Tag: Planning Board

Federal Judge Rules NJ Township Discriminated Against Mosque Plan

A federal judge recently ruled that the Bernards Township Planning Board wrongfully denied the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge’s (ISBR) plan to build a mosque. The court specifically found that the Planning Board discriminatorily applied the township’s parking ordinance by requiring the proposed mosque to have more parking spots than

Conflicts of Interests Pose Legal Concerns for NJ Municipalities

Conflicts of Interests Pose Legal Concerns for NJ Municipalities

In Matula v. Township of Berkley Heights, the Appellate Division refused to dismiss a suit alleging that conflicts of interest prevented a planning board and township council from passing resolutions related a potential property exchange between the township and local church. The majority of members of the Board and Township

Third Circuit Addresses School Board’s Liability for Sexual Harassment

NJ Appeals Court Rejects Quid Pro Quo Allegations Against Developer and Planning Board

In Pennsgrove Associates, LP, et al. v. Carneys Point Township Planning Board, et al., the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court held that an agreement executed between a developer and planning board regarding the payment of legal fees did not amount to an unlawful quid pro quo arrangement.

NJ Court Rejects Jurisdictional Challenge to Planning Board Decision

In a recent decision, the Superior Court of New Jersey outlined the procedures that must be followed when litigation surrounding a planning board decision results in the filing and acceptance of a new application.   The Facts of the Case Pawlynsky v. Princeton Planning Board centered on a parcel of