Chester Township

1 Parker Road, Chester, New Jersey 07930
Phone: 908-879-5100

Planning Board

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.


7:30 p.m. 4th Monday of each month Municipal Building Meeting Room

Zoning 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)

Planning Consultant

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


William Mason, PE, CME, French & Parrello Associates, Hackettstown, NJ


Dorrie Fox

Official Newspapers

  • The Observer-Tribune
  • The Morris County Daily Record

Chester Township

1 Parker Road
Chester, NJ 07930


Tel: (908) 879-5100
Fax: (908) 879-8281
Main Office Open 9:00-4:30 M-F
See Staff Directory for individual office hours.

Police Contact

In case of emergency, dial 911.

For non-emergencies, dial 908-879-5514.

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