Planning and Zoning
Lynne Rafuse, Planning and Zoning Secretary
1571 Delsea Drive, Franklinville NJ 08322
Hours: Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm
This department provides advice and direction on a wide variety of land use issues, from preparing a property for subdivision and development and adjusting lot lines to processing requests for use and density variances.
We will be happy to guide you through the entire application process, to ensure that your project proceeds as smoothly as possible. Contact Lynne Rafuse for advice on the master plan, ordinances, applications, fee schedules and more.
Pat Dougherty, Chair
Meetings: Third Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm in the Town Hall courtroom
The Planning Board is responsible for developing the Township Master Plan; reviewing subdivisions and site plans; establishing the Official Map; administering the Township’s Zoning Ordinance, and approving variances and building permits in conjunction with subdivision, site plan and conditional use applications.
The Board consists of nine members with two alternates, in specific membership classes as designated in New Jersey law.
John Gravenor, Chair
Meetings: First Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm in the Town Hall courtroom
The Zoning Board is responsible for hearing appeals of decisions made by the Zoning Officer; hearing and deciding on interpretations of the Zoning Map or zoning articles of the Land Use Ordinance; granting variances of a strict application of the Land Use Ordinance; and granting variances for uses or structures in districts restricted against such structure or use. The Board consists of seven members with two alternates.