Chester Township

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

Zoning Board of Adjustment

About the Board

The Zoning Board of Adjustment powers are very specific and different from the Planning Board in that they are required to review departures from our Township’s Zoning laws. The Zoning Board of Adjustment’s principal duties are to hear appeals, to grant variances from the strict application of the zoning ordinance and to rule on “use” applications.


  • 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)

Planning Consultant

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


William Masol, 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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