Planning Board

As of January 1, 2017, per ordinance 20-2016, the Borough of Franklin Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment has been combined to a Planning Board.

Michelle Babcock , Secretary
973-827-9280 ext# 125

The Planning Board meets at 7:30 p.m. on the third Monday of every month (except holidays) at the Franklin Borough Municipal Building, 46 Main Street, Franklin NJ 07416.

2021 Planning Board Members

All 4 year terms, Alternates 2 Year term, Council 1 year term

Mr. Wes Suckey Chairman 12-31-2024 
Mr. John Christiano Vice Chairman 12/31/2021
Mr. Mayor John Sowden   12/31/2023
Councilman Concetto Formica   12/31/2021
Mr. Floy Estes   12/31/2023
Mr. John Friend   12/31/2021
Mr. James Nidelko   12/31/2021
Mr. Jim Williams   12/31/2021
Mr.  Richard Knop   12/31/2024
Mr. Michael Raperto Alternate #1 12/31/2022
Mr. Steve DeFinis Alternate #2 12/31/2022
Ms. Sharon Schultz Alternate #3 12/31/2021

Planning Board Professionals

Board Attorney – David Brady – Brady & Correale LLC
Board Engineer – Thomas Knutelsky – Harold E Pellow & Assoc.
Board Planner – Ken Nelson – Nelson Consulting Group

2021 Meeting Dates

(Third Monday of the Month Main Meeting)

February 16
March 15
April 19
May 17
June 21
July 19
August 16
September 20
October 18
November 15
December 20

First Wednesday of the Month

Note: These Meeting Dates will only be used if needed.

FEBRUARY 3, 2021
MARCH 3, 2021
APRIL 7, 2021
MAY 5, 2021
JUNE 2, 2021
JULY 7, 2021
AUGUST 4, 2021
SEPTEMBER 1, 2021
OCTOBER 6, 2021
NOVEMBER 3, 2021
DECEMBER 1, 2021

The agenda for all meetings, more or less shall be: 1. Call to Order; 2. Flag Salute 3. Open Public Meetings Statement; 4. Roll Call: 5. Approval of Minutes; 6. Approval of Resolutions; 7. Applications for Completeness; 8. Adjourned Cases; 9. Applications to be Heard; 10. Other Business; 11. Payment of Bills; 12. Discussion; 13. Correspondence; 14. Open to the Public; 15. Adjournment.

A copy of this resolution shall be posted on the Franklin Borough Municipal Building Bulletin Board, and copies of this resolution shall be forwarded to the Official Newspapers, namely the New Jersey Herald and the New Jersey Sunday Herald, located in Newton, NJ, as well as the Clerk of the Borough of Franklin. This resolution shall take effect immediately.

The Reorganization Meeting for 2020 will be held on January 20, 2020 at 7:15 PM, followed by the regular meeting of the Franklin Borough Planning Board at 7:30 PM on January 20, 2020.