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The Zoning Board of Adjustment has the authority to grant use variances from the approved municipal zoning ordinances and approval of a site plan application for development in conjunction with such a variance. The Board can also hear appeals of certain decisions of the Zoning Officer and make determination of pre-existing non-conforming uses.

Initial questions about applications may be directed to the Building & Zoning Office in the Municipal Building at (973) 427-5555 ext. 214.

Application for property subdivisions and site plan review (where no use variances are required) must be submitted to and approved by the Planning Board.

Chapter 293, paragraph 293-14, of the Code of the Borough of Hawthorne establishes Hawthorne's Zoning Board of Adjustment pursuant to N.S.J.A. 40:55D-1 et seq.  The Mayor, with the advice and consent of the Borough Council, appoints seven members to four-year overlapping terms, and two alternate members to two-year overlapping terms.


Board Members:

Raymond Hallock, Chairman  12/31/2016 
Jack B. De Ritter  12/31/2018 
Scott Chamberlin 12/31/2017 
John F. Gallagher 12/31/2015
Victor Terraglia 12/31/2016 
David A. Schroter 12/31/2015
Kevin Duffy  12/31/2017 
Dan Melfi,
Nancy Agnello,
Alternate 2 

Gene DeAugustines, Zoning Officer
(973) 427-5555 ext. 216

Joan Herve, Secretary
445 Lafayette Ave, Hawthorne 07506
(973) 427-1167

James J. Delia, Attorney
12 Route 17 North, Paramus, NJ 07652
(201) 587-0888

Mike Kelly, Board Engineer
Boswell McClave Engineering
P.O. Box 3152
South Hackensack, NJ  07606
(201) 641-0770 

Joseph H. Burgis, Board Planner
Burgis Associates
25 Westwood Avenue
Westwood, NJ 07675
(201) 666-1811

7:00 pm, 3rd Monday of the month, Court/Council Room, Municipal Building 

Meeting Change
The Regular Meeting of October 19th, 2015 has been change to October 26th, 2015