[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Franklin 4-13-1995 by Ord. No. 95-5 (Ch. 2 of the 1988 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter is to provide for the processing of administrative applications before the Township Committee.
Any person seeking an administrative decision of the Township Committee requiring a public hearing as required by law shall submit a signed written request to the Clerk specifically identifying the relief requested, the statutory or other authority by which the Committee is empowered to act and identification of any facts which might constitute conflict of interest. A nonrefundable application fee as provided in Chapter 182, Fees, shall be submitted with the request.
Within 30 days of receipt, the Committee shall determine whether a public hearing is to be held and, if so, establish the date and time.
The applicant shall provide public notice in accordance with the standards set forth in N.J.S.A. 40:55D-11, together with such other notice as the Committee deems appropriate.
Not less than 10 days prior to the hearing date, the applicant shall pay an escrow fee as provided in Chapter 182, Fees, to defray the expense of review, research and attendance by the Township Attorney. Should the Township require the review of the Township Engineer, the escrow fee shall be as provided in Chapter 182, Fees. Additionally, the applicant shall sign the escrow fee agreement form generally employed by the Land Use Board.
The applicant shall provide at his or her sole expense a certified shorthand reporter.
At or following the conclusion of the hearing the Committee shall adopt a resolution memorializing the action taken.
Nothing herein shall be deemed to create, limit or amend any right arising under any other statute, chapter of the Code, rule or regulation. To the extent that this chapter conflicts with any other statute, chapter of the Code, rule or regulation, this chapter shall conform therewith.