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Upcoming Harrison Zoning Board of Adjustment on Wed. Jan. 17, 2024

Jan 17, 2024
North 3rd Street Harrison NJ

 The Town of Harrison is scheduled to hold a Zoning Board of Adjustment reorganization meeting on Wednesday, January 17, 2024. This meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the 2nd Floor Mayor & Council Chambers of the Harrison Town Hall, located at 318 Harrison Avenue.

Agenda Overview

The meeting will start with a declaration of order, confirming its status as a regular meeting of the Zoning Board of Adjustment. The session will open with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by a roll call to establish the presence of board members.

Focus on Reorganization

The first item on the agenda for the meeting is the board's reorganization, a standard procedure at the beginning of each year. The regular meeting agenda will be set aside to conduct this reorganization. Key elections to be held during the meeting include:

  • Election of a Chairperson for 2024
  • Election of a Vice Chairperson for 2024
  • Election of a Secretary for 2024

These roles are essential for the effective governance and operation of the board.

Resumption of Regular Business

Once the reorganization part of the meeting is completed, the board will resume its regular order of business. The agenda items include:

  • Re-Appointment of the Zoning Board of Adjustment Attorney: This is a crucial role that provides legal guidance to the board. The Agenda does not provide the name of the Zoning Board Attorney but the re-appointment phrase connotes that the Zoning Board is going to re-appoint the current attorney, Michael Pichowitz who is a full-time Administrator of the Town of Harrison Public School District.
  • Approval of the Year-End Report for 2023: This report was not published on the Town of Harrison website thus the details of the board's activities and accomplishments in the past year are not available.
  • Listing of Meeting Dates for 2024: Setting a schedule for future meetings. The schedule was also not published on the Town of Harrison website.
  • Approval of Minutes from the December 20, 2023 Meeting. These meeting minutes also were not published on the Town of Harrison website.

New Business

The meeting will also address new business items. Notably, the agenda includes:

  • Calendar Z-2023-02: Discussion on the continuation of an application by All Seasons Childcare and Learning Center for a childcare center at 10-12 North 3rd Street. This includes seeking a "D1" Variance and Minor Site Plan Approvals from the Zoning requirements of the Land Development Ordinance.

Your Harrison reported on the All Seasons Childcare and Learning Center application in a prior article that is available through this link.


The meeting is set to conclude with an adjournment, subject to the call of the Chair. This reorganization meeting is an integral part of the annual schedule of the Zoning Board of Adjustment in Harrison, NJ, laying the groundwork for the board's activities in the coming year.

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