Joint Planning Board

The River Vale Joint Planning Board fulfills the responsibilities of both a planning board and a zoning board of adjustment.  It consists of volunteers appointed by the Mayor who are responsible for reviewing variance applications on a case-by-case basis in accordance with the Township's Master Plan, Zoning Ordinances and New Jersey Municipal Land Use Law (MLUL). The burden of proof is placed on the applicant to demonstrate that the requested relief is justified. Owners of property situated within 200 feet of any proposed major subdivision, application for site plan approval or variance application will receive notice of a public hearing.  All are welcome to attend the public meetings of the board and are invited to ask questions regarding any application which may appear on the agenda.


PLEASE BE ADVISED that in accordance with the provisions of the Open Public Meetings Act P.L. 1975 Chapter 231 the Joint Planning Board of the Township of River Vale will hold all regularly scheduled meetings for the remainder of 2021 and the 2022 reorganizational meeting at River Vale Town Hall's Council Chambers at 406 Rivervale Road unless otherwise noted. 

July 28, 2021

August 25, 2021

September 22, 2021

October 27, 2021

November 17, 2021

December 15, 2021

2022 Reorganization:  January 26, 2022

All meetings start at 7:30 p.m.

All members of the public are welcome.


  • Start time is 7:30 p.m. 
  • Once Monthly

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

2021 Regular Meeting Dates

adopted January 27, 2021
(Wednesdays unless otherwise noted)
  • January 27, 2021 - online
  • February 24, 2021 - online
  • March 24, 2021 - online
  • April 28, 2021 
  • May 26, 2021 
  • June 23, 2021 

  • July 28, 2021
  • August 25, 2021
  • September 22, 2021
  • October 27, 2021
  • November 17, 2021
  • December 15, 2021

    2022 Reorganization: 
    January 26, 2022

2021 Members

Adamo, Robert    Class IV  
Donovan, John Class III Council Representative
Fortsch, Robert Class IV Vice Chairman
Jasionowski, Glen Class I Mayor
Lippert, Scott Class IV Chairman
Puccio, John Class IV
Ross, Matthew Alternate #1
Vaccaro, Susan Class IV Secretary
Wayne, Peter   Class II

Secondary Members

  • Marc Leibman, Attorney
  • Christopher Statile, Engineer
  • Maria Haag, Recording Secretary


If you have any questions, please email Maria Haag, Land Use Administrator/ Recording Secretary, or call 201-664-2346, ext. 1065.

Please click here for an Application to Appear Before the Joint Planning Board (PDF).