The Planning Board is responsible under state statute for preparing and adopting a Township Master Plan and for reviewing any and all land use development within Marlboro Township, including alterations/additions to the schools, utilities and municipal agencies. The Planning Board is charged with approving all subdivisions, site plans, planned development applications and conditional uses which conform to Township land use ordinances. The Planning Board is also responsible for reviewing all ordinances proposed by the Township Council that deal with land use, specifically Chapter 84 of the Township Code, as well Municipal Land Use Law, Chapter 291, Laws of N.J. 1975.
The Planning Board is made up of nine members and two alternate members who are all appointed by the Mayor. In addition, the Planning Board hires its own consultants at the beginning of each year when it reorganizes. The current Planning Board consists of the following members and consultants:
Mark Barenburg (Chairman)
Andrew Pargament (Vice-Chairman)
Lynn Franco (Secretary)
Jonathan Hornik (Mayor)
Juned Quazi (Councilperson)
Michael Adler Mayor Designee
Andrew Kessler (Alternate #1)
Suzanne Rubinstein (Administrative Officer)
Planning Board Professionals
Laura Neumann, CME Associates
Michael Herbert, Parker MC CAY, P.A.
The Planning Division Office logs in and keeps all records, documentation, and plans associated with applications for land use development and makes them available to the public for review by appointment.
Plans are revised as changes are requested by Planning Board professionals during pending applications. After applications are completed there are no changes made with the exception being field change modifications through the Township Engineers Office.
A time for overall public comment, unrelated to any ongoing application, is provided during the beginning portion of each meeting. Members of the public are advised to come a few minutes before the start of the meeting to sign up for public session.
Generally, the time to question or comment a specific ongoing application is during the application process. Following the applicant’s presentation, each professional consultant’s presentation, and the board’s questions on behalf of the township, a time for public questioning is provided. Questions should be related to testimony given. Prior to the board’s final decision, the public is invited to express their comments on the application.