Township of Lower, NJ
Cape May County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Lower 12-10-1975 as Secs. 11-1 through 11-3 of the 1975 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire Department — See Ch. 39.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 340.
A. 
Fire District No. 1. The boundaries of Fire District No. 1 in the Township are established as set forth in Schedule A, § 318-3A.
B. 
Fire District No. 3. The boundaries of Fire District No. 3 in the Township are established as set forth in Schedule B, § 318-3B.
C. 
Fire District No. 2. The boundaries of Fire District No. 2 in the Township are established and enlarged to include new territories as set forth in the petition heretofore filed and are as set forth in Schedule C, § 318-3C.
Nothing herein contained shall effect the term or terms of members of the respective Boards of Fire Commissioners or officers or personnel thereof, nor any bonds or obligations, if any, of such fire district.
[Amended by Ord. No. 81-22; Ord. No. 2002-2]
A. 
Schedule A., Fire District No. 1. Bounded and described as follows: Beginning at the intersection of Fulling Mill Road with the southwesterly boundary line of Middle Township; thence
(1) 
In a southwesterly direction along said Fulling Mill Road to, and continuing along the northwesterly line of Tax Lot 85 Block 410 to a corner; thence
(2) 
In a southeasterly direction along the southwesterly line of said Tax Lot 85 Block 410 to a corner; thence
(3) 
In a southerly direction along the division line between Tax Lot 36 and Tax Lots 88, 89, 95, 99, 99A and 99B, Block 410 to a corner; thence
(4) 
In a southwesterly direction along the division line between said Tax Lot 36 and Tax Lot 19 Block 410 to a corner of last mentioned Lot and Tax Lot 30A Block 410; thence
(5) 
In a westerly direction through Tax Lot 36, Block 410 to the easterly end of the Cape May County Airport East-West Runway, and continuing through said lands along the middle of said runway to the westerly end thereof; thence
(6) 
Still in a westerly direction through said Tax Lot 36 Block 410 to a point in the westerly line thereof, a corner of Tax Lots 38 and 38D Block 410; thence
(7) 
In a westerly direction on a line between Tax Lot 38 and 38D Block 410 to a corner; thence
(8) 
In a northeasterly direction on a line between Tax Lots 38E and 38D Block 410 to a corner; thence
(9) 
In a northwesterly direction on a line between Tax Lots 65 and 38E Block 410 to a corner; thence
(10) 
In a southerly direction on a line separating Tax Lots 46 and 46A from 38E Block 410 to a corner; thence
(11) 
In a westerly direction on a line between Tax Lots 46 and 39, Block 410 to a corner; thence
(12) 
In a southwesterly direction on a line between Tax Lots 46 and 39, Block 410 to and continuing along the rear line of lots fronting on Marshall Avenue, being Tax Lots 25, 24, 23, 22, 21 and 20 to a corner in Tax Lot 18 Block 414; thence
(13) 
In a southeasterly direction along the line of Tax Lots 18, 17, Block 414 crossing the end of Lennox Avenue and along the line of Tax Lot 16 Block 415 to a corner; thence
(14) 
In a southwesterly direction along the southeasterly line of Tax Lot 16, Block 415 to a corner; thence
(15) 
In a southeasterly direction along the northeasterly line of Tax Lot 1F Block 416 to the easterly corner of the same; thence
(16) 
In a southwesterly direction along Tax Lot 1F Block 416 to the northerly corner of Tax Lot 1, Block 416; thence
(17) 
In a southeasterly direction along the northeasterly line of Tax Lot 1, Block 416 to the easterly corner of the same; thence
(18) 
In a southwesterly direction along the southeasterly line of Tax Lot 1, Block 416 to the northerly corner of Tax Lot 2 Block 416; thence
(19) 
In a southeasterly direction along the northeasterly line of Tax Lots 2 and 3, Block 416 to Cedar Avenue; thence
(20) 
In a southwesterly direction along Cedar Avenue to Fishing Creek Road; thence
(21) 
In a southeasterly direction along Fishing Creek Road, crossing Breakwater Road to and continuing along Tabernacle Road to a line between Tax Lots 1 and 2, Block 498; thence
(22) 
In a southerly direction along a line between Tax Lots 1 and 2, Block 498 to a corner; thence
(23) 
In a northwesterly direction along a line between Tax Lots 1 and 18, Block 498 to a corner of last mentioned Lot; thence
(24) 
In a southerly direction along the rear line of Tax Lots 19, 17 and 16, Block 498 to and continuing along Fishing Creek Road to a line dividing Tax Lots 11R and 11S, Block 496; thence
(25) 
In a westerly direction along the line between Tax Lots 11R and 11S, Block 496 to a rear corner of the same; thence
(26) 
In a northwesterly direction through Tax Lot 14, Block 496 to a corner of the same and Tax Lots 16, 21 and 20, Block 496; thence
(27) 
In a northwesterly direction on a line separating Tax Lots 21 and 22 from Tax Lot 20, Block 496 to a corner; thence
(28) 
In a northerly direction on a line separating Tax Lot 26 from Lots 22 and 23, Block 496 to the northeasterly corner of last mentioned Lot; thence
(29) 
In a northwesterly direction along the northerly line of said Tax Lot 23, Block 496 to a corner in Bay Shore Road; thence
(30) 
In a northerly direction along Bay Shore Road, passing Fishing Creek Road to a corner of Tax Lots 5 and 3, Block 494; thence
(31) 
In a northwesterly direction through Tax Lot 3, Block 494 to the southerly corner of Tax Lot 27, Block 494; thence
(32) 
In a westerly direction along the southerly line of said Lot to Bay Drive; thence
(33) 
In a westerly direction crossing Bay Drive, along the southerly line of Tax Lot 2B, Block 494-N1 to the shoreline of Delaware Bay; thence
(34) 
In a northeasterly direction along the said shoreline of Delaware Bay to the southwesterly boundary line of Middle Township; thence
(35) 
In a southwesterly direction along said boundary line of Middle Township to its intersection with Fulling Mill Road, the first mentioned point and place of beginning.
(36) 
Notwithstanding the above, Tax Lots 17, 18 and 19, Block 414 are excluded from Fire District No. 1.
B. 
Schedule B, Fire District No. 3. Bounded and described as follows: Beginning at the intersection of Fulling Mill Road with the southwesterly boundary line of Middle Township; thence
(1) 
In a southeasterly direction along said Township line crossing the Garden State Parkway to the intersection of the Township line with Richardson channel; thence
(2) 
In a southerly direction down said Channel to and along the Intracoastal Waterway, crossing Jarvis Sound, along Middle Thorofare, crossing Ocean Drive and through Cape May Harbor to the boundary line of Cape May City; thence
(3) 
In a westerly direction through Cape May Harbor along said city line to its intersection with the center line of the Cape May canal, if extended; thence
(4) 
In a northwesterly direction along said canal to its intersection with the westerly side of Route No. 9; thence
(5) 
In a northerly direction along said side of Route No. 9 to and along the arc of a curve bearing to the left to a tangent and then continuing in a northwesterly direction along the said road to the intersection of the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Approach Road; thence
(6) 
Still in a northwesterly direction along last mentioned road to its intersection with the Seashore Road; thence
(7) 
In a northeasterly direction along said road to its intersection with Academy Road; thence
(8) 
In a northwesterly direction along said road to and continuing along Fishing Creek Road to a point in range of the westerly line of Tax Lot 15, Block 498; thence
(9) 
In a northerly direction along the rear line of Tax Lots 16, 17 and 19, Block 498 a common line with Tax Lots 15 and 18 to the northwesterly corner of last mentioned Lot; thence
(10) 
In a southeasterly direction along a line between Tax Lots 18 and 1, Block 498 to a corner of last mentioned Lot; thence
(11) 
In a northerly direction along a line between Tax Lots 1 and 2, Block 498 to Tabernacle Road; thence
(12) 
In a northwesterly direction along said road to and continuing along Fishing Creek Road and passing Breakwater Road to Cedar Avenue; thence
(13) 
In a northeasterly direction along Cedar Avenue to the northeasterly line of Tax Lot 3, Block 416; thence
(14) 
In a northwesterly direction along the northeasterly line of Tax Lots 3 and 2, Block 416 to the northerly corner of said Lot 2; thence
(15) 
In a northeasterly direction along the southeasterly line of Tax Lot 1, Block 416 to the easterly corner of the same; thence
(16) 
In a northwesterly direction along the northeasterly line of Tax Lot 1, Block 416 to the northerly corner of the same; thence
(17) 
In a northeasterly direction along the southeasterly line of Tax Lot 1F, Block 416 to the easterly corner of the same; thence
(18) 
In a northwesterly direction along the northeasterly line of Tax Lot 1F, Block 416 to the northerly corner of the same; thence
(19) 
In a northeasterly direction along the southeasterly line of Tax Lot 16, Block 415 to the easterly corner of the same; thence
(20) 
In a northwesterly direction along the northeasterly line of Tax Lot 16, Block 415, crossing the end of Lennox Avenue and along the line of Tax Lots 17 and 18, Block 414 to a corner; thence
(21) 
In a northeasterly direction along the rear line of lots fronting on Marshall Avenue, being Tax Lots 20 through 25, Block 414 and continuing on a line between Tax Lots 46 and 39, Block 410 to a corner; thence
(22) 
In an easterly direction still on a line between Tax Lots 46 and 39, Block 410 to a corner; thence
(23) 
In a northerly direction on a line separating Tax Lots 46 and 46A from 38E Block 410 to a corner; thence
(24) 
In a southeasterly direction on a line between Tax Lots 65 and 38E, Block 410 to a corner; thence
(25) 
In a southwesterly direction on a line between Tax Lots 38D and 38E Block 410 to a corner; thence
(26) 
In an easterly direction on a line between Tax Lots 38D and 38, Block 410 to a corner; thence
(27) 
In an easterly direction through Tax Lot 36 Block 410 to the westerly end of the Cape May County Airport East-West Runway and continuing through said lands along the middle of said Runway to the easterly end thereof; thence
(28) 
Still in an easterly direction through said Tax Lot 36, Block 410 to a point in the easterly line thereof, a corner of Tax Lots 30A and 19, Block 410; thence
(29) 
In a northeasterly direction along the division line between the said Tax Lot 36 and Tax Lot 19, Block 410 to a corner; thence
(30) 
In a northerly direction along the division line between Tax Lot 36 and Tax Lots 99B, 99A, 99, 95, 89 and 88, Block 410 to a corner; thence
(31) 
In a northwesterly direction along the southwesterly line of Tax Lot 85, Block 410 to a corner; thence
(32) 
In a northeasterly direction along the northwesterly line of said Tax Lot 85, Block 410 to and continuing along Fulling Mill Road to its intersection with the southwesterly boundary line of Middle Township, the first mentioned point and place of Beginning.
(33) 
All that land located in the area of Lower Township more commonly designated as Shawcrest and Diamond Beach.
(34) 
Notwithstanding the above, Tax Lots 17, 18 and 19, Block 414 are included in Fire District No. 3.
C. 
Schedule C, Fire District No. 2. Bounded and described as follows: Beginning at the intersection of Academy Road and Seashore Road; thence
(1) 
In a southwesterly direction along Seashore to its intersection with the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Approach; thence
(2) 
In a southeasterly direction along said Ferry Approach Road to its intersection with Route No. 9; thence
(3) 
In a southeasterly direction along said Route No. 9 to and along the arc of a curve bearing to the right to a tangent in the westerly side of said Route No. 9 and continuing in a southerly direction along the same to its intersection with the center line of the Cape May Canal; thence
(4) 
In a westerly direction along said canal to its intersection with the shoreline of Delaware Bay; thence
(5) 
In a northeasterly direction along said shoreline of Delaware Bay to the southerly line of Tax Lot 2B, Block 494-N1; thence
(6) 
In an easterly direction along the southerly line of said Tax Lot 2B, Block 494-N1 to Bay Drive; thence
(7) 
In an easterly direction crossing Bay Drive and along the southerly line of Tax Lot 27, Block 494 to the southerly corner of the same; thence
(8) 
In a southeasterly direction through Tax Lot 3, Block 494 to a corner of the same and Tax Lot 5, Block 494 in Bay Shore Road; thence
(9) 
In a southerly direction along said Bay Shore Road, passing Fishing Creek Road to the line dividing Tax Lots 24 and 23, Block 494; thence
(10) 
In a southeasterly direction along the northerly line of said Tax Lot 23, Block 496, to the northeasterly corner of the same; thence
(11) 
In a southeasterly direction on a line separating Tax Lot 26 from Lots 22 and 23, Block 496 to a corner; thence
(12) 
In a southeasterly direction on a line separating Tax Lots 21 and 22 from Tax Lots 20, Block 496 to a corner of Tax Lots 20, 21, 16 and 14, Block 496; thence
(13) 
In a southeasterly direction through said Tax Lot 14, Block 496, to the rear corner of Tax Lots 11R and 11S, Block 496; thence
(14) 
In an easterly direction along the line between said Tax Lots 11R and 11S, Block 496, to a corner in Fishing Creek Road; thence
(15) 
In a southeasterly direction along Fishing Creek Road to and continuing along Academy road to its intersection with Seashore Road, the first mentioned point and place of beginning.
(16) 
All that land in the Township of Lower south of the Cape May Canal.