Township of Bloomfield, NJ
Essex County
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[Adopted 11-19-1962 as Ch. 26, Art. III, of the 1962 Code (Ch. 230, Art. VI, of the 1987 Code)]
In any streets hereafter opened or laid out in the Township, except streets opened or laid out by the Township before any connection is made with the sewer or water system of the Township and before any water mains are laid in the street, the person intending to open or lay out such street shall file with the Township Engineer and Planning Board:
An accurate description of the land to be dedicated.
A map, satisfactory to the Township Council, Planning Board and Township Engineer, showing all details of the proposed laying out of the street, including lines and grades.
A written approval by the Township Engineer as to the engineering details as shown on the map and description.
A written agreement by the parties intending to open and lay out the street that such parties will pave the street immediately upon the laying of the water and sewer systems, with a permanent pavement of a type and construction approved by the Township. No macadam or bituminous macadam shall be considered a permanent pavement.
The parties intending to open or lay out the street shall file with the Township Engineer a bond, to be approved by the Township Attorney and in an amount satisfactory to the Township Engineer, guaranteeing that the provisions of this article and the agreement will be fully complied with.
[Amended 11-2-1987]
No street that is paved with macadam or bituminous macadam or is unpaved, in whole or in part, shall be accepted by the Township.
[Amended 11-2-1987]
If the street is to be sewered, a written contract by the constructors of the sewer shall be filed with the Township Engineer, wherein the constructors shall agree with the Township that they will fill in, to the satisfaction of the Township Engineer, any depressions or settlings of ground over the sewer which may occur within one year from the date of the contract and that they will complete any such filling in within 10 days after notice to do so is given to them by the Township Engineer.
Sewer connections with the public sewers shall not be permitted from any street hereafter laid out by property owners other than in compliance with the provisions of this article and Chapter 454, Article I, nor shall sewer connections be permitted unless the sewer in the street is laid out and built under the supervision of the Township Engineer and according to his instructions.
Every street hereafter laid out shall be at least 50 feet wide.
Of a street 50 feet in width, at least 10 feet on each side shall be reserved for sidewalk plots, and the remainder shall be roadbed.
Of the sidewalk plot, at least four feet on each side of the roadbed next to the curbline shall be reserved for the ornamental planting of trees, grass and the like, except that, at the discretion of the Township Council, the sidewalk may be paved its full width.
If a street is 60 feet in width, the sidewalk plots on each side shall be at least 12 feet wide, and the parts reserved for ornamental plantings shall be at least five feet wide, except that, at the discretion of the Township Council, the sidewalk may be paved its full width.
[Added 11-2-1987[1]]
Any person who violates any provision of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a penalty as provided by § 1-15, General penalty, of this Code.
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.