Planning/Zoning Board Secretary

Bogota Borough   Bogota, NJ   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on June 4, 2021

Planning/Zoning Board Secretary

Part Time, BOGOTA BORO, Bergen County, Pop: 8,000. Seeks an individual to attend bimonthly Planning & Zoning Board meetings. Must send meeting notices, prepare minutes, handle correspondence & other related Board duties. Some minimal office hours required. Experience Preferred. Competitive salary. 


The Borough of Bogota was formed on November 14, 1894, from portions of Ridgefield Township, based on the results of a referendum held that day. It was a result of the "Boroughitis" phenomenon then sweeping through Bergen County, in which 26 boroughs were formed in the county in 1894 alone.

Prior to the founding of the Borough of Bogota, the area was inhabited by members of the Lenape Tribe until the early 1600s when Dutch settlers arrived. The Dutch were replaced by the British in 1664, Following the Civil War, Bogota evolved from a farming area to a suburban and industrial one.

The Borough celebrated its 125th Anniversary in 2019 with the issuance of a fourth anniversary journal. These volumes can be consulted for more information about the Borough’s past.