The Washington Township Planning Board
The Washington Township Planning Board is an eleven-member board consisting of the Mayor (or his designee), a Township Committeeperson, a township official (other than a member of the governing body) and eight residents appointed by the Township Committee, two of whom are alternate members. Regular members are appointed to four-year terms, alternate members to two-year terms.
The purpose of the Planning Board is to develop the Township Master Plan and zoning ordinances regulating land use throughout the township. The Washington Township Planning Board is charged with hearing applications that comply with township ordinances for land subdivision and commercial site plans such as applications to change lot lines, subdivide land into additional developable lots, site plans for commercial, industrial or office development and changes in permitted uses.
The Washington Township Planning Board meets the second Monday and fourth Wednesday of every month to hear applications. The meeting held on the third Tuesday of every month is a work session for the board. All meetings are open to the public, and public participation is encouraged.