Township of Robbinsville, NJ
Mercer County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township of Washington (now Township of Robbinsville) 12-31-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-37 as § 2-65 of the 2001 Code; amended in its entirety 8-30-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-29. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 109-1 Alcoholic beverage control licenses.

[Amended 3-17-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-5]
Class of License
Annual Fee
Plenary retail consumption
$2,500
Plenary retail distribution
$2,500
Hotel exception
$2,500
Club
$188

§ 109-2 Amusements, shows and exhibitions.

Pursuant to § 70-8, the license fee shall be $100.

§ 109-3 Animals.

Pursuant to § 74-2, the following fees shall apply:
A. 
Annual dog license fee (§ 74-2A):
[Amended 3-8-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-17]
Licensing Year
Fee
2008
$10.80 plus state fees as per N.J.S.A. 4:19
2009
$12.80 plus state fees as per N.J.S.A. 4:19
2010
$14.80 plus state fees as per N.J.S.A. 4:19
2011
$16.80 plus state fees as per N.J.S.A. 4:19
2012
$18.80 plus state fees as per N.J.S.A. 4:19
2013 and subsequent licensing years
$20.80 plus state fees as per N.J.S.A. 4:19
B. 
License for nonspayed or nonneutered dogs (§ 74-2A): $3.
C. 
Late fee (§ 74-2A): $5 surcharge plus $1 per month.
D. 
Kennels and pet shops (§ 74-6A).
(1) 
Dog kennels:
(a) 
Providing accommodations for 10 or less dogs, per year: $10.
(b) 
Providing accommodations for more than 10 dogs: $25.
(2) 
Pet shop license (§ 74-6A): $10.
E. 
Redemption fee (§ 74-10): $10 per day in addition to actual costs incurred by the Township.
[Amended 6-3-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-14]

§ 109-4 Construction codes.

[Amended 10-11-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-48; 2-12-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-9]
Pursuant to § 90-5A, the following fees shall apply:
A. 
Plan review for new construction and additions: 20% of the permit fee deducted from the total cost of the permit; minimum fee: $75.
[Amended 2-24-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-3]
(1) 
Determination of estimated cost. The applicant shall submit cost data by the architect or engineer of record or a recognized estimating company or by copy of contract.
B. 
Fees for new construction shall be based on volume and use groups as follows, for all types of construction and shall be rounded off to the nearest whole dollar amount:
(1) 
Residential use groups: $0.055 per cubic foot.
[Amended 2-24-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-3]
(2) 
All other use groups and U: $0.035 per cubic foot, except as follows:
[Amended 2-24-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-3]
(a) 
Buildings in excess of 250,000 square feet to 499,000 square feet, the volume fee per cubic foot shall be $0.025 per cubic foot.
(b) 
Buildings in excess of 500,000 square feet to 899,000 square feet, the volume fee per cubic foot shall be $0.020 per cubic foot.
(c) 
Buildings in excess of 900,000 square feet, the volume fee per cubic foot shall be $0.012 per cubic foot.
(3) 
Farm buildings as defined, N.J.A.C. 5:23-3.21, by the State Farm Act.
(a) 
The fee shall be $0.0007 per cubic foot with a maximum fee not to exceed of $1,060.
(b) 
Minimum fee: $100.
[Amended 2-24-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-3]
C. 
Fees for renovations, alterations, reroofing, and the installation and foundation systems of premanufactured construction and external utility connections for premanufactured systems shall be based upon estimated cost of the work. R-4 and R-5 roofing and siding permits shall be charged at flat minimum fee per.
[Amended 2-24-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-3]
(1) 
The fee shall be computed at a unit rate per $1,000 of estimated costs.
Cost of Construction
Fee
(per $1,000)
$1,000 up to $100,000
$30
$101,000 to $200,000
$20
Above $200,000
$15
Minimum fee
$50
(2) 
Temporary structures and all structures for which volume cannot be computed, such as swimming pools and open structural towers, shall be charged a flat rate:
(a) 
Swimming pools.
[1] 
Aboveground: $75 (building fee).
[2] 
In-ground: $175 (building fee).
(b) 
Open structural towers.
[1] 
Twenty feet or less in height of structural towers: $50.
[2] 
Twenty-one feet to 30 feet: $200.
[3] 
Greater than 31 feet: $500.
(3) 
Minimum fee shall be $75, except residential chimney liners, fences shall be $50 per.
D. 
Additions. Additions shall be the same as for new construction. Combination of renovations and additions shall be computed as the sum of the fees computed separately. Minimum fee shall be $75.
[Amended 2-24-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-3]
E. 
Demolition. The fee for demolition of Use Group R-5 and buildings of less than 5,000 square feet and less than 30 feet in height shall be $100. All other use groups shall be $300. For any demolition work undertaken through a writ of condemnation procedure, the fee shall be $500.
F. 
Removal to other locations. The fee for removal of one building from one lot to another lot or different location on the same lot shall be per $1,000 of estimated cost of moving, plus the estimated cost of new foundation and work necessary to place the building in its completed condition. Minimum fee shall be $75.
[Amended 2-24-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-3]
G. 
Signs. The flat fee to construct a sign shall be $40 per sign (except foundation costs).
H. 
Certificates.
(1) 
The fee for a certificate of occupancy shall be as follows:
(a) 
All R Use Groups: $75 per unit.
(b) 
All others shall be $125.
(2) 
The fee for a certificate of continued occupancy or change of use group occupancy shall be as follows:
(a) 
R Use Groups and farm structures: $65 per subcode.
(b) 
All other use groups: $100 per subcode.
(3) 
The fee to receive or renew a temporary certificate will be $30 per unit.
[Added 2-24-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-3]
I. 
Elevator inspections. The fee for inspections shall be as per mandate of the State Uniform Construction Code Act per N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.20 and N.J.A.C. 5:23-12.6. A copy is on file with the Construction Official.
J. 
Plumbing fixtures and equipment.
(1) 
The fee for each of the following fixtures shall be $20 per toilet, urinal, bidet, sink, lavatory, basin, bibb, oil pipe connection per unit, gas pipe connection per unit, washer, fountain, shower, floor drain, receptor, main stack, hot water heater (75 gallons or less), backflow preventor (less than two inches).
[Amended 2-24-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-3]
(2) 
The fee for each of the following shall be $65 each:
[Amended 2-24-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-3]
(a) 
Hot-water/steam boiler.
(b) 
Water and/or sewer connections.
(c) 
Sewer pump.
(d) 
Hot-water heaters in excess of 75 gallons.
(e) 
Backflow/pressure-reducing valves.
(3) 
The fee for each of the following shall be $75:
(a) 
Grease traps.
(b) 
Interceptors/separators.
(c) 
Main backflow preventors, sizes two inches and above.
(d) 
Special commercial device (preengineered).
(e) 
Suction devices or lines for in-ground pool systems.
[Added 2-24-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-3]
(4) 
Minimum fee shall be $75.
K. 
Electrical fixtures and devices. The fee shall be as follows:
(1) 
Electrical fixtures and devices:
(a) 
From 1 to 25 receptacles, fixtures or switches: $45.
(b) 
Each additional 25 receptacles, fixtures or switches: $20.
(c) 
For existing dwelling units:
[1] 
First 50 devices: $50; and
[2] 
For each additional 25 devices or portions thereof: $15.
(d) 
For the purpose of computing this fee, receptacles, fixtures or switches shall include:
[1] 
Lighting outlets.
[2] 
Alarm devices.
[3] 
Emergency lights.
[4] 
Motor less than one horsepower.
[5] 
Receptacles rated 15, 20 or 30 amps.
[6] 
Smoke and heat detectors.
[7] 
Exit signs.
[8] 
Equipment less than one kilowatt.
[9] 
Wall switches or dimmers.
[10] 
Communication outlets.
[11] 
Lights poles eight feet or under.
[12] 
Devices rated 20 amps or less.
(2) 
Pool permit with underwater light: $75.
(a) 
Private swimming pool as defined in the Building Subcode fee includes bonding, trench, filter motor, disconnecting means and required receptacle. All additional items, such as panelboards, heaters, light poles, cleaner pump motors, shall be charged per number and rating of device.
(b) 
Public swimming pools shall be charged based on the number and size of each device. The fee shall include bonding and trench work.
(c) 
Annual pool inspection shall be $75 per pool.
[Added 2-24-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-3]
(3) 
Storable pool/spa/hot tub/fountain: $75. The fee includes bonding, trench, filter motor, disconnecting means and required receptacle. All additional items, such as panelboards, heaters, light poles, cleaner pump motors, shall be charged per number and rating of device.
(4) 
Electrical devices and appliances, including signs, ranges/receptacles:
Kilowatts
Fee
1 to 10
$15
11 to 50
$60
51 to 100
$120
Over 100
$450
(5) 
Motors:
Horsepower
Fee
1 to 10
$15
11 to 50
$60
51 to 100
$120
Over 100
$450
(6) 
Transformer/generator:
Kilovolt-Amperes
Fee
1 to 10
$15
11 to 50
$60
51 to 100
$120
Over 112.5
$450
(7) 
Electric service new/replacement of any component:
[Amended 2-24-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-3]
Amperes
Fee
Less than 200
$75
201 to 1,000
$120
1,000 to 2,000
$450
Over 2,000
$450 plus $125 for each 500 amps or fraction of over 2,000 amps
(8) 
Electric subpanel new or replacement:
[Amended 2-24-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-3]
Amperes
Fee
Less than 200
$75
201 to 1,000
$120
1,000 to 2,000
$450
Over 2,000
$450 plus $125 for each 500 amps or fraction of over 2,000 amps
(9) 
Motor control centers:
[Amended 2-24-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-3]
Amperes
Fee
Less than 200
$75
201 to 1,000
$120
1,000 to 2,000
$450
Over 2,000
$450 plus $125 for each 500 amps or fraction of over 2,000 amp
(10) 
DC alternate power systems (solar, wind turbine, etc.):
[Added 2-24-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-3]
KW rating of system
Fee
1 to 50
$60
51 to 100
$120
101 to 500
$450
Over 500
$450 plus $50 for each additional or fraction of 100 KW
Combiners boxes
$15 per box
(11) 
AC alternate power systems:
[Added 2-24-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-3[1]]
Number of Panels per System
Fee
1 to 50
$60
51 to 100
$120
101 to 500
$450
Over 500
$450 plus $50 for each additional or fraction of 100 panels
Combiners boxes
$15 per box
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also redesignated former Subsection K(10) and (11) as Subsection K(12) and (13), respectively.
(12) 
Electrical fee for items not covered under this fee schedule:
(a) 
Construction trailer to existing service with one to 10 receptacles: $75.
(b) 
Connection of a construction trailer: $100.
(c) 
Light poles greater than eight feet in height: $40.
(d) 
Communication closets: $50.
(e) 
Cable tray: $50 first 400 feet; $20 each additional 100 feet.
(f) 
Underground cable or conduit (over 480 volts): $50 first 400 feet; $15 each additional 100 feet.
(g) 
Temporary service R-use: $75; all other uses: $100 per service.
[Amended 2-24-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-3]
(13) 
The minimum electrical fee for a basic permit shall be $75.
[Amended 2-24-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-3]
L. 
Fire protection and hazardous equipment. Sprinklers, standpipes, detectors (smoke and heat), preengineered suppression systems, gas- and oil-fired appliances not connected to plumbing systems, kitchen exhaust systems, incinerators and crematoriums.
(1) 
In computing the fees, the number of each shall be computed separately, and two fees, one for heads and one for detectors, shall be charged.
[Amended 2-24-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-3]
Number of Heads or Detectors
Fee
25 or fewer
$50
26 to 100
$150
101 to 200
$400
201 to 400
$800
400 to 1,000
$1,200
(2) 
The fee for each standpipe/Fire Department connection shall be $125.
[Amended 2-24-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-3]
(3) 
The fee for each independent preengineered system shall be $125.
[Amended 2-24-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-3]
(4) 
The fee for each gas/oil-fired appliance shall be $50.
(5) 
Commercial kitchen exhaust system fee shall be $150 each.
[Amended 2-24-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-3]
(6) 
For an incinerator or crematorium system, the fee shall be $300.
(7) 
The minimum permit fee for any of the above shall be $75, except residential R-4 and R-5 furnace replacements and chimney liners which shall be a flat fee of $50.
[Amended 2-24-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-3]
M. 
Variations.
(1) 
The fees associated with requests of variations of the code shall be as follows:
(a) 
Class I buildings: $700.
(b) 
Class II and III buildings: $120.
(2) 
Resubmission fees shall be:
(a) 
Class I: $200.
(b) 
Class II and III: $60.
(3) 
When variations are minor in nature, no fee will be charged on R Use Groups. A fee of $100 will be charged for all other uses per subcode.
N. 
Annual permits. As provided by N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.20(c)5.
O. 
Cross connections and backflow preventers. The fees for these items shall be as follows: annual inspection, $75 each device.
P. 
Plan review fees. The amount of the plan review fees shall be 20% of the amount to be charged for overall permit fees associated with new construction excluding elevator devices. The Construction Official may waive the requirement of the payment of plan review fees when deemed minor in nature or prior to the completion of the plan review.
Q. 
PADD. Plan resubmittal fees shall be charged $75 per hour or portion of each hour, per subcode, except no resubmittal fee shall be charged if review is less than one hour total by all subcodes.
[Amended 2-24-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-3]
R. 
Senior citizens that are 65 years young and older, on their single-family property being occupied by themselves, shall not be charged a Township fee for roofing/siding permits, residential water heater permits or minor electrical work permits. New Jersey DCA fees must still be paid for by the applicant.
[Added 2-24-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-3]

§ 109-5 Environmentally sensitive areas.

For a file search by an interested party regarding environmentally sensitive areas or properties, the fee shall be $75. This fee does not include the cost of providing copies of written documents.

§ 109-6 Fire prevention.

[Amended 3-24-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-7]
A. 
Additional required inspection fees. Please refer to § 109-10B and C hereinbelow.
B. 
Permit fees. Please refer to permit fees as defined and established by the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code.

§ 109-7 Food-handling establishments.

A. 
License fees (§ 270-3).
[Amended 2-28-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-2]
Type
Fee
License to operate a retail food-handling establishment or approval of an existing certificate, permit, or license:
Establishments having less than 50 seats or 3,500 square feet
$175.00
Establishments having more than 51-200 seats or 3,500 to 5,000 square feet
$225.00
Establishments having more than 200 seats or 5,000-10,000 square feet
$275.00
Establishments having more than 10,000 square feet
$375.00
Agricultural establishments
$50.00
Confectionery only
$50.00
License to conduct an itinerant food-handling establishment
$50.00
License to operate a temporary food-handling establishment
$35.00
Liquor store
$100.00
Note:
No fee shall be charged where: a) the applicant is a corporation or association not organized for pecuniary profit; and b) all of the net proceeds of the activity for which the permit or license is sought are to be devoted solely to religious, charitable, educational or benevolent purposes.
B. 
Plan review fees (§ 270-4).
Type
Fee
Total square footage:
Up to 1,000
$150.00
1,000 to 5,000
$200.00
Over 5,000
$250.00
Renovations to an existing establishment
$100.00
Reinspections
$50.00

§ 109-8 Housing standards.

[Amended 10-27-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-23]
Pursuant to § 274-9, the following fees shall apply:
A. 
Condo, apartment, mobile home inspections: $75.
B. 
All others: $100.
C. 
Reinspection: $50.

§ 109-8.1 Landlord certificate of registration.

The fee for a landlord certificate of registration shall be $50.

§ 109-9 Parks and recreational areas.

A. 
Application for use of parks by groups (§ 174-6B): $50.
B. 
Deposit by groups using park facilities (§ 174-6D): $75.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection C, Skate park fees, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 5-12-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-11.

§ 109-10 Records, documents, administrative services, response and non-life-hazard fees.

[Amended 10-5-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-32; 12-23-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-44; 10-8-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-25]
A. 
Records, documents and administrative services.
[Amended 5-27-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-20; 4-8-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-16; 7-22-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-23; 4-28-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-11]
Type of fee
Fee
Copying fees
$0.05 per page, letter-sized paper; $0.07 per page, legal-sized paper
CDs
$2 per CD
Meeting notices:
$30 per year, per board
Postage fees
Actual cost of postage
Township Map
$7
Returned check or other written instrument
$20
Certified copy of vital statistics record
$10 each
Items unable to be reproduced in house
Actual cost of reproduction from outside company
Liability and assessment search
$10
Liability and assessment continuation search
$2
Tax search
$10
Tax continuation search
$2
Duplicate tax bill
$5 first copy; $25 each additional copy of the same bill in same fiscal year
Duplicate tax sale certificate
$100
Plotting/recording fee
$55
Zoning permit
$20
Application for solicitor's permit
$100
Application for public defender
$200
Police fees (other than Municipal Court discovery):
Accident reports
Same as above copy fees
Accident reports by mail
$5
DWI tapes
$100
Car videotapes
$25
Audio tapes
$50
Accident photographs
$15
Resident IDs (seniors)
$3
Resident IDs (seniors)
$3
Resident IDs (other residents)
$5
Fingerprinting (residents)
$5
Fingerprinting (nonresidents)
$10
Gun permits (IDs)
$5
Pistol permits
$2
Municipal Court discovery fees:
Traffic discovery for speeding and abstracts
Same as above copy fee plus mailing charge of actual postage and $0.25 for stationery-related expenses
Criminal discovery matters and DWI
Same as above copy fee plus mailing charge of actual postage and $0.25 for stationery-related expenses
Videotape reproduction
$5
Audiotape reproduction
$5
Photograph reprints
Actual cost of reprint
Items that cannot be photocopied on the Township's copy machine or not otherwise provided for in this schedule
Actual cost incurred by Township
Fees for credit card, e-check and other electronic payments:
Credit card company or bank fees:
Actual cost to Township
Internet provider convenience fees:
Actual cost to Township
Redemption calculation fee:
Redeemer
No charge for first 2 copies; $50 each copy thereafter
Payee
$50 each copy
B. 
Fire/rescue/hazardous materials response fees.
Type of fee
Fee
Heavy rescue/vehicle extrication
$700
Light rescue/MVA response
$350
Emergency engine/fire response
$350
Base hazardous materials response
$350
Base industrial fire response
$350
Emergency response hourly rate
$36 per man hour
Fire prevention officer standby fee
$100 per man hour
Engine company standby fee
$200 per hour
EMS standby fee
$100 per hour
C. 
Non-life-hazard fees. In addition to the registration required by the State of New Jersey Uniform Fire Code, the following non-life-hazard uses shall be registered with the Robbinsville Township Fire Department Bureau of Fire Prevention. These uses shall be inspected once per year, and an annual fee shall be paid.
Type of Fee
Fee
A-Assembly
A-1
Eating establishment under 50
$100
A-2
Takeout food service (no seating)
$100
A-3
Recreation centers, multipurpose rooms, fewer than 100
$125
A-4
Libraries
$125
A-5
Senior centers
$125
B-Business/Professional
B-1
1- and 2-story less than 5,000 square feet per floor
$100
B-2
1- and 2-story more than 5,000 square feet but less than 10,000 square feet per floor
$125
B-3
1- and 2-story more than 10,000 square feet per floor
$150
B-4
3- to 5-story less than 5,000 square feet per floor
$200
B-5
3- to 5-story more than 5,000 square feet less than 10,000 square feet per floor
$250
B-6
3- to 5-story over 10,000 square feet per floor
$300
R-Retail
M-1
1- and 2-story less than 5,000 square feet
$125
M-2
1- and 2-story more than 5,000 square feet but less than 10,000 square feet per floor
$150
M-3
1- and 2-story more than 10,000 square feet per floor
$175
M-4
3- to 5-story less than 5,000 square feet per floor
$200
M-5
3- to 5-story more than 5,000 square feet but less than 10,000 square feet per floor
$250
M-6
3- to 5-story over 10,000 square feet per floor
$300
M-Manufacturing
F-1
1- and 2-story less than 5,000 square feet
$125
F-2
1- and 2-story more than 5,000 square feet but less than 10,000 square feet per floor
$150
F-3
1- and 2-story more than 10,000 square feet per floor
$175
F-4
3- to 5-story less than 5,000 square feet per floor
$200
F-5
3- to 5-story more than 5,000 square feet but less than 10,000 square feet per floor
$250
F-6
3- to 5-story over 10,000 square feet per floor
$300
S-Storage
S-1
1- and 2-story less than 5,000 square feet
$125
S-2
1- and 2-story more than 5,000 square feet but less than 10,000 square feet per floor
$150
S-3
1- and 2-story more than 10,000 square feet per floor
$175
S-4
3- to 5-story less than 5,000 square feet per floor
$200
S-5
3- to 5-story more than 5,000 square feet but less than 10,000 square feet per floor
$250
S-6
3- to 5-story over 10,000 square feet per floor
$300

§ 109-11 Rent control for mobile home dwellings.

Pursuant to § 196-3I(6), the following fees shall apply:
A. 
For the first 1000 units, per unit: $10.
B. 
Each additional unit: $5.
C. 
Maximum fee: $2,000.

§ 109-12 Sewers and sewage disposal.

[Amended 10-11-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-51; 3-27-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-17]
A. 
Article I, Individual Subsurface Sewage Disposal Systems (§ 283-2).
(1) 
Soil suitability testing: $260, per proposed lot. This covers four hours of inspection time for soil testing. Additional time will be billed at $65 per hour.
(2) 
Design review application and installation: $325 per proposed lot. This covers five hours of time for plan review and installation inspections. Additional time will be billed at $65 per hour.
(3) 
Design/repair/installation of an existing, technical, malfunctioning individual subsurface sewage disposal system: $650.
B. 
Sewer connection fees.
(1) 
Rate schedule.
[Amended 2-25-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-6; 6-27-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-15]
Description of property
Connection Fee
Single-family dwelling
$1,435
Multiunit residential dwelling, per unit
$1,435
Mobile home, per unit
$1,435
Office
Up to 5 employees
$1,435
For each additional 5 employees or part thereof
$1,435
Public, private and parochial schools, per classroom
$1,435
Churches
$1,435
Restaurant, diner, tavern, luncheonette
Up to 20 seating capacity
$1,435
Each additional 20 seating capacity or part thereof
$1,435
Motel
First unit
$1,435
Each additional unit
$1,435
Service stations (without car wash facilities)
$1,435
Theaters
Up to 50 seats
$1,435
Each additional 50 seats or part thereof
$1,435
Self-service laundry (each machine)
$1,435
Industrial effluent
[Amended 7-2-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-18]
$4.78 per gallon of estimated average daily flow
In all other cases, there will be charged a connection fee of $4.78 per gallon of estimated average daily flow. The estimated average daily flow shall be determined by the Township on the basis of the factors specified in N.J.A.C. 7:14A-23.3 and such other data and information made available to the Township from advisory sources and the results of its other investigations and studies.
[Amended 7-2-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-18]
(2) 
Other uses. Connection fees for uses not specified herein shall be based upon flow estimates prepared by a licensed professional engineer, in accordance with New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection criteria and/or established engineering practice. All such estimates are subject to the review and approval of the Robbinsville Township Municipal Utilities Division.
(3) 
Basis of fee. Connection fees shall be based on the maximum projected sewage discharge from the facility, under build-out conditions, in accordance with the rate schedule in effect at the time of permit issuance.
(4) 
Connection fee payment. The connection fee shall be due and payable to the Township at a time prior to the time of the issuance of a sewer connection permit by the Township. In lieu thereof, however, the Township may, in its discretion, and in written agreement with the party or parties involved, permit such payment to be paid in installments and other terms and conditions as may seem proper to the Township, which may, in such a case, ask for security to guarantee such payment and charge interest on the unpaid balance of such payment at such rate to be established by the Township from time to time.
(5) 
Expansion of change in use. In the event that there is a change in the use of the structure, which includes either a change in the character or usage or a change in the size of a facility which results in an increase in the nature or extent of the usage, the Township shall impose an additional connection fee to correspond with the amount of increased usage.
C. 
Semiannual service charge.
(1) 
Rate schedule.
[Amended 6-27-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-15]
Description of Property
Semiannual Service Charge
Single-family dwelling
$170
Multiunit residential dwelling, per unit
$170
Mobile home, per unit
$170
Office
Up to 5 employees
$170
For each additional 5 employees or part thereof
$170
Public, private and parochial schools, per classroom
$170
Churches
$170
Restaurant, diner, tavern, luncheonette, up to 20 seating capacity or part thereof
$170
Motel
First unit
$170
Each additional unit
$170
Service stations (without car wash facilities)
$170
Theaters
Up to 50 seats
$170
Each additional 50 seats or part thereof
$170
Self-service laundry (each machine)
$170
Industrial effluent per 1,000 gallons of metered effluent
$3.40
Industrial customers having excess biochemical oxygen demand and/or suspended solids shall pay additional charges as determined by the Township's Engineer.
Other uses. Service charges for uses not specified herein shall be based upon flow estimates prepared by a New Jersey licensed professional engineer, in accordance with New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection criteria and/or established engineering practice. All such estimates are subject to the review and approval of the Township Engineer. The annual service charge is calculated on an equivalent dwelling unit (EDU) basis. The annual service charge shall be established by dividing the total number of gallons per day allocated by the 300 gallons per day usage rate to obtain the applicable EDU. The EDU shall then be multiplied by the rate for a single-family dwelling.
[Added 7-2-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-18]
(2) 
Grace period. A person to whom service charge payments are due and payable semiannually shall allow a period of 10 days' grace in which the service charge due shall be paid. No delinquency or other late charge shall be made when payment is received within the grace period of 10 days. Payments not rot received within the grace period of 10 days shall be subject to late fees, interest or other delinquent charges.
[Amended 7-2-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-18]
(a) 
Delinquent bills.
[1] 
In the event that a sewer charge of the Township with regard to any parcel of real property shall not be paid as and when due, interest shall accrue and be due to the Township on the unpaid balance at the rate of 1 1/2% per month until such service charge, and the interest thereon, shall be fully paid to the Township.
[2] 
In addition, in the event that any service charge of the Township with regard to any parcel of real property shall not be paid as and when due, the Township may, in its discretion, enter upon such parcel and cause any connection or connections thereof leading directly or indirectly to or from the utility system to be cut and shut off until such service charge and any subsequent service charge with regard to such parcel and all interest accrued thereon shall be fully paid to the Township.
(b) 
Liens on real property. The collector or other officer of the Township charged by law with the duty of enforcing municipal liens on real property shall collect all service charges and the lien thereof shown in any statement filed with him by the Township pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:14B-42 of the Utilities Division Law, L. 1957, c. 183, and shall pay over to the Township the sums or a pro rata share of the sums realized upon such enforcement or upon liquidation of any property acquired by the municipality by virtue of such enforcement.
(c) 
Foreclosure. In the event that any service charge of the Township shall not be paid as and when due, the unpaid balance thereof and all interest accrued thereon, together with attorneys’ fees and costs, may be recovered by the Township in a civil action, and any lien on real property for such service charge and interest accrued thereon may be foreclosed or otherwise enforced by the Township by action or suit in equity as for the foreclosure of a mortgage on such real property.
(d) 
Nonuse of system.
[1] 
No deduction or credit on the yearly or annual sewer service charge shall be allowed by reason of nonuse of the sewerage system for any part of a year with respect to premises required to be connected, directly or indirectly, to the sanitary sewerage system of the Township.
[2] 
Sewer service will not be considered a service subject to shutoff at the request of a customer. Requests for discontinuance of sewer service will be permitted only in cases of demolition, total destruction or by order of the Board of Health for vacation of the building serviced for health reasons. The owner will be responsible for the payment of sewer service charge at the minimum rates as established by the Township during the time the property or structure is vacant.
[3] 
The Township will provide relief from sewer fees to any customer who suffers a catastrophe that would cause the sewer connection to be unusable for a period of at least 90 days, as certified by the Township Construction Official. Fees will recur on the date of the new certificate of occupancy, and rates will be amortized to assure payment for each day of possible use.
(e) 
Deposits.
[1] 
The Township may, in its discretion, require deposits from customers requesting service for a period of less than 90 days in an amount equal to two times the estimated bill for the service requested, plus the cost of making and discontinuing said service.
[2] 
The Township may require deposits from customers who are habitually delinquent in payment of their bills. The Township may require that service charges shall be paid in advance for a period of not more than one year.
[3] 
Deposits may be required from customers who have claimed bankruptcy and have had all or a portion of any Township bills discharged in bankruptcy. The Township may require that the estimated service charge to such customer be paid in advance for periods of not more than one year.
[4] 
No interest shall be paid on deposits.
(f) 
Disputed bills.
[1] 
Any customer that disputes a bill rendered by the Township for sewer service shall bring the disputed bill to the attention of the Township within 30 days of the issuance of the bill. Said dispute shall be presented to the Township in writing, stating the exact portion of the bill that is in dispute and the reasons why the bill is in dispute.
[2] 
The Township shall investigate the bill dispute presented by the customer and shall receive whatever supporting evidence that customer may wish to present and shall determine whether the disputed bill is valid or is invalid in whole or in part. In the event that the Township determines that any or all of the disputed bill is due, and that amount exceeds the amount paid by the customer under the temporary estimated bill, the difference shall be paid by the customer within 14 days after notification is sent by the Township. After said fourteen-day period, the bill shall be classified as delinquent.
(g) 
Service charge payment schedule. The aforesaid service charge as set forth herein shall be payable in accordance with the current Township schedule. Bills are payable at the Township’s offices, either in person or by mail.
(3) 
Mailings, deadlines for payments and other rules and regulations shall be determined by the Mayor or his designee.
(4) 
Proration. In the year 2011 only, the semiannual service charge shall be prorated at a monthly rate of $20 for July 2011 and $141.67 for August through December 2011, for a total billing amount of $161.67.
[Added 6-27-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-15]

§ 109-13 Soil removal and importation.

A. 
Land disturbance permit (§ 216-16): $75.
B. 
Soil importation (§ 216-27):
(1) 
License fee: For an area not exceeding 15,000 square feet: $100; for each additional 15,000 square feet or fraction thereof in area: additional fee of $150.
(2) 
Performance guaranty: $200

§ 109-14 Streets and sidewalks.

A. 
Street excavation permit (§ 225-5A): $100 plus $20 per square yard or part thereof of excavation or tunneling.

§ 109-15 Swimming pools.

[Amended 2-28-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-3]
Pursuant to § 288-2, the following fees shall apply:
Public Swimming Pool
Fee
Permit
$250, annually, May 1 through April 30
Reinspection
$50
Plan review (new facility)
$250
Plan review (remodel existing)
$150

§ 109-16 Towing.

[Amended 6-26-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-23]
A. 
Towing fee schedule (§ 237-24). This does not include sales tax.
(1) 
Light tow: $100.
(2) 
Medium tow: $225.
(3) 
Heavy tow: $450.
(4) 
Other charges:
(a) 
Winching light-duty tow (minimum one hour): $100 per hour.
(b) 
Winching medium-duty tow (minimum one hour): $225 per hour.
(c) 
Winching heavy-duty tow (minimum one hour): $450 per hour.
(d) 
Basic environmental cleanup: $60 per hour. (Rate to include one bag of absorbent. Each additional bag of absorbent shall not exceed $20 per bag.)
(e) 
Waiting time light-duty/medium-duty tows: $60 per hour.
(f) 
Yard fee, light-duty tow: $45.
(g) 
Yard fee, medium-duty tow: $90.
(h) 
Yard fee, heavy-duty tow: $250.
(i) 
Administrative fee, light-duty tow: $25.
(j) 
Administrative fee, medium-duty tow: $25.
(k) 
Administrative fee, heavy-duty tow: $25.
B. 
Storage fee schedule (§ 237-25). This does not include sales tax.
(1) 
Light storage: $35 per day.
(2) 
Medium storage: $75 per day.
(3) 
Heavy storage: $150 per day.
(4) 
Protective covering (when applicable or required): $50 per day.
C. 
Emergency road service. (§ 237-24). This does note include sales tax. This shall include, but not be limited to, basic jump starting, up to two gallons of fuel, and tire changing. Due to roadway design, traffic patterns, and the inability to conduct quick road service repairs, the Township of Robbinsville does not recognize emergency road service for vehicles over 16,001 pounds. Vehicles disabled over 16,001 pounds must be towed from the roadway or any other vehicle deemed to be unsafe on the roadway. If emergency road service results in tow, then the licensee may not charge for road service.
(1) 
Emergency road service, light tow: $100.
(2) 
Emergency road service, medium tow: $225.
(3) 
Emergency road service, heavy tow: $450.
(4) 
Additional manpower (minimum one hour): $85 per hour.

§ 109-17 Vending machines.

[Amended 2-28-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-2]
Pursuant to § 293-3, the following fees shall apply:
License
Fee
Vending machines that dispense potentially hazardous foods as defined in N.J.A.C. 8:24-1 et seq.
$35.00 per machine
Vending machines that dispense nonpotentially hazardous food only
$15.00 per machine
Note:
No fee shall be charged where: a) the applicant is a corporation or association not organized for pecuniary profit; and b) all of the net proceeds of the activity for which the permit or license is sought are to be devoted solely to religious, charitable, educational or benevolent purposes.

§ 109-18 Wells.

Pursuant to § 297-5, the following fees shall apply:
Type
Fee
Permit for private well (includes four hours for inspection)
$275
Permit for replacement well
$225
Hourly rate for over four hours
$50

§ 109-19 Fees for marriage and civil union ceremonies.

[Added 3-22-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-20]
A. 
Fee per ceremony performed by Mayor: $100.
B. 
Reimbursement for Mayor’s expenses in connection with performing ceremonies: The Mayor may request reimbursement for reasonable expenses incurred as a result of performing ceremonies up to a maximum of $100 per ceremony. Requests for reimbursements shall be made as outlined in the Township’s Policy and Procedure Manual.

§ 109-20 Condition to issuing permit or license.

[Added 1-22-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-4]
Prior to the issuance of any permit or license for which a fee is collected pursuant to the provisions of this chapter, except for § 109-3 (Animals), § 109-19 (Vital statistics) and § 109-4 (Construction codes), the applicant for such permit or license must provide to the Township official responsible for issuing the permit or license proof from the Township’s Tax Collector that any and all real property taxes for any and all real property owned by the applicant in the Township of Robbinsville are current as of the date that the application for the license or permit is filed.

§ 109-21 Commercial certificate of occupancy.

[Added 2-12-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-9]
The fee for a commercial certificate of occupancy shall be as follows:
A. 
For each individual or single unit that is less than 5,000 square feet in area, the commercial certificate of occupancy (CCO) fee shall be $100 for the initial inspection and $50 per any reinspection.
B. 
For each individual or single unit greater than 5,001 square feet to 25,000 square feet in area, the commercial certificate of occupancy fee shall be $200 for the initial inspection and $75 per any reinspection.
C. 
Buildings greater than 25,001 square feet shall be charged a commercial certificate of occupancy fee of $0.08 per square foot for the initial inspection and $200 per each reinspection. However, no single building CCO fee shall exceed $5,000.
[Amended 2-24-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-3]

§ 109-22 Capital improvement projects.

[Added 12-3-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-33]
A. 
The Township hereby establishes the hourly billing rates to be charged for the services of Township employees and professional consultants for capital improvement projects within the Township of Robbinsville, as set forth in the attached Fee Schedule,[1] which is attached hereto and made a part hereof.
[1]
Editor's Note: The Fee Schedule is included at the end of this section.
B. 
The Township hereby adopts the attached Fee Schedule, and the rates contained therein shall become effective immediately.
C. 
The fees set forth in the Fee Schedule may be charged to any developers and/or funding agencies, as appropriate, who are involved with and/or funding capital improvement projects within the Township of Robbinsville.
D. 
Any and all fees charged to developers and/or funding agencies as a result of this section shall be placed into the Township's General Revenue Account, and shall be utilized to offset the expenses associated with the provision of services by Township employees and professional consultants to assist with or facilitate capital improvement projects performed within the Township. All such assessments must be paid within 30 days of the due date. If not so paid, then all Township services and activities with respect to the capital improvement project shall cease.
Fee Schedule of Hourly Billing Rates for Robbinsville Township Employees Relating to Work Performed on Development and Redevelopment
(on projects not subject to fee provisions under the Municipal Land Use Law)
Billing Title
Billing Rate/Hour
Township Title/Function
Manager
$200
Business Administrator/Township Engineer
Director
$130
Municipal Clerk, Chief Financial Officer, Tax Assessor, Director of Fire, Director of Public Works and Sewer Utility, Chief of Police
Project Assistants
$120
Zoning Officer, Economic Development Coordinator
Inspectors
$110
Engineering Inspector, Code Enforcement Officer (non-UCC)
Administrative Support
$60
Planning Board Secretary, Deputy Municipal Clerk
Consultants/ Professionals
Consultant rate
All consultant rates billed to the Township will be carried through to the developer; Township attorney will bill at a rate of $175/hour
Miscellaneous
Direct expenses
All direct expenses incurred by the Township; expenses can include printing, overnight mailings, or photocopying at rates established in the Open Public Records Act

§ 109-23 Affordable housing administrative agent services fee.

[Added 12-22-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-28]
A. 
The primary mission of the Township’s administrative agent is to ensure that housing units that are deed restricted as "affordable housing," are sold to eligible low- and moderate-income households and that the restrictions are enforced throughout their term of affordability.
B. 
The administrative agent will also assist to facilitate the resale of an affordable unit that is listed for sale by its current owner. In order to process the sale or resale of an affordable unit it is necessary to affirmatively market affordable units, certify a buying household as eligible, send potential and approved buyers to the unit, facilitate an agreement of sale between the buyer and seller and provide technical assistance to buyer and seller throughout the process.
C. 
The fee for processing the sale or resale of an affordable housing unit will be 2.5% of the sales price of the unit and will be charged to the seller of the unit and collected from the seller by the Township at closing.