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Zoning Board of Adjustment
The Zoning Board of Adjustment meets the First and Third Wednesdays of each month at 7:00 pm in the Municipal Building. It consists of a total of nine members (seven regular members and two alternate members).
The Zoning Board deals with the issuance of variances. Variances are based upon the individual municipality's zoning ordinance. The zoning ordinance establishes specific requirements for a given land area within a municipality which regulates not only the uses permitted in that area but the size of the parcels, setbacks required, parking, signs, conditional uses and numerous other such regulations.
An applicant is not simply entitled to a variance. Rather, an applicant must meet specific criteria contained in the Municipal Land Use Ordinance by satisfying certain legal standards of proof, and the burden is upon the applicant to show that he or she is entitled to the specific relief requested. Making an application to a board and paying the required fees does not mean automatic approval. Depending upon the type of variances requested, the applicant will need to prove special reasons, a balancing of the benefits, hardship, the negative criteria, etc.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Open Public Meetings Act of the State of New Jersey, the following is a schedule of regular meetings to be held by the Zoning Board of the Township of Pennsauken during the calendar year 2017. The meetings will be held in the Municipal Building, 5605 N. Crescent Boulevard, Pennsauken, New Jersey. 08110 at 7:00 P.M., unless otherwise advertised, on the following dates:
January 11th & 18th July 5th & 19th
February 1st & 15th August 2nd & 16th
March 1st & 15th September 6th & 20th
April 5th & 19th October 4th & 18th
May 3rd & 17th November 1st & 13th *
June 7th & 21st December 6th & 20th
*November 13th-Board will meet on a Monday evening.
All scheduled hearings will be heard and any emergency matters arising will also be heard and considered, as well as any matters to be concluded.
Nancy L. Ellis, Secretary
Pennsauken Zoning Board of Adjustment
Zoning Board Agenda
Zoning Board Minutes