Chester Township
1 Parker Road
Chester, New Jersey 07930


  • 7:00 p.m.
  • 2nd Tuesday of each month
  • Municipal Building Meeting Room

Planning Board Documents




Planning Board members

  • Michael Austin, Chair, Class IV (Term Expiration: 12/31/2021)
  • Peter Maddi, Vice Chair, Class IV (Term Expiration: 12/31/2022)
  • Benjamin Suzuki, Class IV (Term Expiration: 12/31/2022)
  • Rhonda Tayloe-Calinda, Class IV (Term Expiration: 12/31/2023)
  • Marcia Asdal, Mayor, Class I (Term Expiration: 12/31/2021)
  • Paul Fox, Class II (Term Expiration: 12/31/2021)
  • Joe DiPaolo, Class III (Term Expiration: 12/31/2021)
  • Jim Johnston, Class IV (Term Expiration: 12/31/2021)
  • Tom Kruse, Class IV (Term Expiration: 12/31/2021)
  • Craig Plescia, Alt #1 (Term Expiration: 12/31/2022)
  • Joan Munro, Alt #2 (Term Expiration: 12/31/2021)


  • Mark Blount, Esq., Chester, NJ

Planning Consultant

  • David Novak, PP, AICP – Burgis Associates, Inc., Westwood, NJ


  • Denis Keenan, PE, French & Parrello Associates, Hackettstown, NJ


  • Dorrie Fox

Official Newspapers

  • The Observer-Tribune
  • The Morris County Daily Record

 About the Board

Planning Boards are responsible for generating and updating a community’s Master Plan, a comprehensive, long-range plan intended to guide the growth and development of a community. This document contains elements that provide direction for future economic development, housing, recreation, open space, transportation, community facilities and land use. The Master Plan is then used to develop and implement broad land use policies for guiding the growth of a municipality.

Applications and Resources

PB Resolution – 2020-6 Emergency Remote Meeting Protocol

Land Use Ordinance

Official Zoning Map

Planning Board by-laws 2018