
Robert BurtonOfficial other than Governing Body12/31/203
Bruce KutoshMember 112/31/244
Christian LeeMember 212/31/215
Rob KnoxMember 312/31/226
Annemarie TierneyMember 412/31/227
Nancy TranLand Use Board Assistant SecretaryN/A15
Laurie LaRussaMember 612/31/239
Jaclyn WalshAlternate 112/31/2110
Miranda NashAlternate 312/31/2112
Frank MontecalvoAlternate 212/31/2211
Lorine PendletonAlternate 412/31/2213
Marianne DunnZoning Officer (Middletown)N/A16
Kevin MartinCouncil Member12/31/212

Land Use Board Forms

File NameCategory
Affidavit of Applicant FormForms, Land Use FormsDownload
Development Check List (required with application submission)Forms, Land Use FormsDownload
Flood Plain Relief Application FormForms, Land Use FormsDownload
Grading Review ApplicationBuilding Department, Forms, Land Use FormsDownload
Land Use Board Fee ScheduleForms, Land Use FormsDownload
Request for 200 Foot Search from Borough ClerkForms, Land Use FormsDownload
Sample Notice Form with Affidavit of ServiceForms, Land Use FormsDownload
Site Plan Application PacketForms, Land Use FormsDownload
Subdivision Application PacketForms, Land Use FormsDownload
Variance Application PacketForms, Land Use FormsDownload

2021 Land Use Board Meeting Agendas

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01-07-2021 LUB Meeting Agenda2021 LUB AgendasDownload
02-04-2021 LUB Meeting Agenda2021 LUB AgendasDownload
03-04-2021 LUB Meeting Agenda2021 LUB AgendasDownload
4-1-2021-LUB-Meeting-Agenda2021 LUB AgendasDownload

2021 Land Use Board Meeting Minutes

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2021 Land Use Board Resolutions

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