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Planning Board Agendas
March 2, 2021 (pdf)

Planning Board
Master Plan-2018-Land Use and Central Business District Elements - Adopted -12- 4- 2018 (pdf)
Master Plan-Subcommittee-2021-02 Inconsistencies and Ordinance Recommendations.docx
Master Plan-Housing Eelement and Fair Share Plan - 2018 (pdf)
Master Plan-Affordable Housing Element Ordinances - 2018
Master Plan-Historic Preservation Plan Element -1-12-2010 (pdf)
Bergen Co Historic Site Survey 1980-1981
Master Plan -1988-1990-1993-2005 (pdf)
Oradell Land Development Ord. #11-9-Borough Codes-Chpt (pdf)
Oradell Zoning Map 2018 (pdf)
Oradell Tax Map -1985-updated -2007 (pdf)
Planning Board Meeting Dates 2021
Planning Board Agendas
March 2, 2021

TUESDAY, MARCH 2, 2021 at 7:30pm
Notice of this meeting was published in the official newspaper, prominently posted in Borough Hall and filed with the clerk in accordance with the requirements of the Open Public Meetings Act.
This meeting is a quasi-judicial proceeding, and decorum appropriate to a judicial hearing must always be maintained. Any questions and comments must be limited to issues that are relevant to what the board may legally consider in reaching a decision.

1. Roll Call:

2.Pledge of Allegiance
3. Correspondence:
1. 2/22/2021 - Letter to Mayor and Council, from R. Scott King – Planning Board Attorney, re: Inconsistencies Between Certain Current Ordinances and Revised Master Plan, Our File No. J 7-077

4. Committee Reports:

a. Subdivision, Site Drainage & Soil Moving- Stephen Carnevale Committee Chair

b. Business Buildings & Signage- Gary Tankard (Chair), John Plucinski, Greg Derian, Min Woo Kang

c. Regional Planning Coordination-Mayor Didio-(Chair)

d. Zoning- Gregg Larson, (Chair)

e. Master Plan, Open Space, Environmental & Circulation Systems-Greg Derian (Chair),
                                                                                             Gregg Larson, Vincent Scalcione, John Plucinski
1. Recommendations from Master Plan for Mayor and Council.

f. Historical Preservation-John Plucinski (Chair), Stephen Carnevale, Kenneth Baumann, Barry Cohen
5. Old Business:
a. Appointment of Recording Secretary and Meeting Minutes.
6. New Business: 
7. Open to Public:
8. Adjournment.

The Planning Board meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. except when conflict exists.
The June meeting will be held on Monday the 7th to avoid the Primary Elections on the 8th.
The November meeting will be held on Monday the 1st to avoid the General Election on the 2nd.


The regular  meeting of the Planning Board of the Borough of Oradell will be conducted by means of remote electronic communication on , 2020 at 7:30 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Savings Time).  The Planning Board may vote and take action on such matters as set forth on the meeting’s agenda a copy of which is available at the Township’s website: .

Members of the public can join to observe the meeting and participate during the public comment period by using the Zoom remote meeting application. There will be no physical gathering of board members or other in-person gathering for the meeting.  Information on how to join the meeting electronically appears below.

Join the Zoom meeting:

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Password: 499746

To observe and to participate: Prior to the meeting you should download the Zoom meeting application to the electronic device you will use to access the meeting.  Just prior to or at the time of the meeting, you should open the Zoom application, and input the meeting Link, Webinar ID, and Password to join the meeting.  You will be prompted on audio and video access choices.  You may wish to familiarize yourself with the operation of the Zoom platform prior to the time of the meeting, particularly with the process of “raising your hand” to be recognized during public participation.

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Concerns with participation in the public hearing online or telephonically should be directed to the Oradell Planning Board by calling 201-261-8005 during regular business hours.


The Planning Board shall follow the provisions of the Municipal Land Use Law 40:55D-25 and shall exercise its power in regard to:

  1. The master Plan.
  2. Subdivision control and site plan review.
  3. The official map of the Borough.
  4. The zoning ordinance including conditional uses. 
  5. The capital improvement program.
  6. Variances and certian building permits in conjunction with subdivision, site plan and conditional use approval.

The Planning Board can be summarized as the board of "permitted activities." It is responsible for implementing Borough policy and for reviewing building, development, and land use applications to ensure compliance with zoning, site plan, and subdivision ordinances.

These ordinances establish a series of ground rules to be met by any applicant. If the applicant meets the requirements of the particular ordinance, the Planning Board must approve the application unless a specific requirement of that ordinance is not satisfactorily fulfilled.

Oradell's governing body, by ordinance, created a Planning Board comprised of nine regular members and two alternates. The membership consists of the following four classes:

  • Class I: The Mayor or the Mayor's designee in the absence of the Mayor.
  • Class II: One of the officials of the municipality other than a member of the governing body, to be appointed by the Mayor.
  • Class III: A member of the governing body to be appointed by it.
  • Class IV: Other citizens of the municipality, to be appointed by the Mayor.

The Planning Board typically meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Mayor and Council Chambers at Borough Hall. Except in January which will be on January 14, 2020. ) . Meetings are open to the public or can be viewed on OPTV .


Planning Board Members

Term Expiration  Board Member Position Class Member
12/31/2023 Gregg Larson Chairman  IV
12/31/2021 Gregory Derian Vice-Chairman  IV
12/31/2020 Vincent Scalcione Secretary  IV
  Dianne C. Didio Mayor   I
12/31/2020 Stephen Carnevale Council Liaison  III
12/31/2020 Kenneth Baumann Regular Member  II

Gary Tankard

Regular Member  IV
12/31/2021 Dan Dressel Regular Member  IV
12/31/2022 John Plucinski Regular Member  IV
12/31/2021 Barry Cohen 1st  Alternate  IV
12/31/2020 Min Woo Kang 2nd Alternate  IV


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