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Liberty Township Land Use Board

WELCOME:  Come to a public hearing of the Liberty Township Land Use Board.  We meet on the third Wednesday of each month.  Your input can be helpful.  This page outlines the procedures which the law requires us to follow.

The Board has nine (9) regular members and four (4) alternate members. The order of events will be guided by an agenda, which will be available to you at the meeting.  The agenda is posted in the Municipal Building six days before the meeting.  Some cases on an agenda may not be completed during one meeting.  If the case that you are interested in is not reached or completed, we will announce a continuation date. 

PROCEDURES:  The applicant provides sworn testimony by expert or otherwise knowledgeable witnesses to support his application. The Board, its Staff, and the public have the right to cross-examine these witnesses and finally to comment on the proposal.

The Board Administrator keeps a verbatim record of the proceedings.  When you speak, please do so slowly and clearly, stating your name and spelling your last name.

CASES:  The Board receives its jurisdiction to act from the Municipal Land Use Law.  Under this law the following types of applications are heard by a Land Use (combined Planning and Zoning) Board:

  • Major Subdivision
  • Minor Subdivisions
  • Site Plans
  • Variances
  • Conditional Uses

Approval of the application usually requires an affirmative vote from the majority of the members who hear the case.  When your case is called, the applicant (often represented by an attorney) will introduce himself, and will present each of his witnesses in turn.  Each witness will be sworn in.

PUBLIC QUESTIONS:  Following the testimony of each witness, the Board and its professional staff will ask any questions or make clarifications as needed.  The Chair will then invite the public to ask questions of the witness.  If you have questions (not a comment) raise your hand.  When the Chair calls you, please stand, state your name and address, and direct your question(s) to the witness.  When the public has had the opportunity to complete its questions, the Chair will direct the applicant to call his next witness and the above procedure will again be followed.

PUBLIC COMMENTS:  When the applicant has completed his/her case, the public will be invited to offer relevant comments and factual information.  If you wish to do so, you will be sworn in as a witness.  Your statements should be supportable, not hearsay.  Petitions will not be accepted. 

The Chair can close the public portion of a hearing if he feels that comments are repetitive or irrelevant.  When you follow the above procedures, your thoughts will have maximum impact on the Boards deliberations.


Cancelation Notice

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT the Chairman of the Township of Liberty Land Use Board, after consultation with the Board Attorney, has CANCELLED the regular meeting of the Land Use Board scheduled for Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 7:30 PM at the Liberty Township Municipal Building 349 Mt. Lake Rd., Great Meadows, NJ.

Any and all matters on the agenda are carried to the next regular meeting.

The next regular meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 7:30 PM at the Liberty Township Municipal Building, 349 Mt. Lake Rd., Great Meadows, New Jersey.

Patricia D. Zotti, Clerk

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Master Plan


Land Use Board Meetings:

1st Tuesday of each month, 7:30 p.m.



Land Use Board Minutes:


Land Use Board Checklists:


Contact:

Patti Zotti
Secretary
Office Hours: Monday 2:00 to 4:00 pm
phone: 908-637-4579
work email: landuse@libertytownship.org


Land Use Board Forms and Applications:

To access these documents, click on the link. Your browser will show a PDF document. Simply have your browser PRINT these. Questions or problems contact Patti Zotti.

Instructions click here
Application Form click here, page 1 / click here, page 2
Fee Schedule click here, page 1 / click here, page 2

Notices concerning actions taken by the Board, public hearings for applications, Master Plan amendments, etc., can be found in the legal section of the Courier News and/or the Star Gazette. Notices of meetings are posted in the newsrooms of the above newspapers and in the Liberty Township Municipal Building.

Liberty Township encourages all citizens to attend these meetings and voice their opinion.