Planning Board

Township Planner

Timothy Anfuso

Phone: (732) 409-7135
Fax: (732) 462-8460

The Planning Board reviews all development applications within the guidelines established in the Master Plan and Development Regulation Ordinance.  The Planning Board updates the Master Plan, as required by law.  The Planning Board coordinates all cross-acceptance procedures pursuant to law.

Meetings: Second Tuesday of the Month, 7:30 p.m.
Court House, 124 Cedar Drive


J.P. Bartolomeo, Class I December 31, 2022
Louis Bader, Class II December 31, 2022
Sue Fitzpatrick, Class III December 31, 2022
George Corsi, Class IV December 31, 2025
Robert Lutkewitte, Class IV December 31, 2024
Vito Viola, Class IV, Vice Chair December 31, 2024
David Kostka, Class IV, Env. Com. Mbr December 31, 2022
John Tobia, Class IV, Chair December 31, 2022
Scott Stanford, Class IV December 31, 2022
Gregory Penczak Alternate 1 December 31, 2023
Kris Lukowitz, Alternate 2 December 31, 2022
Ruth Leininger, Secretary
Timothy Anfuso, Township Planner
Michael B. Steib, Esq., Planning Board Attorney

Colts Neck Township will hold a Planning Board Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 7:30 pm and will be held using the ZOOM Video Conferencing platform due to the State of Emergency.  To view or listen to the meeting the sign in information is:

If attending the meeting using a PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone, please use the link below to join the meeting:

To attend this remote meeting, follow these instructions:

If attending the meeting using a PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone, please click the link below to join the meeting:

When prompted, enter Password 453837.  Upon entry, provide your name and email address. 

If attending the meeting via telephone, dial 1-929-205-6099 and enter Meeting ID 817 0929 4113 and Password 453837.

If you wish to make a public comment during the public comment portion of the meeting, you may do so by using the “Raise Hand” feature of Zoom if participating via a device, or by pressing *9 if participating via telephone.

In advance of the remote public meeting, members of the public are permitted to submit public comments in writing via electronic mail to Planning Board Secretary, Ruth Leininger, at or by written letter to Colts Neck Township, 124 Cedar Drive, Colts Neck, NJ 07722, ATTN: Ruth Leininger, Planning Board Secretary.  Any and all submissions via electronic mail and/or written letter must be received by the Planning Board Secretary no later than 2 business days prior to the day of the scheduled public meeting and must include the individuals name and address.

IN ADDITION TO REORGANIZATION, the Board will hear the following applications:

  1. PB739 – Colts Neck Community Church – Block 33, Lot 21 – 249 Route 537

Application for Conditional Use Permit and Preliminary and Final Major Site Plan to construct a 400 seat place of worship in the A-1 Zone.  Time to February 28, 2022

  1. PB748 - AVC Holdings, LLC – Block 29.12, Lot 5.01 – 33 New Street

Application for Preliminary & Final Major Subdivision with Variances to subdivide the property into two lots in the A-3 Zone.  Time to April 4, 2022

Agenda items listed are to the extent known by the Planning Board at this time.  Action may be taken on any matter before the Board at the meeting.  A copy of this Notice has been filed with the Clerk of Colts Neck Township and posted on the Township Bulletin Board.

Relevant documents for this meeting may be viewed at the Township’s website at  If you have any questions prior to the meeting regarding Zoom Video Conferencing or would like to make an appointment to come to the Planning office and review the files, feel free to call the Planning Office at 732-409-7135 who will be hosting the meeting. To view the agenda, click here.


Administrative Items


Planning Board General Information

A copy of the Monmouth County Master Plan, adopted by the Monmouth County Planning Board on October 17, 2016, is on file in the Offices of the Township Planner and Township Clerk, at the Monmouth County Library Headquarters, Manalapan, and Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury, and on the Monmouth County website: