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Land Use Board and Department of Planning & Zoning

Tracy Kilmer, Zoning Official
(856) 829-1096

Barbara Sheipe, LUB Secretary
(856) 829-6100 ext. 124


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.


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.

2014 Meeting Dates Application Dead-line Date
January 15, 2014 (Reorganization) December 15, 2013
February 19, 2014 January 19, 2014
March 19, 2014 February 19, 2014
April 16, 2014 March 16, 2014
May 21, 2014 April 21, 2014
June 18, 2014 May 18, 2014
July 16, 2014 June 16, 2014
August 20, 2014 July 20, 2014
September 17, 2014 August 17, 2014
October 15, 2014 September 15, 2014
November 19, 2014 October 19, 2014
December 17, 2014 November 17, 2014

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.

2014 Land Use Board Members

Mayor Karen Scheffler
Councilwoman Carol Riener
Chairperson Roberta Locke
Vice Chairperson Timothy Beck
Borough Administrator John Gural

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

Nancy Myers
Gina Tait

Barbara Sheipe, RMC
(856) 829-6100 ext. 124

Anthony T. Drollas, Jr., Esq.
Capehart Scatchard
(609) 394-2400

Joseph R. Hirsh, PE, CME, N-2, VP
Environmental Resolutions, Inc.
(856) 235-7170

Land Use Board Minutes:

 Land Use Board Agendas: