Borough of Netcong, NJ
Morris County
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A. 
Certain words and phrases are used in this chapter which, for the purposes hereof, are defined as follows:
ACCESSORY BUILDING OR STRUCTURE
A subordinate building or structure on the same lot with a main building, or a portion of the main building, occupied or devoted exclusively to an accessory use. Where an accessory building is attached to a main building in a substantial manner by a wall or roof, such accessory building shall be considered part of the main building. A private garage shall be considered an accessory building.
ACCESSORY USE
A use naturally and normally incident and subordinate to the principal use of the premises or lot.
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER
The Municipal Clerk, unless a different municipal official or officials are designated by this chapter.
ALTERATION OF STRUCTURE
A change in the supporting members of a structure, an addition, diminution, change in use, or conversion of a structure or a part thereof, or removal of a structure from one location to another. This definition shall not be construed to mean that a change in use from one use permitted in a zone to another use permitted in that same zone shall be an alteration.
APARTMENT
A dwelling unit located within the same building with at least two other dwelling units.
[Added 10-13-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-14]
APPLICANT
A developer submitting an application for development.
APPLICATION FOR DEVELOPMENT
The application form and all accompanying documents required by this chapter for approval of a subdivision plat, site plan, conditional use, zoning variance or direction of the issuance of a permit pursuant to this chapter.
APPROVING AUTHORITY
The Planning Board.
[Amended 12-10-1996 by Ord. No. 96-14]
BOARDER
A person who is not related to the head of the household and who pays for the privilege of boarding.
BUILDING HEIGHT
The vertical distance from the average ground elevation around the foundation to the level of the highest point of the roof surface.
BUILDING or STRUCTURE
Anything or any part thereof constructed, placed or erected, whether portable, prefabricated, sectional or otherwise, which requires permanent or temporary location on the ground or attachment to something having such location, including any excavation or foundation therefor, and excepting driveways or self-propelled licensed vehicles.
CAFRA PLANNING MAP
The geographic depiction of the boundaries for Coastal Planning Areas, CAFRA Centers, CAFRA Cores and CAFRA Nodes pursuant to N.J.A.C. 7:7E-5B.3.
[Added 4-13-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-7]
CAFRA CENTERS, CORES OR NODES
Those areas within boundaries accepted by the Department pursuant to N.J.A.C. 7:8E-5B.
[Added 4-13-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-7]
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT
A governmental acquisition of real property or major construction project.
CIRCULATION
Systems, structures and physical improvements for the movement of people, goods, water, air, sewage or power by such means as streets, highways, railways, waterways, towers, airways, pipes and conduits, and the handling of people and goods by such means as terminals, stations, warehouses and other storage buildings or transshipment points.
COMMON OPEN SPACE
An open space area shown on a recorded subdivision and designed and intended for the use or enjoyment of residents and owners of two or more lots. Common open space may contain such complementary structures and improvements as may be approved by the Planning Board as necessary and appropriate for the use or enjoyment of residents and owners of the lots involved.
COMMON OWNERSHIP
Ownership of two or more contiguous parcels of real property by one person or by two or more persons owning such property jointly as tenants by the entirety or as tenants in common.
COMPACTION
The increase in soil bulk density.
[Added 4-13-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-7]
CORE
A pedestrian-oriented area of commercial and civic uses serving the surrounding municipality, generally including housing and access to public transportation.
[Added 4-13-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-7]
COUNTY REVIEW AGENCY
An agency designated by the County Board of Chosen Freeholders to review municipal stormwater management plans and implementing ordinances. The county review agency may either be: a county planning agency; or a county water resource association created under N.J.S.A. 58:16A-55.5, if the ordinance or resolution delegates authority to approve, conditionally approve, or disapprove municipal stormwater management plans and implementing ordinances.
[Added 4-13-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-7]
CRITICAL AREA
Any area in any zoning district of the Borough of Netcong wherein the land or water thereon falls within the guidelines and classifications established in Article XI, Critical Areas, of this chapter.
[Added 9-12-1989]
DEPARTMENT
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
[Added 4-13-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-7]
DESIGNATED CENTER
A State Development and Redevelopment Plan Center as designated by the State Planning Commission, such as urban, regional, town, village, or hamlet.
[Added 4-13-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-7]
DESIGN ENGINEER
A person professionally qualified and duly licensed in New Jersey to perform engineering services that may include, but not necessarily be limited to, development of project requirements, creation and development of project design and preparation of drawings and specifications.
[Added 4-13-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-7]
DEVELOPER
The legal or beneficial owner or owners of a lot or of any land proposed to be included in a proposed development, including the holder of an option or contract to purchase or other person having an enforceable proprietary interest in such land.
DEVELOPMENT
The division of a parcel of land into two or more parcels, the construction, reconstruction, conversion, structural alteration, relocation or enlargement of any building or structure, any mining excavation or landfill, and any use or change in the use of any building or other structure, or land or extension of use of land, by any person, for which permission is required pursuant to this chapter or under the Municipal Land Use Law , N.J.S.A. 40:55D-1 et seq. In the case of development of agricultural lands, “development” means: any activity that requires a state permit; any activity reviewed by the County Agricultural Board (CAB) and the State Agricultural Development Committee (SADC), and municipal review of any activity not exempted by the Right to Farm Act, N.J.S.A. 4:1C-1 et seq.
[Amended 4-13-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-7]
DEVELOPMENT REGULATION
A zoning ordinance, subdivision ordinance, site plan ordinance, official map ordinance or other Borough regulation of the use and development of land, or amendment thereto, adopted and filed pursuant to Chapter 291 of the Laws of New Jersey 1975.[1]
DRAINAGE AREA
A geographic area within which stormwater, sediments, or dissolved materials drain to a particular receiving water body or to a particular point along a receiving water body.
[Added 4-13-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-7]
DRAINAGE RIGHT-OF-WAY
The lands required for the installation of stormwater sewers or drainage ditches or required along a natural stream or watercourse for preserving the channel and providing for the flow of water therein to safeguard the public against flood damage in accordance with Chapter 1 of Title 58 of the Revised Statutes.[2]
DWELLING
A building or portion thereof designated for use exclusively for residential occupancy, including one-family dwellings, two-family dwellings and multiple-family dwellings, but not including apartment hotels, hotels, motels, tourist courts, trailers, boardinghouses, rooming houses, hospitals, institutional homes, clubs and the like.
EASEMENT FOR UTILITY INSTALLATIONS
The perpetual right granted to and held by the Borough of Netcong for the installation, maintenance or repair of any utility, such as electric power, light, telephone, water, gas or sewer.
EMPOWERMENT NEIGHBORHOOD
A neighborhood designated by the Urban Coordinating Council in consultation and conjunction with the New Jersey Redevelopment Authority pursuant to N.J.S.A. 55:19-69.
[Added 4-13-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-7]
ENVIRONMENTALLY CRITICAL AREAS
An area or feature which is of significant environmental value, including, but not limited to: stream corridors; natural heritage priority sites; habitat of endangered or threatened species; large areas of contiguous open space or upland forest; steep slopes; and wellhead protection and groundwater recharge areas. Habitats of endangered or threatened species are identified using the Department’s Landscape Project as approved by the Department’s Endangered and Nongame Species Program.
[Added 4-13-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-7]
EROSION
The detachment and movement of soil or rock fragments by water, wind, ice or gravity.
[Added 4-13-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-7]
FAMILY
One or more individuals occupying a dwelling unit and living together as a single household unit with common access to, and common use of, all facilities comprising the dwelling unit, as distinguished from a boarding or rooming house, fraternity or sorority house, club, motel and other similar uses.
[Amended 8-14-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-10]
FENCE
An artificially constructed barrier of any material or combination of materials erected to enclose, screen, or separate areas. For purposes of this chapter, a wall or living fence shall be considered a fence and subject to the same restrictions.
[Added 10-9-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-12]
FINAL APPROVAL
The official action of the Planning Board taken on a preliminary approval, major subdivision or site plan after all conditions, engineering plans and other requirements have been completed or fulfilled and the required improvements have been installed or guaranties properly posted for their completion, or approval conditioned upon the posting of such guaranties.
FINAL PLAT
The final map of all or a portion of the subdivision which is presented to the Planning Board for final approval in accordance with these regulations and which, if approved, shall be filed with the Clerk of Morris County for recording in accordance with law.
FINANCIAL SERVICE CENTER
A nonbank entity that does not accept deposits or make loans like traditional banks and financial institutions but that provides monetary services that include the sale or redemption of travelers checks or money orders, money wire transfers, check cashing and currency exchange.
[Added 6-9-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-5]
FLOOR AREA
The area of all floors, computed by measuring the inside dimension of the outside walls in a building, excluding the floors of the following: crawl spaces, basements, porches, breezeways, patios, terraces, garages and carports. The floor area of a second floor room or attic shall be included if the ceiling height is at least seven feet, notwithstanding that the room or attic has minor ceiling slopes, provided that the knee walls are at least five feet in height.
GARAGE, PRIVATE
A building designed and used for the storage of privately owned motor vehicles. Nothing herein can be construed to prohibit its use, however, for the storage of one commercial vehicle.
GARAGE, PUBLIC
Any building, premises or land in, at or upon which gasoline or motor fuel is sold to the public, or upon which business, service or industry involving the storage, maintenance, washing or servicing of motor vehicles is conducted or rendered.
GARDEN APARTMENTS
A building or group of buildings, not exceeding 35 feet in height and adhering or capable of adhering to the standards in Schedule I[3] and Article IX of this chapter, designed as an integral whole for occupancy by three or more families living in separate apartments independent of each other.
HIGH-RISE APARTMENT
An apartment in a building with 10 or more levels (floors).
[Added 10-13-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-14]
IMPERVIOUS SURFACE
A surface that has been covered with a layer of material so that it is highly resistant to infiltration by water.
[Added 4-13-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-7]
INFILTRATION
The process by which water seeps into the soil from precipitation.
[Added 4-13-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-7]
LAND
Improvements and fixtures on, above or below the surface.
LIVING FENCE
A barrier or enclosure on a property border comprised of living material such as shrubs or other plantings located to screen or separate areas.
[Added 10-9-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-12]
LOT
A parcel of land occupied or proposed to be occupied by one building and the accessory buildings or uses customarily incident to it, including such open spaces as are required by this chapter and such open spaces as are arranged and designed to be used in connection with such buildings, which parcel of land has its principal frontage on a public street or a private street of record; said private street must provide access to an accepted public street.
LOT AREA
An area of land which is determined by the limits of the lot lines bounding that area and is always expressed in terms of square feet or acres. Any portion of a lot included in a street right-of-way shall not be included in calculating lot area. In the event that more than one plot or lot as set forth on any map filed in the office of the Clerk of the County of Morris, or lot as set forth on the present or future maps of the Borough of Netcong, is used in part or in full with one or more other such lots or plots for the erection of a building and its accessories, including yards required by this chapter, the aggregate of all such plots or lots shall, for the purpose of this chapter, be deemed to be one lot.
LOT, CORNER
A lot located at the junction of and fronting on two or more intersecting streets.
LOT DEPTH
The mean distance from the street line of the lot to the rear lot line, measured generally parallel to the side lines of the lot. The greater frontage of a corner lot is its depth and its lesser frontage is its width.
LOW-RISE APARTMENT
An apartment in a building that has one or two levels (floors).
[Added 10-13-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-14]
MAINTENANCE GUARANTY
Any security which may be accepted by the Borough for the maintenance of any improvements required by this chapter.
MAJOR DEVELOPMENT
Any development that provides for ultimately disturbing one or more acres of land. Disturbance for the purpose of stormwater management is considered the placement of impervious surface or exposure and/or movement of soil or bedrock or clearing, cutting, or removing of vegetation.
[Added 4-13-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-7]
MAJOR SUBDIVISION
All subdivisions not classified as minor subdivisions.
MASTER PLAN
A composite of the mapped and written proposals recommending the physical development of the municipality which shall have been duly adopted by the Planning Board.
MAUSOLEUM
A permanent structure or building used for the entombment of human remains in crypts, vaults or niches. A mausoleum shall be distinguished from a single or multiple vault in that it shall be constructed on the premises, shall be a single integrated structure and shall not, as in the case of a vault, consist of one or more containers constructed off of the cemetery premises and installed singly or in a series at the cemetery premises.
[Added 9-10-1998 by Ord. No. 98-12]
MID-RISE APARTMENT
An apartment in a building that has more than two levels (floors) and less than 10 levels.
[Added 10-13-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-14]
MINOR SUBDIVISION
Any subdivision containing not more than three lots fronting on an existing minor street, not involving any new street, off-tract improvement or the extension of municipal facilities and not adversely affecting the development of the remainder of the parcel or adjoining property and not in conflict with any provision or portion of the Master Plan Official Map, Zoning Ordinance or this chapter.
MUNICIPAL AGENCY
The Planning Board.
[Amended 12-10-1996 by Ord. No. 96-14]
MUNICIPALITY
Any city, borough, town, township or village.
[Added 4-13-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-7]
NODE
An area designated by the State Planning Commission concentrating facilities and activities which are not organized in a compact form.
[Added 4-13-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-7]
NONCONFORMING LOT
A lot the area, dimension or location of which was lawful prior to the adoption, revision or amendment of a zoning ordinance, but fails to conform to the requirements of the zoning district in which it is located, by reason of such adoption, revision or amendment.
NONCONFORMING STRUCTURE
A structure the size, dimension or location of which was lawful prior to the adoption, revision or amendment of a zoning ordinance, but which fails to conform to the requirements of the zoning district in which it is located, by reason of such adoption, revision or amendment.
NONCONFORMING USE
A use or activity which was lawful prior to the adoption, revision or amendment of a zoning ordinance, but which fails to conform to the requirements of the zoning district in which it is located, by reason of such adoption, revision or amendment.
NUTRIENT
A chemical element or compound, such as nitrogen or phosphorus, which is essential to and promotes the development of organisms.
[Added 4-13-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-7]
OFFICIAL MAP
A map adopted in accordance with Article 5 of Chapter 291 of the Laws of New Jersey 1975.[4] Such map shall be deemed conclusive with respect to the location, width and extent of streets, public parks and playgrounds, drainage rights-of-way and any other areas shown thereon.
OFF-SITE
Located outside the lot lines of the lot in question but within the property (of which the lot is a part) which is the subject of a development application or contiguous portion of a street right-of-way.
OFF-TRACT
Not located on the property which is the subject of a development application nor on a contiguous portion of a street right-of-way.
ON-SITE
Located on the lot in question.
ON-TRACT
Located on the property which is the subject of a development application or on a contiguous portion of a street or right-of-way.
OPEN SPACE
Any parcel or area of land or water essentially unimproved and set aside, dedicated, designated or reserved for public or private use or enjoyment or for the use and enjoyment of owners and occupants of land adjoining or neighboring such open space, provided that such areas may be improved with only those buildings, structures, streets and off-street parking and other improvements that are designed to be incidental to the natural openness of the land.
OWNER
Any individual, firm, association, syndicate, copartnership or corporation having sufficient proprietary interest in the land sought to be developed to commence and maintain proceedings to develop the same under this chapter.
PARKING AREA
An open area other than a street, public way or access driveway, but including aisles that serve parking spaces, used for the parking of motor vehicles and available for use as a service or privilege to employees, clients, customers, suppliers or residents.
PARKING SPACE
An off-street space for parking of one motor vehicle being not less than 18 feet long by nine feet wide, exclusive of access drives or aisles. The width should be measured perpendicular to the access of the length and shall have adequate provision for ingress and egress. This size space is consistent with the New Jersey Residential Site Improvement Standards.
[Amended 10-13-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-14]
PARTY IMMEDIATELY CONCERNED
For the purposes of notice, any applicant for development, the owners of the subject property and all owners of property and government agencies entitled to notice under Article V, § 194-27, of this chapter.
PERFORMANCE GUARANTY
Any security which may be accepted in lieu of a requirement that certain improvements be made before the Planning Board or other approving body approves a plat, including a performance bond.
PERSON
Any individual, corporation, company, partnership, firm, association, Borough of Netcong, or political subdivision of this state subject to municipal jurisdiction pursuant to the Municipal Land Use Law, N.J.S.A. 40:55D-1 et seq.
[Added 4-13-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-7]
PLAT
The map of a subdivision.[5]
POLLUTANT
Any dredged spoil, solid waste, incinerator residue, filter backwash, sewage, garbage, refuse, oil, grease, sewage sludge, munitions, chemical wastes, biological materials, medical wastes, radioactive substance [except those regulated under the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (42 U.S.C. 2011 et seq.,], thermal waste, wrecked or discarded equipment, rock, sand, cellar dirt, industrial, municipal, agricultural, and construction waste or runoff, or other residue discharged directly or indirectly to the land, groundwaters or surface waters of the state, or to a domestic treatment works. “Pollutant” includes both hazardous and nonhazardous pollutants.
[Added 4-13-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-7]
PRELIMINARY PLAT
The preliminary plat indicating the proposed layout of the subdivision which is submitted to the Municipal Clerk for Planning Board consideration and tentative approval and meeting the requirements of Article VII of this chapter.
PRINCIPAL USE
The primary or predominant use of the premises.
QUORUM
The majority of the full authorized membership of a municipal agency.
RECHARGE
The amount of water from precipitation that infiltrates into the ground and is not evapotranspired.
[Added 4-13-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-7]
RESUBDIVISION
The further division or relocation of lot lines of any lot or lots within a subdivision previously made and approved or recorded according to law; or the alteration of any street or the establishment of any new streets within any subdivision previously made and approved or recorded according to law, but does not include conveyances so as to combine existing lots by deed or other instruments.
RETIREMENT COMMUNITY
Residential units similar to apartments and condominiums usually restricted to adults or senior citizens, and located in self-contained villages. Special services such as medical, dining, and retail facilities may be available.
[Added 10-13-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-14]
SEDIMENT
Solid material, mineral or organic, that is in suspension, is being transported, or has been moved from its site of origin by air, water or gravity as a product of erosion.
[Added 4-13-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-7]
SIGHT TRIANGLE
A triangular-shaped portion of land established at street intersections in which nothing is erected, placed, planted or allowed to grow in such a manner as to limit or obstruct the sight distance of motorists entering or leaving the intersection.
[Added 11-11-1999 by Ord. No. 99-25]
SINGLE-FAMILY DETACHED DWELLING
A building consisting of a suite of one or more rooms designed for occupancy by one family.
SINGLE-FAMILY DETACHED HOUSING
Any single-family detached home on an individual lot.
[Added 10-13-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-14]
SINGLE OWNERSHIP
Ownership by one person or ownership by two or more persons, jointly or as tenants by the entirety or as tenants in common, of a separate parcel of real property not adjacent to land in the same ownership.
SITE
The lot or lots upon which development is to occur or has occurred.
[Added 4-13-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-7]
SKETCH PLAT
The sketch map of a subdivision of sufficient accuracy to be used for the purpose of discussion and classification and meeting the requirements of Article VII of this chapter.
SOIL
All unconsolidated mineral and organic material of any origin.
[Added 4-13-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-7]
STATE DEVELOPMENT AND REDEVELOPMENT PLAN METROPOLITAN PLANNING AREA (PA1)
An area delineated on the State Plan Policy Map and adopted by the State Planning Commission that is intended to be the focus for much of the state’s future redevelopment and revitalization efforts.
[Added 4-13-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-7]
STATE PLAN POLICY MAP
The geographic application of the State Development and Redevelopment Plan’s goals and statewide policies, and the official map of these goals and policies.
[Added 4-13-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-7]
STORMWATER
Water resulting from precipitation (including rain and snow) that runs off the land’s surface, is transmitted to the subsurface, or is captured by separate storm sewers or other sewage or drainage facilities, or conveyed by snow removal equipment.
[Added 4-13-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-7]
STORMWATER MANAGEMENT BASIN
An excavation or embankment and related areas designed to retain stormwater runoff. A stormwater management basin may either be normally dry (that is, a detention basin or infiltration basin), retain water in a permanent pool (a retention basin), or be planted mainly with wetland vegetation (most constructed stormwater wetlands).
[Added 4-13-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-7]
STORMWATER MANAGEMENT MEASURE
Any structural or nonstructural strategy, practice, technology, process, program, or other method intended to control or reduce stormwater runoff and associated pollutants, or to induce or control the infiltration or groundwater recharge of stormwater or to eliminate illicit or illegal nonstormwater discharges into stormwater conveyances.
[Added 4-13-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-7]
STORMWATER RUNOFF
Water flow on the surface of the ground or in storm sewers, resulting from precipitation.
[Added 4-13-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-7]
STORY
That portion of a structure included between the surface of a floor, other than that of a basement, and the surface of the next floor above, or if there is no floor above it, then the space between the floor and the ceiling next above it.
STREET
Any street, avenue, boulevard, road, lane, parkway, viaduct, alley or other way which is an existing state, county or municipal roadway, or a street or way shown upon a plat heretofore approved pursuant to law or approved by official action, or a street or way on a plat duly filed and recorded in the office of the Morris County Clerk prior to the appointment of a Planning Board and the grant to such Board of the power to review plats, and includes the land between the street lines, whether improved or unimproved, and may comprise pavement, shoulders, gutters, sidewalks, parking areas and other areas within the street lines. For the purpose of this chapter, streets shall be classified as follows:
(1) 
Those which are used primarily for fast or heavy traffic.
(2) 
Those which carry traffic from minor streets to the major system of arterial streets, including the principal entrance streets of a residential development and streets for circulation within such a development.
(3) 
Those which are used primarily for access to the abutting properties.
(4) 
Streets which are parallel to and adjacent to arterial streets and highways and which provide access to abutting properties and protection from through traffic.
(5) 
Minor ways which are used primarily for vehicular service access to the back or side of properties otherwise abutting on a street.
STREET LINE
The edge of the existing or future street right-of-way, whichever would result in the widest right-of-way, as shown on an adopted Master Plan or Official Map or as required by this chapter, forming the dividing line between the street and the lot.
[Amended 11-11-1999 by Ord. No. 99-25]
SUBDIVIDER
Any individual, firm, association, syndicate copartnership, corporation, trust or any other legal entity commencing proceedings under this chapter to effect a subdivision of land hereunder for himself or for another.
SUBDIVISION
The division of a lot, tract or parcel of land into two or more lots, sites or other divisions of land for the purpose, whether immediate or future, of sales or building development except that the following divisions shall not be considered subdivisions; provided, however, that no new streets or roads are involved: divisions of land for agricultural purposes where the resulting parcels are three acres or larger in size, divisions of property by testamentary or intestate provisions or divisions of property upon court order. "Subdivision" also includes resubdivision and, where appropriate to the context, relates to the process of subdividing or to the lands or territory divided.
SUBDIVISION COMMITTEE
A committee of at least three Planning Board members appointed by the Chairman of the Board for the purpose of classifying subdivisions in accordance with the provisions of this chapter and performing such other duties relating to land subdivision as may be conferred on this Committee by the Board.
SWIMMING POOL, PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL
Includes artificially constructed swimming pools or tanks, plastic or otherwise, established or maintained upon any premises by any individual for his own or his family's use or for the use of guests of his household.
TIDAL FLOOD HAZARD AREA
A flood hazard area which may be influenced by stormwater runoff from inland areas, but which is primarily caused by the Atlantic Ocean.
[Added 4-13-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-7]
TOWNHOUSE
Attached multiple-family dwelling units where the only separation between units is vertical.
[Added 10-13-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-14]
URBAN COORDINATING COUNCIL EMPOWERMENT NEIGHBORHOOD
A neighborhood given priority access to state resources through the New Jersey Redevelopment Authority.
[Added 4-13-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-7]
URBAN ENTERPRISE ZONE
A zone designated by the New Jersey Enterprise Zone Authority pursuant to the New Jersey Urban Enterprise Zones Act, N.J.S.A. 52:27H-60 et seq.
[Added 4-13-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-7]
URBAN REDEVELOPMENT AREA
Previously developed portions of areas:
[Added 4-13-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-7]
(1) 
Delineated on the State Plan Policy Map (SPPM) as the Metropolitan Planning Area (PA1), Designated Centers, Cores or Nodes;
(2) 
Designated as CAFRA Centers, Cores or Nodes;
(3) 
Designated as Urban Enterprise Zones; and
(4) 
Designated as Urban Coordinating Council Empowerment Neighborhoods.
VARIANCE
Permission to depart from the literal requirements of the zoning provisions of this chapter.[6]
WATERS OF THE STATE
The ocean and its estuaries, all springs, streams, wetlands, and bodies of surface water or groundwater, whether natural or artificial, within the boundaries of the State of New Jersey or subject to its jurisdiction.
[Added 4-13-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-7]
WETLANDS or WETLAND
An area that is inundated or saturated by surface water or groundwater at a frequency and duration sufficient to support, and that under normal circumstances does support, a prevalence of vegetation typically adapted for life in saturated soil conditions, commonly known as “hydrophytic vegetation."
[Added 4-13-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-7]
YARD, FRONT
An open, unoccupied space on the same lot with a building, situated between that part of the building nearest the street and the street line of the lot.
YARD, REAR
The space between that part of the building nearest the rear line and the rear line of the lot occupied by the building.
YARD, SIDE
An open, unoccupied space, unless occupied by a use specifically permitted, on the same lot with a building, situated between that part of the building nearest the side line and the side line of the lot and extending through from the front building line to the rear building line.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 40:55D-1 et seq.
[2]
Editor's Note: See now N.J.S.A. 58:1A-1 et seq.
[3]
Editor's Note: Schedule I, Area and Bulk Requirements, is included at the end of this chapter.
[4]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 40:55D-1 et seq.
[5]
Editor’s Note: The former definition of "political campaign sign," added 9-8-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-11, and which immediately followed this definition, was repealed 3-8-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-5.
[6]
Editor's Note: See Art. VIII, Zoning.
B. 
Word usage. Words used in the present tense include the future; the singular number includes the plural, and the plural, the singular; the word "lot" includes the word "plot"; the word "building" includes the word "structure"; the word "occupied" includes the words "designed or intended to be occupied"; the word "used" includes the words "arranged, designed or intended to be used." Any word used herein but not specifically defined in this section shall be interpreted and defined consistent with the Municipal Land Use Law, N.J.S.A. 40:55D-1 et seq.