[Adopted 2-5-1992 as Ord. No. 1992-02]
Any person desiring to have the Township Council vacate a public right-of-way shall file an application with the Township Clerk and comply with the following regulations:
The applicant shall notify all adjacent property owners of the proposal to vacate the right-of-way and advise them that they will be assessed taxes on their prorated share of the vacated right-of-way.
The applicant must obtain a written statement from all adjacent property owners as to whether they consent to the proposed vacation of the right-of-way.
The applicant shall notify the Planning Board of the proposed vacation of the right-of-way. Thereafter, the Planning Board shall have 60 days in which to advise the Township Council of any objections it has to the proposal. Failure of the Planning Board to transmit a report to the Township Council within the aforesaid period of time shall be deemed as a consent to the proposal.
The applicant must notify the Township Water and Sewer Engineer and the Township Engineer who shall report to the governing body as to the existence of any utilities within the public right-of-way as well as any other pertinent information.
The applicant shall contact all utility companies operating within the township of the proposal to vacate and obtain a written statement from the utility company regarding their opinion on the proposal. The utility companies shall include P.S.E.& G., New Jersey Bell and Garden State Cable, their successors or assigns.
The applicant shall notify the Chief of Police and local Fire and Emergency Squads who shall, within (60) days, advise the Township Council of any objections they have to the proposal. Failure of the Chief of Police or the local Fire and Emergency Squads to transmit a report to the Township Council within the aforesaid time shall be deemed as a consent to the proposal.
The applicant shall provide the Township Council a copy of the Tax Map delineating the public right-of-way proposed to be vacated.
The applicant will be required to reimburse the township for the cost of the preparation by the Township Attorney of the ordinance vacating the public right-of-way, the cost of filing and publishing the ordinance and the cost of the township's professional staff in reviewing the application.