Planning Board Members

As of January 1, 2017, per ordinance 20-2016, the Borough of Franklin Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment has been combined to a Planning Board.

Michelle Babcock , Secretary
973-827-9280 ext# 125

The Planning Board meets at 7:30 p.m. on the third Monday of every month (except holidays) at the Franklin Borough Municipal Building, 46 Main Street, Franklin NJ 07416.

All 4 year terms, Alternates 2 Year term, Council 1 year term

Mr. Wes SuckeyChairman12-31-2024 
Mr. John ChristianoVice Chairman12/31/2021
Mr. Mayor John Sowden12/31/2023
Councilman Concetto Formica12/31/2021
Mr. Floy Estes12/31/2023
Mr. John Friend12/31/2021
Mr. James Nidelko12/31/2021
Mr. Jim Williams12/31/2021
Mr.  Richard Knop12/31/2024
Mr. Michael RapertoAlternate #112/31/2022
Mr. Steve DeFinisAlternate #212/31/2022
Ms. Sharon SchultzAlternate #312/31/2021

Planning Board Professionals
Board Attorney – David Brady – Brady & Correale LLC
Board Engineer – Thomas Knutelsky – Harold E Pellow & Assoc.
Board Planner – Ken Nelson – Nelson Consulting Group

2021 Meeting Dates (Third Monday of the Month Main Meeting)


First Wednesday of the Month
Note: These Meeting Dates will only be used if needed.

FEBRUARY 3, 2021
MARCH 3, 2021
APRIL 7, 2021
MAY 5, 2021
JUNE 2, 2021
JULY 7, 2021
AUGUST 4, 2021
OCTOBER 6, 2021
NOVEMBER 3, 2021
DECEMBER 1, 2021

The agenda for all meetings, more or less shall be: 1. Call to Order; 2. Flag Salute 3. Open Public Meetings Statement; 4. Roll Call: 5. Approval of Minutes; 6. Approval of Resolutions; 7. Applications for Completeness; 8. Adjourned Cases; 9. Applications to be Heard; 10. Other Business; 11. Payment of Bills; 12. Discussion; 13. Correspondence; 14. Open to the Public; 15. Adjournment.

A copy of this resolution shall be posted on the Franklin Borough Municipal Building Bulletin Board, and copies of this resolution shall be forwarded to the Official Newspapers, namely the New Jersey Herald and the New Jersey Sunday Herald, located in Newton, NJ, as well as the Clerk of the Borough of Franklin. This resolution shall take effect immediately.

The Reorganization Meeting for 2020 will be held on January 20, 2020 at 7:15 PM, followed by the regular meeting of the Franklin Borough Planning Board at 7:30 PM on January 20, 2020.