Buena Borough, A small town with a big heart.Buena Borough
Atlantic County, New Jersey

Departments and Services

 Land Use Board,  Construction Code,  Permits,  Inspections  & Zoning  Office

Valerie SantagataValerie Santagata-Jones, Secretary

Phone Number: Work: (856) 697-9393  Fax: (856) 697-0832

E-Mail Address: zoning@buenaboro.org

Location: Municipal Center (616 Central Ave. Minotola, NJ 08341)

Hours: 9:00-4:00 Monday - Friday

Receives Construction Permit Applications,  Zoning Permit Applications, Land Use Board Applications. Issue approved permits. Schedule inspections and prepare agendas for Land Use Board meetings. Retain resolutions and minutes of land use bard meetings. 

Scheduling of new occupant inspections.  Such as a Resale of a home or Rental Unit.

Zoning Maps, Uses, Schedules, and Bulk requirements are available to the public for review.

Forms and Documents

Inspections can be scheduled  by calling (856) 697-9393 e-mailing Zoning@buenaboro.org or stopping by the at the Construction Office during business hours.

Land Use Board:

Applications are available for pick up in the Land Use Board office or you can download here.

Applications to the board must be submitted to the board secretary 20 days prior to the meeting date.

Land Use Board reviews land development applications, including:

  • Major Subdivisions
  • Major Site Plans
  • Minor Subdivisions
  • Minor Site Plans
  • Bulk Variances in conjunction with an application for development approval
  • Site Plan Waivers
  • Conceptual Plan Reviews
  • Applications pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70:
    • Hear and decide appeals where it is alleged by the appellant that there is error in any order, requirement, decision or refusal made by an administrative officer based on or made in the enforcement of the zoning ordinance. Such an appeal must be filed within twenty (20) days of the officer’s decision.
    • Hear and decide requests for interpretation of the zoning map or ordinance or for decisions upon other special questions upon which such board is authorized to pass by any zoning or official map ordinance.
    • Hear and decide applications for “c” variances (variances relating to lot area, yard areas, setbacks, etc.)
    • Hear and decide applications for “d” variances (variances allowing use of a building or property not permitted in a particular zoning district).

File is in PDF format. 2018 Full Meeting Schedule with Deadlines

2018 Meetings with Agendas and Minutes

2017 Meetings with Agendas and Minutes

2016 Meetings with Agendas and Minutes

Archive of Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Land Use Board

Edward Castellari Jr, Chairman
Keith Bernhardt, Vice-Chairman
Mayor David Zappariello                  
Matthew Walker                    
William Nimohay                                               
Ronald Francis                                   
Joseph D’Alessandro III
Doug Brunini    
Vacant,  Alt. # 1       
Aldo Palmieri,  Alt. # 2 
Kenneth Cheli Alt.# 3
Anthony Zorzi, Alt. # 4
Valerie Santagata-Jones, Secretary
Robert Smith, Board Engineer
Frank DiDomenico, Solicitor

Zoning Officers

The examination of all applications for zoning permits.
The issuance of zoning permits 

Zoning Officer John Keenan
Assistant Zoning Officer William Nimohay

Code Enforcement Officer
Code Enforcement Officer  performs a variety of technical duties in support of the boroughs code enforcement ordinance; monitors and enforces a variety of applicable ordinances, codes, and regulations related to land use matters, building, housing

Code Enforcement Officer Pam Johnston

Construction Code  Officials
Construction Code Officer Jack Eckler
Building Sub Code Official Jack Eckler
Electrical Sub Code Official Jerome Volpe
Fire Sub Code Official Thomas Banyacski
Fire Official Thomas Banyacski
Plumbing Sub Code Official Pat Newton
Occupancy Inspector Pam Johnston

Permit application can be mailed to: 
Buena Borough Construction Code
616 Central Avenue
Minotola, NJ 08341