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Joint Planning Board

The buttons below can be used to view the applications recently presented before the River Vale 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 has changed the location of their Wednesday, July 17, 2024 regularly scheduled meeting.  The River Vale Joint Planning Board will hold their Wednesday, July 17, 2024 meeting at 7:30pm in the River Vale Senior/Community Center located at 628 Rivervale Road, River Vale, New Jersey.  All members of the public are welcome.

At the request of the applicant, the Incandescent Development, LLC application for 691 & 693 Rivervale Road, Block 813, Lots 17 & 18, will be adjourned to a future meeting date.   The Township website will be updated once a meeting date is determined.  Proper notice will be provided and published by the applicant.

Agendas & Minutes

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

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

Township of River Vale Joint Planning Board 2024 Meeting Dates 

Reorganization: Wednesday, January 17, 2024
Regular Meetings - Wednesdays

January 17, 2024
February 21, 2024
March 20, 2024
April 17, 2024
May 15, 2024
June 19, 2024
July 17, 2024 - to be held at the River Vale Community Center
628 Rivervale Road, 7:30pm

August 21, 2024
September 18, 2024
October 16, 2024
November 13, 2024
December 18, 2024

2025 Reorganization:  January 15, 2025

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 unless stated otherwise.

Date of Adoption:  January 17, 2024

2024 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.