Borough of Essex Fells, NJ
Essex County
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All maps, plats and plans required to be submitted by this chapter shall conform to one of the following sizes: 8 1/2 inches by 13 inches; 15 inches by 21 inches; 24 inches by 36 inches; or 30 inches by 42 inches.
All plans shall be based on accurate information at a scale of not less than one inch equals 50 feet unless otherwise noted and shall show the entire tract to be developed giving the accurate location of all existing and proposed property and street lines, and shall also show or indicate the following information, unless waived by the Board:
A. 
Key map: a map at a scale of not less than one inch equals 600 feet showing the entire development, zone districts, and its relation to all features shown on the Official Map and the Master Plan located within 1/2 mile of the extreme limits of the development;
B. 
Structures, wooded areas and topography: the location and dimensions of existing and proposed buildings and structures, including dimensions from all existing and proposed lot lines; wooded areas; those dogwood trees more than two inches in diameter (measured four feet above the ground); all isolated trees more than eight inches in diameter (measured four feet above the ground); and the topography within the portion to be developed and within 100 feet thereof at one-foot contours;
C. 
Owners: the name of the owner of the subject property and all owners of property contiguous to and across existing or proposed streets from the subject property as disclosed by the most recent municipal tax records;
D. 
Identity: the Tax Map sheet, block and lot numbers and zone district;
E. 
Easements, watercourses and rights-of-way: the location of existing or proposed streets, roads, easements, public rights-of-way, streams, bridges, culverts, drainage ditches, natural watercourses, flood control basins, floodways and floodplains, in and within 200 feet of the development;
F. 
Public areas: any existing or proposed parks, municipal lands, school sites, historic sites, or other public areas shown on the duly adopted Master Plan;
G. 
Lots: the existing and proposed lot layout, lot dimensions, all required setback lines, and lot areas of each lot in square feet. Lots shall be designated by letters for minor subdivisions and by consecutive numbers for major subdivisions until given official lot number designations by the Borough;
H. 
Date of original plan and any revisions, current name, and the old name if submitted previously under a different title;
I. 
Any other information required by the Board.
If the sketch plan is being submitted for minor subdivision approval, it shall contain the information required under § 170-61A and shall be a survey map drawn by a licensed New Jersey land surveyor. The plat shall provide for endorsement by the Chairman and Planning Board Secretary. If the plat is to be filed with the county filing officer, it shall meet the requirements of the Map Filing Act.[1]
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Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 46:23-9.9 et seq.
The plan shall be clearly and legibly drawn or reproduced at a scale of not less than one inch equals 50 feet. Contour maps and preliminary construction plans including road profiles and utility plans shall be submitted as part of the preliminary plan. Separate maps may be required by the Board for topography, utilities and road details. A soil erosion and sedimentation control plan and a grading plan shall be included. The plan shall be designed in compliance with the applicable provisions of Articles IX, X, XI and XII of this chapter and shall show or be accompanied by the following information:
A. 
Key map: a map at a scale of not less than one inch equals 600 feet showing the entire development, zoning districts, and its relation to all features shown on the Official Map and the Master Plan located within 1/2 mile of the extreme limits of the development;
B. 
Lots: lot layout, lot dimensions, all required setback lines, and individual lot areas in square feet and acreage. Lots shall be designated by consecutive numbers until given an official lot number designation by the Borough;
C. 
Other contents: the plan name, Tax Map sheet and date, if revision, block and lot numbers, date of plan preparation, reference meridian, scale, graphic scale and the following names and addresses:
(1) 
Record owner or owners of property to be developed. If other than an individual, the corporate officers or partners or other statutory agent;
(2) 
Applicant;
(3) 
Person who prepared map, including seal and license number;
D. 
Acreage. Acreage of tract to be developed to nearest hundredth of an acre;
E. 
Elevations and contours. Sufficient elevations and contours at one-foot vertical intervals to determine the general slope and natural drainage of the land and the high and low points for the entire tract and for a distance of 100 feet from the tract boundary. All elevations shall be based on USC&G data;
F. 
Existing and proposed features: the location of all existing and proposed property lines, streets, buildings, structures, parking areas, driveways, watercourses, railroads, easements, bridges, culverts, drainpipes, sanitary sewers, water mains, gas mains, power lines, and any natural features such as wooded areas, isolated trees over eight inches in diameter (measured four feet above ground) and rock formations. This data shall be determined by field and/or photogrammetric survey;
G. 
Streets: preliminary plans and profiles at a scale of not less than one inch equals 50 feet horizontally and one inch equals five feet vertically, including cross sections every 50 feet or as specified by the Borough Engineer of all proposed streets, curbs, gutters and sidewalks within the development and proposed connection with existing or future continuing streets. The radii distances of all street lines shall be shown;
H. 
Sewers, drains and ditches: preliminary plans and profiles at a scale of one inch equals 50 feet horizontally and one inch equals five feet vertically of all proposed and existing sanitary sewers, storm drains, drainage ditches, and streams within the development, together with the locations, sizes, elevations, grades and capacities of any existing sanitary sewer, storm drain, drainage ditch or stream or watercourse to which the proposed facility shall be connected. When brook or stream channel improvements are proposed or required, the plans shall be approved by the State Department of Environmental Protection and the Essex County Planning Board where applicable;
I. 
Off-site improvements: when the development is contingent upon improvements outside the boundaries of the lot or tract to be developed, certification shall be supplied by the applicant, prior to Planning Board consideration for preliminary approval that the improvements outside the tract are installed and will be available to the applicant;
J. 
Setback lines: all front, rear and side yard lines shall be shown for all lots;
K. 
Deed restrictions. A copy of any existing and proposed covenants or deed restrictions applying to the land being developed shall be submitted with the preliminary plan;
L. 
Open space: any open space proposed to be dedicated for public use, playgrounds or other public purpose shall be shown on the plan;
M. 
Support capability. When deemed necessary to determine the suitability of the soil to support new construction, the Planning Board may require test holes or borings to be made by a state-licensed engineer or an approved testing laboratory at the expense of the applicant under the direction of the Borough Engineer;
N. 
Parking. Indicate parking, loading and unloading areas with dimensions, traffic patterns, access aisles, curb radii and bumpers;
O. 
Solid waste. Indicate location and design or existing and proposed methods of solid waste storage and disposal;
P. 
Landscaping and buffering. Show what will remain and what will be planted. Indicate names of plants and trees, dimensions and spacing, approximate time of planting and maintenance plans;
Q. 
Lighting. Indicate types of standards and fixtures, locations, radii of light, and intensities in footcandles;
R. 
Signs. Indicate location, dimensions and details.
The final plan and all final plans and profiles of improvements and other original exhibits shall show or be accompanied by the following, where applicable:
A. 
Identification: date, name and key map of the development, name of owner, scale, graphic scale and reference meridian. The final plan shall be drawn at a scale of not less than one inch equals 50 feet;
B. 
Survey data: tract boundary lines, rights-of-way lines of streets, street names, easements, and other rights-of-way, land to be reserved or dedicated to public use, and all lot lines with accurate dimensions. Where appropriate, the bearings, distances, arc lengths, central angles, tangents, and radii of all curves and lot lines and areas of each lot in square feet shall be shown;
C. 
Public use. The purpose of any easement or land reserved or dedicated for public use shall be indicated;
D. 
Block and lots. All block, lot and house numbers shall be approved by the Borough Engineer and the Tax Assessor and shall be related to existing block and lot numbers as shown on the official Tax Map of the Borough;
E. 
Monuments. Location and description of all required monuments shall be shown;
F. 
Consent of owner: certification that the applicant is agent or owner of the land or that the owner has given consent to file the plan;
G. 
Approval. When approval of a plan is required by any officer or body, whether municipal, county or state, approval shall be certified on the plat;
H. 
Agreements: agreements providing for ownership of common areas including the perpetual maintenance and continuance of ownership;
I. 
Changes from preliminary: an affidavit signed and sworn to by the applicant that the final plan is exactly the same as the preliminary plan approved by the Board. If there are changes, they shall be noted and the reasons indicated for the changes;
J. 
Certifications. The following certifications shall appear on the final plan, where appropriate:
1.
"I hereby certify that this map and the survey have been made under my immediate supervision and comply with the provisions of the Map Filing Law." [Include the following if applicable.] "I do further certify that the monuments as designated and shown hereon have been set."
Licensed Land Surveyor (Affix Seal)
[If monuments are to be set at a later date, the following endorsement shall be shown on the map.]
"I certify that a bond has been given to the Borough of Essex Fells guaranteeing the future setting of the monuments shown on this map and so designated."
Borough Clerk
Date
2.
"I have carefully examined this map and find it conforms with the provisions of the Map Filing Law and the municipal ordinances and requirements thereto."
Borough Engineer (Affix Seal)
Date
3.
"This application No. __________ is approved by the Borough of Essex Fells Planning Board as a major development."
Chairman
Date
Secretary
Date