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BOROUGH OF ORADELL
ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA HELD REMOTELY UTILIZING “ZOOM”
September 21st, 2020 - 7:30 PM
1. Roll Call
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Review and Approval of Zoning Board Minutes of
4. Correspondence :
Chairman describes Zoning Board procedures as necessary
Swearing in of Borough Professionals if applicable.
No new cases will be stared after 10:30 p.m. At about 10:30 p.m. the Chair will look for an appropriate break to postpone the remainder to the next meeting. Any case not heard will be carried over to the next meeting.
Memorialization of Resolutions:
CAL# 846-19 Diaz / Holguin
Block 117, Lot 3 85 Beverly Rd.
Request to construct a deck that does not comply with the Borough Codes Bulk Requirements in the R-3 Zone.
New Business :
Open to Public :
The order of applications may be modified by the Chairperson at their discretion.
Zoning Board of Adjustment meetings are held on the third Monday of every month except as otherwise noted.
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Stephen A. Depken
Construction Official / Zoning Officer
The Zoning Board of Adjustment's responsibilities pick up where the Planning Board's work leaves off. The Zoning Board is the board of "non-permitted uses." It deals with the issuance of variances, which is, essentially, permission to not comply with the Borough's zoning ordinances.
The Zoning Board sits as a quasi-judicial Board. Its purpose is to provide relief from zoning requirements that cannot be satisfied due to the specific nature of the property in question, and to approve non-permitted uses of a property by granting a Use Variance. The successful granting of a Use Variance is not based on policy, but on the ability of an applicant to prove his or her case. The Zoning Board must make decisions much as a judge does in court.
An applicant is never entitled to a variance. Rather, an applicant must meet specific criteria contained in the Municipal Land Use Law by satisfying certain legal standards of proof. The burden is on the applicant to show that he or she is entitled to the specific relief requested. Depending on the type of variance requested, the applicant will need to prove special reasons, a balancing of the benefits, hardship, the negative criteria, etc. This must all be based on the nature of the property in question and not on a personal hardship.
The Zoning Board of Adjustment consists of seven regular members and two alternate members. No member may hold any elective office or other position under the municipality. No member may act on any matter in which he or she has, either directly or indirectly, any personal or financial interest.
The Zoning Board typically meets on the third Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Mayor and Council Chambers at Borough Hall. Exceptions for 2016 are meetings held on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 and Wednesday, February 17, 2016. Meetings are open to the public or can be viewed on OPTV .
Zoning Board Members
Click below for additional Zoning Board information.
Residential Zoning Board Variance Application Procedures (pdf)
Zoning Board Variance Application - Fillable - 2020.docx
Zoning Board Variance Application Check List (pdf)
Description of Zoning Board Meeting Procedures (pdf)
Oradell Land Use Code -Chpt 240 (pdf)
Oradell Zoning Map 2018 (pdf)
Oradell Tax Map - 7-1985-updated 12-31-2007 (pdf)
Zoning Board Meeting Minutes