M-W: 8:30 - 4:30
Thurs: 8:30 - 7:30
Friday: 8:30 - 12:30

(732) 222-8221
Address
315 E. Main Street
Oceanport, NJ 07757

PLANNING BOARD

CONTACT THE BOARD SECRETARY
Jeanne Smith
732.222.8221
[email protected]

Board Staff

Chairman: Christopher Widdis
732-229-5929

Secretary: 
Jeanne Smith
732-222-8221 

Attorney: 
Kevin Kennedy, Esq.
732-936-1099

Engineer: 
William White, PE
732-383-1950

Board Members


Patricia Cooper, Class I
Term Expires: 12/31/2020

Joseph Foster, Class II
Term Expires: 12/31/2022

Councilman Tom Tvrdik, Class III
Term Expires: 12/31/2020

Christopher Widdis, Class IV
Term Expires: 12/31/2023

Robert Kleiberg, Class IV
Term Expires: 12/31/2020

Darren Davis, Class IV
Term Expires: 12/31/2020

John Kahle, Class IV
Term Expires: 12/31/2020

James Whitson, Class IV
Term Expires: 12/31/2021

Michael Savarese, Class IV
Term Expires: 12/31/2021

Michael Dailey, Alternate #1
Term Expires: 12/31/2020

Jacob Rue, Alternate #2
Term Expires: 12/31/2021

Planning Board Meeting Schedule

10 Nov
Planning Board Meeting
Date 7:30 pm
24 Nov
8 Dec

CORONAVIRUS & COVID-19 IMPACTS

In an effort to adhere to social distancing protocols and best practices imposed by Borough and State authorities, the Borough of Oceanport has canceled all public meetings and closed non-essential services as of March 16, 2020 until further notice.  As a result, all meetings of the combined Planning/Zoning Board will be held virtually as video conferences with public access.

All virtual/remote meetings will begin at 7:30 PM. Meetings are conducted virtually from the Maple Place School, 2 Maple Place, Oceanport, NJ 07757. 

Meetings will be televised on FIOS Channel 28 and live streamed through a remote, online webinar-type service as more particularly set forth below.

Due to online security concerns, registration is required.


HOW DO I ATTEND/PARTICIPATE/VIEW REMOTE HEARING?

  • Register through the Borough website at https://www.oceanportboro.com/boards/planning  and Click on the “Register Here for Remote Meetings”.
  • Once registration is complete, an email will be sent providing Conference Call access (LISTEN ONLY) and web-meeting access information (VIEW & LISTEN)

 After registering, Joining is easy and just takes a few seconds: - Simply click the link in the invitation. You’ll proceed to your session immediately. Just remember to register first if attending a webinar. (The join link is in the invitation email). First time users may be asked to install software to participate. - Alternatively, if you have the session ID but don’t have easy access to the direct link: For a meeting, go to www.joingotomeeting.com. For a webinar, go to www.joinwebinar.com.

HOW DO I WATCH A MEETING?
- Verizon FIOS Channel 28
- www.oceanportboro.com and click on the “Watch Live…” button

NO RESOURCES OR TECHNOLOGICAL ACCESS? Participants may also attend by registering in advance through the Borough Clerk’s Office to obtain a “Dial-in” telephone number, enter the access code (if applicable), and ‘Join’ the web-based call.

MULTIPLE OPTIONS FOR ACCEPTING PUBLIC COMMENTS:
- Submit text comments through the web-based application to be read out loud during the live-stream public portions of the meeting.
- The text “Comment” feature on the live stream.
- Emails submitted to [email protected] as publicized in themeeting notice and mentioned at the beginning of the live-stream.
- Call the Borough’s Public Comments phone # 732-272-8337 that is answered only during the live-stream. Callers information will be taken and called back for their designated time to speak allowing the caller to be put on speaker and enter his or her comment on the record.


PUBLIC INSPECTION OF APPLICATION?

Members of the public are advised that public inspection of applications for upcoming hearings are available at least 10 days prior to the hearing date online at https://www.oceanportboro.com/boards/planning and Click on the “Public Inspection of Applications” tab. Members of the public wishing to view a hard copy of application documents may contact the Board Secretary at 732-222-8221 or by email to: [email protected] to receive a hard copy of the plans and application materials by mail, subject to any standard fees or charges, or by appointment at Borough Hall.

Members of the public should notify the Board in advance, if possible, via email or phone call to the Board Secretary, of their intention to undertake cross-examination, introduce evidence and/or make public statements or comments to ensure technological needs are accommodated and documents that will be referenced are available for review by all participants.

Planning Board Information

The Planning Board is an eleven member Board (includes two alternate members) who are responsible for generating and updating Oceanport's Master Plan. The Master Plan is a comprehensive plan intended to guide and control the current and long-range development and land use within the Town. The Board serves as a combined Planning and Zoning Board of Adjustment.

PLANNING BOARD APPROVAL

Planning Board approval is required prior to the subdivision of land within the Borough of Oceanport as well as for any development involving any new building other than one or two-family dwellings, any new addition to an existing building other than one or two-family dwellings, any change in use of an existing building, any new off-street parking area and any land disturbance involving an area of 1,000 square feet or more, including excavation, soil removal, land filling or site clearance. 

Since the Oceanport Planning Board serves as a combined Planning and Zoning Board of Adjustment pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-25c., application must also be made to the Planning Board for relief from the strict application of the zoning and land use ordinances of the Borough as well as appeals from the decision of the Borough's Zoning Officer.

CONTACTING THE BOARD

For information regarding Planning Board matters, email Jeanne Smith at [email protected] or call 732-222-8221.

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