Zoning Board

The Vineland Zoning Board of Adjustment consists of seven (7) regular members and four (4) alternate members appointed by the Mayor with the consent of City Council.

The Zoning Board is empowered by state law to hear and decide appeals from decisions of the Zoning Officer, requests for interpretation of the zoning map or ordinance, and requests for variances from the strict application of the zoning regulations of the City of Vineland.  No variance or other relief may be granted by the Board without a showing that such variance or other relief can be granted without substantial detriment to the public good and will not substantially impair the intent and purpose of the zone plan and zoning ordinance of the City of Vineland. The Planning Division in the Department of Administration processes development applications for the Board.

Questions regarding the Zoning Board of Adjustment may be directed to the Board Secretary at 856-794-4000, ext. 4088.  Questions regarding a zoning ordinance may be directed to the Zoning Officer at 856-794-4000, ext. 4118.

ZONING BOARD MEMBERS

Term: Four (4) years for full members, and two (2) years for alternates.
Membership: Seven (7) members, and two alternates.

MEMBER TERM EXPIRES
Joseph Stefano June 30, 2018
Susanna Philippoussis June 30, 2019
George LoBiondo January 18, 2020
Elaine Greenberg January 18, 2020
Ryan Feaster June 30, 2021
John Pierantozzi June 30, 2021
Ryan Flaim June 30, 2021
ALTERNATES TERM EXPIRES
#1 Alexis Cartegena August 31, 2018
#2 Lydia Perez-Johnson August 31, 2018
STAFF PHONE
Patrick Finley, Zoning Officer 856 794 4000 ext. 4118
Yasmin Ricketts, Secretary 856 794 4000 ext. 4088
Frank DiDomenico, Solicitor 856-794-8155

ZONING BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE

Wed 21

Zoning Board Meeting

November 21 @ 7:30 pm
Dec 19

Zoning Board Meeting

December 19 @ 7:30 pm

Alternate Meeting Dates (If Required)
January 24, 2018
February 28, 2018
March 28, 2018
April 25, 2018
May 23, 2018
June 27, 2018
July 25, 2018
August 22, 2018
September 26, 2018
October 24, 2018
November 28, 2018
December 27, 2018

Formal action may be taken at any and all of the scheduled Zoning Board meetings. Please send your questions or comments to:

City of Vineland Zoning Board
640 E. Wood Street
P. O. Box 1508
Vineland, NJ 08362-1508

RULES FOR CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT

Meetings of the Zoning Board of Adjustment are open to the public. The regular meetings of the Board are held on the third Wednesday of each month, unless otherwise indicated, at 7:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers on the 2nd Floor of City Hall located at 640 E. Wood St. No matters are started after 11:00 PM. A pre-meeting conference, open to the public, commences at 7:00 PM in the Council Caucus Room. Meeting agendas are posted on the City of Vineland website one week in advance.

The Board agenda is typically arranged to consider less time consuming matters first. Applications for “c” variances are typically heard at the beginning of the agenda. A “c” variance usually involves a request for relief from a setback dimension such as a front yard or side yard. “d” variances, or “use” variances, are generally a request in which a use not permitted in a zone is being expanded or proposed.

Hearings before the Board usually start with testimony from the applicant. The burden of proof in each case is on the applicant. Variances are not automatically granted. Furthermore, the Board of Adjustment may not grant a variance unless evidence is submitted to the Board showing that the Board has the power to grant or recommend a variance in accordance with Statute. A “d” variance must receive at least five affirmative votes in order to be approved.
An individual may present an appeal or be represented by an attorney-at-law. Corporations, partnerships, and LLC’s must be represented by an attorney-at-law.

The public shall only speak at the podium after being recognized by the Board Chair. Members of the public are sworn before providing testimony. Calling out from the audience is not tolerated and may warrant a dismissal from the meeting room.

If you wish to speak to the Board about items within its jurisdiction, but not appearing on the current agenda, you must wait until the “Public Comment” period which appears at the end of the agenda.

Meeting minutes are posted on the City of Vineland website after approval by the Board, usually at the following month’s meeting.

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