Volunteers needed for committees and commissions

The City of Summit is actively seeking volunteers from the community to serve on several of its committees and commissions.

“The strength of our community is deeply rooted in the numerous talented volunteers who serve on municipal boards and commissions,” explains Summit Mayor Nora Radest. “By volunteering to serve on a board or committee, citizens have the opportunity to enhance government services, public education, safety issues and the environment. I encourage residents to submit a volunteer application and help make Summit an even better place to live and work.”

Each November, the Mayor and Common Council begin the annual process of reviewing volunteer applications and appointing new members. Terms vary from one to five years of service with an opportunity for re-appointment. The City keeps applications active for two years.

A complete list of Boards and Commissions is posted on the City of Summit website: https://cityofsummit.org

Tonight's 2nd Master Plan Public Meeting

Thank you to everyone who has participated in a meeting, workshop or provided feedback as part of the Summit re:Vision Master Plan re-examination process. The tremendous response we have received from the community is helping to create a comprehensive and nuanced Master Plan for the next 10 years (and beyond) in Summit.

The second and final public workshop will be held tonight, 9/13, at The Connection on 79 Maple Street at 7:30PM. Please join us for an overview of the preliminary findings and to share any additional ideas you may have to offer. Hope to see you there.

Next Public Workshop: Tuesday 9/13

The next public workshop will take place on Tuesday, September 13 at 7PM at The Connection on 79 Maple St.  Please help to spread the word, and plan to attend.

Please complete the housing survey

Over the past month, we have had tremendous participation in the Summit re:Vision master plan re-examination project. Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to share ideas.

This month, our focus is on housing and generating ideas for new and innovative housing options to satisfy increased future demand. Please take a few moment to complete the housing survey by clicking on the survey tab above on the right. Results will be shared after our survey closes in three weeks.

Welcome to Summit re:Vision!

Thank you for visiting the City of Summit's Master Plan Re-examination project - Summit re:Vision.  To be successful, Summit's Master Planning process needs to be a City-wide program with active participation by residents, members of civic and social organizations, and the business community.  All interested citizens are invited and encouraged to participate in Summit re:Vision.

“Our Planning Board is leading a very inclusive community-wide process that will encourage outside-the-box thinking.  We envision a community that enjoys and thoroughly utilizes its public spaces, provides housing options for each stage of life, and reinvigorates, and possibly redefines the downtown,” states Summit's Mayor Nora Radest.

The New Jersey Municipal Land Use Law (NJSA 40:55D-1) establishes the processes and requirements for all municipalities to prepare a master plan that outlines and directs the development regulations and general direction of the municipality every 10 years. The last master plan re-examination in Summit was initiated in 2006.

The City is using this platform to help you easily find project plans, documents, and changes in the project status.  Follow the project to receive email notifications about new updates and visit the Community Forum to share your questions, comments, and ideas with us.  For more information on the Master Plan re-examination process, view past planning studies or provide feedback, please visit the City website at cityofsummit.org/masterplan.