Planning and Zoning Boards  Phone: (609) 652-3700 ext. 218  |  Fax: (609) 652-5259
                                                                                                             Planning / Zoning Boards Administrator: Heather Butler


The Planning Board meets at 7:00pm on the first Thursday of each month in the Council Chambers in the Municipal Building.  Special meetings may be scheduled when needed.  All public notices of meetings are posted in the Municipal Building and published annually in the officially designated Township newspaper. The agendas are also posted in the lobbies of the Municipal Complex.

The Planning Board receives Minor and Major Site Plans; Minor and Major Subdivisions; Applications for Change of Use; Conditional Use; Sign Variances and Bulk Variances in connection with Subdivisions, Site Plans or Conditional Use applications. Click here for the Planning Board application. Application and fee requirements are available upon request. If you have any questions concerning approved and pending Planning Board applications please call (609) 652-3700 ext. 218.

The Board consists of nine voting members and two alternates.  Its professional staff consists of a Planning Board Administrator, Solicitor, Engineer and  Planner.  The Planning Board has approval jurisdiction over all proposed development and site improvements in Galloway Township. 

Kenneth Sooy, Chairman Class 4 4 Years 12/31/17
Jim Cox, Vice Chairman Class 4 4 Years 12/31/20
Don Purdy Class 1 1 Year 12/31/17
Rich Clute Class 3 1 Year 12/31/17
Matt Ayers Class 2 1 Year 12/31/17
Robert Bruno Class 4 4 Years 12/31/20
Tom Guercioni Class 4 2 Years 12/31/17
Matthew Geese Class 4 4 Years 12/31/18
Betty Mannis Class 4 4 Years 12/31/17
Dave Maxwell Alt #1 1 Year 12/31/18
Charles Wimberg Alt #2 2 Years 12/31/18

Board Professionals 

John Ridgway
Ridgway Legal
15 Shore Rd. PO Box 277
Linwood., NJ 08221
(609) 927-0126

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Craig Hurless
Polistina & Associates 
6684 Washington Avenue
Egg Harbor Twp., NJ 08324
(609) 646-2950
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Tiffany Cuviello
300 E. Jimmie Leeds Road
Galloway, NJ 08205
(609) 652-3700 ext 246
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Doran Engineering
840 N. Main Street
Pleasantville, NJ 08232

Conflict Engineer


Each of the following Township Departments reviews applications on behalf of the Planning Board:

  • Planning Board
  • Board Planner
  • Environmental Commission
  • Planning Board Solicitor
  • Board Engineer
  • Township Fire Department
  • Township Department of Public Works


Plans may also require submission to the Atlantic County Planning Board, Atlantic County Soil Conservation District, NJ Department of Transportation, CAFRA or Pinelands Commissions when applicable for their review. It is the applicants responsibility to make their submissions to the appropriate agencies.

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Galloway Township Municipal Government
300 East Jimmie Leeds Road
Galloway, New Jersey 08205
Phone: (609) 652-3700
Township Office Hours:
Monday - Friday  8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
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