In order to comply with "The Open Public Meetings Act," Chapter 231, P.L. 1975 of the State of New Jersey, please note that the Board of Adjustment of the Township of Montclair will meet on the dates listed below:
The Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, first floor of the Municipal Building, 205 Claremont Avenue, Montclair, New Jersey, on the dates listed above.
Go to Board of Adjustment Section
Historic Preservation Commission
Historic Preservation, Planning Department
Township of Montclair Municipal Building
205 Claremont Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042
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About the Montclair Historic Preservation Commission
The Montclair Historic Preservation Commission (MHPC), established by ordinance in 1994, is responsible for protecting Montclair's architectural heritage and increasing public awareness of the unique historical and cultural dimensions of the Township's buildings, streetscapes and landscapes.
In accordance with the State Municipal Land Use Law, the commission surveys buildings, structures, objects, sites and districts located within the Township and researches and evaluates them for their historic significance. The commission proposes to the Township Council those properties it has found to be worthy of landmark designation and therefore subject to the Township's Historic Preservation Commission Ordinance.
The Commission also advises the Planning Board and the Township Council on all matters which have potential impact on the historic buildings, structures, objects, sites or districts in the Township or on the physical character and ambience of any portion of the Township or region.
There are currently three locally landmarked historic districts: Town Center Historic District, Upper Montclair Historic District, and the Pine Street Historic District. The Commission reviews and approves changes to properties within these districts and to all other local historic landmark properties.
The Commission holds public hearings for this purpose once a month, every fourth Thursday.
If you own or know of a building that you believe should be landmarked, please contact the Township representative at 973-509-4955 and we would be happy to assist in the process. If you have a locally landmarked property and would like to alter its appearance, application information can be found under the Application link. Please contact the Township for more detailed information.
The Montclair Housing Commission is responsible for implementing the Affordable Housing Plan and monitoring Montclair’s efforts in this area. Municipal Staff provides assistance; Commission works closely with our non-profit housing partner, HOMECorp.
The Montclair Housing Commission meets on the fourth Monday of the month at Montclair Fire Headquarters, 1 Pine Street, Montclair, 2nd floor. Below are the Housing Commission meeting dates for 2015
Civil Rights Commission
|July - No Meeting
||August - No Meeting
||December – No Meeting
The Montclair Civil Rights Commission serves as an advisory board to the Township Council. Recommends programs designed to eliminate discrimination, addresses problems involving tensions in the community and reviews the Affirmative Action Policy. Meets: third Thursday of every month.
Montclair Civil Rights Commission meeting dates: third Thursday of each month (see below) at 7:30 p.m. in the Montclair Municipal Building second floor conference room, 205 Claremont Ave, Montclair, NJ.
Chair: Joseph S. Kavesh
Vice Chair: Barbara Milton
Treasurer: Kenneth Schapiro
Secretary: Margot Cochran
2015 Meeting Dates:
The Environmental Commission advises the Township Council and staff on matters relating to the protection, development or use of our natural resources and advances recommendations regarding the Township’s sustainability plan. Meets: second Wednesday of every month
• Seek out emerging issues and develop sound long-term policy recommendations
• Advocate for positive change in the policies and operations of Town Government
• Increase government and citizen awareness of current and emerging issues, act as a resource for how to deal with these issues.
• Recruit, manage and promote volunteerism and individual and group expertise
Environmental Commission website: www.mtcenv.org
Montclair Early Childhood Commission (MECC)
The Montclair Early Childhood Commission (MECC) operates the Community Pre-K program that serves 3 and 4 year olds and is the primary “feeder” for the Montclair Public Schools. Fundraising is involved. Non-Profit Organization. Meets: Monthly
Board of Education
The Montclair School District is dedicated to educational excellence for each and every child. In partnership with parents and the community, the schools will maximize academic and artistic achievement, and develop confident students who are accountable for their ongoing learning, who value initiative and diversity, who achieve the requirements of the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards at all grade levels and who are able to contribute meaningfully to the ever-changing global society. Go to Board of Education website.