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Land Use Board and Department of Planning & Zoning

Tracy Kilmer, Zoning Official
tkilmer@boroughofpalmyra.com
(856) 829-1096

Barbara Sheipe, LUB Secretary
bsheipe@boroughofpalmyra.com
(856) 829-6100 ext. 124


Mission

Operating as a combined planning and zoning board, the Borough of Palmyra Land Use Board (LUB) is intended to: facilitate development of an appropriate mix of uses; protect, enhance and preserve our physical environment; conserve public resources; and shape our community’s character by implementing provisions of the Land Use Ordinance. We strive to enhance each citizen’s quality of life through long range planning by coordinating and guiding appropriate development.

Overview

The LUB works with the residential and business communities to improve the quality of life and living environment through supporting sustainable growth. The LUB accomplishes this through maintaining and enforcing the provisions of the Master Plan and periodically updating the Land Use Ordinance.

Working hand in hand with the LUB, the Zoning Official provides regulatory enforcement of the Land Use ordinances. It is through the enforcement of our comprehensive zoning, subdivision, and flood plan ordinances, as well as related Borough administrative codes, that we achieve our mission goals.

The uses of land are regulated through a permitting process whereby applicants identify anticipated uses and structural setbacks and the department ensures compliance with the applicable codes.

Land Use Board Application

Zoning Map

Land Development Ordinance

Application dead-line submission dates:

Formal written application to the Board must be completed and submitted at least 30 days prior to the expected meeting date.  Fourteen (14) copies of the application and supporting data must be included.

2015 Meeting Dates Application Dead-line Date
January 21, 2015(Reorganization) December 22, 2014
February 18, 2015 January 19, 2015
March 18, 2015 February 16, 2015
April 15, 2015 March 16, 2015
May 20, 2015 April 20, 2015
June 17, 2015 May 18, 2015
July 15, 2015 June 15, 2015
August 19, 2015 July 20, 2015
September 16, 2015 August 17, 2015
October 21, 2015 September 21, 2015
November 18, 2015 October 19, 2015
December 16, 2015 November 16, 2015

The Land Use Board of the Borough of Palmyra will hold regular monthly meetings at 7:00 PM at Palmyra Borough Hall, 20 W. Broad Street, on the third Wednesday of each month.  Meetings are generally canceled if no new business or applications are scheduled.

Please take note that no new business will be taken after 10:30 PM; should an application not be heard due to time constraints it will be tabled until the next scheduled monthly meeting. The Land Use Board may call additional meetings, upon approval; and action may be taken on non-application resolutions at the conference meeting.

2015 Land Use Board Members

Mayor Karen Scheffler
Councilwoman Gina Tait
Chairperson Roberta Locke
Vice Chairperson Timothy Beck
Borough Administrator John Gural

Citizen Members:
Joan Byrem
Brian O’Kane
Michael Stokes
Richard Dreby

Alternates:
Nancy Myers
Peg Bell
Andrew Blaisdell

Secretary:
Barbara Sheipe, RMC
bsheipe@boroughofpalmyra.com
(856) 829-6100 ext. 124

Solicitor:
Anthony T. Drollas, Jr., Esq.
Capehart Scatchard
adrollas@capehart.com
(609) 394-2400

Engineer:
Joseph R. Hirsh, PE, CME, N-2, VP
Environmental Resolutions, Inc.
jhirsh@erinj.com
(856) 235-7170

Land Use Board Minutes:

 Land Use Board Agendas: