Borough of Garwood, NJ
Union County
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[HISTORY: Derived from Chapter 13.1 of the 1974 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall change the grading or drainage pattern of any property in such a manner as to affect the grading or drainage of any adjacent or other property or cause a standing water condition on the subject property or any other property.
No person shall remove or cause to be removed, or deposit or cause to be deposited any soil or earth from or on any lot or parcel in the Borough of Garwood, and no person shall move or relocate any soil or earth on any lot or parcel of land in the Borough of Garwood without having first applied for and obtained a permit from the Borough Engineer for such purpose, provided, however, that where less than one cubic yard of soil or earth is involved, no permit shall be required.
Applications for permits under this chapter shall be as follows:
All applications shall be in writing in the form prescribed by the Borough Engineer and submitted to such official.
The application shall state the quantity of soil or earth to be removed, deposited or relocated, as the case may be, and the location to which or from which it is to be deposited or removed.
If applicable, the application shall set forth in detail the route over which the soil or earth is to be transported within the Borough of Garwood.
The application shall include a sketch of the property indicating all proposed changes and quantities.
The Borough Engineer may require such additional information as he, in his discretion, deems necessary to properly review and determine the application, including, but not limited to, submission of a topographical survey of the property, showing all existing and proposed grades.
Each application shall be accompanied by an application fee. There shall be no additional permit fee. The application fee shall be:
Where the area involved in the depositing, removal or relocation of soil or earth exceeds 1,000 square feet, $100.
In all other cases, $15.
Any person violating any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine not to exceed $1,000 or imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days, or both. Each day during which or on which a violation occurs or continues shall be deemed a separate offense.