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.


  • Start time is 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
  • Once monthly unless otherwise noted.
  • All meetings of the Joint Planning Board will be held in Council Chambers at 406 Rivervale Road unless otherwise noted.

Agendas & Minutes

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

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Township of River Vale Joint Planning Board 2023 Meeting Dates 

WHEREAS, the Open Public Meetings Act (P.L. 1976 c.231) requires the Joint Planning Board of the Township of River Vale to adopt, post and distribute a yearly meeting schedule;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Joint Planning Board of the Township of River Vale does hereby adopt the following meeting dates for 2023.

 Reorganization: Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Regular Meetings - Wednesdays

January 25, 2023

February 15, 2023

March 15, 2023 CANCELLED

April 19, 2023

May 17, 2023

June 21, 2023

July 19, 2023

August 16, 2023

September 20, 2023

October 18, 2023  CANCELLED

November 1, 2023

December 13, 2023

2024 Reorganization:  January 17, 2024

All meetings start at 7:30 p.m. and are held in River Vale Town Hall’s Council Chambers 406 Rivervale Road, River Vale, N.J. 07675

Date of Adoption:  December 14, 2022  

2023 Members

Adamo, Robert -  Class IV
Alex, Delix  - Class IV
Bogosian, Demetria -  Class IV
Bromberg, Mark -  Class I Mayor
Donovan, John -  Class III Council Representative
LaSpada, Anthony - Alternate No. 1
Lippert, Scott -  Class IV Chairman
Ross, Matthew - Class IV Secretary
Vaccaro, Susan -  Class IV Vice Chair
Wayne, Peter -  Class II

Vacant - Alternate No. 2

Secondary Members

Marc Leibman, Board Attorney
Christopher Statile, Township Engineer
David Karlebach, Board Planner
Maria Haag, Land Use Administrator


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