Planning Board

Mike Theokas, Interim Director of Community Development
Alt. Board Secretary
One Municipal Drive Bordentown NJ 08505
(609)-298-2800 ext. 2102

Planning Board meetings are held the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm in the Bordentown Township Municipal Building, 1 Municipal Drive. Please check the Township Meetings Calendar for cancellations, time and location changes.

The Bordentown Township Planning Board consists of a total of nine (9) members and two (2) alternates. Two (2) members are elected officials of the Township Committee and one (1) is another other Township official. They provide an important policy element to the Board. The remainder of the members are volunteer residents appointed by the Township Committee and consists of members designated as Chair, Vice-Chair and two Alternate members. A professional staff consisting of an Attorney, a Professional Planner, Township Engineer (s) an Administrative Officer and a Board Secretary assists the Planning Board. The powers, duties and regulations of the Planning Board are contained in the Municipal Land Use Law (MLUL).


Contact the Community Development Office for Planning Board and Zoning Board Application.


The Planning Board reviews and acts on the following:

Applications for subdivision approval. The Planning Board when reviewing subdivision and site plan applications can decide "C" Variances and establish procedures for the review of such applications.

Conditional use approval (if an application for conditional use involves a variance, the application is referred to the Zoning Board of Adjustment.)

Preparing and updating the Township Master Plan An integral part of the Township's decision-making process is the Master Plan. Without the land use element of the Master Plan, a Township cannot have a valid Zoning Ordinance.

The Planning Board may also become involved in the review of other State or Federal programs or plans assemble data for planning purposes and perform other advisory duties as assigned to it by the Governing Body, to aid them in planning process.

Planning Board Members

Class I Member:
     Stephen Benowitz, Mayor, CY 2020
Class II Member:
     Bill Grayson, Unexpired Term 1/1/18– 12/31/20
Class III Member:
     Eric Holliday, Committeeman, CY 2020
Class IV Members:
     George Chidley, Chairman - 1/1/17 - 12/31/20
     Kevin Hirschfeld, Vice-Chairman -  1/1/19-12/21/23
     Danielle Esser, Unexpired Term 1/1/19-- 12/31/22
     Tim Fairlie, 1/1/18 - 12/31/21
     Mary Ann Holston  1/1/19 - 12/31/22
     William Popko, 1/1/17 -12/31/20
     Erica Bowyer  - Alt. #1 - 1/1/19 - 12/31/20
     Nicholas D'Angelo, Alt. #2 - 1/1/20-12/31/21
     Mike Theokas, Board Secretary, Interim Director of Community Development

Planning Board Attorney:
M. Lou Garty, Esquire
The Garty Law Firm, LLC
712 E. Main Street, Suite 2A
Moorestown, NJ 08057
(856) 382-0383
Fax: (856) 673-0609

Frederick J. Turek, II, PE,PP, CME, CPWM
Turek Consulting, LLC
712 East Main Street, Suite 1A
Moorestown, NJ  08057
(856) 770-4755
Fax:  (856) 663-2245

Landscape Architect Planner:
Jack Carman, RLA, FASLA, PP
Design for Generations
92 Tallowood Drive
Medford NJ 08055
Work:  (609) 458-0257
Fax:  (609) 953-1625

Traffic Engineer:
James L. Kochenour, PE
Arora and Associates, PC
Princeton Pike Corporate Center
1200 Lenox Drive, Suite 200
Lawrenceville, NJ  08648
Work:  (609) 844-1111