[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Stillwater 2-15-1977 (§ 11-8 of the 1971 Revised General Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Structures commonly known as "school bus shelters," not to exceed four by eight feet, may be located within public road rights-of-way or on private property in the Township only in accordance with the terms and provisions of this chapter.
Applications shall be made to the Township Committee at least 30 days prior to the date of the meeting at which approval is desired for permission to erect a school bus shelter at a specified location within the Township. The application shall contain or be accompanied by the following information:
Name and address of the owner of the property and tax block and lot as designated on the Tax Map.
A plot plan showing the proposed site for the bus shelter.
Name and address of person who will construct the shelter, if other than the owner.
Statement from the Stillwater Township Board of Education that the proposed location of the school bus shelter is presently or will be designated as a school bus stop upon erection of the shelter.
Statement from the Chief of Police that the shelter, if constructed at the proposed location, will not create any obstruction of view or other dangers to users of the abutting highway.
If the shelter will be located within the right-of-way of a public road, other than a Township road, the consent of the body having charge of such road or highway shall be submitted.
The date upon which the application will be submitted to the Township Committee.
Proof that notice of the proposed location of such structure has been given to all property owners within 200 feet of the site or location upon which the shelter is proposed to be constructed, at least 20 days prior to the date upon which the application is to be considered by the Township Committee, notifying such owners of the proposed location of such bus shelter and informing them of their right to make written objections with the Township Committee or to appear at the time and place when the matter will be considered by the Township Committee to register any objections. In lieu of evidence of such notice, the applicant may submit instead the written consents of all such owners to the location of the proposed bus shelter at the proposed location. Such proof of notice or such written consents shall be filed with the Township Clerk at least five days prior to the date on which the matter is to be considered by the Township Committee.
The plans and specifications of the proposed bus shelter.
Upon receipt of an application, together with all of the other information or attachments required pursuant to § 321-2 above, the Township Committee shall, upon the date set for consideration of the application, hear any persons interested in the matter and shall, after due consideration of all of the factors pertaining to the application, either approve or reject the application. In the event that the application is rejected, the reasons for such action shall be given to the applicant.
All bus shelters proposed to be constructed in the Township shall meet the following specifications:
The overall size of the shelter shall not exceed eight feet by 10 feet by eight feet high in size, and it shall consist of three sides and a roof. The front of the shelter shall be and remain open.
There may be attached to each side of the shelter advertising signs not exceeding four by eight feet in dimension.
The structure shall not be attached to the ground on a foundation but shall rest on a concrete slab in such manner that the structure may be readily moved.
The shelter structure shall be constructed of prefabricated steel or other material approved by the Building Inspector and shall be kept painted and in sound structural condition.
All bus shelters heretofore or hereafter erected in the Township shall be properly maintained structurally and shall be kept in a state of repair. If the structure is one requiring painting or other similar maintenance, it shall be properly and attractively maintained at all times. Any bus shelter which becomes a nuisance either because it is improperly constructed or maintained or because the structure is being improperly used or harmful or injurious to the public health, morals or general welfare shall be removed within 15 days after notice is given by the Township Committee to the owner of the shelter so to do; provided, however, that the owner shall be entitled to a hearing before the Township Committee if requested.