Town of Clinton, NJ
Hunterdon County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Town of Clinton as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Garbage, rubbish and refuse — See Ch. 82.
Land use — See Ch. 88.
Littering — See Ch. 94.
Recycling — See Ch. 109.
Storm sewers — See Ch. 120.
[Adopted 11-24-2009 by Ord. No. 09-18]

§ 80-1 Purpose.

Unanchored fuel tanks and smaller dumpsters can be easily moved by floodwaters. Anchoring such structures advances the public safety and protects the environment by preventing such structures from being swept away by floodwaters where they can damage houses and buildings and/or cause fuel spills. All aboveground fuel tanks and dumpsters as designated below shall be subject to the anchoring and licensing provisions of this article to minimize the potential for such damage.

§ 80-2 License required.

[Amended 2-11-2014 by Ord. No. 14-01]
The owner of any property in an area of special flood hazard, as defined in § 88-59 of the Code of the Town of Clinton, shall obtain a license from the Town for any aboveground fuel tank or any dumpster of 10 cubic yards or less in volume that is located on the property. Licenses shall be available from the construction office free of charge. Each license shall include a sticker to be affixed in a prominent location to the fuel tank or dumpster and a diagram or diagrams for anchoring fuel tanks and dumpsters.

§ 80-3 Anchoring standards; inspections.

A. 
All aboveground fuel storage tanks and dumpsters of 10 cubic yards or less in volume shall be securely anchored to the ground by an approved method.
[Amended 2-11-2014 by Ord. No. 14-01]
(1) 
New aboveground fuel storage tanks shall be anchored in such a manner that is in accordance with the Uniform Construction Code, N.J.A.C. 5:23-1 et seq.
(2) 
Existing aboveground fuel storage tanks shall be anchored in such a manner that will result in the resistance to movement created by an external force being placed upon the fuel storage tank. This external force can be due to, but is not limited to, wind or floodwaters. The anchoring system shall be capable of resisting movement based on the associated formula to determine the force exerted on the anchoring system by the fully loaded container.
(3) 
All dumpsters subject to this chapter shall be anchored in such a manner that will result in the resistance to movement created by an external force being placed upon the dumpster. This external force can be due to, but is not limited to, wind or floodwaters. All components of the anchoring system shall be capable of resisting a force of at least 4,730 newtons (1,065 pounds) based on a loaded dumpster's total average weight of approximately 431 kilograms (950 pounds).
B. 
All aboveground fuel storage tanks and dumpsters licensed pursuant to this article shall be inspected by the Code Enforcement Officer within 60 days of issuance of the license for compliance with the anchoring standards described in Subsection A above and annually thereafter. For each annual inspection, the Code Enforcement Officer shall provide the property owner with a new sticker to be affixed to the fuel tank or dumpster as provided in § 80-2.

§ 80-4 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 2-11-2014 by Ord. No. 14-01]
It shall be a violation for failure to comply with any part of this article. The Town of Clinton Code Enforcement Officer, Zoning Official or Police Department shall enforce the provisions of this article. Any person who shall violate the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine not to exceed $2,000, by imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days or by a period of community service not to exceed 90 days, or any combination thereof.