[Amended by Ord. No. 4-97]
The Zoning Board of Adjustment was created by ordinance pursuant to the terms of N.J.S.A. 40:55D-69. The aforementioned statute mandates the creation of a Zoning Board of Adjustment upon the adoption of a zoning ordinance unless the municipality is eligible for, and exercises, the option of creating a nine member Planning Board to exercise all of the powers and duties of the Board of Adjustment as provided by N.J.S.A. 40:55D-25c. The Town meets the criteria established in N.J.S.A. 40:55D-25c and has determined that it is in the public's best interest to abolish the Zoning Board of Adjustment and allow the Planning Board to exercise its powers and duties.
The Zoning Board of Adjustment is hereby abolished and all of the powers and duties granted by law to the Board are hereby transferred to the Planning Board pursuant to the authority established in N.J.S.A. 40:55D-25c.
All members, officers and employees of the Zoning Board of Adjustment as of the effective date of this section shall be discharged from their positions, offices or employment.
All references to Board of Adjustment contained in this chapter shall be deemed to refer to the Planning Board.