Township of Lumberton, NJ
Burlington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Lumberton as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Sewers and septic systems — See Ch. 238.
Soil removal and erosion control — See Ch. 246.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 250.
[Adopted 9-4-1990 by Ord. No. 1990-14]
Anyone owning or having control over a dwelling or commercial building is prohibited from regrading the land to such an extent as to change the direction of surface water flow or to install a sump pump or pumps, to utilize roof drains or footing and foundation drains or field tile drains or to in any other way or through any other means increase impervious surface from patios, home additions, garden sheds, garages and greenhouses until a detailed plan covering such activity has been prepared and submitted to the Construction Official and Township Engineer for review.
The Construction Official and Township Engineer shall review the plan referred to in the preceding section to determine if the activity contemplated would substantially increase the flow of water from the applicant's property into municipal storm drains, including ditches and pipes, so as to create an unreasonable hazard, either to the drainage system itself or in general for the community.
A. 
In the event that the Construction Official and/or Township Engineer concludes that the proposed activity or use should not be undertaken, either of them shall submit a report to the applicant and to the Township Clerk/Administrator outlining the reasons why such activity or use is disapproved.
B. 
An applicant desiring to appeal the decision of the Construction Official and/or Township Engineer must, within 20 days of receiving said report, make application to the Land Development Board in the same manner and pursuant to the same procedures as would be followed in an application for a use variance pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70, or any amendments or supplements thereto, and Chapter 130, Development Regulations, of the Code of this Township.
[Amended 1-20-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-1]
[Amended 1-20-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-1; 12-5-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-17]
Applicable fees are detailed in the universal fee chart located in § 18-2, reference number 23, of the Code of the Township of Lumberton.
This article shall apply in all cases and to all owners or users of property affected, notwithstanding the fact that other ordinances may exempt from regulation the principal use to which said property is dedicated.
[Amended 8-3-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-6; 12-5-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-19]
Any person, firm, corporation, association or legal party whatsoever who shall violate, or authorize or procure a violation, or cause to be violated, any provision of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable as provided under § 1-11 governing general penalty provisions. If the state requires, limits or expands potential minimum or maximum penalties in contradiction to this article, state law shall apply.
[Adopted 10-5-1990 by Ord. No. 1990-18]
Anyone owning or having control over a dwelling or commercial building that is located adjacent to or in close proximity with a ditch owned and/or maintained by the Township of Lumberton is prohibited from placing pipes of any kind from said dwelling or commercial structure to said ditch for the purpose of transporting liquid substances of any kind.
Upon discovering piping placed in violation of this article, the Township, through its Zoning Officer, Police Department or Public Works Department, may order said piping removed within a reasonable time, and in the event that it is not removed within the time period set, the Township may arrange for its removal at the expense of the property owner or person having control over said property. In the event that the Township must remove said pipe, the complete cost for the same shall be assessed against the property and shall become a lien thereon.
[Amended 8-3-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-6; 12-5-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-19]
Any person, firm, corporation, association or legal party whatsoever who shall violate, or authorize or procure a violation, or cause to be violated, any provision of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable as provided under § 1-11 governing general penalty provisions. If the state requires, limits or expands potential minimum or maximum penalties in contradiction to this chapter, state law shall apply.