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Planning Board

Contact Meghan Jack at 856-461-1460 ext. 4

John Kane, Chairman
Mike Hart, Vice-Chairman
Meghan Jack
Eric Estrada
John Michael Higgins
Jerry Carruci
Carl Cicali
Jason Frey
Lorraine Hatcher
Henry Ligier
Dominic Villari

Louis Cappelli, Solicitor
Rakesh Darji, Engineer
Barbara Fagley, Planner

Zoning Officer
Meghan Jack
856-461-1460 ext. 4
Hours: Wednesday 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
or by appointment

Land Use Ordinance
Table of Contents
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Zoning Map
Area and Bulk Requirements
Application Checklists

The Planning Board Meets on the 2nd Monday of every month at 7:00 pm.

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Riverside, once called “Progress,” certainly strives to live up to its original name.
Over the past several years, Riverside has begun to revitalize and reinvent itself, focused on molding its Downtown and surrounding redevelopment areas into a vibrant hub of shopping, dining, living and leisure.

Riverside is a small, transit-oriented community situated between the Route 130 Corridor and the Rancocas Creek. It is a “Riverfront” community in the truest sense, as it located on the River and the New Jersey Transit River LINE. Riverside is just 20 minutes from Philadelphia, 30 minutes from Trenton and 1 hour and 30 minutes from New York City.

Riverside’s redevelopment has been, and will continue to be, focused in four main areas, which consist of the Downtown Central Business District, the Golden Triangle Watchcase Site, the Golden Triangle Zurbrugg Hospital Site, and the Taubels Mill Site. The Downtown Central Business District is a true, walkable downtown with a mix of apartments over first floor commercial establishments. Several properties are undergoing renovation, bringing both new life and new blood to this already spectacular Downtown. The three remaining sites will see predominantly residential development with design concept and preliminary site plans underway from each of the respective developers.

Our Township provides endless opportunities for all who wish to live and work along the Riverfront. We have made significant strides in redevelopment with several more great strides to come and are proud to welcome new businesses and residents to our community. Come see for yourself!

Redevelopment Committee
Mayor George Conard, Sr.
Deputy Mayor Lorraine Hatcher
John Bienkowski
Timothy LeConey
Robert Prisco

Applications have been submitted to the Riverside Township Planning Board for the development of the Watchcase Site. These plans are available for public inspections and can be viewed at the Township Administrative Offices located at 237 S. Pavilion Avenue Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
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Public Works

856-461-1460 ext. 4
Lorraine Hatcher, Chairman

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Electric & Natural Gas

Public Service Electric & Gas Company


New Jersey-American Water Company

Energy Assistance

NJ Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Other Helpful Numbers

New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Hotline

Call Before You Dig / NJ One-Call
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Riverside Sewerage Authority

Authority Members
Richard Horton, Chairman
Gary Haman
Robert Van Meter
George Conard, Sr.
Ronald Mingin

Authority Employees
Joseph Bader, Superintendent
Jeffrey Conard, Assistant Superintendent
Joseph D’Agostino, Laborer
John Jenkins, Laborer
Stephen Campolongo, Laborer

Cheryl Hardie, Billing Clerk
Jacqueline DiMiero, Collection Clerk
Susan Dydek, Secretary
Meghan Jack, Treasurer/Assistant Secretary
Barbara Casperite, Administrative Assistant

Authority Professionals
David Serlin, Attorney
Pennoni Associates, Engineer
Siciliano & Associates, Labor Counsel
Brent Lee, Auditor

Office Hours
Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
237 S. Pavilion Avenue
Riverside, NJ 08075
(856) 461-1460 ext. 1

Plant Hours
Monday – Friday 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
300 Monroe Street
Riverside, NJ 08075
(856) 461-0700

The Authority meets the 2nd Monday of every month at 5:00 p.m. with an executive meeting at 4:30 p.m.
2015 Authority Public Meetings Notice


2015 Authority Agendas-Minutes:
2013 Authority Agenda-Minutes
2014 Authority Agenda-Minutes

2015 Authority Budget
2014 Authority Budget
2013 Authority Budget

2014 Authority Audit
2013 Authority Audit
2012 Authority Audit

2015 Mid-Year Status Reports:
RSA 3rd Quarter Revenues
RSA 3rd Quarter Expenses

2016 RSA Notice
2016 RSA Solicitor
2016 RSA Engineer
2016 RSA Risk Manager
2016 RSA Bond Counsel

The following were paid in excess of $17,500.00 in 2014:

Applied Controls, Brent Lee, Hudson Energy, Municipal Maintenance, NJ Utilities Authority, Pennoni Associates, PSE&G, QC Inc., Township of Riverside & United Computers.

The Riverside Water Reclamation Authority was created on July 26, 1967 by the Township Committee of the Township of Riverside under Ordinance 1967-13.

Riverside’s commitment to our residents includes maintaining a top-notch sewer system.  Riverside constructed its first sewer system almost 100 years ago. At the time, it cost $80,000 and served some 3,500 residents. It was state-of-the-art for 1908-1909 with about 15 miles of trunk sewers, four digestion tanks, four settling beds, four stone settling beds and 275 manholes.

As the population and number of businesses grew, so did the need for upgrades. In 1941, engineers completed plans for a new treatment plant, but the U.S. Government put such construction on hold until after World War II.

In 1947, the Riverside Sewerage Authority held its first meeting. Two years later, the township started paying Authority members.

After adding approximately 35,000 feet of extensions, trunk lines and equipment, the Authority dedicated a new modern plant in 1957. The plant served the community well for more than two decades until new regulations required further upgrades.

Municipal Clerk

Susan Dydek
(856) 461-1460 ext. 2
Hours: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Tax Collector

Tanyika Johns, Tax Collector
Jacqueline DiMiero, Deputy Tax Collector
(856) 461-1460 ext. 1
Hours: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Tax Assessor

Carl Cicali
(856) 461-1460 ext. 6
Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 7 pm – 9 pm, First Saturday of every month 10 am – 12 pm

Tax Information

The taxes are due February 1st, May 1st, August 1st and November 1st of each year, with a ten day grace period.
Payments are to be mailed to:
Riverside Township
PO Box 188
Riverside, NJ 08075