Township of Holland, NJ
Hunterdon County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Holland as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 63.
Driveways — See Ch. 72.
Excavations — See Ch. 76.
Land use — See Ch. 100.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 170.
[Adopted 3-7-1978]
This article shall be known as the "Road Construction Ordinance of the Township of Holland."
When used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ARTERIAL STREETS
Those which are used primarily for fast or heavy traffic.
COLLECTOR STREETS
Those which carry traffic from minor streets to the major system of arterial streets, including the principal entrance streets for circulation within such a development.
MARGINAL ACCESS STREETS
Streets which are parallel to and adjacent to arterial streets and highways and which provide access to abutting properties and protection from through traffic.
MINOR STREETS
Those which are used primarily for access to the abutting properties.
OWNER
Any individual, firm, association, syndicate, copartnership, corporation, trust or any other legal entity having an interest in the subject matter hereof, and shall include, for the purposes of this article, the owner, developer, applicant, agent, engineer or other person representing such owner as defined herein.
STREET
See the meaning set forth for this term in Chapter 100, Part 2, Development Regulations, of the Code of the Township of Holland, as amended and supplemented.
TRAVELED WAY
That portion of a street which, when constructed, is intended to accommodate vehicular passage or travel.
[Amended 3-30-1978; 10-2-1979]
Except for a street in a major subdivision which has, before the effective date of this article, received preliminary subdivision approval pursuant to Chapter 100, Part 2, Development Regulations, and receives final subdivision approval pursuant to such ordinance within the three year or longer period of time referred to in N.J.S.A. 40:55D-49 as conferring certain preliminary approval rights or final subdivision approval pursuant to the Land Subdivision Ordinance of the Township of Holland, in the County of Hunterdon, as amended and supplemented, or the Holland Township Development Regulations Ordinance (1977), and in accordance with specifications and requirements for the acceptance of streets by the Township Committee in effect before the effective date of this article, no street shall be accepted by the Township Committee and taken over as a municipal thoroughfare to be maintained as such at the public expense after this article becomes effective unless application is made as required by § 148-4 of this article and unless such street shall comply with the following minimum specifications and requirements, and no map intended as a dedication of any lands for public streets submitted to the Township Committee for approval or accepted for such purposes unless such map shall comply with the following specifications and requirements:
A. 
The width of the right-of-way, the arrangement and design of the street, and the name of the street shall comply with the requirements for streets set forth in Chapter 100, Part 2, Development Regulations, as amended and supplemented.
B. 
The street shall be improved in accordance with this article and shall conform to typical cross section drawings which have been prepared by the Township Engineer, approved by the Township Committee and incorporated in and made a part of this article by reference, copies of which drawings are on file at the office of the Township Clerk and are available upon request.
C. 
All streets to be constructed will be in accordance with the following, which are hereby declared to be minimum requirements:
(1) 
Minor, marginal access and collector streets (typical cross section designated for these streets). The traveled way shall be a minimum of 30 feet in width with a crown of six inches and shall consist of a two-inch compacted depth of FABC-1 surface course on a five-inch compacted depth of bituminous stabilized base placed on a graded and compacted subgrade. Subbase material, where required, shall be a four-inch minimum depth of shale, white gravel or Type 5 Class A soil aggregate. The road shall be curbed using either eight-by-nine-by-twenty-inch standard concrete curb or standard Belgian block curb, both with six-inch reveal. A graded shoulder of three-foot minimum width and 3% slope shall be provided along both sides of the road unless sidewalks are required or provided. Drainage shall be carried by a storm sewer system complying with the subsurface storm drainage requirements contained in Subsection D of this section. Roadside cut or fill slopes shall not exceed one vertical to three horizontal. All disturbed areas shall be stabilized as required by Subsection E of this section.
(2) 
Arterial streets (no typical cross section). The specifications for this type of street shall be in accordance with the New Jersey State Highway Department design standards and shall depend on soil conditions, traffic volume, load limit, drainage considerations, etc. In no case shall these specifications be less than those required for collector streets.
[Amended 12-23-1986 by Ord. No. 86-18]
(3) 
Arterial streets (no typical cross section). The specifications for this type of street shall be in accordance with New Jersey State Highway Department design standards and shall depend on soil conditions, traffic volume, load limit, drainage considerations, etc. In no case shall these specifications be less than those required for collector streets.
D. 
Storm sewers shall be capable of handling a fifteen-year-frequency design storm. Inlets along curblines shall be Type B. All pipes shall be of reinforced concrete and have a minimum diameter of 15 feet.
E. 
All disturbed areas (shoulders, swales, roadside slopes, etc.) shall receive the following: Kentucky bluegrass: 21 pounds per acre: Kentucky 31 Fescue: 67 pounds per acre; Creeping Red Fescue: 25 pounds per acre; Redtop: six pounds per acre; inert: four pounds per acre; and mulching, either with unrotted straw or salt hay: 1 1/2 to two tons per acre, or with hydroseeding method using wood or paper fibre mulch: 1,500 pounds per acre.
F. 
A guardrail along the street in areas may be required by the Township Engineer where it is deemed necessary.
G. 
The subgrade for all roads must be inspected and approved by the Township Engineer prior to the placing of paving.
H. 
All underground utility crossings shall be made prior to paving.
I. 
Unless otherwise specified herein, all construction methods and materials shall conform to New Jersey Department of Transportation specifications as currently amended.
Except for a street in a major subdivision which has, before the effective date of this article, received final approval by the Planning Board or Board of Adjustment of the Township of Holland and, for the completion of which a satisfactory performance guaranty has been posted with said Township, pursuant to Chapter 100, Part 2, Development Regulations, as amended and supplemented, and in accordance with the specifications and requirements for the acceptance of streets by the Township Committee in effect before the effective date of this article, no street shall be accepted by the Township Committee and taken over as a municipal thoroughfare to be maintained as such at the public expense after this article becomes effective unless application shall be made to the Township Committee as follows:
A. 
At the expiration of the maintenance bond period as specified in Chapter 100, Part 2, Development Regulations, as amended and supplemented, application shall be made to the Township Committee for the final approval and acceptance of such street at least two weeks prior to the regular Township Committee meeting. Such application must be accompanied by sufficient as-built plan and profile views of the constructed improvements as may be required by the Township Engineer. The application must also be accompanied by the approved subdivision final plat and a deed of conveyance by metes and bounds for such street consistent with the final subdivision plat. Upon receipt of the aforementioned documents, the Township Committee shall authorize the Township Engineer to make a final inspection of the constructed improvements and review the as-built plans, if required.
[Amended 10-2-1979]
Upon approval of the plans by the Township Committee and upon receipt of a letter of final acceptance of the actual construction from the Township Engineer, the Township Committee shall accept such street and execute the deed of conveyance. Any unused maintenance moneys shall then be returned. The approval of any maps and plans for the purpose of enabling owners to comply with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 46:23-9.11p or 46:23-9.12 shall not be deemed an acceptance of any street shown thereon, nor shall the Township of Holland, prior to the final adoption of an ordinance for such purpose, be in any way obligated to maintain or exercise jurisdiction over any of such streets.
The Township Committee, in its discretion, may refuse to approve or accept any street, notwithstanding compliance with all of the provisions of this article, when, in its judgment, the public interest renders such approval or acceptance inadvisable. It may also permit exceptions and variations to the foregoing requirements when good cause therefor is shown and the public interest will not be adversely affected thereby. In any case, the Township Committee may refuse to accept any street until such time as the same is fully completed in accordance with the provisions hereof.
All costs for plans, monuments, descriptions and grading and pavement shall be the sole responsibility of the person, partnership, association of persons or corporation dedicating the same.
A. 
No construction hereunder is to commence until approval of plans and specifications is granted as required under § 148-3 of this article.
B. 
Notification shall be given to the Township Engineer not less than 24 hours prior to the commencement of any construction, and the Township Engineer is authorized to make inspections so as to ensure that the construction requirements of this article are met as the construction proceeds.
C. 
Prior to commencement of construction, all inspection fees shall be paid per the fee schedule in Chapter 100, Part 2, Development Regulations, as amended and supplemented.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See also Ch. 83, Fees.
Before the acceptance of any street by the Township Committee, an affidavit shall be made by the owner certifying that all requirements of this article have been met and that all costs assessed under this article for inspection and all costs incurred in the construction of the street have been paid.
[Added 6-16-1981 by Ord. No. 81-8]
A. 
The provisions of this article shall not apply to any street which has been used by the public for travel prior to February 8, 1965 (the date of final passage of a predecessor ordinance governing minimum requirements and specifications for acceptance of streets, which was repealed), which:
(1) 
Intersects or joins three or more streets which are existing Township or county streets and maintained as such.
(2) 
Is not over 1,000 feet in length.
(3) 
Has no land fronting on such street that can be further subdivided into lots conforming to Chapter 100, Part 1, Zoning, provisions of the Township in effect at the time of the acceptance of such street.
(4) 
In the judgment of the Township Committee, carries sufficient traffic (including school bus traffic) to justify its acceptance by the Township and its taking over as a municipal thoroughfare to be maintained as such.
B. 
Any such street may, but need not, by ordinance, be accepted as a Township street and taken over as a municipal thoroughfare to be maintained as such and may be improved by the Township as deemed advisable for its use by the public.
[Adopted 5-17-1983 by Ord. No. 83-8]
[Amended 10-16-1984 by Ord. No. 84-9]
No person, other than an employee or contractor of the Township of Holland acting in his capacity as such, shall, unless with prior authorization from the Township, place, or cause to be placed, on the traveled surface of any street or road accepted or maintained by the Township any snow, ice, mud, dirt, stones, rocks, gravel or other material in such manner that the same impedes the safe and unobstructed use of, and vehicular passage upon, such street or road.
[Amended 9-5-1989 by Ord. No. 1989-9]
A. 
The governing body may prescribe penalties for the violation of ordinances it may have authority to pass, either by imprisonment in the county jail or in any place provided by the municipality for the detention of prisoners, for any term not exceeding 90 days or by a fine not exceeding $1,000, or both. The court before which any person is convicted of violating this article shall have power to impose any fine or term of imprisonment not exceeding the maximum fixed in this article.
B. 
Any person convicted of the violation of this article may, in the discretion of the court by which he was convicted, and in default of the payment of any fine imposed therefor, be imprisoned in the county jail or place of detention provided by the municipality for any term not exceeding 90 days.
[Added 2-5-1991 by Ord. No. 1991-1]
In any case where the owner or developer of or persons owning property along a street of the sort described below enters a written agreement with the Township, in a form satisfactory to the Township (such form to include the provision of reasonable compensation to the Township for the service), the plowing of snow and/or cindering and salting is hereby authorized on such street, if the street meets the following provisions:
A. 
Its improvement to standards required for acceptance into the Township system of streets has been a requirement of development approval pursuant to the Municipal Land Use Law[1] and Chapter 100 of the Code of the Township of Holland;
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 40:55D-1 et seq.
B. 
Its improvement has been guaranteed by the developer and its actual construction has progressed to the point where pavement and other associated road improvements, including the top course of pavement, have been accomplished; and
C. 
Homes or other buildings, already occupied, lie along such street and the travel over such street is sufficient to warrant the plowing of any snow; but
D. 
Such street has not yet been formally accepted, by ordinance, into the Township system of public streets.