Township of Moorestown, NJ
Burlington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Moorestown 12-11-1989 by Ord. No. 1504-89. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 56.
Penalties for Code violations — See Ch. 66.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 158.
Zoning — See Ch. 180.
The Township of Moorestown finds that:
A. 
The reduction of the amount of extraneous flow to its sanitary sewer system is an important public concern and is necessary in order to comply with the New Jersey pollution discharge elimination system permit issued to the Township of Moorestown. A portion of this extraneous flow enters the sanitary sewer system via sump pumps, roof drains and other drainage devices connected directly or indirectly to the Township's sanitary sewer system. For the purpose of this chapter, a direct connection is one that is intentionally installed in a manner which allows extraneous flow to enter the sanitary sewer system by piping connected to the sanitary sewer lines from any building or lot. Indirect sanitary sewer connections are those which allow extraneous flow to enter via a device such as a sink or floor drain.
B. 
The inspection of and, where necessary, the replacement of water meters is in the best interest of the Township of Moorestown and the water ratepayers and promotes water conservation; and said inspection and replacement is most conveniently done at the time of property transfers.
C. 
The inspection of and, where necessary, the repair or replacement of sidewalks abutting a property is in the best interest of the Township of Moorestown to assure the continued safety of the public using said sidewalk area, and the time of property transfers is a convenient and appropriate time at which necessary repairs or replacements shall occur.
[Added 5-13-2002 by Ord. No. 1998-02]
A. 
Certificate of continuing occupancy required.
[Amended 5-13-2002 by Ord. No. 1998-02]
(1) 
The Township of Moorestown hereby requires a certificate of continuing occupancy upon any sale or transfer of property to ensure that:
(a) 
Extraneous flow is not entering the sanitary sewer system.
(b) 
A new water meter is installed if deemed necessary; and
(c) 
Sidewalk repair or replacement is installed if deemed necessary.
(2) 
The above items shall be installed if deemed necessary by the Director of Public Works or his designee.
B. 
An inspection of said properties shall be conducted by employees of the Township before a certificate of continuing occupancy is issued. It shall be the responsibility of the property owner to schedule an inspection with the Department of Public Works.
C. 
Should this inspection result in the discovery of sump pumps, roof drains and/or any other drainage devices connected directly or indirectly to the Township's sanitary sewer system or the need to replace the water meter, or the need to repair or replace sidewalk, the certificate of continuing occupancy will not be issued.
[Amended 5-13-2002 by Ord. No. 1998-02]
D. 
A certificate of continuing occupancy shall only be issued if:
(1) 
Extraneous flow connections are permanently removed from the Township's sanitary sewer system in a manner approved by the Director of Public Works or his designee; and
(2) 
The water meter is either replaced or determined by the Director of Public Works or his designee to not need replacement.
(3) 
The sidewalk is either repaired, replaced or determined by the Director of Public Works or his designee to not need repair or replacement.
[Added 5-13-2002 by Ord. No. 1998-02]
E. 
If conditions preclude the issuance of a certificate of continuing occupancy, a cash bond in the amount of $2,000 shall be posted with the Township to guarantee the completion of said work. Upon the posting of the bond, the Director of Public Works shall issue a temporary certificate of continuing occupancy. The cash bond, with accrued interest, shall be released to the property owner upon inspection and approval by the Department of Public Works.
F. 
In cases where the water meter cannot be replaced by Township staff without modifications to the building plumbing, the owners shall promptly arrange for a licensed plumber to make said modifications at their own expense.
G. 
In cases where Township forces are delayed in replacing a meter, the homeowner may, at his own expense, contract for a licensed plumber to replace the meter. Meters shall be supplied to the plumber by the Township at no additional expense.
A fee of $30 is hereby established for the certificate of continuing occupancy inspection. Said fee shall be noted on the tax search and collected at the time of closing.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 53-4, Violations and penalties, which section immediately followed this section, was repealed 3-20-2006 by Ord. No. 5-2006. See now Ch. 66, Penalties for Code Violations.