Planning Board


  • 7:30 p.m. 
  • 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month
  • Council Chambers
    Borough Hall
    33 N Central Avenue
    Ramsey, NJ 07446 

Application Review


  • Noon
  • Thursday before scheduled Planning Board meeting

Agendas & Minutes

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

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Any individual giving sworn testimony at a public hearing held during a remote public meeting shall appear by video in addition to audio, and this is pursuant to Rule 5:39-1.7 of the Requirements for Virtual Meetings.

Ramsey Rescue Fire OEM Complex Application for review and recommendation



Quality of Bergen LLC - Carried to March 5, 2024



Master Plan Committee

Email Chairman: Joseph Carey

Planning Board By-Laws

Planning Board By-Laws

Zoning Map

OPRA (Open Public Records Act)


  • Mayor Deirdre Dillon
  • Councilwoman Judith Cusick, Council Liaison, Class III Member
  • Michael Palumbo, Class II Member
  • Joseph Carey, Class IV Member, Environmental Liaison
  • Joseph Verdone, Class IV Member
  • Bayron Zabala, Class IV Member
  • Bryan Garbasz, Class IV Member
  • Roger Iorio, Class IV Member, Chairman
  • Steven Strollo, Class IV Member
  • Christian Grissoni, Alt. 1
  • David Hals, Board Engineer
  • Mary Ann Lupo, Board Administrative Secretary
  • Bruce E. Whitaker, Esq., Board Attorney
Members are appointed by the Mayor, except Class II which is a council appointment for 1 year. Class IV members are appointed for a 4-year term, except for 1 member who is also on the Environmental Commission and that term is a 3-year term.


The Planning Board is responsible for the preparation and adoption of the Master Plan, which is the guide for development of all amendments to the Land Development Regulations. The Planning Board also reviews all proposed subdivision of land for compliance with Chapter XXXV, Section VII of the Land Development Regulations, which contains all standards for development of new streets, sewers and utilities.

The Planning Board is charged under the Land Development Regulations with the responsibility to review all site plans, parking projects, and major building projects for proper design and drainage according to standards.

The Planning Board, through the Master Plan and Land Development Regulations, sets the pattern for development of the community. It has additional powers under the Land Use Law. It conducts hearings and may grant certain non-use type variances.

Business Related Responsibilities

Waivers are reviewed at the Application Review Committee (ARC) meeting. Time frame: Approval or denial of waivers is received at the Tuesday night meeting.

A Continued Certificate of Occupancy is not issued until the Building Department receives a copy of the approved Waiver of Site Plan from the Planning Board.

The required inspection depends on the type of business. Inspections are made within 72 business hours.