Zoning Board of Adjustment

The Zoning Board of Adjustment reviews applications which propose to utilize property in a manner not consistent with municipal zoning laws. They review applications for variances which are, essentially, non-permitted uses. The Board of Adjustment is empowered to grant exceptions to the zoning ordinances in cases where the literal and rigid interpretation and enforcement of the zoning laws would cause a hardship or injustice.

Because zoning variances may infringe on the rights of neighbors, an applicant must meet specific criteria contained in the State Municipal Land Use Laws. Items to consider when requesting a variance are special reasons, benefits, negative criteria, and hardships. Zoning laws require that notice be served on all property owners within 200 feet of the applicant’s property. Notices must be sent by Certified Mail. The law also requires this notice be published in a local newspaper. These forms of notification alert neighbors that a variance is being requested and advises them of them fact that all interested citizens will be assured an opportunity to attend and be heard at the public meeting. All Corporations Must be represented by an attorney. Individuals have a choice of either presenting their own application before the Board or being represented by an attorney.

The Board meets on the 4th Monday of the Month at 7:30pm. Meeting are held at the Municipal Building, 227 Phillips Ave. South Hackensack.

Board Members

Name Term Expires
Michael Nasta Jr. 12/31/17
Luis Perdomo 12/31/17
Darren Allen 12/31/18
vacant  
Brian Veprek, Sr. 12/31/18
Angelo Marrella 12/31/19
Anthony Aquilina 12/31/20
vacant (Alternate #1) 12/31/17
vacant (Alternate #2) 12/31/17

Secretary

Lydia Heinzelman
planningboard@southhackensacknj.org

Attorney

Marlene Caride, Esq.
545-547 39th Street
Suite 100
Union City, NJ 07087
Phone (201) 902-0909

Engineer

Neglia Engineering
34 Park Avenue
Lyndhurst, NJ 07071
Phone (201) 939-8805
Fax (201) 939-0846

Zoning Enforcement Officer

Raymond DeRiso