Board of Adjustment

Overview

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 self-imposed.

No applicant will be permitted to start the presentation after 11 pm. Any application on an agenda that is not heard will be carried over to the next scheduled meeting. 

Special Meetings

All Special meetings start at 7:30pm on the 1st Tuesday of each month in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building located at 230 Fairfield Road, Fairfield, NJ 07004

Regular Meetings

All regular meetings start at 7:30pm on the 3rd Tuesday of each month in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building located at 230 Fairfield Road, Fairfield, NJ 07004

2024 Board of Adjustment Meeting Schedule

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

Members

Anthony Lipari - Chairman                        Gerard Onorata - Member                            Steve Bury, P.E. - Engineer, Board Secretary
Richard Trovato - Vice Chairman Richard Metallo - Member Lou Rago, Esq. - Board Attorney
Lenny Iannia - Alternate I Brian Baskinger - Member Joseph H. Burgis, PP, AICP - Township Planner
Gaetano Iavarone - Alternate II Anthony Carmagnola - Member  
Martin Moriano - Member