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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 property.

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 2012-2013 Meeting Schedule Adobe PDF document. 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.


Anthony Lipari - Chairman                                                                      
Brian Cusano - Vice Chairman                                                                
Martin Moriano                                                                                           
Michael J. Rizzo                                                                                          
Richard Metallo
Joseph Potere
Brian Baskinger                                                                                           
Gerard Onorata - Alternate I                                                                     
Richard Trovato - Alternate II                                                                 
Anthony Carmagnola - Alternate III                                                                 

Louis P. Rago, Esq., Board Attorney                                                       

Lawrence Gonnello, PE - Board Secretary


Township of Fairfield Zoning Map