Mon-Thurs: 8am-4pm
Friday: 8am-2pm

908.756.0080

15 Mountain Blvd
Watchung, NJ 07069

Hours: Mon-Thurs 8am-4pm
Friday 8am-2pm
Phone: 908.756.0080
Address: 15 Mountain Blvd
Watchung, NJ 07069

Planning Board

Member Information

Authority: N.J.S.A. 40:55D-23 et. seq. Code 28-701

Members: 9 Regular Members; 2 Alternate Members for 2-year terms. All Members must be residents, except for Class II; comprised of following categories:

  • Class I  –  Mayor or Mayor’s designee for term of office
  • Class II – Borough Official (not of Council) appointed by Mayor, may be member of Environmental Commission who is also member of Planning Board, for same term as other board
  • Class III – Member of Council, appointed by Council, for 1-year term
  • Class IV – Residents of Borough appointed by Mayor for 4-year terms, hold no other office except 1 may be of Zoning Board of Adjustment OR Historic Preservation Commission, 1 may be member of Board of Education, 1 may be member of Environmental commission (who is also in Planning Board) unless there is a member of Zoning Board of Adjustment or Historic Preservation Commission and a member of Board of Ed. Term of 4-years
Board Members

Keith S. Balla - Class I
Mayor’s term

Karen Pennett - Class II
Ending 12/31/2023

Pietro Martino - Class III
Ending 12/31/2022

Tracee Schaefer, Chair - Class IV
Ending 12/31/2024

Don Speeney, Vice Chair - Class IV
Ending 12/31/2025

Stephen Pote - Class IV
Ending 12/31/2024

Albert Ellis - Class IV
Ending 12/31/2022

Ellen Spingler - Class IV
Ending 12/31/2025

Paul Fiorilla - Class IV
Ending 12/31/2023

Troy Sims, Alt. #1 - Class IV
Ending 12/31/2023

Yvette Nora, Alt. #2 - Class IV
Ending 12/31/2022

Board Officials

Board Attorney: Francis P. Linnus, Esq.

Board Engineer: Richard Calbi, Brightview Engineering

Contact

Theresa M. Snyder, Board Clerk
Tel: 908.756.0080 x238
Email: [email protected]

15 Mountain Boulevard
Watchung, NJ 07069

P: 756-0080, ext 238.

Hours: Tuesdays 9 am - 2 pm