The Planning Board holds monthly meetings, generally on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m., in the Courtroom of the Hartley Dodge Memorial. Notice of all meetings is given to the public in accordance with the requirements of the Open Public Meetings Act (Sunshine Law) and the Municipal Land Use Law. All meetings are open to the general public in accordance with the requirements of the Open Public Meetings Act.
The Planning Board functions under the authority of the Municipal Land Use Law of New Jersey. It is authorized to exercise power with regard to:
Adoption of a Master Plan
Subdivision control and site plan review for permitted uses
Recommendations as to the official map of the Borough
Conditional use applications
Recommendations as to the zoning ordinance or amendments thereto
Review of Capital Projects
Variances under certain circumstances in connection with site plan and subdivision
The Planning Board consists of 9 members as follows:
A Borough Council member, appointed by the Borough Council
A Borough Official
A Member of the Environmental Commission
6 other citizens of the Borough, appointed by the Mayor
Copies of the Madison Land Development Ordinance and zoning maps may be purchased in the Borough Clerk's office in the Hartley Dodge Memorial. Development application forms are available in the Planning and Zoning Office on the 2nd floor of the Hartley Dodge Memorial.