8:30am - 4:00pm

P: (973) 267-8000
F: (973) 267-6221

PO Box 666
21 Blue Mill Road

New Vernon, NJ 07976

Board Contact Information

Lori Taglairino, Board Secretary

973.267.8000 Ext. 723

Planning Board Information

Mission and Organization

The Planning Board is established and governed by the New Jersey Municipal Land Use Law (N.J.S.A. 40:55D1 et. seq.) and the Code of the Township of Harding (Section 7-32).  The Planning Board consists of 9 regular members and 2 alternates.  Planning Board members are appointed by the Township Committee and volunteer their time and expertise without compensation.  Planning Board members are divided into Classes (I to IV).  The Class I member is the Mayor or Mayor's Designate.  The Class II member is an official of the Township other than a member of the Township Committee.  The Class III member is a member of the Township Committee other than the Mayor.  The Class IV members are residents appointed by the Mayor.  Class IV members serve 4-year terms.  Class I and III members serve 1-year terms.  Class II members serve a 3-year term.

The Planning Board is authorized to: adopt and amend the Township's Master Plan (you may view the Master Plan by clicking here); hear and decide development applications involving subdivisions and site plans for permitted uses and conditional uses; make recommendations concerning the official map, zoning map and zoning and land use regulations; and may grant variances under certain circumstances in connection with site plan and subdivision review.

The Planning Board Attorney, Township Engineer, Township Planner, and Health Department review each application for the Board, additionally, the application may be reviewed by the Environmental Commission, Historic Preservation Commission and Shade Tree Advisory Committee for recommended conditions to be included in an application and considered by the Planning Board.

Planning Board Members
Gwenn Claytor 12/31/2025 IV
Richard Clew (Chair) 12/31/2025


David Chipperson (Vice Chair) 12/31/2026 III
Tracey Walters 12/31/2024 IV
Thomas dePoortere 12/31/2025 IV
Robert Edgar 12/31/2024 IV
Alf Newlin 12/31/2024 IV
Frank Rosato 12/31/2025 Alternate #2
Timothy Jones 12/31/2024 Mayor 
Christopher Yates 12/31/2024 Township Committee
Darren Burns 12/31/2024 Alternate #1


Planning Board Meeting Schedule

24 Jun
Planning Board Meeting
Date 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
22 Jul
Planning Board Meeting
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
19 Aug
Planning Board Meeting
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
23 Sep