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The Fairfield Township Planning Board serves two primary functions:

  1. To make a master plan of growth and development, natural resources, transportation, housing, etc. identifying specific geographic zones and delineating the permitted types of development in each zone consistent with New Jersey State statutes. This includes drafting, hold hearings, and make recommendations to the Township Council on the adoption of Zoning Ordinances

  2. The Planning Board hears development applications for permitted uses and makes recommendations regarding the applications to ensure both state law and community standards are met.

Regular meetings of the Planning Board are scheduled to be held on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building. Board Workshop meetings are help on the fourth Tuesday of the month.7:00 p.m. No application will be permitted to start a presentation after 11:00 p.m. Any applications that are not heard will be carried over to the next scheduled meeting.
2017-2018 Meeting Schedule Adobe PDF document
Please check the monthly calendars for changes to the schedule.
Click here for the meeting agendas.


William Galese - Chairman (Class IV)  
Thomas Waldron - Vice Chairman
Joseph Matarazzo  
Robert Szpila
Louis Contaldi                                                                    
Nathan Peraino                                             
James Gasparini, Mayor - Class I                                    
Joseph Catenaro, Administrator - Class II                                     
John LaForgia, Councilman - Class III                                        
Tony Polifonte - Alternate I 
Paul Cafone- Alternate II                                             

Louis P. Rago, Esq.- Board Attorney                              

Steven Bury, P.E. - Board Secretary 

Joseph H. Burgis, PP, AICP - Burgis Associates, Inc. - Township Planner