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

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 2022 and the 2023 reorganizational meeting at River Vale Town Hall's Council Chambers at 406 Rivervale Road unless otherwise noted.  
March 30, 2022
April 27, 2022
May 25, 2022
June 29, 2022
July 20, 2022
August 31, 2022
September 28, 2022
October 26, 2022
November 9, 2022
December 14, 2022
2023 Reorganization:  January 25, 2023
All meetings start at 7:30 p.m. All members of the public are welcome. 

2022 Members

Adamo, Robert Class IV
Alex, Delix Class IV
Donovan, John Class III Council Representative
Fortsch, Robert Class IV Vice Chairman
Jasionowski, Glen Class I Mayor
Lippert, Scott Class IV Chairman
Ross, Matthew Class IV
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.