In recent months, Fair Lawn's Zoning and Planning Boards have come under fire from residents for granting variances and approving developments some felt were not a fit for the town.
The issue came to a head at October's council candidate forum, when Republican council candidates repeatedly took the boards to task for allowing "overdevelopment," to occur in Fair Lawn, specifically citing the approval of a "McMansion" on Fair Lawn Avenue and a mixed-use building going up on River Road by the Chase Bank.
On the other hand, Democrats, including Mayor Lisa Swain, have repeatedly defended the boards, which are bipartisan and composed of volunteers from the community.
Whether you've been pleased or displeased with the boards' decisions of late, the borough is putting a call out for individuals interested in volunteering to serve on its municipal authorities, boards and/or commissions.
Residents interested in applying to serve should access and complete the Borough of Fair Lawn Citizen Leadership Form under the Downloadable Documents/Forms section of the Borough’s home page and submit the completed form to the Borough Clerk for forwarding to the Governing Body for consideration.