Planning Board

2020 Meetings

  • 7:30pm
  • Twice monthly on Monday
  • Borough Hall
    309 Main Street
    Council Chambers, 1st Floor
    Fort Lee, NJ 07024

January 13
January 27 (CANCELLED)
February 10
February 24
March 9
March 23
April 13 (CANCELLED)
April 27 (CANCELLED)
May 11 (SEE BELOW FOR CHANGES)
June 8 (SEE BELOW FOR CHANGES)
June 22 (CANCELLED)
July 13 (SEE BELOW FOR CHANGES)
August 10
September 14
October 26
November 9
November 23
December 14
December 28

Agendas & Minutes

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

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

PLANNING BOARD MEETING CHANGE – July 13, 2020

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that in accordance with the provisions of the “Sunshine Law” you are hereby advised that the Borough of Fort Lee Planning Board has made the following changes to the regularly scheduled Board Meeting of Monday, July 13, 2020. The meeting will begin at 7:30pm. There will be NO Executive Session. The meeting will be held remotely, by means of communication equipment. The foregoing Electronic Public Meeting is recommended due to the current situation involving the COVID-19 Virus and directives of State and County governments.

The meeting will be conducted using the Zoom operating system. To join the hearing via smartphone, computer or tablet, use the following web address:

https://zoom.us/j/99826453029?pwd=OWJmM2NidnZJOE5SUTg3UEF3a0JMdz09

The Meeting or Webinar identification (ID) is: 998 2645 3029. The Meeting Password is: 615568.

You do not need a computer to join, you can use your landline or cell phone to call in. Dial in using one of the numbers below, if you receive a busy signal, you may try any number on the list: +1 646 558 8656 US; +1 312 626 6799 US;+1 253 215 8782 US;+1 301 715 8592 US;+1 346 248 7799 US;+1 669 900 9128 US.

The Meeting or Webinar identification (ID) is: 998 2645 3029. The Meeting Password is: 615568.

Members of the public calling in may participate by dialing *9 on their phones to “raise their hand"in the virtual meeting. The meeting host will either call your name or the last 3 digits of your phone number when it is your turn to participate. At that point, you will be unmuted to speak and you must state your name and address.

MEMBERS

  • Michael Sargenti, Councilman /Class III Member
    Term Expires: 2020
  • Herbert Greenberg, Chairman
    Term Expires: 2020
  • Janet Cooney, Vice Chairwoman
    Term Expires: 2022
  • Byong J. Suh, Secretary/Class IV Member
    Term Expires: 2020
  • Neal J. Forshner, Class IV Member
    Term Expires: 2022
  • Daniel Sokolich, Mayor's Representative, Class I Member
    Term Expires: 2020
  • Armand Pohan, Class IV Member
    Term Expires: 2021
  • Moe Marshall, Class II Member
    Term Expires: 2020



  • Robert Ferris, Class IV Member
    Term Expires: 2023
  • Randy Lyn Ketive, Alternate Number 1
    Term Expires: 2020
  • Michael Kaplan, Alternate 2
    Term Expires: 2021
  • Board Attorney: Glenn C. Kienz, Esq., Weiner Law Group, LLP 
  • Conflict Attorney: Brian Chewcaskie, Esq., Cleary, Giacobbe, Alfieri and Jacobs LLC
  • Planner: Phillips Preiss Grygiel Leheny Hughes LLC 
  • Planning/Land-Use Administrator: Christen Trentacosti
  • Site Engineer: Boswell Engineering 
  • Special Traffic Engineer: CME Associates
  • Traffic Engineer: Neglia Engineering Associates

General Public Participation in Pending Planning & Zoning Board of Adjustment Matters

Any application together with all plans, maps, supporting documentation for which approval is sought at a hearing shall be on file and available for public inspection at least 10 days before the date of the hearing during normal business hours in the office of the Planning Administrator/Board Secretary, 309 Main Street, Fort Lee, New Jersey, and are available for inspection between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m, Monday through Friday.

All meetings, hearings and any action by the Boards, except executive sessions conducted pursuant to statute, shall be open to the public in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act. The public shall have the right to cross-examine any and all witnesses, and the applicant shall have the right to cross examine any witnesses in opposition to the application.

After all of the evidence has been presented to the Board in support of or in opposition to the relief sought by the applicant, the Chair shall then open the floor to the public to allow any member of the public to make any statement relative to the application before the Board. Such member of the public shall identify themselves as to name and residence address. Except in the instance where a person or group of interested parties is represented by an attorney. In those cases, the representing attorney shall present to the Chair a list of the persons represented, and such persons shall participate in the proceedings only through their attorney.

Additional Information

For further information please refer to the documents “Rules of the Planning Board (PDF),” “Rules of the Zoning Board/Board of Adjustment (PDF)” and NJAC Chapter40:55D - “Municipal Land Use Law."

General Information for Applicants

To all applicants going before the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment:

Submission of Applications

In order to avoid receiving incomplete applications and subsequent delay in processing them, please be advised that packages for applications will be accepted only during business hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m, Monday through Friday.

Number of Copies

Please be advised that every applicant is required to submit 20 copies of their sealed plans and application, including the Environmental Questionnaire and a W9 tax form, to the Board Secretary. Two copies are allocated for the Zoning Officer/Construction Official for his review and his issue of a Letter of Denial (which is part of the application). The Zoning Officer is the person who makes the determination as to which board your application will go before. Twelve copies are utilized for board members. Six copies are held in the file for possible review by Borough Planners, Engineers (site and/or traffic), and any other professional the board may request to assist them in the decision-making process.