BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT
The purpose of the Zoning Board of Adjustment is to allow special exceptions to the
Zoning Ordinance. These exceptions are allowed where the literal enforcement of
the provisions of the Zoning Ordinance does not permit any reasonable use of the
A variance can be requested through site plan approval, however, the applicant must
prove a “hardship” in requesting a variance through the Zoning Board of Adjustment.
The applicant must prove that his/her inability to comply with area regulations of the
zoning district is due to irregular lot size/shape, easements on the property, which
may limit the development of the property, etc. Such “hardship” cannot be selfimposed.
Regular meetings of the Board of Adjustment are scheduled to be held on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building 2016-2017 Meeting Schedule . No applicant will be permitted to start a presentation after 11:00 p.m. Any application on an agenda that is not heard will be carried over to the next scheduled meeting. Special meetings as needed will be held on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. Click here for the meeting agendas.
Anthony Lipari – Chairman
Brian Cusano – Vice Chairman
Anthony Carmagnola – Alt I
Joseph Lucin – Alt II
Joseph Cifelli, Jr. – Alt III
Louis P. Rago, Esq. - Board Attorney
Steven Bury, Engineer – Board Secretary
Township of Fairfield Zoning Map