Great Swamp and Passaic River Towns

Credit: Kristina Necovska

Want to help the Passaic River? Get Involved in Your Town.

Attend your local municipal meetings. Your town may have a Planning Board,  a Zoning Board, and an Environmental Commission, as well as other committee meetings open to the public.

A good source for the schedules of such meetings is your local paper, since towns are required by law to post the notices of upcoming public meetings. Some of these times and dates listed below may have changed.

Towns of the Great Swamp Watershed

Bernardsville: (908) 766-3000

  •  Mayor and Council: 2nd and 3rd Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
  •  Planning Board: Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
  •  Board of Adjustment: 1st & 3rd Monday at 7:30 p.m.
  •  Environmental Commission: 2nd Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.

 

Bernards Township: (908) 766-2510

  •  Township Committee: 2nd and 4th Tuesday (after first Monday of each month) at 8:00 p.m.
  •  Planning Board: 1st and 3rd Tuesday (after first Monday) at 7:30 p.m.
  •  Board of Adjustment: 1st Wednesday and 2nd Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
  •  Environmental Commission: 2nd Monday at 7:00 p.m.

 

Chatham Township: (973)-635-4600

  •  Township Committee: 2nd and 4th Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
  •  Planning Board: 1st and 3rd Mondays at 7:30 p.m.
  •  Zoning Board of Adjustment: 3rd Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
  •  Environmental Commission: 1st Tuesday at 7:15 p.m.

 

Harding Township: (973) 267-8000

  •  Township Committee: 2nd Monday at 7:30 p.m.
  •  Planning Board: 4th Monday at 7:30 p.m.
  •  Board of Adjustment: 3rd Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
  •  Environmental Commission: 1st Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
  •  Historic Preservation Commission: 1st Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
  •  Open Space Trust Committee: 2nd Tuesday at 9:00 a.m.

 

Long Hill Township: (908) 647-8000

  •  Township Committee: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.
  •  Planning Board: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m.
  •  Zoning Board of Adjustment: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m.
  •  Environmental Commission: 3rd Monday at 7:00 p.m.
  •  Open Space Advisory Committee: 1st Monday at 7:30 p.m.

 

Madison Borough: (973) 593-3042

  •  Mayor and Council: 2nd and 4th Monday at 8:00 p.m.
  •  Planning Board: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m.
  •  Zoning Board of Adjustment: 2nd Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
  •  Environmental Commission: 4th Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
  •  Open Space, Recreation and Historic Preservation Advisory Committee: 2nd Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

 

Mendham Borough: (973) 543-7152

  •  Borough Council: 1st Monday and 3rd Tuesday at 8:00 p.m
  •  Planning Board: 2nd Monday at 8:00 p.m.
  •  Board of Adjustment/Zoning: 1st Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
  •  Environmental Commission: 3rd Thursday at 8 p.m.

 

Mendham Township: (973) 543-4555

  •  Township Committee: 2nd Monday & 4th Tuesday at 7:30 p.m
  •  Planning Board: 3rd Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
  •  Board of Adjustment/Zoning: 2nd Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
  •  Environmental Commission: 3rd Monday at 7:30 p.m.

 

Morristown: (973) 292-6600

  •  Town Council: 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 7:30 p.m
  •  Planning Board: 4th Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
  •  Board of Adjustment/Zoning: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.
  •  Environmental Commission: 1st Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.

 

Morris Township: (973) 326-7400

  •  Township Committee: 3rd Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
  •  Planning Board: 1st & 3rd Mondays at 7:30 p.m.
  •  Board of Adjustment: 4th Monday at 7:30 p.m.
  •  Environmental Commission: bimonthly, 2nd Thursday at 7:00 p.m.

Towns of the Passaic River

Belleville (973) 759-1631

  • Town Council: 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.
  • Zoning Board of Adjustment: 1st Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
  • Planning Board: 2nd Thursday at 7:00 p.m.

 

Berkeley Heights (908) 464-2700

  • Town Council: 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.
  • Planning Board: 1st and 3rd Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
  • Environmental Commission: 2nd Monday at 7:30 p.m.
  • Board of Adjustment: 2nd Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

 

Chatham Borough (973) 635-067-4

  • Town Council: 4th Monday at 7:30 p.m.
  • Planning Board: 1st and 3rd Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
  • Zoning Board of Adjustment: 4th Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

 

Clifton (973) 470-5800

  • Town Council: 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 8:00 p.m.
  • Board of Adjustment: 1st and 3rd Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
  • Environmental Commission: 1st Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.

 

East Hanover (973) 428-3000

  • Mayor and Council: 1st Monday at 7:00 p.m.
  • Environmental Commission: 2nd Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
  • Planning Board: 2nd Tuesday and 4th Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.

 

East Newark Borough (973) 481-2902

  • Mayor and Council: 1st Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.
  • Planning Board: 1st Thursday at 6:15 p.m.

 

East Rutherford (201) 933-3444

  • Mayor and Council: 3rd Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
  • Board of Health: 1st Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
  • Planning Board: 2nd Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
  • Board of Adjustment: 1st Friday at 7:00 p.m.

 

Elmwood Park (201) 796-1457

  • Mayor and Council: 3rd Thursday at 8:00 p.m.
  • Planning Board: 2nd Wednesday at 8:00 p.m.
  • Board of Adjustment: 4th Friday at 7:30 p.m.

 

Fair Lawn (201) 796-1700

  • Town Council: 3rd Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
  • Environmental Commission: 1st Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
  • Planning Board: 2nd Monday at 7:30 p.m.
  • Zoning Board of Adjustment: 4th Monday at 7:00 p.m.

 

Fairfield (973) 882 2700

  • Mayor and Council: 4th Monday at 7:00 p.m.
  • Planning Board: 1st Friday at 7:00 p.m.
  • Board of Adjustment: 3rd Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

 

Florham Park Borough

  • Town Council: 3rd Thursday at 7:00 p.m.

 

Harrison

  • Mayor and Council: 1st Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

 

Hawthorne  (973) 427-5555

  • Town Council: 1st and 3rd Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
  • Environmental Commission: 2nd Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
  • Planning Board: 3rd Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
  • Board of Adjustment: 3rd Monday at 6:45 p.m.

 

Kearny (201) 955-7400

  • Mayor and Council: 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 5:00 p.m.
  • Planning Board: 1st Wednesday at 8:00 p.m.
  • Board of Adjustment: 1st Tuesday at 8: 00 p.m.

 

Lincoln Park

  • Planning Board: 3rd Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
  • Board of Adjustment: 2nd Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.
  • Council Meeting: 1st Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.

 

Little Falls 973-256-0170

  • Town Council: 2nd and 4th Monday at 7:00 p.m.
  • Planning Board: 1st Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

 

Livingston Township

  • Town Council: 1st and 3rd Monday at 8:00 p.m.
  • Planning Board: 2nd Tuesday at 8:00 p.m.

 

Lyndhurst (201) 804-2457

  • Board of Commissioners: 2nd Tuesday at 5:00 p.m.
  • Planning Board: 1st Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
  • Board of Adjustment: 4th Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.

 

Millburn (973) 564-7000

  • Township Meeting:  3rd Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
  • Planning Board: Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
  • Board of Adjustment: 4th Monday at 7:00 p.m.

Montville (973) 331-3300

  • Town Council: 1st day of the month at 3:00 p.m.
  • Planning Board: 1st Wednesday
  • Environmental Commission: 3rd Wednesday at 8:30 a.m.

 

New Providence  (908) 665-1400

  • Town Council: 2nd Monday at 7:00 p.m.
  • Planning Board: 1st and 2nd Tuesday at 8:00 p.m.
  • Board of Adjustment:  3rd Monday at 8:00 p.m.

 

Newark (973) 733-6400

  • Town Council: 1st Wednesday at 12:30 p.m.

 

North Arlington (201) 991-6060

  • Town Council: 2nd Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
  • Planning Board: 2nd Monday at 7:00 p.m.

 

North Caldwell (973) 228-6410

  • Mayor and Council: 4th Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
  • Planning Board: 3rd Monday at 8:00 p.m.

 

Nutley (973) 284-4955

  • Board of Commissioners: 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.
  • Planning Board:  1st and 3rd Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
  • Board of Adjustment: 3rd Monday 7:30 p.m.

 

Passaic (973) 881-4000

  • Mayor and Council: 2nd and 4th Tuesday 5:30 p.m.
  • Planning Board: 1st Wednesday at 5:00 p.m.
  • Board of Adjustment: 3rd Thursday at 5:00 p.m.

 

Paterson  (973) 321-1600

  • Mayor and Council: 2nd Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.
  • Planning Board: 2nd Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
  • Board of Adjustment: 2nd Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

 

Prospect Park (973) 790-0394

  • Mayor and Council: 4th Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
  • Planning Board: 4th Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

 

Roseland (973) 226-8080

  • Mayor and Council: 3rd Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.
  • Planning Board: 3rd Monday at 7:00 p.m.
  • Board of Adjustment: 2nd Monday at 7:30 p.m.
  • Environmental Commission: 4th Monday at 7:30 p.m.

 

Rutherford  (201) 460-3001

  • Mayor and Council: 2nd and 4th Monday at 7:00 p.m.
  • Planning Board: 3rd Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
  • Board of Adjustment: 3rd Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.

 

Summit  (908) 277-9400

  • Board of Adjustment: 1st and 3rd Monday at 7:30
  • Environmental Commission: 3rd Monday

 

Totowa (973) 956-1000

  • Mayor and Council: 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 8:00 p.m.
  • Planning Board: 2nd and 4th Thursday at 8:00 p.m.
  • Board of Adjustment: 2nd Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

 

Wallington Borough (973) 777-0318

  • Mayor and Council: Visit the website for a schedule
  • Planning Board: 3rd Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
  • Board of Adjustment: Last Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

 

Warren Twp (908) 753-8000

 

Wayne (973) 649-1800

  • Mayor and Council: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m.
  • Planning Board: 2nd and 4th Monday at 7:30 p.m.
  • Board of Adjustment: 1st and 3rd Mondays at 7:30 p.m.

 

West Caldwell (973) 226-2300

  • Mayor and Council: 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 7:15 p.m.
  • Planning Board: 2nd and 4th Monday at 7:00 p.m.
  • Board of Adjustment: 1st Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
  • Environmental Commission: 2nd Thursday 7:30 p.m.

 

Woodland Park  (973) 345-8100

  • Mayor and Council: 1st and 3rd Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
  • Planning Board: 2nd Monday at 7:30 p.m.
  • Board of Adjustment: 4th Monday at 7:30 p.m.